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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was clinging to power on Wednesday, gravely wounded by the resignation of ministers who said he was not fit to govern and with a growing number of lawmakers calling for him to go.
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".
6 Jun 2020
We bring you Chinese reactions after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered to welcome millions of Hong Kong residents in the wake of China's approval of a national security law that could extend Beijing's authority over Hong Kong. Also, official vigils for the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre are banned by Chinese authorities for "health reasons".
31 May 2020
Even right-wing tabloid the Daily Mail is outraged by the British prime minister's support for his senior advisor Dominic Cummings, who broke lockdown rules to travel to the northeast of the country after developing Covid-19 symptoms. Meanwhile, Donald Trump spent his Sunday golfing ̶ an image many cartoonists have overlain across the day's front page of the New York Times, which lists the names of coronavirus victims. We also look at a plea from French healthcare workers as the government looks to revamp the hospital system, and a warning about rats!
29 Apr 2020
Carrie Symonds, the partner of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has given birth to a "healthy baby boy," the PM's office has announced. Johnson returned to work on Monday after a serious bout of COVID-19.
4 Sep 2019
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged his own Conservative MPs not to support an opposition maneuver to block a "no-deal" Brexit. The UK Parliament is set for heated debate when it reconvenes on Tuesday. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged his own Conservative MPs not to support an opposition maneuver to block a "no-deal" Brexit. The UK Parliament is set for heated debate when it reconvenes on Tuesday.
22 Aug 2019
French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have met in Paris to discuss Brexit. Macron called the Irish backstop "indispensable" to a Brexit deal. Johnson had said the backstop has to go.
22 Aug 2019
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday that he wanted a Brexit deal and believed it was still possible to reach one in time for the Oct. 31 deadline.
2 Aug 2019
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives are now down to a one seat majority. The results of a Welsh by-election will make life difficult for Johnson.
2 Jun 2019
British Prime Minister Theresa May laments a "very disappointing" result from European Parliament elections in which her Conservatives were crushed by the Brexit Party of anti-EU populist Nigel Farage.
17 Jan 2019
British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected in an overwhelming loss by 230 votes in the UK parliament, so what happens next?