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UK Prime Minister cancels India trip

NEW DELHI: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was invited as the chief guest for the Republic Day parade, has cancelled his visit to India due to the serious coronavirus situation in his country. Officials said Johnson called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi and regretted that he would have to cancel his visit to India […]

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks party backing for his controversial Brexit bill

By Aditi Khanna LONDON:UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on his Conservative Party MPs to back a controversial parliamentary bill that would override parts of the Withdrawal Agreement struck with the European Union, or the so-called Brexit divorce pact. In a Zoom call with party members on Friday, he reportedly urged the members of […]

UK’s Boris Johnson seeks 12 December election to break Brexit impasse

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday that the only way to break Britain’s Brexit impasse is a general election, and he will ask Parliament to approve a national poll for December 12. Johnson said he would ask lawmakers to vote Monday on a motion calling for an early election. Johnson has been mulling his […]

Boris Johnson loses majority in parliament after lawmaker defects to Liberal Democrats

NEW DELHI: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost his working parliamentary majority ahead of a crucial Brexit vote on September 3 after Conservative MP Phillip Lee defected to the pro-EU Liberal Democrats. “The Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that Bracknell MP Phillip Lee has joined the party,” the Lib Dems said in a statement. […]

British PM to suspend parliament before Brexit, opposition denounces ‘coup’

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson will suspend Britain’s parliament for more than a month before Brexit, enraging opponents and raising the stakes in the country’s most serious political crisis in decades. Cheered on by U.S President Donald Trump, Johnson launched his boldest move yet to take the country out of the European Union by 31 […]

Imran Khan calls Boris Johnson to discuss Kashmir situation, Mehmood Qureshi heads for China

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday called his British counterpart Boris Johnson and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman as part of his government’s plan to inform the world leaders about India’s decision of revoking Article 370 and withdrawing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian government on Monday revoked Article […]

France’s Emmanuel Macron invites British PM Boris Johnson to visit

PARIS: France President Emmanuel Macron has invited new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to see him in France “in the next few weeks,” an official at the Elysee palace said. Macron extended the invitation in a call late Thursday to Johnson from his official summer vacation residence in the south of France. In the call, Macron […]

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