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‘Shameful’ for UK not to publish Russia meddling probe: Clinton

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Hillary Clinton said Tuesday it was “shameful” that the British government had not published a delayed parliamentary report into possible Russian interference in British politics ahead of December elections. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has previously rejected claims it was suppressing the report to avoid a scandal ahead of …

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Britain’s Johnson launches election campaign on opposition turf

Birmingham, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday launched the Conservatives’ election campaign in  a traditional stronghold of the Labour opposition he hopes to win over by vowing to “get Brexit done”. Addressing supporters who were dressed in t-shirts bearing the slogan, he urged voters to …

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EU foe Farage takes Brexit poll challenge to Johnson

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Anti-EU populist leader Nigel Farage said Monday he will field hardline Brexit candidates across Britain despite fears he could deny Prime Minister Boris Johnson a majority in next month’s election. Farage wants to sever all ties with the European Union and calls Johnson’s divorce deal …

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UK defends Brexit deal after Trump trade warning

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office has defended his Brexit deal with the EU, after US President Donald Trump warned it would make it impossible for the two nations to strike a future trade agreement. The president, whose impeachment in the US has moved a …

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Boris Johnson: legacy on the line in snap election

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Boris Johnson came close but failed to deliver Brexit by October 31. Now Britain’s prime minister faces a legacy defining election that will test all of his campaigning skills. The mop-headed politician managed in three months to do something his predecessor Theresa May failed to …

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UK PM to push again for election after EU backs Brexit delay

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The British Prime Minister is expected to make a fresh attempt Tuesday to force an early election, despite MPs rejecting his plan, after the European Union agreed to postpone Brexit for up to three months. MPs defeated a third attempt on Monday by Boris Johnson …

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Johnson pushes for poll as EU prepares Brexit delay

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make a fresh push today for an early election as EU leaders prepare to back yet another Brexit delay, just days before the departure deadline. Johnson was forced to abandon his promise to leave the European Union on October …

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British PM could target election as EU mulls Brexit extension

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could pivot towards a general election as the EU mulls granting a Brexit deadline extension on Wednesday, after a fresh twist to the divorce saga cast doubt over his hopes of leaving on October 31. In tense parliamentary votes on …

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Britain’s Johnson races Brexit clock as deadline looms

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two crucial Brexit votes Tuesday that could decide if he still has a reasonable shot at securing his EU divorce by next week’s deadline. The UK is entering a cliffhanger finale to a drama that has divided families and …

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British PM Johnson prepares fresh Brexit push

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepared to Monday make a second attempt to ram his EU divorce deal through parliament and avoid the political damage of delaying Brexit next week. Another momentous week in the tortuous saga could end with Johnson engineering a divorce from Brussels …

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