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[FILE] Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on June 11, 2019. – The contest to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader formally has begun, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the “bluff and bluster” of frontrunner Boris Johnson. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP)

Boris Johnson domestic ‘row’ rocks UK leadership race

Britain’s leadership contest was rocked on Saturday by reports that police were called to a late-night “row” between frontrunner Boris Johnson and his partner, just hours before campaigning opens to win over grassroots Conservatives.
UK’s Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer arrives at the informal meeting of the Eurogroup gathering EU Finance ministers on April 5, 2019 at the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest. – The two-day meeting takes place in the context of the Romaniaís mandate at the Presidency of the EU Council. (Photo by Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP)

UK finance minister to resign over Theresa May’s spending

British finance minister Philip Hammond is “prepared to resign” over Prime Minister Theresa May’s legacy spending plans, ITV said on Tuesday, citing the Press Association.

Boris Johnson wins first round of UK leadership vote

Boris Johnson overwhelmingly won the first round of voting Thursday in the race to replace outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, with the field of candidates narrowed to seven from 10.

Boris Johnson launches UK leadership bid

Boris Johnson launches his campaign Wednesday to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader, as lawmakers moved to stop him and other hardliners from delivering a “no deal” Brexit.
Singer Davido and his record label artiste Peruzzi have apologised to a Twitter influencer, Pamilerin Adegoke, who was allegedly assaulted by Peruzzi on Sunday.

Davido, Peruzzi apologise to Twitter influencer over alleged assault

Singer Davido and his record label artiste Peruzzi have apologised to a Twitter influencer, Pamilerin Adegoke, who was allegedly assaulted by Peruzzi on Sunday.
Britain Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (Photo by Adrian DENNIS - AFP)

Jeremy Hunt: EU will do a new Brexit deal with me

Jeremy Hunt, one of the leading candidates vying to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, said he would leave the European Union without a deal, but with a heavy heart.
Boris Johnson visits Downing Street in the days before his resignation as foreign secretary. Andy Rain-EPA

Brexit: Boris Johnson threatens to withhold $50 billion payment

Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to succeed Theresa May as Britain’s next prime minister, said he would withhold a previously agreed 39 billion pound ($50 billion) Brexit payment until the European Union gives Britain better exit terms.
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Don hails performance of 8th National Assembly

A Professor of Political Science, Femi Otubanjo, on Saturday hailed the performance of the outgoing 8th National Assembly, saying that it had by and large, fulfilled its constitutional obligation to protect the public interest.
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.
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London, New York mayors reject Donald Trump’s ‘childish insults’

The mayors of London and New York on Monday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump, joining a Twitter spat after he opened a visit to Britain by calling them “dumb and incompetent.”
President Donald Trump arrived in the United Kingdom on Monday for an official three-day state visit. The highlight of the trip will be a state banquet with members of the royal family at Buckingham Palace on Monday night.

UK state visit: Donald Trump meets queen after insulting London mayor

US President Donald Trump met Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Monday after kicking off his UK state visit by branding the London mayor a “loser” and weighing in on the Brexit debate.
Boris Johnson meets Donald Trump at the UN in New York in 2017

Donald Trump: Boris Johnson would make ‘excellent’ British premier

US President Donald Trump has said British former foreign minister Boris Johnson would make an “excellent” prime minister to replace Theresa May.
Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: Brexit not an option

Matt Hancock, one of the Conservative candidates vying for Prime Minister Theresa May’s job, said a no-deal Brexit was not an option for Britain’s next leader as the speaker of parliament would thwart it, the Financial Times reported.

World Poverty Clock: 93 million Nigerians now living in extreme poverty

Over 93 million Nigerians are living in extreme poverty, according to data obtained at the World Poverty Clock, a Vienna, Austria-based data lab

Race to be new UK prime minister begins

The race to become the next Conservative Party leader has begun, following Theresa May’s announcement that she will step down next month.
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Theresa May resigns as British prime minister

Theresa May has announced her decision to resign as the British Prime Minister.
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.

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