Euro Crisis

Merkel Wants UK to Stay in EU

Rejects call for "amicable divorce"


German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants Britain to remain in the European Union, ahead of a crunch meeting with David Cameron.

She was reacting to a call by UKIP leader Nigel Farage for an "amicable divorce" between Brussels and Britain.

Mr Cameron wants a freeze in the EU budget but is under pressure from Tory rebels and Labour to demand a cut.