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Prince Harry, Meghan ‘don’t want to come back’ to UK

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now focused on their new lives and have no desire to return to the royal family, a royal expert claimed. In an interview with Variety magazine, Meghan Markle had said,” Right now, we feel energized and excited about all of the things we’ve been building toward.” Royal expert Katie Nicholl, author of ‘The New ...

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World welcomes Rishi Sunak as new UK PM

Rishi Sunak on Tuesday became Britain’s third prime minister this year and the first person of colour to hold the top job, receiving a flurry of welcome messages from around the world. Here is a selection of top reactions from global leaders: Zelensky wants strong partnership Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote on social media that he hoped Sunak would be ...

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King Charles appoints Rishi Sunak as UK PM

Rishi Sunak on Tuesday became Britain’s third prime minister this year and the first person of colour to lead the former imperial power, vowing to mend its stricken finances after Liz Truss lasted just 49 days, reports AFP. Sunak was set to speak outside 10 Downing Street after his appointment by King Charles III, capping the latest extraordinary twist in ...

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Boris Johnson vows ‘full and wholehearted support’ to new UK PM

Former British leader Boris Johnson Tuesday broke his silence after failing in a dramatic comeback bid, offering new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak his full backing. “Congratulations to Rishi Sunak on this historic day, this is the moment for every Conservative to give our new PM their full and wholehearted support,” Johnson tweeted.

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Sunak to be appointed UK’s third PM this year

Rishi Sunak will on Tuesday be installed as Britain’s third prime minister this year, replacing the humiliated Liz Truss after just seven weeks and inheriting a daunting array of problems. Sunak became the ruling Conservatives’ new leader on Monday after rival contender Penny Mordaunt failed to secure enough nominations from Tory MPs, and Boris Johnson dramatically aborted a comeback bid. ...

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Prada and pools: Rishi Sunak’s mega-wealthy wife and in-laws

Akshata Murty, the Indian wife of Britain’s next Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, is fabulously rich thanks to her billionaire father, a fortune that is attracting controversy as ordinary people reel from a cost-of-living crisis. Sunak’s father-in-law, N.R. Narayana Murthy, 76, co-founded tech giant Infosys in 1981. The outsourcing behemoth now worth around $75 billion helped drive India’s transformation into the ...

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Rishi Sunak becomes first Indian-origin and Hindu PM of UK

Britain’s Conservative Party leader Rishi Sunak becomes the first Indian-origin and Hindu Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on Monday became the Conservative Party leader, less than two months after he lost to Liz Truss in the Tory leadership race. Sunak’s change in fate was triggered by the resignation of Truss after ...

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Sunak now favourite to be UK PM after Johnson

Rishi Sunak looked set to become Britain’s next prime minister after Boris Johnson withdrew from the contest on Sunday, saying that although he had enough support to make the final ballot he realised the country and the Conservative Party needed unity. Johnson had raced home from a holiday in the Caribbean to try and secure the backing of 100 lawmakers ...

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Who could become UK’s new PM?

Here are the main contenders confirmed or expected to run to succeed UK Prime Minister Liz Truss, after she announced her resignation on Thursday: – Rishi Sunak – Former chancellor of the exchequer Sunak secured the support of the 100 Conservative MPs needed to stand in the contest on Friday and formally announced his candidacy Sunday. The 42-year-old lost convincingly ...

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Boris Johnson, ousted by scandal, eyes comeback as UK leader

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson — ousted by ethics scandals just three months ago — jockeyed to make a comeback Friday as one of several contenders seeking to replace Liz Truss, whose rapid downfall threw the country’s leadership into disarray at a time of severe economic challenges. The governing Conservative Party has ordered a lightning-fast race that aims to ...

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