British PM adviser Dominic Cummings arrives at Downing Street
10 October 2019 | 8:30 am
Top British prime ministerial adviser Dominic Cummings arrived at Downing Street on Wednesday as PM Boris Johnson faces fresh rebellion in his cabinet.
12 Jun 2022
Johnson cannot face another leadership challenge from within his own party for at least a year after surviving a vote of no-confidence with the support of 211 out of 359 lawmakers.
6 Jul 2022
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has faced lawmakers' questions after two of the most-senior figures in his government resigned. The finance and health ministers said they could no longer tolerate the culture of scandal.
8 Jul 2022
The British dailies warn that Boris Johnson is standing on shaky ground after his finance minister and health secretary both quit. French paper La Croix hails France's decision to repatriate families of suspected Islamic State group fighters who were held in Syrian camps. Also, as Wimbledon enters its final stages, we take a look at all the times players defied the all-white clothing rule. Finally, we bring the wackiest looks from Paris Couture Week!
7 Jul 2022
Boris Johnson said on Thursday he regretted not being able to stay on as Britain's prime minister as he announced his resignation outside his Downing Street residence.
8 Jul 2022
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has finally resigned as the United Kingdom's prime minister. His premiership was defined by one scandal after another.
12 Jul 2022
Some 11 candidates are vying to replace Boris Johnson but that number will be whittled down to two candidates who will be voted for by party members across the country.
15 Jul 2022
Six candidates, including former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, are now in the running to replace Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader. Voting will continue next week until only two are left.
21 Jul 2022
One of three Conservative candidates will have to leave the race to become Boris Johnson's successor. The vote will come after Johnson makes his final appearance in Parliament as prime minister.
23 Jul 2022
Ireland's foreign minister has told France 24 that Dublin sees the United Kingdom's search for a new prime minister as "an opportunity for a fresh start" in the two countries' relations. This Friday, the European Commission launched new legal action against the government of Boris Johnson — this, as it pushes on with moves to unilaterally breach part of the Brexit treaty relating to Northern Ireland.
5 Sep 2022
Boris Johnson is soon to leave Downing Street for the last time. According to a recent Ipsos survey, the British public rank him as the country's worst performing postwar leader. Johnson will be forever remembered as one of the men behind Brexit and as a PM who attended illegal parties at Downing Street during lockdown. But some Conservatives are already nostalgic for the leader they affectionately call "Boris". FRANCE 24's Julien Sauvaget and Clovis Casali report from across the UK on Johnson's divisive legacy.
6 Sep 2022
A new Conservative prime minister has been picked in the UK, with Liz Truss gearing up to sift through the dispatch boxes and state papers. But her arrival at 10 Downing Street following Boris Johnson's resignation comes at a time of major strife in Britain, with a cost of living crisis having already sparked a summer of strikes.
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Kenneth Branagh plays UK leader Boris Johnson in Michael Winterbottom's six-part TV series. But despite all the backroom political drama, the result is 'oddly superficial' says Scott Roxborough.
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The French president said military cooperation with the West African nation would end and France's soldiers stationed there would return home by the end of the year.
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