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EXCLUSIVE France’s Macron tells UK’s Johnson: keep your word on Brexit deal

Reuters
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and France’s President Emmanuel Macron attend a bilateral meeting during G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, June 12, 2021. Stefan Rousseau/Pool via REUTERS French President Emmanuel Macron told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday that Franco-British relations could only be reset if he......

The mystery of the UK’s missing workers

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57400560 By Robert PlummerBusiness reporter, BBC Newsimage copyrightGetty ImagesAs the UK economy emerges from the effects of the pandemic, various sectors are reporting shortages of staff.The lockdown easing has prompted employers to start recruiting. UK job vacancies have hit their highest level since the start of the pandemic.Yet, puzzlingly, the......

Biden Meets with UK’s PM, Keystone Pipeline Plan Suspended, Tribal Jail Deaths : Up First

NPR
NPR President Biden is expected to speak with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on a variety of issues during his first overseas trip while in office. The contentious Keystone XL Pipeline project has officially been suspended. An NPR and Mountain West News Bureau investigation is looking into the deaths of 19......

UK’s Johnson calls on G7 to vaccinate world by end of 2022

Reuters
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday called for leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) rich nations to make a commitment to vaccinate the entire world against COVID-19 by the end of 2022 when they meet in Britain next week. Johnson will host the first in-person summit in almost......

UK’s COVID ‘disaster’ to be laid bare by PM Johnson’s ex-chief adviser

Reuters
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser will on Wednesday cast his former boss as a dithering leader surrounded by fools whose ineptitude led to a “disastrous” response to the most devastating global pandemic in decades. With almost 128,000 deaths, the United Kingdom has the world’s fifth worst official......

UK’s Labour pushes for vote on U.S. minimum corporation tax plan

Reuters
British opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer debates Prime Minister Boris Johnson behind protective glass during question period at the House of Commons in London, Britain April 28, 2021. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS Britain’s main opposition Labour Party said it will push for a vote in parliament on Monday......

UK’s Queen Elizabeth visits new aircraft carrier before Asia voyage

Reuters
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth visited the country’s new aircraft carrier on Saturday, named in her honour, before it leads a flotilla of Royal Navy ships to Asian waters on its maiden operational voyage. The queen, aged 95, stepped aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth, seven years after she named the......

UK’s Johnson announces urban renewal plans after promise to “level up”

Reuters
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday announced a series of urban renewal projects worth 830 million pounds ($1.2 billion) in towns and cities away from London as part of his promise to “level up” the country’s economy. Johnson, who won a 2019 election thanks largely to voters in struggling......

Capital Calls: UK’s Eurostar dodge misses a trick

Reuters
A Eurostar high-speed train speeds on the LGV Nord rail track outside Saint-Leger, France, January 22, 2021. Concise insights on global finance. ———————————————– MISSING THE POINT. What’s the English for laissez-faire? After years of being outfoxed by Europeans in Brexit negotiations, Britain has clawed back a mini-victory. The Eurostar cross-Channel......

UK’s Johnson announces COVID-19 inquiry next year

Reuters
People shop at market stalls, with skyscrapers of the CIty of London financial district seen behind, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an inquiry next year into the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic that is likely......

UK’s Raab: No final decision on EU ambassador’s status

Reuters
Britain’s Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain, February 3, 2021. REUTERS/John Sibley//File Photo Britain has not made a final decision on whether to grant the European Union’s ambassador in London, Joao Vale de Almeida, full diplomatic status, Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday.......

U.K.’s Johnson on the Defensive as Ethical Questions Mount

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — The ethical allegations swirling around Prime Minister Boris Johnson got more serious on Wednesday after Britain’s Electoral Commission announced it would open a formal investigation into whether Mr. Johnson secretly used political donations to refurbish his......

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