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From clothing chain stores to automakers, the big names of "Corporate USA" have long flocked to Britain, attracted by its tax advantages and a common language, and by the prospect of accessing the European Union market and its hundreds of millions of consumers. Unsurprisingly, several large US companies had previously voiced support for Britain to remain in the EU ahead of Thursday's historic referendum that ended with the opposite, unexpected decision: the first exit of a country from the bloc. With $56.1 billion in exports in 2015, Britain is the main destination for US goods in the 28-nation European Union.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen who stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital have taken an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police said Saturday, as the attackers set up snipers on the rooftop and threw grenades. Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the latest in a series of hotel assaults in Mogadishu.
Saint-Étienne (France) (AFP) - Poland claimed the first Euro 2016 quarter-final place Saturday by beating Switzerland 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out after Arsenal-bound Granit Xhaka blasted his spot-kick wide. Jakob Blaszczykowski proved again he has the midas touch for Poland as the Borussia Dortmund winger gave his side a first-half lead in the last-16 clash. Xherdan Shaqiri's spectacular second-half bicycle kick levelled for Switzerland and with the scores 1-1 after extra time, the clash at Saint-Etienne's Stade Geoffrey Guichard went into penalties.