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Boris Johnson: May bidding farewell before new PM takes office

Theresa May has delivered a farewell speech in Downing Street before tendering her resignation to the Queen. She wished new Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government well, adding: “Their successes will be our country’s successes.” Earlier, Mrs May faced MPs’ questions for the final time and looked visibly emotional as she left to applause. Mr Johnson will speak outside ...

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Boris Johnson chosen as new UK leader, now faces Brexit test

Photo: Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks after being announced as the new leader of the Conservative Party in London, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. London, Jul 24 : Boris Johnson, Britain’s blustering Brexit campaigner, was chosen as the U.K.’s next prime minister on Tuesday, with a resounding mandate from the Conservative Party but conflicting demands from a politically divided country. ...

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Labour anti-Semitism: Corbyn’s plan to go to ruling body

Jeremy Corbyn will present his plan to speed up the expulsion of members over anti-Semitism to Labour’s ruling body, the National Executive Committee. On Monday, he told his MPs he wanted to “confront this poison”, but the process sometimes took too long. A statement from the shadow cabinet said they supported the proposals, but still backed “independent oversight” as well. ...

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Boris Johnson set to enter Number 10 as UK’s next PM revealed

London, Jul 23 : As Theresa May held a farewell party in Downing Street last night, Mr Johnson was plotting with his inner circle. Boris Johnson is preparing for power as he awaits the widely expected confirmation that he has defeated Jeremy Hunt in the battle to become the UK’s next prime minister. As the overwhelming favourite to be crowned ...

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University applications could be after A-level

  Universities are considering whether to shift the timetable of the admissions system so that applications would take place after students have their A-level results. A review into the admissions process has been launched by Universities UK. It will examine whether it would be fairer to move away from a system based on predicted exam grades. Paul Cottrell, head of ...

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UK PM to chair Cobra meeting on Iran crisis

  London, July 22 : UK prime minister will chair the government’s emergency committee Cobra on Monday after a British-flagged tanker was seized by Iran in the Gulf. Theresa May is expected to receive updates from ministers and officials and discuss maintaining the security of shipping in the area. It comes amid reports ministers are considering freezing Iranian assets. Foreign ...

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UK weighs response to Iran crisis with few good options

Britain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday, with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago. Prime minister Theresa May’s office said she would chair a meeting of Britain’s COBR emergency response committee on Monday ...

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Media Brief on envoys’ conference in London

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the Bangladesh envoys in European countries to pursue the political and economic diplomacy together in the interest of country’s economic development. “We need to focus more on economic issues besides political diplomacy so the ongoing development in Bangladesh will continue,” the prime minister said while speaking as the Chief Guest at the Envoys’ ...

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British Airways, Lufthansa suspend Cairo flights

Photo: British Airways planes parked at Heathrow Airport in London. London, Jul 21 : British Airways and Lufthansa both said Saturday they were suspending flights to Cairo for unspecified reasons related to safety and security. The British carrier said it was canceling flights to the Egyptian capital for a week. The German airline said normal operations would resume Sunday. Both ...

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Sheikh Hasina to join envoys’ conference in London today

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will attend a conference of Bangladesh envoys in Europe, the first of its kind, in the  capital of London today. “The prime minister will join the conference at a hotel in  today,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said. 15 Bangladesh ambassadors, high commissioners and permanent representatives posted in different countries of Europe will attend the ...

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