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Big blow to Boris Johnson as UK Conservatives lose London strongholds in local elections
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Big blow to Boris Johnson as UK Conservatives lose London strongholds in local elections

Conservative Party chairman Oliver Dowden acknowledged the results in London were 'difficult' but said the 'more mixed picture' elsewhere showed Labour did not have the momentum to win the next general election

Embattled UK prime minister Boris Johnson faces mid-term test
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Embattled UK prime minister Boris Johnson faces mid-term test

The local election results will be seen as a barometer of support for Johnson's Conservatives nationally, as well as an indicator of whether the opposition Labour party poses a serious threat

UK’s Boris Johnson faces Parliament as ouster bid over lockdown-flouting parties gathers steam
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UK’s Boris Johnson faces Parliament as ouster bid over lockdown-flouting parties gathers steam

It’s a stunning reversal of fortune for a politician who just over two years ago led the Conservatives to their biggest election victory in almost 40 years

'Partygate': British Prime Minister Boris Johnson awaits Sue Gray report as his fate hangs in balance
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'Partygate': British Prime Minister Boris Johnson awaits Sue Gray report as his fate hangs in balance

The senior civil servant is due to report by the end of the month on claims that government staff held late-night soirees while Britain was under coronavirus restrictions in 2020 and 2021

Why Britain often joins hands with anti-India Khalistani radicalism thriving on its soil
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Why Britain often joins hands with anti-India Khalistani radicalism thriving on its soil

In the UK and Canada, diasporic Sikh groups are mostly controlled by Khalistani sympathisers who operate in tandem with Islamist groups of Pakistani origin

Brexit minister David Frost quits as new COVID-19 rules spark anger, dealing a blow to an already reeling Boris Johnson govt
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Brexit minister David Frost quits as new COVID-19 rules spark anger, dealing a blow to an already reeling Boris Johnson govt

Earlier this week, 99 Conservative lawmakers voted against so-called vaccine passports in the House of Commons, the biggest rebellion in Johnson's 2 1/2 years as prime minister

UK lawmakers back COVID curbs to rein in Omicron amid revolt by Conservative Party MPs
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UK lawmakers back COVID curbs to rein in Omicron amid revolt by Conservative Party MPs

All passed comfortably because of Opposition party support, but 97 Conservatives voted against the nightclub rules, according to a House of Commons tally — by far the biggest rebellion of Boris Johnson's premiership

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

Jeremy Corbyn reinstated to UK's Labour Party after three-week suspension over anti-Semitism row
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Jeremy Corbyn reinstated to UK's Labour Party after three-week suspension over anti-Semitism row

Labour has been grappling with allegations that anti-Semitism was allowed to fester under Corbyn, a long-time supporter of Palestinians and a critic of Israel, who led the party for almost five years from 2015

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

Labour Party suspends ex-leader Jeremy Corbyn over reaction to anti-Semitism report
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Labour Party suspends ex-leader Jeremy Corbyn over reaction to anti-Semitism report

The Labour Party suspended its former leader on Thursday for seeking to deflect blame after a report found that under his leadership, the party underplayed, belittled or ignored complaints by Jewish members

Marcus Rashford 'blown away' by grassroots pledges from restaurants and cafes to feed kids
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Marcus Rashford 'blown away' by grassroots pledges from restaurants and cafes to feed kids

In June, Rashford successfully lobbied the government to extend free school meals through the summer. But on Wednesday, a motion backed by him to extend it again was rejected largely along party lines.

Narendra Modi congratulates Jacinda Ardern on landslide poll win, says 'look forward to working together'
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Narendra Modi congratulates Jacinda Ardern on landslide poll win, says 'look forward to working together'

The New Zealand prime minister on Saturday won a second term in office in an election landslide of historic proportions

Jacinda Ardern wins by landslide in New Zealand's general polls, incumbent PM leveraged success in battling COVID-19
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Jacinda Ardern wins by landslide in New Zealand's general polls, incumbent PM leveraged success in battling COVID-19

With two thirds of the vote counted, Ardern's centre-left Labour Party is poised to win around 64 seats in the 120-member New Zealand Parliament

New Zealand elections: Jacinda Ardern heading for landslide win, show early counting trends
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New Zealand elections: Jacinda Ardern heading for landslide win, show early counting trends

Typically, parties must form alliances to govern, but this time there’s a chance Ardern and Labour will be able to go it alone

London to face tougher restrictions under Tier-2 COVID-19 risk alert from Saturday as cases continue to surge
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London to face tougher restrictions under Tier-2 COVID-19 risk alert from Saturday as cases continue to surge

The tougher measures in Tier-2 impose a ban on mixing between different households, indoors in homes and pubs, bars and restaurants and the Tier 1 rule of six on gatherings outdoors continues to apply

Boris Johnson unveils three-tier COVID-19 lockdown plan; Liverpool in 'very high' risk category
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Boris Johnson unveils three-tier COVID-19 lockdown plan; Liverpool in 'very high' risk category

Under the new measures, areas in England are classified at medium, high, or very high risk, and placed under restrictions of varying severity

Boris Johnson's controversial Brexit bill clears first hurdle, wins vote in House of Commons
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Boris Johnson's controversial Brexit bill clears first hurdle, wins vote in House of Commons

The bill aims to override parts of the Brexit deal and enable goods and services to flow freely across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland when the UK leaves the EU on 1 January

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”

Hard to prove Russia's influence on Brexit, but UK govt did nothing to protect referendum, finds report
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Hard to prove Russia's influence on Brexit, but UK govt did nothing to protect referendum, finds report

The Labour Party has accused the British govt of failing to publish the report because it would lead to further questions about links between Russia and the pro-Brexit campaign, which Johnson helped lead