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Boris Johnson resigns as UK foreign secretary

Boris Johnson has resigned as British foreign secretary, becoming the third minister in 24 hours to walk out of the government.

UK top envoy Boris Johnson urges Donald Trump not to end Iran deal

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump not to end the Iran nuclear agreement, saying the deal had weaknesses but these could be addressed given time.

OPCW confirms UK findings pointing poisoning of former spy to Russia

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) report has confirmed the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used in Salisbury, and severely injured three people.

Britain shares Intel with allies over Russian spy poisoning

Britain shared “unprecedented levels” of intelligence about a spy poisoning it blamed on Moscow, which has led at least 25 countries to expel Russian diplomats, a senior UK government official said Tuesday.

UK’s Boris Johnson likens Vladimir Putin’s World Cup to 1936 Berlin Olympics

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson agreed Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin would exploit the 2018 football World Cup in Russia as Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler did the Berlin Olympics.

Inspectors analyse toxin used on Russian spy in England

Inspectors from the world’s chemical weapons watchdog on Monday began examining the poison used to strike down a former Russian double agent in England, in an attack that London blames on Moscow.

Russia to expel UK diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to kick out 23 Russians as relations with London crashed to a post-Cold War low over an attack involving a military-grade nerve agent on English soil.

Kremlin: Britain’s claim Vladimir Putin ordered ex-spy poisoning ‘unforgiveable’

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday said statements by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tying Russian President Vladimir Putin to the attack on an ex-double agent were "shocking and unforgiveable".

Brexit minister David Davis promises no ‘Mad Max dystopia’

Britain will not engage in "Mad Max-style" deregulation and easing of workers' rights and environmental standards once it leaves the European Union, the Brexit secretary said Tuesday.

Boris Johnson warns against Brexit ‘betrayal’

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will on Wednesday use a major speech to warn that attempts to frustrate Brexit would lead to "ineradicable feelings of betrayal".

Gambia rejoins Commonwealth under new president

The Gambia was readmitted to the Commonwealth on Thursday, welcomed back following the democratic election of President Adama Barrow, who reversed the shock pullout of 2013.

Maldives judges arrested over ruling

The Maldives opposition leader and two senior judges have been arrested after a state of emergency was declared.

Fear of protests forces Donald Trump to cancel London’s visit

President Donald Trump’s cancellation of his visit to London has been attributed to the threat of mass protests against the United States President.

Donald Trump sparks UK political row after cancelling London trip

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson warned Friday that UK-US relations were at risk after US President Donald Trump cancelled a trip to London amid warnings of mass protests.

Britain’s Boris Johnson seeks to thaw Russia ties during Moscow trip

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday sought to open up communication channels with Russia after years of hostility on the first official visit by a foreign minister from London in five years.

Japan sanctions 19 coys over North Korea’s missile programme

Following North Korea’s defiant move towards the development of its nuclear programme, Japan’s Foreign Ministry says it has blocked the assets of 19 companies in an attempt to stop Pyongyang’s missile test.

Boris Johnson arrives in Iran to discuss jailed British national

Boris Johnson has arrived in Tehran, where where he is expected to discuss the fate of jailed British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

Theresa May urges Zimbabwe to rejoin international community

Britain wants Zimbabwe to rejoin the international community following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.

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