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Boris Johnson: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since July 2019. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015 and was previously MP for Henley from 2001 to 2008. He also served as Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016 and Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018. Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative and has been associated with both economically and socially liberal policies.

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Germany's Merkel gives Britain 30 days to find last-minute Brexit solution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday gave Britain 30 days to come up with an alternative solution to the contested Irish border backstop, opening up the possibility of what Prime Minister Boris..
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Merkel: With imagination, Irish 'backstop' issue can be solved in 30 days

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Wednesday that Britain and the EU could find a solution to the sticking point of the Irish backstop in the next 30 days, a possible signal she is willing to..
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Videos for Boris Johnson

Johnson struggles with Merkel's name [Video]Johnson struggles with Merkel's name

During a joint news conference in Berlin, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday seemed to have a hard time pronouncing the first name of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Rough Cut (no..

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Watch: Merkel sees 'possibilities' for Brexit compromise with Johnson [Video]Watch: Merkel sees 'possibilities' for Brexit compromise with Johnson

The German Chancellor wants to her Britain's proposals for an alternative to the backstop in a possible sign of compromise with Boris Johnson.

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Boris Johnson: We must lose the backstop to make a Brexit deal [Video]Boris Johnson: We must lose the backstop to make a Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells his German counterpart Angela Merkel and assembled members of the press that the Irish backstop arrangements must be dropped from any proposed Brexit deal with the..

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson [Video]German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Boris Johnson is heading to Berlin and Paris to "see if there's movement" on the European side in an effort to break the..

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Alastair Campbell: I don't know if Dominic Cummings believed in Brexit [Video]Alastair Campbell: I don't know if Dominic Cummings believed in Brexit

Former Downing Street Director of Communications Alastair Campbell talks to writer James Graham at the 2019 Edinburgh TV Festival. Campbell discussed Graham's drama Brexit: The Uncivil War and his take..

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G7 or G5? Trump and Johnson add unpredictability to French summit [Video]G7 or G5? Trump and Johnson add unpredictability to French summit

Brexit Britain's overtures to U.S. President Donald Trump risk complicating the search for common ground this weekend at a G7 summit overshadowed by a trans-Atlantic rift over trade, Iran and climate..

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Johnson told EU is united over Brexit stance [Video]Johnson told EU is united over Brexit stance

The European Union has restated its "single united position" over Brexit as Boris Johnson prepares for talks with the leaders of its most influential nations. The Prime Minister is set to meet German..

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Who is Carrie Symonds? [Video]Who is Carrie Symonds?

Boris Johnson’s girlfriend, Carrie Symonds, has been barred from visiting the US. She had applied for permission to go to the US as part of her job with environmental group Oceana but the request was..

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Does ditching the Irish backstop threaten the Good Friday Agreement? #TheCube [Video]Does ditching the Irish backstop threaten the Good Friday Agreement? #TheCube

In light of Boris Johnson's proposal to ditch the Irish backstop, we’re taking a look at the Good Friday Agreement and how it could be affected.

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Boris Johnson vows to enter EU talks 'with a lot of oomph' despite backstop differences [Video]Boris Johnson vows to enter EU talks 'with a lot of oomph' despite backstop differences

The Prime Minister has said he will enter talks with EU leaders "with a lot of oomph" as differences between the UK and EU's position over the Withdrawal Agreement remain. Boris Johnson is due to meet..

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Jeremy Corbyn tells PM to 'wise up' on Brexit [Video]Jeremy Corbyn tells PM to 'wise up' on Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn has called for Boris Johnson to get an extension to stay in the European Union, saying Labour will argue for Remain if it comes to a choice between a no-deal Brexit and staying in the..

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Ireland officials reject British calls to renegotiate Brexit [Video]Ireland officials reject British calls to renegotiate Brexit

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted a new way must be found to keep the Irish border open, but still can not say what that plan may be.

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Johnson to EU: Let's replace Irish backstop with alternative Brexit pledge [Video]Johnson to EU: Let's replace Irish backstop with alternative Brexit pledge

Boris Johnson launched his attempt to reopen Brexit negotiations, writing to Donald Tusk seeking the removal of the Irish backstop.

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Johnson, Corbyn sing different tunes on Brexit [Video]Johnson, Corbyn sing different tunes on Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday (August 19) called on Germany and France to compromise on Brexit, cautioning that the United Kingdom would be ready to leave the European Union without a..

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Jeremy Corbyn urges general election to solve Brexit 'crisis' [Video]Jeremy Corbyn urges general election to solve Brexit 'crisis'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn makes a speech to party members and media at Pen Green Children's Centre in Corby, Northamptonshire. In the speech he talks about the Brexit 'crisis', the country being on a..

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Boris Johnson still confident of agreeing a deal with EU [Video]Boris Johnson still confident of agreeing a deal with EU

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is still confident of agreeing a deal with the European Union despite increased preparations for a no-deal exit. Mr Johnson spoke during a visit to the Royal..

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Leaked Brexit documents show 'worst case scenario' [Video]Leaked Brexit documents show 'worst case scenario'

Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by the Sunday Times. But ministers say..

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Carrie Symonds attends environmental event [Video]Carrie Symonds attends environmental event

Boris Johnson's partner Carrie Symonds has arrived at an environmental event known as the "birdwatchers' Glastonbury", where she is expected to speak publicly for the first time since moving into..

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Boris Johnson 'shocked and appalled' by death of policeman on duty [Video]Boris Johnson 'shocked and appalled' by death of policeman on duty

Boris Johnson has said he is "deeply shocked and appalled" by the death of an on-duty officer in Berkshire, the latest in a series of attacks on police.

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Corbyn: It’s not up to Jo Swinson to decide who is PM [Video]Corbyn: It’s not up to Jo Swinson to decide who is PM

Jeremy Corbyn has struck out at Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson after she rejected his plan to lead an emergency government to thwart a no-deal Brexit. The Labour leader said that “it’s not up..

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Ten held in murder probe after police officer killed in Berkshire [Video]Ten held in murder probe after police officer killed in Berkshire

Ten people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a police officer was killed while attending a reported burglary in Berkshire. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was “deeply shocked”..

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Sterling jumps on bid to thwart no-deal Brexit [Video]Sterling jumps on bid to thwart no-deal Brexit

The pound was set for its biggest weekly gain in nearly 2 months as a plan by opposition lawmakers to thwart a no-deal Brexit gained traction. Plans for a post-Brexit deal with the US, though, are..

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U.S. moving quickly towards U.K. trade deal: Trump [Video]U.S. moving quickly towards U.K. trade deal: Trump

President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States and Britain were moving rapidly towards a deal on trade that would be "fantastic and big." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Boris Johnson Working On His Golf Skills To Woo Trump [Video]Boris Johnson Working On His Golf Skills To Woo Trump

Business Insider reports that Boris Johnson is working on his golf skills. Johnson hopes being good at gold will help the UK secure a favorable trade deal with US President Donald Trump. Johnson booked..

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Text: British PM Johnson on Brexit at meeting with Merkel

Britain wants to do a swift Brexit deal but the "undemocratic" Irish border backstop must be axed in full to prevent a no-deal exit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on..
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UK's Johnson tells Merkel: We want a deal but EU must compromise

Britain wants to do a swift Brexit deal but the "undemocratic" Irish border backstop must be axed in full to prevent a no-deal exit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on..
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Merkel: Solution to Irish 'backstop' possible in 30 days

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Wednesday that Britain and the EU could find a solution to the sticking point of the Irish backstop in the next 30 days, a possible signal she was willing..
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UK's Johnson says case yet to be made for Russia to rejoin G7

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he did not believe the case had yet been made for Russia to rejoin the G7 following its "provocations" in places like Salisbury, Ukraine and..
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UK's Johnson sees ample scope for Brexit deal if backstop goes

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was confident he could renegotiate Britain's exit from the European Union if the bloc lifted its requirement for a "backstop" to ensure free movement across..
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Protesters cry 'stop Brexit' as UK PM Johnson meets Merkel in Berlin

Protesters cried "stop Brexit" as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived at the German Chancellery to tell Angela Merkel that unless she agrees to change the terms of its EU departure, Britain will..
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Budge on Brexit, British PM Johnson to tell Merkel in Berlin

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without one.
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France now sees 'no deal' as baseline Brexit scenario: Elysee source

France believes 'no-deal' is now the most likely Brexit scenario after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson demanded the European Union reopen the divorce deal and drop the Irish backstop, an official..
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EU's Tusk, British PM Johnson to meet in France on Sunday

European Council President Donald Tusk will hold a face-to-face meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 1030 GMT on Sunday on the sidelines of a G7 summit in France, Tusk's schedule showed..
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Merkel aims to work out friction-free Brexit with British PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would discuss how to make sure Britain's divorce from the European Union is as smooth as possible when she holds talks later on Wednesday with British Prime..
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Germany readies for possible realities, such as disorderly Brexit

Germany is preparing for a no-deal Brexit although Berlin would still prefer an orderly British divorce from the European Union, a German government spokesman said on Wednesday before Prime Minister..
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Trump offers help as UK's Johnson asks Merkel to budge on Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a..
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G7 or G5? Trump and Johnson add unpredictability to French summit

Brexit Britain's overtures to U.S. President Donald Trump risk further complicating the search for common ground this weekend at a Group of Seven summit already clouded by transatlantic rifts over..
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British PM Johnson's party takes 14 percent point lead over Labour: Kantar poll

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has opened up a 14 percentage point lead over the opposition Labour Party as Johnson's tougher stance on Brexit wins back supporters, according..
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British PM should have left letter if he wanted results in Berlin, Paris: German lawmaker

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson should not have sent his letter urging the European Union to reopen the Brexit divorce deal if he wanted to achieve results in meetings with European leaders, a..
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Germany's BDI: British PM irresponsible to call for Withdrawal Agreement to be reopened

Germany's BDI industry association said on Wednesday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call to re-open the Withdrawal Agreement was irresponsible and said German firms had no choice but to..
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British PM Johnson urges Merkel to budge on Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a..
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German Europe Minister: Northern Ireland peace, EU single market non-negotiable

Peace in Northern Ireland and the integrity of the EU single market are non-negotiable for the EU, Germany's Minister for European Affairs Michael Roth said hours before British Prime Minister Boris..
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Indian PM raises Kashmir protests with British counterpart

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, about violent demonstrations over Kashmir outside the Indian embassy in London, the foreign ministry said.
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Trump or Europe? UK's Johnson to sample post-Brexit reality at G7 summit

Boris Johnson is about to feel the pinch of Brexit Britain's new global status: squeezed on one side by Europeans in no mood to yield, and on the other by a United States driving a hard bargain for its..
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EU being a bit negative but we will get there on Brexit deal: UK PM Johnson

The European Union is being "a big negative" about the prospects of reaching a Brexit deal but it can be done, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.
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EU rebuffs British PM Johnson's Brexit gambit

The European Union on Tuesday rebuffed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that it reopen the Brexit divorce deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed..
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Explainer: A guide to the Brexit backstop, and why there's a UK-EU standoff

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made a fresh push to drop the so-called Irish backstop from the Brexit deal, renewing a demand the EU has repeatedly rejected.
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Ireland disappointed with Johnson's opening Brexit bid: foreign minister

Ireland expressed disappointment on Tuesday at a demand from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the Brexit backstop insurance policy for the Irish border be replaced with a pledge.
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UK PM Johnson digs in on need to change Brexit deal after EU rebuttal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to reopen the deal to leave the European Union and to replace the Irish border backstop, his office said on Tuesday, stressing the need for a renegotiation..
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Exclusive: EU contests Johnson letter, says backstop only way to keep Irish border open - document

The European Union "contests" British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for the Brexit backstop to be dropped and regrets his bid to scrap a "necessary, legally operative solution" to avoid erecting..
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EU's Tusk accuses UK PM Johnson of pushing towards post-Brexit Irish border controls

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demands to drop the Brexit backstop came with no "realistic alternatives" and amounted to seeking a return..
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EU's Tusk says Johnson letter offered no 'realistic alternatives' to Brexit backstop

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday that a letter sent to him by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson included no "realistic alternatives" to the contentious Irish backstop.
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Finnish PM tells UK's Johnson that EU won't reopen Brexit deal

Finland's Prime Minister Antti Rinne told his British counterpart Boris Johnson that the European Union would not renegotiate the Brexit deal, a spokesman for Rinne said on Tuesday.
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Britain's Johnson opening Brexit bid: rip out the Irish border backstop

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has fired the opening salvo in his bid to renegotiate Britain's divorce from the European Union, demanding that an insurance policy for the Irish border be removed from the..
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Trump, UK's Johnson discuss Brexit, economic issues in call

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed Brexit and a U.S.-Britain free trade deal during a phone call on Monday ahead of a Group of Seven summit in France this..
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UK PM Johnson writes to Donald Tusk to propose Brexit deal changes

Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday to set out his proposals for reaching a new Brexit deal with the bloc ahead of Britain's planned departure on Oct...
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UK's Johnson to EU: Let's replace backstop with commitment to alternative arrangements

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday to propose replacing the Irish backstop with a commitment to put in place alternative arrangements by the..
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UK PM Johnson discussed economic issues, Brexit in call with Trump: spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday ahead of a Group of Seven summit in France this weekend, Johnson's office said.
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UK PM Johnson and Ireland's Varadkar agree to meet in Dublin in early Sept

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar spoke by phone for almost an hour on Monday and agreed to meet in Dublin in early September, the Irish and British..
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UK plans to end EU freedom of movement immediately in no-deal Brexit

Britain said on Monday it would end European Union freedom of movement rules immediately after it leaves the bloc on Oct. 31 but Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the country would not be hostile to..
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UK's Johnson tells Germany and France: do a Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on France and Germany on Monday to change their position on Brexit and negotiate a new exit deal for Britain, reiterating his stance that he is ready to leave the..
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UK's Johnson slams 'mumbo-jumbo' about vaccines after measles rates rise

Britons should get vaccinated against measles and ignore online "mumbo-jumbo" about dangers of the jabs, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday after a resurgence of the disease.
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British PM Johnson calls on Germany and France to compromise on Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday called on Germany and France to compromise on Brexit, cautioning that the United Kingdom would be ready to leave the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31 if..
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UK PM Johnson to deliver Brexit message to Macron, Merkel

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will deliver his message on Brexit to French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during visits this week, a government spokeswoman said on..
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Macron to discuss Brexit with PM Johnson on Thursday

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Aug. 22 to discuss Brexit as well as the crises in Iran and Syria, an official from Macron's office said on Monday.
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Merkel: We're prepared for any Brexit outcome

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that she would meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday evening to discuss Britain's planned departure from the European Union, adding that..
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UK parliament cannot stop Brexit, Johnson to tell Macron and Merkel

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Westminster parliament cannot stop Brexit and a new deal must be agreed if Britain..
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Johnson to tell France and Germany that UK parliament cannot stop Brexit: Telegraph

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the British parliament cannot stop Brexit, The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.
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UK's Johnson to meet Macron, Merkel next week: Guardian

British leader Boris Johnson will travel to meet his French and German counterparts on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, in his first foreign engagements since becoming prime minister last month, a..
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British policeman killed investigating burglary, PM Johnson shocked

British police launched a murder investigation after an officer was killed in southeast England, the latest in a spate of violent crimes that has forced new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to pledge to do..
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Germany's Merkel and British PM Johnson to meet soon: spokesman

A meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planned soon, a spokesman for the German government said on Friday, adding that details would be announced later.
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UK government would win no confidence vote says energy minister: Sky News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government would win a vote of no confidence put forward by the opposition Labour Party, energy minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Friday.
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