The pound dived in early Asian trading Friday, tumbling from 2016 highs as initial results of Britain’s European Union membership vote suggested the race was much closer than expected.
Thousands of people gathered Wednesday in Paris, London and other cities around the world on the eve of Britain’s EU referendum to mark what would have been the 42nd birthday of murdered British MP Jo Cox.
British police swooped in to stop a group that wanted to hand out hundreds of freshly baked croissants to London commuters as an act of friendship ahead of the vote on whether to remain in the European Union.
Rival sides in Britain’s referendum on European Union membership clashed in a passionate debate to the roars of an audience of six thousand in a London concert arena.
Lawmaker Jo Cox, who was shot and stabbed a week before Britain’s referendum on European Union membership, died because of her political views and had been deeply troubled by the tone of the campaign, her husband said on Tuesday.
Reeling from the murder of MP Jo Cox, the EU referendum campaigns resumed Sunday, with just four days to go until the critical vote that will shape Britain’s future.
British police charged a reclusive gardener with murder and other offenses Saturday in the slaying of Labour Party lawmaker Jo Cox, as evidence emerged the 52-year-old had decades-old ties to neo-Nazis and an interest in anarchist weapons literature.
The murder of pro-European lawmaker Jo Cox will have a sobering effect on the final days of campaigning for Britain's EU referendum and could boost the "Remain" side, analysts said Friday.
Britain was reeling Friday from the murder of a lawmaker on a village street that froze campaigning at its frantic peak a week from a referendum on European Union membership.
Britain’s opposing EU referendum camps took their increasingly shrill war of words onto the water on Wednesday as campaigners on rival boats hurled abuse at each other in bizarre scenes outside parliament on the River Thames.
Queen Elizabeth II and her family are marking her official 90th birthday with a parade, a colourful military ceremony and an appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony.
The UK’s Brexit campaign is polling ahead for the fourth time this week after an online survey for The Independent newspaper showed the "Leave" camp extending its lead to 10 percentage points.
Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday accused those backing a British exit from the European Union of lying to voters - and insisted he is not worried that the "remain" side is losing ground in the battle for votes.