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Boris Johnson


Boris Johnson’s new tactic against Covid-19: Urge Britons to lose weight

July 29, 2020 10:34 am

Obesity in Britain has long been cited as a growing problem and as a drain on the NHS, and the country is usually near the top of lists ranking Europe’s fattest countries.

Boris Johnson’s global Britain collides with global reality

July 22, 2020 2:12 pm

In a world upturned, other powers view the U.K. as having lost influence, shorn of its EU membership and economically vulnerable, according to interviews with senior policy makers past and present from allies and rivals alike.

Boris Johnson announces $446 million funding to cut greenhouse gases

July 22, 2020 1:50 pm

The UK is trying to decarbonize its economy by 2050 to meet its own legally-binding “net zero” target, and both Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak have pledged to ensure the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is a “green” one.

Report on Russian meddling in UK politics to be published

July 21, 2020 5:35 pm

The opposition has accused the government of failing to publish the report because it would lead to further questions about links between Russia and the pro-Brexit campaign in the 2016 referendum on European Union membership, which Johnson helped lead.

Johnson vows no second lockdown, asks cabinet back to work

July 19, 2020 8:37 am

The U.K. is trying to emerge from a lockdown that has led to the economy shrinking a fifth in the three months through April.

Kremlin rejects accusations of meddling in UK election

July 17, 2020 9:31 pm

"We consistently, categorically deny any possible involvement of the Russian Federation in interfering in any country's elections, including the UK," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

UK PM Boris Johnson says fans to be allowed in stadiums from October

July 17, 2020 6:02 pm

Spectators will be allowed back into some sports events in England from next week as coronavirus prevention measures are tested ahead of a planned wider reopening of stadiums in October.

Boris Johnson urges people to have a staycation in 'peerless, superlative' UK

July 13, 2020 5:28 pm

Boris Johnson also said that people should wear masks in confined spaces such as shops and that the government would say more in the next few days about what “tools of enforcement” would be used.

UK government set to tighten rules on wearing facemasks

July 12, 2020 8:10 am

The Times newspaper on Saturday cited an unidentified government official saying it was a “fair assumption” masks will become obligatory in other indoor settings within a few weeks.

UK PM Johnson to phase out Huawei's 5G role within months: Report

July 05, 2020 7:34 am

A report by the country’s state intelligence agency due to be presented to the prime minister this week is expected to conclude that new US sanctions on the Chinese company will force Huawei to use untrusted technology that could make security risks impossible to control, the Telegraph reported.


United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

December 13, 2019 7:05 am

Voting was underway across the country in a contest that pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31, against opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who promises another referendum on Brexit.

Boris Johnson's journey from journalist to UK PM

July 25, 2019 6:39 am

Johnson is admired by many Conservatives for his ability to connect with voters, but others mistrust him for his long record of misleading and false statements, verbal blunders and erratic performance.