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Brexit: Boris Johnson says he is ‘not aiming for no deal’

Boris Johnson has sai he is “not aiming for a no-deal outcome” for Brexit at the launch of his campaign for the Tory leadership. But he said the threat of no deal was a “vital” negotiation tool and the UK “must do better” than the current deal. At his campaign launch, Home Secretary Sajid Javid said Mr Johnson was “yesterday’s ...

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Battle over Brexit resumes in UK House of Commons

Photo: Anti Brexit campaigner Steve Bray shouts through his megaphone outside Conservative leadership contender press conferences, in London, Tuesday, June 11, 2019.  London, Jun 12 : Britain’s Parliament is resuming its battle over Brexit, with an attempt by opposition lawmakers to stop the U.K. leaving the European Union without a divorce deal. The Conservative Party is holding a contest to replace ...

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Final 10 candidates named for Tory leadership in UK

London, June 11 : The final candidates for the Tory leadership race have been confirmed, with 10 running to become the next PM. Jeremy Hunt, Dominic Raab, Matt Hancock and Michael Gove – who launched their campaigns ahead of the nomination deadline – are on the final list. Conservative MPs will now take part in a series of votes to ...

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20 flats destroyed by massive fire in east London

London, Jun 10 : A fire has engulfed a block of flats in east London, forcing people to evacuate their homes as it spread over six floors. At least 20 flats destroyed by massive fire and a further 10 homes are damaged by heat and smoke as about 100 firefighters and 15 fire engines are called in, reports Sky news. ...

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Record ethnic minority students at Oxford

Oxford University’s latest admissions figures show the highest ever proportion of places for ethnic minority students – at 18%. There were also rising numbers of state school pupils, up to about 61%. But the figures, for undergraduate entry in autumn 2018, showed more places taken by students from Singapore than from the north-east of England. Vice-chancellor Louise Richardson said a ...

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Britain’s most wanted fugitive arrested in Malta

Christopher Guest More Jr, collected photo One of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has been arrested in Malta in connection with the brutal killing of a father at a remote Cheshire farmhouse after 16 years on the run. Detectives have been seeking Christopher Guest More Jr, 41, since he left the country shortly after the murder of Brian Waters on June ...

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Bangladesh HC in London hosts reception for Tigers

Photo: Courtesy London, June 8 : Bangladesh High Commission in London has hosted a reception in honour of the Bangladesh National Cricket Team to the ICC World Cup 2019 and to celebrate the Bangladesh-UK friendship on the ground. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam and Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language Eluned Morgan were the guests ...

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EU game-plans amid wait for new UK PM

London, June 7 : Caught up in political turmoil (Italy and Germany) or scandal (Austria), in government-making (Denmark) or government dissolution (Greece), EU leaders are keeping only half an eye on the dizzying spectacle of the Conservative Party leadership race. But they are well aware that reality will come knocking soon enough on Brussels’ door.   The new UK prime ...

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Theresa May officially steps down as Tory leader

Theresa May. File photo London, June 7 : Theresa May will officially step down as the leader of the Conservative Party on Friday, but will remain as prime minister until her successor is chosen. Mrs May announced her resignation two weeks ago, saying it was a matter of deep regret that she had been unable to deliver Brexit. Eleven Conservative ...

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The Queen praises the ‘courage and sacrifice’ of D-Day

The Queen has paid tribute to the “heroism, courage and sacrifice” of those who died in the D-Day landings. She was joined by 16 world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, in Portsmouth to commemorate the 75th anniversary of history’s largest combined land, air and naval operation. Mr Trump, who was on the last day of his UK state visit, ...

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