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Sturgeon: Scots Could Stop Brexit      06/26 10:43

   Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has suggested the Scottish 
Parliament could be able to keep Britain from leaving the European Union.

   LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on Britain's historic vote to leave the European 
Union (all times local):

   12:05 p.m.

   Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has suggested the Scottish 
Parliament could be able to keep Britain from leaving the European Union.

   She told BBC Sunday that she would ask the Scottish Parliament not to give 
"legislative consent" to removing Britain from the EU.

   Scots voted against leaving the EU in Thursday's referendum and Sturgeon is 
looking for ways to keep that from happening.

   Her Scottish National Party doesn't have an outright majority in parliament 
despite the popularity of its pro-independence stance.

   She said she believes the consent of the Scottish Parliament would be needed 
for Britain to leave but concedes the British government would probably take a 
"very different view" on the question.

   11:15 a.m.

   Hungary's prime minister says the European Union is "disorderly" and needs 
to be changed in light of Britain's decision to leave the bloc.

   Viktor Orban, who has often clashed with Brussels, said Sunday the British 
wanted to leave the EU because they had enough of "uncertainty, paralysis ... 
of slowly being unable to feel at home in Europe."

   Orban spoke at a swearing-in ceremony of new graduates of the National 
University of Public Service.

   He said the EU is "quickly going to change" and that "countries which remain 
orderly and can guarantee security and lawfulness for their citizens will be at 
an advantage."

   Orban last year built razor-wire fences to stem the flow of migrants passing 
through Hungary.

   He said the British "decided that they will once again take control of their 
destiny" as "many European leaders do not undertake the struggle against the 
new people's migration and the invading, illegal and malfeasant migration flow."

   10:50 a.m.

   A senior figure of the British Labour Party says embattled party leader 
Jeremy Corbyn won't step down despite internal opposition.

   John McDonnell told the BBC Sunday that "Jeremy's not going anywhere."

   McDonnell is the party's shadow chancellor and a top adviser to Corbyn.

   He says Corbyn was elected party leader nine months ago with "the biggest 
mandate of any political leader in our country."

   He says Corbyn still enjoys wide party backing from the rank and file 
members who voted him in.

   10:30 a.m.

   European Parliament President Martin Schulz wants Britain to officially 
apply for an exit from the European Union already by Tuesday, following its 
vote to leave the bloc.

   Schulz told weekly Bild am Sonntag Sunday that "we now expect the British 
government to deliver. The summit on Tuesday is the right moment for this."

   Top EU officials have repeatedly pressed Britain for a quick exit to avoid a 
period of uncertainty for the remaining 27 EU countries.

   The victorious "leave" campaigners in Britain have said there's no rush to 
trigger Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which will begin a two-year exit 
process to renegotiate trade, business and political links between the U.K. and 
the EU.

   8:50 a.m.

   Britain's shadow health secretary has resigned from the shadow cabinet amid 
a dispute over Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's leadership in the aftermath of 
Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

   The Press Association reported Heidi Alexander announced her resignation 
Sunday, shortly after Corbyn fired shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn.

   The BBC reports that up to half of the shadow cabinet is set to resign in a 
bid to force Corbyn to step down.

   The opposition leader has faced accusations from his own lawmakers that he 
led a weak campaign in Britain's EU referendum and is facing a motion of no 
confidence.

   The Observer newspaper reported Sunday that Benn has been plotting against 
Corbyn.

   8:40 a.m.

   U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Brussels and London on Monday 
as the world grapples with the implications of Britain's historic vote to leave 
the European Union.

   Kerry will bring messages of American support to both places Monday.

   In Brussels, he will meet the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief Federica 
Mogherini. In Britain, he will see Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

   Kerry arrived in Rome on Sunday for scheduled talks with Israeli Prime 
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

   8:30 a.m.

   British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has fired his shadow foreign 
secretary amid a dispute over his leadership in the aftermath of Britain's vote 
to leave the European Union.

   Hilary Benn told the Press Association Sunday that Corbyn dismissed him 
after he told him he had lost confidence in his ability to lead the party.

   Benn said that "following the result of the EU referendum, we need strong 
and effective leadership of the Labour Party that is capable of winning public 
support."

   The dismissal follows claims in the Observer newspaper that Benn was 
plotting against Corbyn.

   The opposition leader has faced accusations from his own lawmakers that he 
led a weak campaign in Britain's EU referendum and is facing a motion of no 
confidence.


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