Boris Johnson

    • British PM seeks to mend ties with Scotland

      British PM seeks to mend ties with Scotland

      British PM Boris Johnson will seek to play down tensions with Scotland during a visit on Thursday, news wires reported. The ties that bind the kingdom’s constituent parts - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - have been badly strained by Brexit and the coronavirus outbreak.

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    • Britain bans China's Huawei, bowing to US pressure

      Britain bans China's Huawei, bowing to US pressure

      Britain on Tuesday approved the phased removal of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei from its 5G network despite warnings of retaliation from Beijing, news wires reported. The policy reversal hands a major victory to US President Donald Trump's administration in its geopolitical and trade battle with China.

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    • Boris Johnson to decide for Huawei ban today

      Boris Johnson to decide for Huawei ban today

      The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to ban Huawei from Britain's 5G network on Tuesday in a momentous decision that will delight Washington, dismay Beijing and signal the end of a two-decade long partnership with the country's biggest mobile operator, news wires reported. Britain's National Security Council (NSC), chaired by Johnson, will meet on Tuesday morning to discuss Huawei. Media Secretary Oliver Dowden will then announce a decision to the House of Commons later in the day.

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    • Britain to reopen pubs and hotels in early July

      Britain to reopen pubs and hotels in early July

      British PM Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday pubs, restaurants and hotels in England could reopen early next month, easing the coronavirus lockdown that has effectively shut the economy, news wires reported. In other signs of a gradual return to normal life, hairdressers will also open again, along with tourist attractions like theme parks. However, nightclubs, indoor gyms and swimming pools will stay closed.

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    • Macron discusses Brexit in London

      Macron discusses Brexit in London

      French President Emmanuel Macron will visit the UK today to mark the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s appeal to the French resistance during World War Two, and to talk discuss Brexit matters with PM Boris Johnson, news wires reported. Macron will be hosted by Prince Charles.

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    •  The fast-approaching descent to hell

      The fast-approaching descent to hell

      The next Brexit crisis point is fast approaching – the British government must decide by 30 June whether to request an extension to the current ‘transition’ period. The moment could be used to avert a disastrous economic rupture between the European Union and United Kingdom at the end of the year. But nothing serious will happen on the British side unless PM Boris Johnson acts. Will he make the effort?

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