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UK PM raises visas in pitch for post-Brexit trade with Africa

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Boris Johnson told African leaders Monday that Britain would be more open to migrants from their continent after Brexit as he hosted a summit intended to boost trading ties. He also promised an end to direct UK state investment in thermal coal mining …

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Britain eyes piecemeal post-Brexit deal with EU

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain said on Wednesday it could seek a piecemeal post-Brexit deal with the European Union that leaves some issues unresolved but still lets it break free from the bloc at the end of the year. Downing Street said Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered the message …

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Planes, trains and bills: Britain’s big projects dilemma

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  A high-speed train that won’t start. An overcrowded airport that can’t expand. A new subway line that never runs. Britain’s attempts to revive its creaking infrastructure are turning into a headache for Prime Minister Boris Johnson just as his fight with Europe over Brexit winds …

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Calling all ‘weirdos and misfits’: Britain wants you

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief adviser is calling for “weirdos and misfits” to apply for jobs in Downing Street, as part of a shake-up of how Britain’s government does business. Dominic Cummings outlined what he said was the need to diversify the skills and backgrounds …

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British PM puts Brexit top of new agenda

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday put Britain’s departure from the EU at the top of the agenda, as Queen Elizabeth II read out his plans for government in a parliamentary ceremony following a sweeping election win. The monarch formally opened parliament with plenty of …

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British PM sets out plan for power

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out his plans for government on Thursday following a sweeping election win, focused on delivering Brexit and supporting the health service. Queen Elizabeth II will open parliament in a lavish ceremony where she will read out the Conservative …

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Victorious Johnson urges Britain to move past Brexit divide

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Britons to put years of bitter divisions over the country’s EU membership behind them as he vowed to use his resounding election victory to finally deliver Brexit next month. Johnson’s ruling Conservatives won their best result for three decades …

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Path to a softer Brexit? UK PM’s win gives him leeway

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The scale of the Conservatives’ projected victory in Britain’s election makes Brexit all but inevitable, but could lead to a softer break with the European Union, analysts said on Friday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks set to win a comfortable majority in parliament after Thursday’s …

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UK PM denies dodging Trump in pre-election NATO trip

Watford, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied on Wednesday he was avoiding being pictured with Donald Trump ahead of a UK election next week, as footage emerged of other leaders mocking the US president. Johnson met Trump away from the cameras on Tuesday before a two-day NATO …

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