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Boris Johnson’s father seeks French citizenship

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father Stanley confirmed plans on Thursday to seek French citizenship as the free movement of Britons in the EU comes to an end under the Brexit pact delivered by his son. Speaking to France's RTL radio in French, Stanley Johnson...

2020: World rocked by Covid-19, Trump and Black Lives Matter

The Covid-19 pandemic cast a long pall over 2020 but it also saw President Donald Trump beaten by Joe Biden in a tumultuous US election and the Black Lives Matter movement shake the world. Here are some of the key events of the year: - Rampaging...

Royal Navy armed ships to patrol fishing waters if “no-deal” Brexit

by Phil HAZLEWOOD Trade talks between Britain and EU continued into the night Saturday ahead of the latest make-or-break deadline, as the Royal Navy readied armed ships to patrol UK fishing waters in case of a "no-deal" Brexit. Negotiations in Brussels were due to continue on...

Pounds dives on report Johnson to abandon Brexit talks

The pound tumbled more than one percent against the dollar Monday, as Britain's Sun newspaper said Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to abandon post-Brexit trade talks with the European Union. The Sun reported on its website that "Johnson is ready to pull out of...

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth to get Covid-19 vaccine ‘in weeks’: reports

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine within weeks after UK regulators granted emergency approval and the world's first roll-out begins next week, reports late Saturday said. The monarch, 94, and her 99-year-old husband Prince Philip are in line to get the...

Asian stocks mostly rise but virus, US election fears linger

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Asian stocks rose Monday, tracking a healthy lead from Wall Street as bargain-buyers moved in following a recent sell-off, though advances were limited by worries about fresh virus spikes and the reimposition of economically damaging containment measures. Traders are also awaiting the first US presidential...

Facebook launches new campaign to encourage voting

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Facebook is launching a new initiative this week to encourage Americans to vote in the upcoming presidential election, the latest effort by the social network to prove it is a responsible player on the internet. The tech titan will kick off Monday a massive campaign...

Brexit and the divide in UK citizens’ political identity: what is to become of “Leavers” and “Remainers” after Brexit?

Some of the opinions expressed in this article can be attributed to Timothy Oliver, lecturer in British politics, who wrote the original piece for The Conversation.  Last Friday (Jan 31) was no ordinary Friday. In all the chaos and global distress caused by the rampant...

EU chiefs sign Brexit deal ahead of parliamentary vote

Brussels' two top officials, the presidents of the European Commission and the European Council, signed off on Britain's EU divorce agreement Friday. With Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel's formal endorsement, the text will now go to the European Parliament on Wednesday, January 29...

British MPs set to finally seal Brexit deal

by Alice RITCHIE and Dmitry ZAKS After years of angry arguments that toppled two governments, Britain's parliament Thursday will finally approve the terms of Brexit, clearing the divided country's exit from the European Union on January 31. The House of Commons will rush through a final...
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