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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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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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PM Johnson’s Conservatives to raise property purchase tax for non-UK ...

11 November, 2019 9:55 am 9:55 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Foreign buyers of English properties will have to pay a levy of 3% of the purchase value under plans put forward by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives on Friday, aimed at deterring wealthy investors from driving up house prices. The plans form part of the Conservative Party’s campaign to win a December … Read More

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UK PM vows to end Brexit uncertainty, says it has paralyzed economy

11 November, 2019 10:49 am 10:49 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Conservatives will deliver Brexit and end the uncertainty and confusion that has “paralyzed” the economy if they are re-elected next month, Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson will tell business leaders on Monday. The Dec. 12 election was called in a bid to end three years of disagreement over Britain’s 2016 vote … Read More

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SC to rule on British PM Johnson’s suspension of parliament

09 September, 2019 7:11 pm 7:11 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson illegally suspended parliament because he saw it as an obstacle to his Brexit plans, Britain’s Supreme Court (SC) was told on Tuesday as it met to decide whether the Prime Minister had unlawfully sought to by-pass lawmakers. Johnson announced on Aug. 28 that he had asked Queen Elizabeth to prorogue, … Read More

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Brexit: Boris Johnson’s bid for early election fails

09 September, 2019 9:24 am 9:24 am

LONDON (92 News) – Boris Johnson has lost his second attempt to trigger an early general election in his sixth humiliating Commons defeat since becoming prime minister. According to the international media, that British MPs have again rejected Boris Johnson’s calls for a snap election, as the five-week suspension of Parliament begins. Less than a … Read More

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US, UK urge India, Pakistan to avoid escalation

02 February, 2019 11:13 pm 11:13 pm

WASHINGTON/LONDON (92 News) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and avoid escalation at any cost. According to a statement released by the US State Department, the US Secretary of State contacted Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, encouraging them to … Read More

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May suffers parliament defeat as Brexit debate resumes

01 January, 2019 11:17 pm 11:17 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered an early defeat to her Brexit plans on Wednesday when parliament demanded the government come up with a plan-B within days if she loses a vote on her deal to leave the European Union. With less than three months before Britain is due to quit the … Read More

UK PM May defeated in parliament, lawmakers create new obstacle to no-deal ...

01 January, 2019 12:05 pm 12:05 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government suffered a defeat in parliament on Tuesday when lawmakers who oppose leaving the European Union without an accord won a vote that created a new obstacle to a no-deal Brexit. The 303 to 296 defeat means that the government needs explicit parliamentary approval to leave the … Read More