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Explained: Why Rishi Sunak will find it difficult to become PM despite being favourite of Tory MPs
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Explained: Why Rishi Sunak will find it difficult to become PM despite being favourite of Tory MPs

While Rishi Sunak has been winning Conservative Party MPs, a new poll shows him losing to both Liz Truss and Penny Mourdant in the run-off that will be decided by over 160,000 Conservative Party members over the summer

Boris Johnson apologises over ‘partygate’ as report finds ‘failures of leadership and judgement’
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Boris Johnson apologises over ‘partygate’ as report finds ‘failures of leadership and judgement’

Johnson brushed off calls to quit over the 'partygate' scandal, promising to reform the way his office is run and insisting that he and his government can be trusted

'Partygate': UK govt braces for probe report that may cost Boris Johnson his job as prime minister
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'Partygate': UK govt braces for probe report that may cost Boris Johnson his job as prime minister

A senior civil servant is investigating claims that government staff held late-night soirees and 'wine time Fridays' while UK was under coronavirus curbs in 2020 and 2021. Johnson’s office has promised to publish the probe's findings

Vote of no-confidence: How UK Conservatives could oust Boris Johnson from office
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Vote of no-confidence: How UK Conservatives could oust Boris Johnson from office

Talks are swirling that some lawmakers want to oust the British prime minister over allegations that he and his staff held lockdown parties during the COVID-19 pandemic

Watch: 100 people dressed as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson party outside 10 Downing Street
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Watch: 100 people dressed as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson party outside 10 Downing Street

This comes after videos surfaced Johnson attending a 'bring your own booze' party at Downing Street last year when the country was under COVID-19 lockdown

UK prime minister Boris Johnson, wife Carrie announce birth of baby girl
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UK prime minister Boris Johnson, wife Carrie announce birth of baby girl

The baby is the 57-year-old prime minister's seventh child, after Wilfred Johnson was born to the couple in April last year

The Crown season 4 review: Netflix's historical drama is an absolute treat for royal watchers and the uninitiated
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The Crown season 4 review: Netflix's historical drama is an absolute treat for royal watchers and the uninitiated

The season makes for some delightful episodic arcs such as the most watched wedding of the previous century; Charles and Diana’s Royal visit to Australia; the security breach at Buckingham Palace; the tragic, downward spiral of Princess Margaret; the much talked about rift between The Queen and Thatcher.

Boris Johnson's top media aide Lee Cain resigns amid reports of power struggle at 10 Downing Street
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Boris Johnson's top media aide Lee Cain resigns amid reports of power struggle at 10 Downing Street

Cain announced he would step down after ministers and advisers, including Johnson's fiancee Carrie Symonds, reportedly protested over his planned promotion to the post of chief of staff

Who protects British democracy from Russia? No one, concludes UK Parliament report
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Who protects British democracy from Russia? No one, concludes UK Parliament report

The report described how British politicians had welcomed Russia's oligarchs to London, allowing them to launder their illicit money through what it called the London “laundromat”

British prime minister Boris Johnson, fiancee Carrie Symonds announce birth of 'healthy baby boy' at London hospital
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British prime minister Boris Johnson, fiancee Carrie Symonds announce birth of 'healthy baby boy' at London hospital

The news comes days after Johnson, 55, returned to 10 Downing Street on Monday after his hospitalisation for complications from COVID-19.

Britain's exit marks first stage of Brexit saga, UK to follow bloc rules during 11 months 'transition period'; EU to recover from 'historic blow' as ex-member becomes competition
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Britain's exit marks first stage of Brexit saga, UK to follow bloc rules during 11 months 'transition period'; EU to recover from 'historic blow' as ex-member becomes competition

With little fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the bloc.

'We will always love you': EU Parliament clears Brexit deal; Britain set to leave European Union after 47 years of membership today
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'We will always love you': EU Parliament clears Brexit deal; Britain set to leave European Union after 47 years of membership today

European Union grudgingly let go of the United Kingdom with a final vote Wednesday at the EU's parliament that ended the Brexit divorce battle and set the scene for tough trade negotiations in the year ahead.

UK govt plans special events to mark Brexit on 31 Jan; businesses may suffer, warns treasury chief
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UK govt plans special events to mark Brexit on 31 Jan; businesses may suffer, warns treasury chief

The British government has announced plans for special events on the night of 31 January when the country officially leaves the European Union but the country's treasury chief has admitted that some UK business sectors will suffer as a result.

EU chief warns UK must compromise to get Brexit trade deal, says Boris Johnson's 2020 deadline makes negotiations 'basically impossible'
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EU chief warns UK must compromise to get Brexit trade deal, says Boris Johnson's 2020 deadline makes negotiations 'basically impossible'

Three weeks before Britain is due to leave the European Union, the president of the European Commission warned Wednesday that the UK won’t get the 'highest quality access' to the European Union's market after Brexit unless it makes major concessions

Boris Johnson on track for Brexit, but trade talks with EU and Scotland’s contentions could prove challenging
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Boris Johnson on track for Brexit, but trade talks with EU and Scotland’s contentions could prove challenging

After a remarkable political turnaround, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on the verge of taking Britain out of the European Union with the enthusiastic support of a strong majority in Parliament.

Boris Johnson likely to be declared UK’s next PM today; Conservative leader faces Brexit crisis amid thin majority in Parliament
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Boris Johnson likely to be declared UK’s next PM today; Conservative leader faces Brexit crisis amid thin majority in Parliament

Boris Johnson is set to win the race on Tuesday to become Britain's next prime minister, charged with resolving the Brexit impasse and the high-stakes tanker crisis with Iran

Daily Bulletin: Karnataka Speaker says floor test will be done by 6 pm today; Trump offers to mediate on Kashmir issue; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: Karnataka Speaker says floor test will be done by 6 pm today; Trump offers to mediate on Kashmir issue; day's top stories

Karnataka Speaker adjourns House on third day of trust vote debate, assures floor test by 6 pm today; SC hearing today over NRC case to re-verify and extend deadline; day's top stories

Britain's next PM: Boris Johnson likely to be confirmed winner as polls draw to a close; result to be announced tomorrow
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Britain's next PM: Boris Johnson likely to be confirmed winner as polls draw to a close; result to be announced tomorrow

The voting closes in the contest to become Britain's next prime minister, with Boris Johnson expected to be confirmed as the winner charged with delivering Brexit.

Britain prepares for Brexit: Theresa May loses popularity in Maidenhead as dabble over deal shifts gear from economic to identity crisis
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Britain prepares for Brexit: Theresa May loses popularity in Maidenhead as dabble over deal shifts gear from economic to identity crisis

About 25 miles from London, in the safe Conservative seat Maidenhead in England, the anger against the chaos in Parliament caused the vote to split in the civic elections, setting alarm bells ringing in Westminster.

What the duck! Aides warned Theresa May pregnant waterfowl could cause scene during Downing Street talks with Narendra Modi
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What the duck! Aides warned Theresa May pregnant waterfowl could cause scene during Downing Street talks with Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May at her Downing Street office earlier this week could have turned chaotic if a pregnant duck nesting in one of the windows had been accidentally disturbed, it has emerged.