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President Obama calls for UK to remain part of EU

  • US president Barack Obama has called for Britain to stay in the EU, warning that it would lose influence if it left the union.

    Obama told the BBC that the EU had made the world “safer and more prosperous”. He said a Britain that was part of the EU “gives us much greater confidence about the strength of the transatlantic union”.  

    British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to eventually back the call for the UK's continued membership in the EU before a referendum is held on the issue.

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