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The UK will do whatever it takes – Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Sunday that more onerous lockdown restrictions in England are likely as the country reels from a new coronavirus variant that has pushed infection rates to their highest recorded levels. Johnson, though, insisted he has “no doubt” that schools are safe and urged parents to send their children back into … Continue reading The UK will do whatever it takes – Boris Johnson

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Brexit Update: UK agrees to remove law-breaking clauses in legislation

The UK has agreed to remove the law breaking elements of a piece of Brexit legislation that had been threatening to derail the prospect of a free trade deal with the EU and US. Boris Johnson's government has agreed "in principle" to remove controversial aspects of the UK Internal Market Bill, meaning there has been a resolution … Continue reading Brexit Update: UK agrees to remove law-breaking clauses in legislation

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Britons slam Boris Johnson’s plan to allow family gatherings during Christmas

Boris Johnson's plan to relax the UK coronavirus lockdown over the Christmas period is like "throwing fuel over the COVID fire" and will lead to a third wave of coronavirus deaths, according to a scientist advising the prime minister. The UK government on Tuesday announced that it had agreed with the devolved administrations to let … Continue reading Britons slam Boris Johnson’s plan to allow family gatherings during Christmas

Boris: Get ready for no-deal Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that the time has come for the UK to “get ready” for a no-deal Brexit on Jan. 1.  Reading a statement from Downing Street, Johnson said: “From the outset, we were totally clear that we wanted nothing more complicated than a Canada-style relationship based on friendship and … Continue reading Boris: Get ready for no-deal Brexit

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Boris Johnson slams US Police for killing George Floyd

The death of Floyd, caused by his arrest, resulted in protests and violent riots across the US, as at least 23 states and Washington DC activated the National Guard in order to curb the unrest and stop escalating clashes in the major cities. British PM Boris Johnson has addressed the protests in the US, stating … Continue reading Boris Johnson slams US Police for killing George Floyd

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UK seeking measures to ease lockdown

British Housing Minister Robert Jenrick has said the United Kingdom is seeking ways to 'slowly and cautiously' relaunch economy. The minister's statement comes ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's televised address where he is expected to announce measures to gradually ease the lockdown in the UK. The United Kingdom is looking to relaunch the economy … Continue reading UK seeking measures to ease lockdown

Latest coronavirus updates

UK PM Johnson reportedly back at Downing Street UK prime minister Boris Johnson returned to 10 Downing Street on Sunday, Sky News reported, after spending a week in hospital with Covid-19 and two weeks recovering at his country residence. A Downing Street spokeswoman declined to comment on Johnson's whereabouts. The government had previously announced he … Continue reading Latest coronavirus updates

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Boris Johnson and Trump expecting a mutually-rewarding trade agreements

Britain's new political landscape began to take shape Monday as triumphant Prime Minister Boris Johnson talked trade with President Donald Trump and gave a pep talk to his new Conservative Party lawmakers. The incoming class of new Conservative legislators was so big — 109 lawmakers — that organizers had to procure an extra 50 bottles … Continue reading Boris Johnson and Trump expecting a mutually-rewarding trade agreements

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UK Conservatives secure historic Parliamentary Majority

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has won a solid majority of seats in Britain's Parliament - a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. With just over 600 of the 650 seats declared, the Conservatives reached … Continue reading UK Conservatives secure historic Parliamentary Majority

World powers support Trump’s statement on Iran

Fallout from the Sept. 14 attacks is still reverberating as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the U.N. General Assembly. Britain, France and Germany, however, joined the United States on Monday in blaming Iran for attacks on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, but the Iranian foreign minister pointed to claims of responsibility … Continue reading World powers support Trump’s statement on Iran