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Kemi Badenoch

Boris Johnson appoints Nigerian as minister

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed a Nigerian Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch as Children and Families Minister as part of his government reshuffle.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the press during the first joint European Union and Arab League summit at the International Congress Centre in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

Theresa May quits as Conservative party leader

British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party on Friday, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit.
Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Moustapha Cisse Lo on Saturday said that the consistent absence of some members of parliament would not be tolerated anymore.

Speaker: Absence of ECOWAS MPs won’t be tolerated anymore

Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Moustapha Cisse Lo, on Saturday said that the consistent absence of some members of parliament would not be tolerated anymore.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to work with her to change the Brexit deal and help her win the backing of the United Kingdom's parliament, despite the EU's repeated insistence that it is not open to renegotiation.

Reports: British premier expected to quit on Friday

Theresa May is expected to announce her resignation as British Prime Minister on Friday, most British newspapers reported on Thursday.
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May reacting as Scottish National Party (SNP) MP and Westminster leader Ian Blackford speaks in the House of Commons in London on April 11, 2019, after she updated MPs on Brexit, following her attendance at the EU Summit. – European leaders agreed with Britain on Thursday to delay Brexit by up to six months, saving the continent from what could have been a chaotic no-deal departure at the end of the week. The deal struck during late night talks in Brussels means that, if London remains in the EU after May 22, British voters will have to take part in European elections — or crash out on June 1. (Photo by HO / various sources / AFP) /

British government postpones Brexit vote

The British government on Thursday postponed a crucial Brexit vote scheduled for the first week of June, following an outcry from hardline Brexiteers over concessions made by Prime Minister Theresa May.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the press during the first joint European Union and Arab League summit at the International Congress Centre in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

Theresa May to make ‘new, bold offer’ in Brexit bill

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will present a “new, bold offer” to lawmakers with “an improved package of measures” in a final attempt to get the Brexit divorce deal through parliament before she leaves office.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to work with her to change the Brexit deal and help her win the backing of the United Kingdom's parliament, despite the EU's repeated insistence that it is not open to renegotiation.

Theresa May rejects calls for resignation deadline

Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday resisted demands from within her party to give a clear timetable for stepping down, with her spokesman insisting she would stay until Britain’s exit from the EU is finalised.
Fiona Onasanya was convicted of perverting the course of justice after lying to avoid a speeding ticket. Yui Mok-PA

Fiona Onasanya becomes first UK MP removed from office

Fiona Onasanya has become the first ever MP to be removed from office following a recall petition.
Britain’s former defence secretary Gavin Williamson. ‘Theresa May … had no option but to fire a minister who she could not trust with her government’s most sensitive decisions.’ Facundo Arrizabalaga-EPA

Former UK defence secretary denies Huawei leak

Gavin Williamson has strenuously denied he leaked information from the National Security Council as calls are being made for a police inquiry.
Labour's Tom Watson

Brexit: Labour rejects call to back second referendum

Rejecting a campaign by deputy leader Tom Watson, the National Executive Committee announced that its manifesto for the forthcoming European election would be “fully in line” with its existing policy of partial backing for a second poll.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 19, 2019 A recent but undated handout picture released by Lyra McKee’s family via the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on April 19, 2019 shows journalist and author Lyra McKee posing for a photograph. – The killing of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry on April 18, 2019 marked the latest upsurge of violence in Northern Ireland — where fears grow that a fragile and hard-won peace is increasingly at risk. (Photo by HO / POLICE SERVICE OF NORTHERN IRELAND (PSNI) / AFP) /

Funeral for young journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland

A journalist killed by a dissident republican paramilitary in Northern Ireland is to be laid to rest on Wednesday at a ceremony celebrating her life to be attended by British Prime Minister Theresa May.
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May reacting as Scottish National Party (SNP) MP and Westminster leader Ian Blackford speaks in the House of Commons in London on April 11, 2019, after she updated MPs on Brexit, following her attendance at the EU Summit. – European leaders agreed with Britain on Thursday to delay Brexit by up to six months, saving the continent from what could have been a chaotic no-deal departure at the end of the week. The deal struck during late night talks in Brussels means that, if London remains in the EU after May 22, British voters will have to take part in European elections — or crash out on June 1. (Photo by HO / various sources / AFP) /

British MPs back Brexit delay by one vote

British parliamentarians have narrowly approved a bill seeking to delay Brexit, as they attempt to avoid a no-deal exit from the European Union.
Julian Assange gives a thumbs up to onlookers from inside a police van in London on Thursday.

Lawmakers urge UK to cooperate with Sweden in Assange case

More than 70 British lawmakers have urged their government to prioritise any extradition bid Sweden might make for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is also wanted in the United States.
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May reacting as Scottish National Party (SNP) MP and Westminster leader Ian Blackford speaks in the House of Commons in London on April 11, 2019, after she updated MPs on Brexit, following her attendance at the EU Summit. – European leaders agreed with Britain on Thursday to delay Brexit by up to six months, saving the continent from what could have been a chaotic no-deal departure at the end of the week. The deal struck during late night talks in Brussels means that, if London remains in the EU after May 22, British voters will have to take part in European elections — or crash out on June 1. (Photo by HO / various sources / AFP) /

Theresa May faces quit call after securing Brexit delay

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced down a call to resign on Thursday as she implored MPs to resolve the Brexit impasse at last after the EU granted a new six-month delay.
President Solih and former president Nasheed on election night in Male on Saturday [Ashwa Faheem-Reuters]

Former Maldives president makes comeback with landslide win

The former Maldives president on Sunday vowed sweeping reforms and an end to government corruption after leading his party to a landslide victory just five months since returning from exile.
UK's Prime Minister Theresa May defended on Saturday her decision to turn to the country's main opposition to get her EU divorce deal approved, warning without cross-party consensus Brexit could slip through our fingers.

UK’s Theresa May says deal with opposition only way to secure Brexit

UK's Prime Minister Theresa May defended on Saturday her decision to turn to the country's main opposition to get her EU divorce deal approved, warning without cross-party consensus Brexit could "slip through our fingers".
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May grapples with Brexit deadlock as EU warns of no-deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May held crisis talks with her ministers on Tuesday to try to resolve months-long Brexit deadlock, as the EU warned of the growing risk of disorderly departure from the bloc next week.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the press during the first joint European Union and Arab League summit at the International Congress Centre in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

British MPs seek new path for Brexit

British MPs will attempt to chart a new Brexit path on Monday after rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal for a third time, leaving her strategy in tatters and the country in limbo.

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