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The Latest: France says British vote echoes across planet

  • France's President, Francois Hollande, right, and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon climb up stairs prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Saturday, June 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

    France's President, Francois Hollande, right, and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon climb up stairs prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Saturday, June 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)  (The Associated Press)

  • Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, Italy's Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Belgium's Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Netherlands' Foreign Minister Bert Koenders, from left, attend talks about the so-called Brexit at the Villa Borsig in Berlin on June 25, 2016. Foreign ministers of the six founding states of the European Union met to discuss the bloc's future in the wake of Britain's decision to leave. (John MacDougall/Pool Photo via AP)

    Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, Italy's Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Belgium's Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Netherlands' Foreign Minister Bert Koenders, from left, attend talks about the so-called Brexit at the Villa Borsig in Berlin on June 25, 2016. Foreign ministers of the six founding states of the European Union met to discuss the bloc's future in the wake of Britain's decision to leave. (John MacDougall/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, Italy's Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Belgium's Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Netherlands' Foreign Minister Bert Koenders attend talks about the so-called Brexit at the Villa Borsig in Berlin on June 25, 2016. Foreign ministers of the six founding states of the European Union met to discuss the bloc's future in the wake of Britain's decision to leave. (John MacDougall/Pool Photo via AP)

    Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, Italy's Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Belgium's Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Netherlands' Foreign Minister Bert Koenders attend talks about the so-called Brexit at the Villa Borsig in Berlin on June 25, 2016. Foreign ministers of the six founding states of the European Union met to discuss the bloc's future in the wake of Britain's decision to leave. (John MacDougall/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

10:05 a.m.

French President Francois Hollande says the British vote to leave the European Union poses questions "for the whole planet."

Hollande vowed Saturday to maintain relations with Britain, notably concerning migrants crossing between the two countries and military and economic cooperation.

Speaking after a meeting in Paris with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Hollande said: "For the entire planet there is a question, what will happen?"

He called for an orderly separation between Britain and the EU after Thursday's historic vote to exit the bloc, formed after two world wars to prevent new conflict via trade cooperation.

Hollande, whose country was a founding pillar of European unity, is holding emergency meetings Saturday with leaders of France's political parties as EU leaders try to keep the bloc from unravelling after the British vote.

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08:30 a.m.

Top diplomats from the European Union's original six founding nations are meeting in Berlin for hastily arranged talks following Britain's stunning vote to leave the bloc.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says it is critical to see the vote as a wakeup call. He was heading into meetings Saturday with his counterparts from France, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Steinmeier says EU politicians must listen "to the expectations of the European governments but also to the expectations of the people."

He cautioned against rash decisions, saying that "it's totally clear that in times like these one should neither be hysterical nor fall into paralysis."

Steinmeier's office says the meeting is one of many conversations now taking place, and shouldn't be seen as "an exclusive format."