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Boris Johnson challenges rival to back Brexit deadline

London - Boris Johnson challenged his rival for Britain's leadership on Tuesday to deliver Brexit by the end of October whatever happens, only to be accused once again of trying to avoid scrutiny.

UK's Johnson admits needing EU support in event of no-deal Brexit

London - Boris Johnson, the favourite to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, has acknowledged that London would need cooperation from the European Union to cushion potential shocks in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Macron urges Trump to 'clarify his position' on EU

Washington - French President Emmanuel Macron has urged Donald Trump to "clarify his position" regarding the European Union, repeatedly the target of the US president's barbs.

UK's Boris Johnson under pressure to explain domestic 'row'

London - Boris Johnson, the strong favourite to become Britain's next prime minister, came under pressure from figures in his own party on Sunday to explain reports of a domestic "row" that led to a police visit.

Johnson domestic 'row' rocks UK leadership race

London - Britain's leadership contest was rocked on Saturday by reports that police were called to a late-night "row" between frontrunner Boris Johnson and his partner, just hours before campaigning opened to win over grassroots Conservatives.

Police called to PM hopeful Johnson's home after 'row': UK media

London - Police were called to the home of leadership candidate Boris Johnson and his partner after reports of a heated row, according to British media, hours after he was named in the final two in the race to become prime minister.

UK leadership race finalists woo Tory grassroots

London - Britain's leadership contest starts a month-long nationwide tour on Saturday as Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt each seek to win over grassroots Conservatives in their bid to become prime minister.

EU leaders warn next British PM: no Brexit renegotiation

Apo - The EU's leaders Friday fired a Brexit warning to whoever wins the battle to become the next British prime minister, insisting the existing divorce deal will not be changed.

Behind the bluster: Britain's Boris Johnson

London - Known for his jokes, gaffes and bluster, Boris Johnson has pitched himself as the big personality Britain needs to break the Brexit deadlock and thereby save his Conservative Party from electoral oblivion.

Boris Johnson vs Jeremy Hunt for next British PM

London - Boris Johnson will take on Jeremy Hunt in the final two of the race to become Britain's next prime minister after Michael Gove was narrowly eliminated on Thursday.

Johnson faces Hunt in battle to be British PM

London - Boris Johnson will face Jeremy Hunt in a run-off to become Britain's next prime minister after a final ballot of MPs on Thursday, with the winner tasked with guiding the country through Brexit.

Boris Johnson wins key Brexit backing in Tory leadership race

London - British leadership favourite Boris Johnson won the endorsement of a key Brexit-backing rival on Wednesday despite accusations he was softening his rhetoric on leaving the EU.

Weary Brussels braced for a second bout with Boris

Apo - The frontrunner to become Britain's prime minister, former Brussels journalist -- and foreign minister -- Boris Johnson has not left a positive impression in Europe's capital.

Larger than life: Britain's Boris Johnson

London - Known for his jokes, gaffes and bluster, Boris Johnson has pitched himself as the big personality Britain needs to steer it through Brexit and thereby save his party from electoral humiliation.

The six running to become Britain's PM

London - The six contenders left in the race to replace Theresa May as Britain's prime minister are scrambling for votes in Tuesday's second ballot of the 313 Conservative MPs.

British PM hopefuls begin crucial week of votes

London - The six Conservatives vying to become Britain's prime minister face off in the second round of voting on Tuesday, with the final pair to be decided by the end of the week.

British PM rivals clash over Brexit strategy

London - Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.

Johnson's Brexit plan would crumble: rival for UK PM

London - Boris Johnson's Brexit strategy would collapse under scrutiny, one of his rivals to become Britain's prime minister said ahead of the first televised debate Sunday -- which the front-runner is skipping.

Boris Johnson rejects 'white flag' of Brexit delays

London - UK leadership race frontrunner Boris Johnson insisted Friday he would never raise the "white flag" of surrender and plead for a further delay of Brexit if no EU deal was ready by October 31.

Boris Johnson wins first round of UK leadership vote

London - Boris Johnson overwhelmingly won the first round of voting Thursday in the race to replace outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, with the field of candidates narrowed to seven from 10.

Candidates face first cull in battle to be British PM

London - The 10 candidates running to replace Britain's outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May face the first round of voting on Thursday -- when at least one will get the chop.

Johnson plays down no-deal Brexit as bids for UK leadership

London - Boris Johnson said Wednesday he would only take Britain out of the EU without a deal as a "last resort", launching his campaign to be prime minister with a promise to unify a country deeply divided over Brexit.

Beating Boris: Race to replace UK's May kicks off

London - The contest to replace Theresa May as Britain's next leader heated up on Monday, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the "bluff and bluster" of frontrunner Boris Johnson.

Britain's Tory party set for rollercoaster leadership battle

London - The election of a new British Conservative Party leader is a contest traditionally marked by twists, turns and political backstabbing.

UK foreign minister says EU willing to renegotiate Brexit deal

London - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, a contender to replace Theresa May as prime minister, said Sunday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had indicated the EU would be willing to renegotiate the Brexit divorce deal.

UK's Boris Johnson says would withhold Brexit bill as PM

London - Boris Johnson, considered the frontrunner to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Saturday he would refuse to pay the country's Brexit bill until the EU agrees better withdrawal terms.

UK's May quits as party leader, starting succession race

London - Prime Minister Theresa May stepped down as leader of Britain's governing Conservative Party on Friday, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit.

Boris Johnson wins Brexit case hounding his leadership bid

London - Former UK foreign minister Boris Johnson's bid to succeed Theresa May as prime minister received a big boost Friday when a London court quashed his summons to answer charges that he lied during the Brexit referendum campaign.

Brexit Party fails to win first seat in UK by-election

Peterborough - Anti-EU populist Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party failed to win its first seat in Britain's parliament as it lost out to the main opposition Labour Party in a crunch by-election, results on Friday showed.

UK's May quits as party leader, starting succession race

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party on Friday, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit.
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Timeline of the Brexit talks
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US President Barack Obama  pictured in London with Prime Minister David Cameron  has warned of negat...
US President Barack Obama, pictured in London with Prime Minister David Cameron, has warned of negative economic consequences of a so-called Brexit
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Britons with EU spouses retain the right to live and work on the continent but the right to citizens...
Britons with EU spouses retain the right to live and work on the continent but the right to citizenship is up to the individual country
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US President Barack Obama gives a speech at an event in central London on April 23  2016 warning aga...
US President Barack Obama gives a speech at an event in central London on April 23, 2016 warning against leaving the European Union
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British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (R) has claimed the economy would shrink by 6% by...
British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (R) has claimed the economy would shrink by 6% by 2030 in the event of a Brexit, costing every household the equivalent of £4,300 a year
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