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UK PM’s top aide Cummings defies calls to quit

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top aide Dominic Cummings defied calls to resign on Monday over allegations that he broke coronavirus rules and undermined the government’s response to the health crisis. The Brexit campaign strategist told reporters he had acted “reasonably and legally” when he …

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UK PM defiant as political scandal rages over aide

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday failed to draw a line under a scandal over his top aide Dominic Cummings allegedly breaching coronavirus rules as pressure mounted on the Brexit mastermind to go. Johnson faces the threat of his government’s authority being undermined in …

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Britain’s post-Brexit budget to combat virus fallout

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Britain unveils its first post-Brexit budget on Wednesday, with all eyes on emergency government measures to ease the economic pain from the coronavirus outbreak. It comes the day after a minister in the health department, Nadine Dorries, tested positive for COVID-19, raising concern about whether …

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Critics slam UK post-Brexit immigration plans

✳ Foreign worker to earn 70 points to be eligible ✳ A maximum 20 points are awarded for prospective migrants who will earn at least £25,600 ($33,325 or 30,820 euros) ✳ Twenty points also go to people with an “appropriate skill level” ✳ 20 points for those who speak English …

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Brexit robs German village of Scottish mayor

BRUNSMARK, Germany | AFP |  The tiny village of Brunsmark, an hour outside Hamburg in the lush north German countryside, might seem an unlikely spot to suffer a sudden Brexit shock. But Britain’s departure from the European Union means Iain Macnab, a Scotsman comfortably settled in the area for decades, must …

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Barnier and Johnson clash over post-Brexit ties

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The EU and Britain open hostilities in Brexit’s next bruising chapter on Monday, laying down red lines for a post-divorce future following the UK’s dramatic exit from the bloc. Europe’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier will formally announce his ideas for new ties in Brussels, with trade …

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UK leaves European Union after 47 years

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The United Kingdom officially leaves the European Union, a political and economic bloc bringing together 28 member states in Europe. The UK has been a Member of the European Union for 47 years. The decision to quit EU followed a referendum, commonly referred to as …

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Boris Johnson, Brexit champion who delivered

  London, United Kingdom | AFP | Even for a maverick politician like Boris Johnson, backing Brexit four years ago was a huge gamble. But it has paid off spectacularly with Britain’s exit Friday from the European Union. The Conservative leader remains a divisive figure, hailed by many for his …

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JOHNSON: Brexit is ‘not an end but a beginning’

  London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised a “new era of friendly cooperation” with the European Union on Friday as Britain prepared to leave the bloc after almost five decades. In a public address broadcast one hour before Brexit, Johnson acknowledged there may be “bumps …

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