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UK votes to leave the EU: What now?

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Panama Papers scandal: 'This is a real crime'

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Leave campaign is suffering from 'Bregret'

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Osborne: UK public finances will need adjustment after Brexit

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'A Europe of the people' (minus the UK)

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MEDIAWATCH

Latest update : 2013-06-19

'Mrs Merkel, tear down this firewall'

Brazilian soccer stars back the protest movement in tweet and instagram messages. FIFA President Sepp Blatter fuels controversy saying demonstrators should not use football to make their demands heard. We look at a demo in Sao Paolo's metro - hundreds of commuters sing the national anthem together. And one German paper suggests a catchphrase for Obama on his visit to Berlin: 'Mrs Merkel, tear down this firewall'.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2016-06-24 Brexit

#Brexit sparks a storm on social media

The UK's decision to leave the EU has caused a storm on Twitter and Facebook, with the referendum looking set to have global repercussions. Many users are drawing comparisons...

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2016-06-23 Brexit

UK's EU referendum: 'I would #usepens but it was a bic from France so I didn't bother'

Conspiracy theorists came centre stage during referendum voting with 'Brexit supporters urged to not use pencils provided but take their own pens to polling stations amid fears...

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2016-06-22 UK

UK-EU referendum: 'Can you give me three GOOD reasons to read The Sun?'

The Sun reports Queen Elizabeth II has been asking her guests at dinner parties: "Can you give me three GOOD reasons to stay in Europe?" That has prompted derision in tweets...

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2016-06-21 migrants

MSF protests EU migrant policy with satirical web series

Shona talks about a web mini-series by French NGO Doctors Without Borders, which accuses the EU's migrant policy of being violent and inhumane. As the vote on a Brexit nears,...

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2016-06-20 Brexit

Brexit: The Claws Are Out

With just days to go before the crucial vote, many are unhappy with the tone of the EU referendum debate. In today's MediaWatch we look at why BOTH sides should up their game,...

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