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Johnson wins ‘huge’ mandate for swift Brexit in UK election

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union within weeks. The Brexit divorce represents Britain’s biggest political and economic gamble since World War Two, cutting the world’s ...

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British-Indian candidates register strong result in UK election

MANCHESTER: All the Indian-origin MPs from the previous Parliament were successful in clinching their seats, with Gagan Mohindra and Claire Coutinho for the Conservative Party and Navendru Mishra for Labour among the first-timers. Indian-origin candidates across both the Conservative and Labour parties on Friday registered strong results in the UK’s ...

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Israel’s FM says he hopes Corbyn loses British election

Israel’s foreign minister said on Thursday that he hopes Jeremy Corbyn loses next week’s British election, citing allegations of anti-Semitism buffeting the Labour Party leader. With Israel in political disarray of its own after two inconclusive elections, the British contest has elicited few comments from Israeli leaders despite deep concern ...

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British PM and Labour leader face off in first election debate

LONDON: Britain’s Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn go head-to-head in their first TV debate of the election campaign, facing scrutiny over their plans for Brexit and more public spending. Johnson, who took over as the leader of the governing Conservatives in July, has held a ...

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Hackers attempt to take down UK Labour Party’s web services

LONDON: Hackers attacked Britain`s opposition Labour Party, bombarding its web services with malicious traffic in an attempt to force them offline just weeks ahead of a national election, party and security officials said, “We have experienced a sophisticated and large-scale cyberattack on Labour digital platforms,” Labour said in a statement. ...

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Brexit strategy: PM May faces crunch meeting with Tories

LONDON: Tories furious at the election fiasco will demand changes to her leadership style and concessions on key policy areas including Brexit. In a sign of the task ahead, the weakened leader must appease both those who believe voters have rejected a hard Brexit, and others demanding she plough on ...

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Angela Merkel urges swift Brexit talks after UK election

PARIS: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was hopeful that Britain would stick to the Brexit plan following the snap general election that saw the ruling Conservative Party lose some of its parliamentary seats. The talks about Britain’s exit from the 28 member European Union are scheduled for June 19 ...

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Sterling stunned by UK election shock, fallout limited elsewhere

PARIS: Sterling spiralled lower on Friday as British elections left no single party with a clear claim to power, sideswiping investors who had already weathered major risk events in the United States and Europe. With the majority of seats counted in the snap vote, British Prime Minister Theresa May had ...

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Facebook warns of fake news danger ahead of British election

LONDON: Facebook has launched a British newspaper advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news, in the latest drive by the social media giant to tackle malicious information ahead of a national election. Facebook has come under intense pressure to tackle the spread of false stories, which ...

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