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Boris Johnson blames Iran for Aramco attacks

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LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has blamed Iran for attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities ahead of a meeting with the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani. Johnson said there was a “very high degree of probability” Iran was behind the drone and missile attacks on two oil facilities, which Tehran denies. ...

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Boris Johnson believes Brexit deal with EU possible within weeks

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this week reiterated – after his bid for snap elections again failed in the British Parliament – that he would do everything in his power to strike a deal with the European Union and confirmed that his administration would not ask Brussels for ...

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Sajid Javid ramps up spending as election talk mounts

LONDON: British finance minister Sajid Javid said he was “turning the page on austerity” as he promised the biggest spending increases in 15 years, a move widely seen as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s push for an election to break the Brexit impasse. “After a decade of recovery from ...

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Boris Johnson moves to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday that parliament would be suspended until October 14, just two weeks before the UK is set to leave the European Union (EU), enraging anti-Brexit MPs. The pound slid on the surprise news, which opponents branded a “coup” and a “declaration of war”. ...

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No deal would mean UK did not owe Brexit divorce bill: Boris Johnson

BIARRITZ – Boris Johnson has said the £39bn Brexit divorce bill would not “strictly speaking” be owed to Brussels in full in the event of no deal, insisting: “It’s not a threat. It’s a reality.” Speaking to broadcasters as he prepared to meet the European council president, Donald Tusk, at ...

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Johnson tells EU he wants Brexit deal but without backstop

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote Monday to EU President Donald Tusk reaffirming his desire to conclude a Brexit deal as well as his opposition to the controversial “backstop” on Ireland. The so-called backstop is a mechanism that would keep the UK in EU customs arrangements to prevent a ...

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India, Pakistan should resolve Kashmir issue bilaterally: Boris Johnson

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday said that India and Pakistan must resolve the Kashmir issue between themselves. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in a phone call. Spokeswoman for his Downing Street office said that PM Johnson made clear that the UK ...

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Boris Johnson says reaching trade deal with US will be ‘tough old haggle’

LONDON: The announcement comes as the newly-appointed PM met at Downing street on Monday with US National Security Advisor John Bolton and senior British officials, where the two sides discussed inking a UK-US trade agreement following London’s departure from the European Union, among other issues. UK prime minister Boris Johnson said that forging a trade deal with the ...

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UK must leave European Union on Oct 31, PM Johnson

LONDON: Parliament should honour the 2016 Brexit referendum and leave the European Union on Oct. 31, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said when asked if he would resign if his government lost a vote of no-confidence. Johnson has pledged to take Britain out of the EU at the end of ...

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