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UK, ready, quit EU, 'Australia terms, Brexit deal, Johnson

UK ready to quit EU on ‘Australia terms’ if no Brexit deal, say...

06 June, 2020 8:24 am 8:24 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will be ready to quit its transitional arrangements with the European Union “on Australia terms” if no deal on their future relationship is reached, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki on Saturday. Britain left the bloc on Jan. 31. A transition period, during which Britain remains in … Read More


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Johnson condemns ‘thuggery’ after far-right protests in London

06 June, 2020 1:31 pm 1:31 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned “racist thuggery” after far-right protesters clashed in London with anti-racist demonstrators and police trying to keep the two sides apart. Fights broke out between groups outside Waterloo station, with fireworks thrown before police cordoned off areas. On a nearby bridge, stones were lobbed at police. Sporadic … Read More


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PM Johnson eyes relaxation of COVID lockdown, extra spending

06 June, 2020 2:06 pm 2:06 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to relax rules on outdoor dining and weddings, as well as speeding up government investment plans in a bid to limit the economic damage from the coronavirus, newspapers reported. The Sunday Times said Johnson wanted to relax planning restrictions that stop many pubs, cafes and … Read More


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Johnson eases lockdown as furore over aide rumbles on

05 May, 2020 8:19 am 8:19 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The coronavirus lockdown will ease next week for most of Britain’s population, Boris Johnson announced as a row persisted over the prime minister’s closest adviser taking a long-distance journey during lockdown. In England, up to six people will be able to meet outside and schools will gradually reopen from Monday, Johnson said … Read More


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PM Johnson back at Downing Street after COVID-19 recovery as UK mulls easin...

04 April, 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am

LONDON (AFP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will return to work today more than three weeks after being hospitalised for the coronavirus and spending three days in intensive care. Johnson, one of the highest-profile people to have contracted the virus, returned to 10 Downing Street on Sunday evening and will chair a meeting on … 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


PM Johnson ‘stable’ in intensive care, needed oxygen after COVI...

04 April, 2020 7:23 pm 7:23 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was stable in intensive care on Tuesday after receiving oxygen support to help him battle COVID-19, while his foreign minister led the government’s response to the outbreak. The upheaval of Johnson’s personal battle with the virus has shaken the government just as the United Kingdom, now in … Read More


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British PM Boris Johnson self-isolates after testing positive for coronavir...

03 March, 2020 5:01 pm 5:01 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he had tested positive for coronavirus and was self-isolating at Downing Street but would still lead the government’s response to the accelerating outbreak. Johnson, 55, experienced mild symptoms on Thursday – a day after he answered at the prime minister’s weekly question-and-answer session in … Read More


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UK’s Johnson welcomes new cabinet after Sajid Javid exit

02 February, 2020 7:13 pm 7:13 pm

LONDON (Reuters) –  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson greeted his new cabinet of senior ministers on Friday, a day after British Chancellor Sajid Javid quit in a surprise move, shattering the premier’s choreographed government reshuffle. Johnson, addressing the new cabinet, vowed to repay the trust of voters by improving infrastructure, cutting crime, and building more hospitals. … Read More


Britain beyond Brexit, Johnson reshapes government

02 February, 2020 1:15 pm 1:15 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will reshape his government on Thursday, appointing a team he hopes will deliver his vision for Britain beyond Brexit and heal the divisions both in his Conservative Party and the country. The reshuffle is not expected to be as explosive as some commentators had suggested, based on his … Read More


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UK’s Johnson vows to toughen terrorism rules after London attack

02 February, 2020 4:15 pm 4:15 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to end the early release of convicted terrorists after an Islamist attacker stabbed two people days after he was set free half way through his prison term. Sudesh Amman, jailed in 2018 for possession of terrorist documents and disseminating terrorist publications, was shot dead by police … Read More


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Defying Trump, Johnson refuses to ban Huawei from 5G

01 January, 2020 10:06 am 10:06 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson granted Huawei a limited role in Britain’s 5G mobile network on Tuesday, frustrating a global attempt by the United States to exclude the Chinese telecoms giant from the West’s next-generation communications. Defying Britain’s closest ally in favour of China on the eve of Brexit, Johnson ruled that “high-risk … Read More


As Brexit nears, Johnson pushes for deeper trade ties with Africa

01 January, 2020 11:20 am 11:20 am

LONDON (Reuters) – UK Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson called for deeper investment ties between Britain and Africa at a summit for leaders of 21 African countries on Monday that comes days before his country will leave the European Union. After securing Britain’s departure from the EU, the world’s largest trading bloc, on Jan. 31, … 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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Let’s get Brexit done and end division in 2020, Johnson tells Britons

01 January, 2020 12:16 pm 12:16 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would bring his divided nation back together next year when Britain leaves the European Union, telling Britons they were set for a “fantastic year and a remarkable decade”. Fresh from winning a large parliamentary majority in an election just over two weeks ago, Johnson said in … Read More