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UK PM Boris says coronavirus lockdown extended until at least June 1

05 May, 2020 9:41 am 9:41 am

LONDON (AFP) – Britain’s coronavirus lockdown will stay in place until at least June 1, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday, as he unveiled cautious plans to lift restrictions imposed seven weeks ago. “This is not the time simply to end the lockdown this week,” he said in a televised address but added that … Read More

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It’s a boy: PM Johnson and fiancee ‘thrilled’ by birth of...

04 April, 2020 3:06 pm 3:06 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s fiancee, Carrie Symonds, gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday at a London hospital, slightly earlier than had been expected. Both mother and child are doing well, a spokeswoman said. Symonds had been expected to give birth in the early summer. “The Prime Minister and Ms … Read More

UK coronavirus death toll nears 10,000 as minister says Johnson must rest

04 April, 2020 10:11 am 10:11 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s COVID-19 death toll neared 10,000 after health officials reported another 917 hospital deaths, while one senior minister said Prime Minister Boris Johnson will need time off as he recovers from being seriously ill with the virus. Britain has now reported 9,875 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, the fifth highest national number … Read More

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UK PM Johnson is stable, still in intensive care for close monitoring

04 April, 2020 12:39 pm 12:39 pm

LONDON (REUTERS) – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s condition is stable and he remains in intensive care for close monitoring, a spokesman for his office said. Johnson was admitted to hospital on Sunday and moved to intensive care on Monday after his condition worsened. He has received oxygen treatment and is breathing without any assistance, … Read More

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Sajid Javid resigns as chancellor after refusing PM’s demand to sack aide...

02 February, 2020 9:25 pm 9:25 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – UK Finance Minister Sajid Javid resigned on Thursday, British media reported, in a surprise move that ended up shattering Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s choreographed government reshuffle and raised questions over his leadership team. Johnson’s team had wanted to keep Britain’s biggest-hitting ministers in post but Javid’s reported resignation over what one political … Read More

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Britain seeks Huawei ‘solution’ as US pressure mounts

01 January, 2020 9:55 am 9:55 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet senior ministers on Tuesday to decide whether to allow the use of equipment made by China’s Huawei in Britain’s future 5G mobile network. Johnson is under pressure from the United States to block Huawei because of concerns that access to the 5G network could be used … Read More

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British PM Johnson says Iran plane crash shows vital to de-escalate tension...

01 January, 2020 11:28 pm 11:28 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday that the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet in Iran reinforced the importance of de-escalating tensions in the Middle East. “Iran’s admission that Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down by mistake by its own armed forces is an important first … Read More

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Boris Johnson urges Iran president to end military action

01 January, 2020 11:54 pm 11:54 pm

LONDON (Web Desk) – UK Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson has urged Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to end military retaliation in the region, amid efforts to try to de-escalate the crisis sparked by the US killing of the senior Iranian general Qassem Suleimani. According to Downing Street spokesman, Johnson held a phone call lasting 20 … Read More

Brexit and health, Johnson sets out priorities in Queen’s Speech

12 December, 2019 8:51 am 8:51 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out his government’s plans on Thursday, fleshing out how he will honour his election-winning pledges to get Brexit done quickly and boost funding for the state health service. In a ceremony that marks a new parliament, Queen Elizabeth will read out the laws which the … Read More

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Johnson uses UK law to demand EU trade deal by end of 2020

12 December, 2019 9:02 am 9:02 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the prospect of a Brexit cliff-edge at the end of 2020 to push for the European Union to give him a comprehensive free trade deal in less than 11 months. In his boldest move since winning a majority in Thursday’s election, Johnson will use his … Read More

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UK business malaise deepened before election – PMI

12 December, 2019 8:10 pm 8:10 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – UK business endured their worst downturn since mid-2016 in the run-up to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s landslide victory in a national election last week, a survey showed on Monday. The ‘flash’ early reading of the IHS Markit/CIPS UK Purchasing Managers’ Indexes (PMI) for UK business showed on Monday that the decline in … Read More

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“I will repay your trust,” Johnson tells ex-Labour voters on tr...

12 December, 2019 11:07 pm 11:07 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited former strongholds of his Labour opponents in northern England on Saturday and pledged to repay their trust for helping to deliver a stunning victory for his Conservative Party in Britain’s national election. Johnson led the Conservatives on Thursday to their biggest election win since Margaret Thatcher’s landslide … Read More

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Johnson election victory propels Britain towards swift Brexit

12 December, 2019 12:35 pm 12:35 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain was speeding towards Brexit on Friday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory, ending three years of uncertainty since Britons voted to leave the European Union. Johnson has relentlessly pursued Brexit since he put himself forward as the face of the victorious “Leave” campaign in a 2016 referendum, … Read More

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UK on track for Brexit as election landslide looms for Johnson

12 December, 2019 8:09 am 8:09 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party was on course for a resounding victory in Britain’s election after voters backed his bid to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, the country’s most significant geopolitical move in 70 years. For Johnson, whose 20-week tenure in power has been marked by chaotic scenes in parliament and … Read More

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Johnson ahead but polls suggest majority might be tough

12 December, 2019 8:09 am 8:09 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson is heading into Britain’s election next week with a lead in opinion polls, but some of the surveys also suggest that his chance of winning a parliamentary majority could be too close to call. Four opinion polls published on Saturday put the lead of Johnson’s Conservative Party over … Read More