UK Parliament rejects Johnson’s latest bid for election
29 October 2019 | 9:45 am
Boris Johnson has attacked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for refusing to back a general election. The opposition Labour Party abstained in the vote, making it impossible to secure the necessary two-thirds majority.
27 Jul 2020
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to change the country's treason laws, reported the Mail on Sunday newspaper. Rising tensions with Moscow are thought to be behind the biggest shakeup since 1695.
8 Sep 2020
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has threatened to pull out of trade talks with the European Union if an agreement is not struck by mid-October. He has also hinted that he could back out of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
16 Nov 2020
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirms in a Twitter video that he has been asked to self-isolate for 14 days by the UK's test and trace system after coming into contact with someone who had Covid-19.
17 Nov 2020
The British prime minister has taken the precautionary measure after coming in contact with a lawmaker who has since tested positive for COVID-19. The news comes as Britain and the EU hope to clinch a last-minute deal.
8 Dec 2020
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to head to Brussels for further talks after a lengthy phone call with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The pair said significant differences remained.
23 Dec 2020
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resists calls to tighten coronavirus restrictions over Christmas, as London faces stricter measures and concern grows about rising case number, but encourages people across the UK to "think hard and in detail about the days ahead and whether you can do more to protect yourself and others".
2 Jan 2021
Stanley Johnson, the father of the pro-Brexit UK prime minister, says he'll apply for French citizenship in the wake of Britain's exit from the European Union.
10 Jan 2021
As case numbers continue to climb, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has declared a lockdown for England until mid-February. All nonessential shops will be closed, along with schools and universities.
30 Jan 2021
The coronavirus and a row over Brexit have strained internal UK ties. Scotland's leader, Nicola Sturgeon, questioned whether the trip was "really essential" during a lockdown.
21 Mar 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says "it's the best thing for you, the best thing for your family and for everybody else" after receiving a first dose of AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine. de Boris Johnson après avoir reçu une première dose du vaccin Covid d'AstraZeneca
23 Mar 2021
AstraZeneca jabs are in the middle of a EU-UK row yet again after Brussels threatened to ban exports of the vaccine.
20 Apr 2021
FIFA president Gianni Infantino warns that clubs involved in the European Super League could face "consequences", as the backlash builds against the deeply divisive plans, including from British Prime Minister Boris who has threatened to take "legislative action" to protect "the basic principles of competition."
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The Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon has been filled with drama but not that many onlookers. The government is aiming to try and fill up empty stadiums as supporters prefer fan zones. But first, one protester is killed in Sudan as two top US diplomats arrive in the country to try to speak to all sides involved in the deepening crisis. And in a major step for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa, South Africa has opened a new vaccine plant, the first on the continent to cover the entire process from start to finish.
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Police in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have detained members of a group allegedly linked to the killing of Italy's ambassador last year as well as more recent kidnappings of NGO workers, a provincial police chief said on Tuesday.
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Ambassadors of Israel and Germany say denying the Holocaust threatens peaceful coexistence worldwide. Their appeal comes 80 years after the Wannsee Conference, where Nazis discussed the extermination of Europe's Jews.
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Athletes travelling to next month's Beijing Olympics were warned on Tuesday (January 18) about speaking up on human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar hosted by Human Rights Watch. Rights groups have long criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for awarding the Games to China, citing the treatment by the Chinese government of the Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups, which the United States has deemed genocide.
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Pakistan is the world's fourth largest producer of milk. Domestic demand is strong and some 90 percent of the population consumes untreated raw milk. This provides an opportunity for corrupt retailers but also for farmers who are trying to survive inflation and falling profits. Some use illegal methods to increase the volume of the precious liquid – diluting milk with tap water is one of the most widespread techniques. Others even create fake milk from chemicals. Faced with this serious threat to public health, the authorities in Punjab province have stepped into action, as our correspondents report.