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COURT: Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully

  London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Britain’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled “unlawful” a decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit, saying it was “void and of no effect”. “The court is bound to conclude… that the decision to advise Her Majesty to …

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Clooney group calls for action in South Sudan corruption report 

Damning South Sudan Report focuses on regional players, including Uganda London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Hollywood star George Clooney’s investigative project The Sentry on Thursday urged the international community to act over alleged links between global corporations, tycoons and foreign governments and rampant corruption in South Sudan. The Sentry …

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Britain’s Supreme Court enters Brexit drama

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The Brexit drama switches venues from Brussels to the UK Supreme Court on Tuesday for hearings on Boris Johnson’s explosive decision to suspend parliament for over a month. The British prime minister’s first talks Monday with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and top EU …

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Johnson denies lying to Queen in Brexit crisis

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied Thursday that he had lied to Queen Elizabeth II when requesting the suspension of parliament this month in the run-up to Brexit. Johnson asked the British head of state to shutter parliament for five weeks from last Tuesday, claiming …

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UK’s Johnson under fire over no-deal Brexit assessment

Londres, United Kingdom | AFP | The British government faced a backlash on Thursday after it was forced to publish documents warning that a no-deal Brexit could lead to civil unrest and shortages of food and medicines. The “Operation Yellowhammer” papers, which the government released late on Wednesday, revealed that preparedness …

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