UK PM Boris Johnson faces grilling after top ministers quit
06 July 2022 | 12:21 pm
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.
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The European Union is looking at how to boost ammunition supplies in both the short and long term at a meeting in Stockholm. A top EU official has called for "a war economy."
The ex-UK prime minister told parliament that he did not deliberately lie about lockdown-defying parties at Downing Street during the pandemic. If found guilty of wrongdoing, Johnson could lose his parliamentary seat.
Japan's foreign minister met his Chinese counterpart in Beijing and openly talked about disputes between their countries. The two Asian powers are seeking common ground amid rising tensions in the region.
President Joe Biden met with U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Wednesday as part of a visit to mark the 25th anniversary of Northern Ireland's 1998 peace deal.
The foreign ministers of the world's major economies are gathered for a second day of meeting, with host Japan urging a unified stance on China.
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has threatened to quit music should he lose his ongoing copyright trial. The 32-year-old is being sued by the heirs of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the 1973 hit 'Let’s Get It On' with Marvin Gaye. Sheeran is accused of copying the song’s harmonic progressions as well as both rhythmic and melodic elements.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visits Washington as the UK looks for closer economic ties after leaving the EU. China denounces Europe's new "economic weapon" aimed at preventing Beijing from putting trade pressure on EU members over support for Taiwan, and TikTok aims to quadruple its e-commerce revenues.
EU states have agreed long-stalled reforms to migration and asylum rules. Critics say Europe is shirking responsibility.
The former prime minister was found to have deliberately misled Parliament about the COVID lockdown flouting parties. Defiant, he has accused the probing committee of conducting a "witch hunt."
Lawmakers in the House of Commons backed a report which said the former prime minister misled parliament regarding his rule-breaking parties during the COVID-19 pandemic.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borell said foreign ministers would discuss a €20 billion military aid deal for Ukraine. The global food supply and Turkey's ties to the bloc will also be on the agenda.
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