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Donald Trump endorses Boris Johnson, fails to mind the guard-rails

Donald Trump just can’t help being the impulsive Donald Trump. In London to attend a fractious NATO summit at its 70th anniversary, the US President ignored the guard rails and came out to endorse Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson, nine days to election.
An ice sculpture stands in place of Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the studio before the start of the Channel 4 News' election climate debate in London on Thursday. Kirsty O'Connor - AP

Boris Johnson replaced by melting ice on UK TV climate debate

Britain’s governing Conservative Party complained to the broadcasting regulator after its chosen representative was shut out of a general election television debate on climate change on Thursday.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced political opposition and personal allegations Monday as he tried to fulfill his pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union in just over a month.

Boris Johnson unveils manifesto for Brexit Britain

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveils his Conservative Party’s manifesto on Sunday, pledging to move on from Brexit and austerity in a bid to secure a general election majority.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2019 shows the logo of the US social networking website Twitter, displayed on a smart-phone screen, in Lille, northern France. – Several features on Twitter were down on October 2, 2019, the platform said, with users from Japan to the USA reporting they were unable to log in, use the mobile app or see direct messages.”We’ve been experiencing outages across Twitter and TweetDeck,” the social media giant said in a statement, without giving a reason for the disruption. “You might have had trouble Tweeting, getting notifications, or viewing DMs. We’re currently working on a fix, and should be back to normal soon.” (Photo by Denis Charlet / AFP)

Twitter accuses UK of misleading public in election row

Twitter accused Britain’s governing Conservatives on Wednesday of misleading the public by rebranding themselves as fact-checkers during a live TV election debate, fuelling concerns about trust in politics.

Brexit: Boris Johnson will probably win this election – Nigel Farage

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will probably win the Dec. 12 election with a small majority but the campaign has so far been uninspiring with a host of unrealistic promises on both sides, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Tuesday.

Restructuring: Minister fears ‘Brexit experience’ for Nigeria

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has expressed fears that Nigeria may experience the Brexit experience, unless youths in the country are given political education to make them understand the issue of restructuring.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks to members of Britain’s military during a reception for the Armed Forces inside 10 Downing Street in Central London on September 18, 2019. John NGUYEN - POOL - AFP

Official: Britain will not name EU commissioner ahead of election

The British government has informed the European Union that it does not plan to nominate an EU commissioner ahead of a general election next month.
Children play on the West side of the Berlin wall in 1986, three years before the fall. Getty

Divisions rife as Germany marks 30 years since Berlin Wall fell

Germany on Saturday marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall that ushered in the end of communism and national reunification, as the Western alliance that helped secure those achievements is riddled with divisions.
FILE PHOTO - Wads of British Pound Sterling banknotes are stacked in piles at the Money Service Austria company's headquarters in Vienna, Austria, November 16, 2017. REUTERS-Leonhard Foeger

Britain’s credit rating slips to negative

Credit ratings agency Moody’s on Friday downgraded the outlook for Britain’s debt, citing mounting policy challenges amid the Brexit debate.

Lawmakers call for pause on false micro-targeted political ads

An international “grand committee” of lawmakers called on Thursday for a pause on online micro-targeted political ads with false or misleading information until the area is regulated.
LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will apologize to Conservative Party members who voted for him based on his promise to take Britain out of the European Union by Oct. 31.

British premier launches election campaign

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to fire up supporters with a Brexit rallying cry on Wednesday after the first day of his election campaign was marred by a ministerial resignation, a gaffe about a deadly tower blaze and a doctored video advert.
The United Kingdom’s parliament will be dissolved on Wednesday so politicians can begin campaigning for December’s snap election.

UK’s parliament to be desolved for December snap election

The United Kingdom’s parliament will be dissolved on Wednesday so politicians can begin campaigning for December’s snap election.
LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will apologize to Conservative Party members who voted for him based on his promise to take Britain out of the European Union by Oct. 31.

Boris Johnson apologizes for missing Brexit deadline

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will apologize to Conservative Party members who voted for him based on his promise to take Britain out of the European Union by Oct. 31.
Dr Hans-Gert Pottering, Former President of the European Union Parliament, on Tuesday in Abuja, said that leaving the European Union was one of the worst decisions made by Britain.

Hans-Gert Pottering: Brexit worst mistake by Britain

Dr Hans-Gert Pottering, Former President of the European Union Parliament, on Tuesday in Abuja, said that leaving the European Union was one of the worst decisions made by Britain.
John Bercow departs the House of Commons chamber for the final time as speaker. [UK Parliament-Jessica Taylor-Reuters]

John Bercow resigns after ten years as Britain’s speaker

John Bercow stepped down on Thursday after 10 years as speaker of Britain’s House of Commons — a role that rocketed him into the heart of the Brexit battle, and won him European fans.

Facebook drops U.K. appeal against Cambridge Analytica fine, but admits no liability

Facebook has reached a settlement with the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over Facebook’s role in the misuse of users’ personal data in the lead up to the 2016 European Union (EU) membership referendum.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the European Union's decision to delay Brexit had met his demand to remove the threat of a disorderly divorce.

UK braces for election as Labour Party backs early vote

Britain's main opposition Labour Party has said it would support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for a December election, although the date remains to be fixed.
Anti-Brexit activists hold placards and wave Union and EU flags as they demonstrate near the Houses of Parliament in central London on January 28, 2019. – Despite the humiliating rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, Britain is no closer to knowing the end result of its vote to leave the European Union. A raft of amendments to be voted on by MPs on Tuesday threaten to further muddy the waters as the clock ticks down to Britain’s scheduled departure from the EU on March 29. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)

EU agrees to grant UK request for Brexit delay until January 31

The European Union (EU) has agreed to grant the UK’s request for a Brexit extension until Jan. 31 instead of the deadline of Oct. 31, European Council President Donald Tusk said Monday.

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