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By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain's departure from the European Union risks undermining Europe's new defense strategy, days before NATO and EU governments sign a landmark pact to confront a range of threats from Russia to the Mediterranean, officials say. The European Union and the United States plan to use two separate EU and NATO summits in the coming days to push reforms of the West's two main security pillars, aimed at reducing Europe's reliance on Washington in its own neighborhood.
Egypt investigators said on Monday that the flight data recorder of crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 had been successfully repaired, paving the way for investigators to analyse data that may explain why the jet plunged into the Mediterranean last month. The investigators added in a statement that the doomed plane's cockpit voice recorder would begin to be worked on "within hours" also.
LONDON (Reuters) - Chancellor George Osborne said on Tuesday that Britain would have to raise taxes and cut spending to deal with the economic challenge posed after Britons voted to leave the European Union. "We are absolutely going to have to provide fiscal security to people, we are going to have to show the country and the world that the government can live within its means," he told BBC radio. Asked if that meant tax rises and spending cuts, he said: "Yes, absolutely." (Reporting by Michael Holden, editing by David Milliken)