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Hong Kong protesters rally for support at British Consulate

Photo: A protester uses a placard to block his face as they participate in a peaceful demonstration outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Hong Kong, Sept 15 : Hundreds of demonstrators rallied Sunday outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong, stepping up calls for international support in their months-long campaign for democratic reforms in the ...

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British PM likens himself to Incredible Hulk ahead of Brexit talks

London, Sept 15 : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson likened himself to the Incredible Hulk in an interview on Saturday ahead of talks with European leaders. “The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets,” Johnson told the Mail on Sunday newspaper. “Hulk always escaped, no matter how tightly bound in he seemed to be and that is the case for this ...

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Former PM Cameron ‘sorry’ for Brexit divisions

London, Sept 14 : The British prime minister who called the Brexit referendum and then saw the public vote to leave the European Union says he is sorry for the divisions it has caused. David Cameron said in an interview published Saturday that he thinks about the consequences of the Brexit referendum “every single day” and worries “desperately” about what ...

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Boris Johnson ‘won’t be deterred’ from Brexit on 31 October

Boris Johnson has said he “won’t be deterred by anybody” from leaving the EU on 31 October. The prime minister said he was “cautiously optimistic” of getting a Brexit deal, but the UK would leave by the deadline “whatever happens”. EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said he did not have “reasons to be optimistic” over getting a deal. Mr ...

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Johnson denies lying to Queen in Brexit crisis

Prime minister Boris Johnson denied Thursday that he had lied to Queen Elizabeth II when requesting she suspend 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 it was necessary ahead of rolling out a new domestic agenda. The unusually long suspension — known ...

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UK parliamentary suspension ruled ‘unlawful’

Boris Johnson’s suspension of the UK Parliament is unlawful, Scotland’s highest civil court has ruled. A panel of three judges at the Court of Session found in favour of a cross-party group of politicians who were challenging the prime minister’s move.The decision overturns an earlier ruling from the court, which said last week Mr Johnson had not broken the law, ...

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UK unveils new immigration route for int’l students

Dhaka, Sept 11 : Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled plans to transform how talented international students are able build successful careers in the UK through a new immigration route. International students make up half of all full-time post-graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects. The new immigration route, announced Wednesday, will mean international graduates in any ...

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Labour’s Harriet Harman to run for Commons Speaker

Harriet Harman has confirmed she will run to become the next Commons Speaker. The Labour MP and Mother of the House – the longest continuously-serving female MP – made the announcement after the current Speaker, John Bercow, said he would stand down by 31 October. Ms Harman told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme it was the Speaker’s job “to ensure ...

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Brexit: PM insists deal is possible as he holds DUP talks

Boris Johnson has said “there is a way” of getting a Brexit deal as he prepares to discuss his options with Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster. The PM, whose attempts to force an early election have been blocked by MPs, said “loads of people” wanted an agreement but he was prepared to leave without one if “absolutely necessary”. The DUP ...

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Johnson suspends UK Parliament after latest Brexit defeat

Photo: Protestors argue in parliament square in London, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. London, Sep 10 : The simmering showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Britain’s Parliament over Brexit came to a head as lawmakers delivered three defeats to the government’s plans for leaving the European Union, before being sent home early Tuesday for a contentious five-week suspension of the ...

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