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Tory Troubles: The many upheavals in Britain's Conservative Party
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Tory Troubles: The many upheavals in Britain's Conservative Party

Liz Truss is yet another Tory prime minister to be toppled. Some observers date the current leadership crisis to Conservative Party infighting over the role of the European Union during David Cameron's 2010-2016 tenure as Britain's leader

Liz Truss: UK’s third woman PM leaves office without India trade deal as Brexit prize
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Liz Truss: UK’s third woman PM leaves office without India trade deal as Brexit prize

Truss, who until Wednesday insisted in Parliament that she was a “fighter and not a quitter”, resigned just six weeks after her position became untenable after a series of policy U-turns, Cabinet upheavals and an open revolt against her ability to lead a deeply divided Conservative Party

Boris Johnson’s legacy: A Brexit far from over, deflating economy, cost-of-living crisis
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Boris Johnson’s legacy: A Brexit far from over, deflating economy, cost-of-living crisis

Johnson's administration was chaotic, wracked by factionalism and constantly in crisis mode, as a lifelong record of bending and breaking rules finally caught up with him

Hasta la vista, baby! UK's Boris Johnson bows out in parliament
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Hasta la vista, baby! UK's Boris Johnson bows out in parliament

The House of Commons breaks for its summer recess on Thursday, and the new leader is set to be announced when it reconvenes on 5 September

UK government publishes plan to override parts of Brexit deal
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UK government publishes plan to override parts of Brexit deal

The UK government denies any potential breach of international law, arguing that the changes will mean the United Kingdom stays together.

'Partygate' report slams failure of leadership as UK's Boris Johnson feels heat
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'Partygate' report slams failure of leadership as UK's Boris Johnson feels heat

Johnson's opponents have accused him of misleading parliament by insisting the events at Downing Street were within the rules at the time and were work-related

Boris Johnson dismisses visa norm relaxation link with Indian free trade deal
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Boris Johnson dismisses visa norm relaxation link with Indian free trade deal

Johnson was replying to a question raised by Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh during the Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) session in the House of Commons

India relations set to climb new heights as new coalition assumes charge in Germany
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India relations set to climb new heights as new coalition assumes charge in Germany

The next round of the India-Germany inter-governmental consultations will be a good occasion for the leadership of the two countries to exchange views on global matters and add strategic substance

Britain's Boris Johnson left reeling after Brexit minister David Frost quits cabinet
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Britain's Boris Johnson left reeling after Brexit minister David Frost quits cabinet

Frost, a trusted ally of the prime minister and former Brexit negotiator, sent his resignation letter late Saturday following reports that he was to leave his cabinet post in January

UK says time running out for solution in Brexit trade talks, substantial gaps remain
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UK says time running out for solution in Brexit trade talks, substantial gaps remain

UK and EU negotiators have met in Brussels over the past week to try and resolve major differences that have erupted over trade rules for Northern Ireland

EU, UK back to Brexit wrangling on fishing and trade in Northern Ireland
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EU, UK back to Brexit wrangling on fishing and trade in Northern Ireland

In less than a year after finalizing Brexit, the European Union and Britain are back to quarreling with UK wanting changes on trade deal in Northern Ireland and France wanting more fishing licenses from London

Optimism Unlimited: What makes Brexit champ Boris Johnson tick?
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Optimism Unlimited: What makes Brexit champ Boris Johnson tick?

With some in his party increasingly nervous about what the coming winter could hold, Johnson is counting on his innate positivity and vows of future 'sunlit uplands' still resonating with voters

Boris Johnson vows to overhaul UK economy, says no return to pre-Brexit model of
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Boris Johnson vows to overhaul UK economy, says no return to pre-Brexit model of "uncontrolled immigration"

He said, British businesses will have to invest in their workers and in technology to push the country "towards a high wage, high skill, high productivity economy

EU adopts €5 billion reserve to help businesses tackle short-term Brexit effects
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EU adopts €5 billion reserve to help businesses tackle short-term Brexit effects

The European Council said the money will cover extra costs and compensate the losses. Despite a trade deal struck in December to ensure tariff-free trade, Britain's trade with the EU has fallen sharply

UK readies soldiers to help ease fuel supply problems at pumps caused by shortage of truck drivers
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UK readies soldiers to help ease fuel supply problems at pumps caused by shortage of truck drivers

The Petrol Retailers Association, which represents almost 5,500 independent outlets, said that about two-thirds of its members had run out of fuel, as the truck driver shortage set off rounds of gas panic-buying

UK to grant 10,000 temporary visas for truck drivers to meet supply crisis
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UK to grant 10,000 temporary visas for truck drivers to meet supply crisis

While the Opposition has blamed Brexit for the crisis, the government insists the shortage is a temporary supply issue in the wake of the pandemic which will be resolved alongside investments in long-term training.

End of 'Merkron': EU's power couple of Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel prepare to bow out
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End of 'Merkron': EU's power couple of Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel prepare to bow out

Merkel is to relinquish power after German elections on 26 September, bringing an end to her 16 years in office that has seen her work with four different French leaders

John Bercow, former UK Speaker and scourge of Brexiteers, joins Opposition Labour Party
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John Bercow, former UK Speaker and scourge of Brexiteers, joins Opposition Labour Party

Bercow was a Conservative lawmaker for 12 years until being elected in 2009 to the neutral role of Speaker, responsible for running the House and interpreting Parliament's rules of procedure

Brexit spat: Britain calls European Union leaders' view on Northern Ireland 'offensive'
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Brexit spat: Britain calls European Union leaders' view on Northern Ireland 'offensive'

Britain and the EU are in a spat over post-Brexit trade arrangements that could see British sausages banned from entering Northern Ireland, the only part of the UK that borders the 27-nation bloc

Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, other British actors criticise post-Brexit visa rules, says it's a 'crisis' for touring artists
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Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, other British actors criticise post-Brexit visa rules, says it's a 'crisis' for touring artists

In a letter from the actors’ union, more than 100 UK performers said post-Brexit immigration rules meant “we have to pay hundreds of pounds, fill in form after form and spend weeks waiting for approval - just so we can do our jobs.”