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Boris Johnson wins first round of UK leadership vote

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Boris Johnson overwhelmingly won the first round of voting Thursday in the race to replace outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, with the field of candidates narrowed to seven from 10. The Brexit-backing former foreign minister picked up 114 of the 313 votes cast …

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Beating Boris: Race to replace UK’s May kicks off

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The contest to succeed Theresa May as Britain’s next leader heated up on Monday, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the “bluff and bluster” of Brexit-backing frontrunner Boris Johnson. Ten Conservative MPs gathered enough support to qualify by Monday’s deadline for the race …

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Trump courts May’s would-be PM successors on UK state visit

  London, United Kingdom | AFP | US President Donald Trump courted candidates to replace Prime Minister Theresa May during his state visit to Britain on Tuesday, as the first leadership debates kicked off in parliament. Trump spoke to Boris Johnson and met other frontrunners, while he also held talks with …

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British PM battles to bring Brexiteers onside

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s government scrambled Monday to convince Brexit hardliners to give in at last and back Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU divorce deal, though key opponents were refusing to blink. With less than two weeks to go until a potentially chaotic departure on March 29 …

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The central cast in Britain’s Brexit saga

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s drawn-out drama around Brexit has featured a colourful cast of characters — crashing or catapulting their careers. Here are some of the public figures who have played pivotal roles in events: – Nigel Farage – A eurosceptic member of the European Parliament and former …

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