Merkel reiterates hope Britain remains in EU

Berlin:  German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated her hope for Britain to remain a part of the EU, hours before the outcome of Britain's European Union(EU) membership referendum. Europe should discuss the result "together and in a calm," said Merkel after meeting with her Austrian counterpart Christian Kern on Thursday in Berlin, Xinhua reported. Merkel also cautioned against hectic reactions to Britain's EU referendum. She said the result of Britain's EU referendum would be tabled during the EU summit in Brussels next week.