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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson agrees 'great' new Brexit deal with EU

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that Britain and the European Union had agreed a "great" new Brexit deal and urged lawmakers to approve it at the weekend.

Oct 17, 2019, 15:34 PM IST

Brexit hangs in the balance as EU doubts a deal this week

A deal to smooth Britain`s departure from the European Union hung in the balance on Monday after diplomats indicated the bloc wanted more concessions from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and said a full agreement was unlikely this week.

Oct 14, 2019, 18:14 PM IST

EU, Britain to hold intense negotiations on Brexit deal as departure date nears

The European Union and Britain agreed on Friday to hold intense talks over the next few days in a bid to secure a deal over Britain`s departure from the bloc, but arrangements over British-Irish border controls remain at issue, the EU said.

Oct 11, 2019, 20:19 PM IST

Make more concessions if you want a Brexit deal: EU tells Britain

As the clock ticks down to the October 31 departure date, Brexit descended into a public row between London and Brussels this week as both sides position for another delay followed by an election in Britain or an acrimonious divorce.

Oct 09, 2019, 22:13 PM IST

UK court rejects Brexit delay case, saying PM Johnson pledged to abide by law

Last month British lawmakers passed legislation, known as the "Benn Act", which requires British PM Boris Johnson to send a letter to the EU asking for a delay if no divorce agreement has been struck by October 19, to stop what opponents say would be calamitous no-deal Brexit.

Oct 07, 2019, 20:45 PM IST

Brexit: UK will leave the European Union on October 31, says Finance Minister Javid

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on Oct. 31, hopefully with a deal, finance minister Sajid Javid said on Monday.

Sep 30, 2019, 19:44 PM IST

British PM Johnson vows to stay put to hit October 31 Brexit deadline

Boris Johnson said on Sunday he would not quit as Britain`s prime minister even if he fails to secure a deal to leave the European Union, insisting only his Conservative government can deliver Brexit on Oct. 31.

Sep 29, 2019, 23:30 PM IST

'Parliament is dead,' says British PM Johnson's lawyer as Brexit chaos deepens

Britain faces an October 31 departure deadline, but after three years of political crisis it remains unclear when, if or on what terms the it will leave the bloc it joined in 1973.

Sep 25, 2019, 23:01 PM IST

Suspending UK Parliament was unlawful, rules Supreme Court

On August 28, Johnson had ordered the suspension for five weeks, saying it was to allow a Queen's Speech to outline his new Brexit policies. 

Sep 24, 2019, 16:29 PM IST

'Very likely indeed' Iran was behind Saudi attacks: British PM Boris Johnson

The United States and Saudi Arabia have blamed Iran for the September 14 strikes on two Saudi Aramco oil plants that initially halved the country`s crude output. Yemen`s Iran-aligned Houthi movement has claimed responsibility.

Sep 23, 2019, 22:35 PM IST

UK government publishes no-deal Brexit scenarios predicting disorder

A `no-deal` Brexit could snarl cross-Channel trade routes, disrupting supplies of medicines and fresh food while protests spread across Britain, according to a worst-case scenario reluctantly released by the government on Wednesday.

Sep 12, 2019, 14:56 PM IST

Philippines declares African first swine fever outbreak near Manila

The announcement was based on the results of laboratory tests requested by Agriculture Secretary William Dar after reports last month of an unusual number of pig deaths in backyard farms in Rizal province.

Sep 09, 2019, 13:21 PM IST

Sticking to Brexit plan, UK's PM Boris Johnson will not seek a delay

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lost his Conservative government`s majority in parliament, expelled 21 rebels from the party and failed to force through a new election.

Sep 08, 2019, 22:44 PM IST

UK's Johnson threatens to purge rebel Brexit lawmakers from party

The battle for Brexit will enter the endgame this week when opposition lawmakers from all parties seek to either change the law, or the government, in their drive to block what they say would be an economically damaging no-deal Brexit. 

Sep 02, 2019, 14:33 PM IST

UK PM Boris Johnson puts his feet up in French President Macaron's palace

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson may have taken a month to embark on his first trip abroad, but he was quick to make himself at home in President Emmanuel Macron`s gilded palace, putting his feet up on the furniture.

Aug 23, 2019, 10:47 AM IST

As Donald Trump offers to mediate, UK and France call Kashmir a bilateral issue

After the US offer of mediation, the United Kingdom and France have called Kashmir a bilateral issue

Aug 21, 2019, 10:41 AM IST

UK faces food, fuel and drug shortages, says contested leaked document

Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by the Sunday Times, but whose interpretation was contested by ministers. 

Aug 18, 2019, 22:52 PM IST

UK Typhoon Eurofighters intercept 5 Russian warplanes including Sukhoi Su-27B jets, TU-142 Bear Bomber near Estonia

The RAF Typhoon Eurofighters were scrambled on Monday to intercept a Russian Antonov AN-26 Curl transport aircraft and then later in the day a Russian TU-142 Bear Bomber and two Su-27B fighters were tracked following which the Typhoons were once again tasked with escorting aircraft.

Aug 07, 2019, 14:56 PM IST

UK issues advisory, warns citizens against travelling to J&K

The advisory cautioned against "all but essential travel to the city of Srinagar and travel between the cities of Jammu and Srinagar on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway", and also advised against travel to the tourist destinations of Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Sonmarg.

Aug 03, 2019, 18:54 PM IST

Speculation ends, UK's new PM Boris Johnson to move to Downing Street with girlfriend

The move will make Boris Johnson the first Prime Minister in living memory to live with an unmarried partner in Number 10.

Jul 30, 2019, 10:42 AM IST