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UK premier offers plan to reduce ties to European Union

BRUSSELS — The French are engaged in a lonely military adventure in Africa. The Germans are preoccupied with domestic elections rather than regional affairs. Unemployment in some countries is at a historic high and economies across Europe are still mired in recession.

Now Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain has added to Europe’s malaise, vowing to reduce British entanglement with the European Union, or allow his people to vote in a referendum to leave the bloc altogether.

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