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EU wants Brexit deal 'but not at any price' as teams head for dinner

08 Jul 2020

LONDON Top British and EU negotiators will dine at Number 10 Downing Street on Tuesday, kicking off the latest round of Brexit talks that have all but stalled amid differences, with the top EU official saying he wants an agreement, "but not at any price".

Britain imposes sanctions on Russians, including top investigator, Saudis over rights

06 Jul 2020

LONDON Britain imposed sanctions on 25 Russians and 20 Saudis on Monday as part of post-Brexit measures foreign minister Dominic Raab said were aimed at stopping the laundering of "blood money".

The British are fatter than the rest of Europe, says PM Johnson

29 Jun 2020

LONDON The British are far fatter than any other nation in Europe bar the Maltese so there needs to be a debate about how to tackle soaring rates of obesity which cost the country dearly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. | Video

UPDATE 3-UK's top senior civil servant steps down as Johnson adviser seeks change

28 Jun 2020

* Labour expresses concerns about Johnson's priorities (Adds details)

'Get Britain moving again', PM Johnson to unveil new infrastructure plan

28 Jun 2020

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson will launch a plan this week to get Britain "moving again" after the coronavirus lockdown, when the government will set out measures to boost infrastructure construction, interior minister Priti Patel said on Sunday.

With a bit of oomph, Brexit deal feasible in July, says UK's Johnson

15 Jun 2020

BRUSSELS/LONDON Leaders from Britain and the European Union agreed on Monday that talks on their future relationship should be stepped up to clinch a deal, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggesting an agreement could be reached in July with "a bit of oomph".

Churchill statue boarded up ahead of expected UK protests on Saturday

13 Jun 2020

LONDON Statues of historical figures including Winston Churchill have been boarded up ahead of more expected protests on Saturday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was "shameful" that the monument to Britain's wartime leader was at risk of attack.

Britain unveils plans to impose EU border checks in stages

12 Jun 2020

LONDON Britain will introduce border checks with the European Union in stages from Jan. 1, reversing an original plan so it can now give companies struggling with the coronavirus crisis more time to fill out forms and pay tariffs.

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