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European leaders embark this week on a frantic drive to push Britain into a quick divorce, with top US diplomat John Kerry rushing to join discussions as the "Brexit" crisis goes global. Germany's powerful Chancellor Angela Merkel will host the leaders of France, Italy and the European Union in Berlin on Monday amid fears Britain's vote to leave will create a domino effect in eurosceptic member states. In what promises to be one of the bitterest summits in the EU's history, British Prime Minister David Cameron will then face huge pressure in Brussels on Tuesday to immediately trigger the two-year exit process.
Britain's political crisis deepened Sunday amid party infighting in London and new polls showing bolstered support for Scottish independence, even as Brussels seeks a quick divorce after a seismic vote to leave the bloc. Two days after Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation after losing Thursday's referendum, the race to succeed him and and a revolt in the opposition Labour party left the political classes locked in infighting. US Secretary of State John Kerry was due in London and Brussels for crisis talks on Monday, while the leaders of Germany, France and Italy are also meeting in Berlin.