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Boris Johnson meets top Iranian officials

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TEHRAN: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson held talks with senior Iranian officials, including his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif. During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations, including economic, banking and commercial ties. The sides also insisted on the importance of boosting cooperation both in the region and the ...

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British foreign minister to visit Iran, lobby for jailed aid worker

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LONDON: British foreign minister Boris Johnson will travel to Iran on Saturday to lobby counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif for the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, reported Reuters. The trip will be only the third by a British foreign minister to Iran in the last 14 years, and ...

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Corbyn premiership spreads caution among Tories

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LONDON: Senior members of the UK’s ruling Conservative Party have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to reunite her divided government before Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn takes over her position. May’s cabinet has been riddled with division over the country’s overall strategy to handle Brexit, more than a year after the ...

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Rohingya crisis: Boris Johnson warns Suu Kyi over Muslim treatment

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LONDON: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has warned Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi that the treatment of the Muslim Rohingya is “besmirching” the country’s reputation. Mr Johnson called on Ms Suu Kyi, the country’s de facto leader, to “use her remarkable qualities” to end prejudice against Muslims in Rakhine state. Violence ...

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UK visit delayed as Boris Johnson criticises Trump over Charlottesville

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LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Donald Trump got his response to Charlottesville “totally wrong” and has all but confirmed the US President’s state visit to Britain will no longer go ahead this year. Prime Minister Theresa May issued the invitation when she became the first leader to visit Mr ...

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Boris Johnson jokes about NZ greeting

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GLASGOW: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has joked that a traditional Maori greeting could be misinterpreted as a head butt during a visit to the South Pacific nation. Johnson is visiting New Zealand for two days as Britain looks to strengthen its ties with the former colony amid a broader ...

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British foreign secretary supports Japan to stop N. Korea

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TOKYO: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Friday his country stands “shoulder to shoulder” with Japan in efforts to put an end to North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests. “We all need to increase the pressure on Pyongyang through diplomacy and sanctions, and that must include China using its influence ...

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Iceland opens door for UK to join EFTA

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ICELAND‘s foreign minister has opened the door for Britain to rejoin a European trade club that would put it on a fast track to sign dozens of ready made deals after Brexit. Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson said he had spoken to Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary about the UK joining the ...

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Boris Johnson says he wishes he could tweet like Trump

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 21: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson walks through the House of Commons to attend the the State Opening of Parliament taking place in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on June 21, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. This year saw a scaled-back State opening of Parliament Ceremony with the Queen arriving by car rather than carriage and not wearing the Imperial State Crown or the Robes of State. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

LONDON: Boris Johnson has suggested that he would like to tweet like Donald Trump, but would not be allowed to by foreign office officials. “Donald Trump’s approach to politics has been something that has gripped the imagination of people around the world. He’s engaged people in politics in a way ...

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Britain and EU launch Brexit talks in Brussels

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LONDON: Brexit Secretary David Davis starts negotiations in Brussels on Monday that will set the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union and determine its relationship with the continent for generations to come. Almost a year to the day since Britons shocked themselves and their neighbours by voting on ...

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