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Imran Khan discusses ‘serious situation in Kashmir’ with Boris Johnson

LONDON: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday telephoned his UK counterpart, Boris Johnson, during which a discussion on the “serious situation in Kashmir” was held, Johnson’s Downing Street office said in a statement. Both leaders agreed on the “importance of maintaining dialogue”, the statement added. The prime minister congratulated PM Johnson on ...

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UK says EU must compromise on Brexit deal

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged EU leaders to drop their opposition to renegotiating Brexit, as the pound slumped on growing concerns about a no-deal departure. Johnson, who took office last week, wants to change the exit terms struck by his predecessor Theresa May but insists Britain must leave ...

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Iranian President seeks closer UK ties with Boris Johnson

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has penned an open letter to Britain’s new prime minister, saying he hopes the countries’ diplomatic ties will be stronger under Boris Johnson’s leadership. In the letter published Sunday on Rouhani’s website, the Iranian president congratulated Johnson on becoming prime minister Wednesday. Rouhani said he ...

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Boris Johnson promises start of ‘golden age’

LONDON: Boris Johnson has promised the “beginning of a new golden age”, as he made his first Commons statement as PM. Speaking to MPs, Mr Johnson said his government would throw itself into Brexit negotiations with energy, while Michael Gove would lead on no-deal planning as a “top priority”. He ...

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Boris Johnson wins race to become next British prime minister

LONDON: Former London mayor Boris Johnson on Tuesday won the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, defeating Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the Conservative Party leadership contest. Johnson defeated Hunt by 92,153 votes to 46,656 votes cast by members of the Conservative party. He will officially replace outgoing Prime ...

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Hammond says will resign if Johnson becomes PM

LONDON: Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign on Wednesday before his expected sacking by the favorite to become Britain’s next prime minister, Boris Johnson, takes office. “I am sure I am not going to be sacked because I am going to resign before we get ...

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Hunt admits Britain could follow US into war with Iran

LONDON:Although the UK officials, including Conservative party leadership contender Jeremy Hunt have proclaimed de-escalation in the region, he admitted that London would consider Washington’s request for military support amid the growing tension between Iran and the US. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is running against Boris Johnson for the Conservatives’ ...

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Boris Johnson far ahead in British PM contest

LONDON: Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on Oct 31, surged closer to power, winning by far the most support from Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May. Three years since voting 52%-48% to leave the European Union, the United ...

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Sajid Javid says Boris Johnson is ‘yesterday’s news’

LONDON: Sajid Javid, one of the candidates vying to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, said his rival Boris Johnson was “yesterday s news” and that it was time for a new generation to take control of the Conservative Party. “I am the change candidate, Boris Johnson is yesterday’s news,” Javid ...

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Boris Johnson would make ‘excellent’ British PM: Trump

LONDON: US President Donald Trump has said British former foreign minister Boris Johnson would make an “excellent” prime minister to replace Theresa May. Trump was speaking ahead of the start of a state visit to Britain on Monday, during which he will meet May. She is set to resign on ...

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