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Boris Johnson: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, writer, and former journalist serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. Johnson was Member of Parliament for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and has been MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. Ideologically, Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative.

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UK to use high tariff threat to raise pressure in trade negotiations: The Times

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is mulling to use the threat of high tariffs to raise pressure on the European Union, the United States and other nations to strike trade deals with Britain, The..
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Trump speaks with British PM Johnson about telecoms security: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday discussed the security of telecommunications networks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the White House said, as Britain nears a decision on Huawei's role..
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Videos for Boris Johnson


Boris Johnson signs Brexit Withdrawal Agreement [Video]Boris Johnson signs Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has formally signed the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement in Downing Street, in the presence of EU and Foreign Office officials. It comes after the Queen gave her royal assent to..

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Boris Johnson celebrates Chinese New Year at Number 10 [Video]Boris Johnson celebrates Chinese New Year at Number 10

Boris Johnson participated in a lion-awakening ritual by "painting" the eyes of Chinese lion performers outside Number 10 as part of Chinese New Year celebrations. Report by Czubalam. Like us on..

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U.S. denies Britain's extradition request for diplomat's wife [Video]U.S. denies Britain's extradition request for diplomat's wife

The United States has declined Britain's request for the extradition of a U.S. diplomat's wife who was involved in a car crash last year that killed a British teenager, the State Department said on..

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No breakthrough, says Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband after meeting with PM [Video]No breakthrough, says Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband after meeting with PM

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband has said there was "no breakthrough" with Boris Johnson when they discussed efforts to free the British-Iranian mother from imprisonment in Tehran. Richard Ratcliffe..

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Boris Johnson: The Labour Party needs to change their tune [Video]Boris Johnson: The Labour Party needs to change their tune

Jeremy Corbyn has accused Boris Johnson of not answering questions on Universal Credit during PMQs. The Labour Party leader brought up concerns over the two-child limit, saying it had brought about..

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Boris Johnson departs Downing Street for PMQs [Video]Boris Johnson departs Downing Street for PMQs

Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street for the Houses of Parliament for this week's Prime Minister's Questions. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Facebook targets UK growth with 1,000 hires this year [Video]Facebook targets UK growth with 1,000 hires this year

Facebook is to increase its UK workforce by 1,000 by creating a host of new technology roles. As Adam Reed reports, vice-president for Europe, Nicola Mendelsohn, sees a bright future for Facebook in..

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Brexit: Government suffers fourth defeat in the Lords [Video]Brexit: Government suffers fourth defeat in the Lords

The Government has suffered a fourth defeat in the Lords over Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal as peers backed a move to ensure the rights of child refugees to be reunited with their families in the UK...

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Davos 2020: Greta vs. Trump, businesses scored on climate action [Video]Davos 2020: Greta vs. Trump, businesses scored on climate action

Climate change and environmental destruction top the risks highlighted by world decision-makers in a survey ahead of the 2020 gathering of the global elite in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Conway..

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Johnson welcomes Kenyatta to Downing Street [Video]Johnson welcomes Kenyatta to Downing Street

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in Downing Street for talks with the Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..

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Johnson holds talks with Egyptian president [Video]Johnson holds talks with Egyptian president

Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosted Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi for talks in Downing Street this morning. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow..

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Ministers arriving in Downing Street for Cabinet [Video]Ministers arriving in Downing Street for Cabinet

Senior government ministers have arrived in Downing Street this morning for today’s Cabinet meeting with the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at..

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Prince Harry And Boris Johnson Meet African Leaders In London [Video]Prince Harry And Boris Johnson Meet African Leaders In London

Britain’s Prince Harry attended a summit for leaders of 21 African countries in London. Reuters reports that the summit was hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday. Harry met the presidents..

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Boris Johnson bounces around at UK-Africa summit [Video]Boris Johnson bounces around at UK-Africa summit

The Prime Minister visited the Pavegen stall at the UK-Africa summit, where he jumped on a mat that converts footsteps into energy. The aim of the summit is to build trade partnerships with African..

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UK courts deeper trade ties with Africa ahead of Brexit [Video]UK courts deeper trade ties with Africa ahead of Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for deeper trade ties with Africa on Monday, at a summit in the UK capital attended by the leaders of 21 African countries. David Doyle reports.

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Boris Johnson: Post-Brexit Britain will put people before passports [Video]Boris Johnson: Post-Brexit Britain will put people before passports

Boris Johnson has set out his post-Brexit trade pitch to African leaders with his vision to put "people before passports" in an immigration system overhaul. The Prime Minister was tempting premiers..

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PM calls for UK to be Africa's investment partner of choice [Video]PM calls for UK to be Africa's investment partner of choice

Boris Johnson calls for the UK to be the "investment partner of choice" for Africa as he opened an investment summit in London. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Prince Harry arrives at Africa Investment Summit in London [Video]Prince Harry arrives at Africa Investment Summit in London

Britain's Prince Harry attended a summit for leaders of 21 African countries in London hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday after speaking of his unhappiness at giving up his royal duties.

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Boris Johnson calls for UK to be 'partner of choice' for Africa [Video]Boris Johnson calls for UK to be 'partner of choice' for Africa

Boris Johnson calls for the UK to be the "investment partner of choice" for Africa at a conference in London on Monday. The Prime Minister has said that he hopes the gathering will "generate new..

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Boris Johnson wishes Harry and Meghan the very best for their future [Video]Boris Johnson wishes Harry and Meghan the very best for their future

Prime Minister Boris Johnson wishes the Duke and Duchess of Sussex "the very best for the future" after they said they would cease to be working members of the royal family. Mr Johnson was speaking in..

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Britain convenes emergency response meeting on new coronavirus

Britain will convene an emergency response meeting on Friday to discuss measures to contain a virus that has killed 26 people and infected more than 800 in China, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's..
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UK says no positive coronavirus tests, keeping situation under review

There have been no positive tests for a new coronavirus in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Thursday responding to reports that four patients were being tested in Scottish..
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UK government suffers fourth defeat on Brexit legislation in House of Lords

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government suffered a fourth defeat on its Brexit legislation when members of parliament's upper chamber voted on Tuesday to ensure protections for child refugees after..
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Who is still in the race to replace UK's defeated Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn?

Britain's opposition Labour Party will elect a new leader after veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn said he would step down following his party's general election defeat by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's..
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Prince Harry meets African leaders in London

Britain's Prince Harry attended a summit for leaders of 21 African countries in London hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday, a day after he spoke of his sadness that he would shortly be..
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UK PM Johnson defeated on Brexit legislation for first time since election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government was defeated in parliament on Monday for the first time since a December election, with the upper chamber voting in favor of a move to protect the..
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Britain's Prince Harry attends Africa conference in London

Britain's Prince Harry attended a summit for leaders of 21 African countries in London hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday.
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No normalization in relations yet, UK PM Johnson tells Russia's Putin

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday there would be no normalization of the two countries' relations until Moscow ends its "destabilizing activity" that..
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UK's Johnson, France's Macron reiterate commitment to Iran nuclear deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron reiterated their commitment on Sunday to the Iran nuclear deal and agreed a long-term framework was needed, Downing Street said..
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British PM Johnson says the whole country wishes Harry and Meghan the very best

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday said he believed that the whole of Britain would want to wish the very best to Prince Harry and Meghan after they decided to step back from being working members..
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UK PM Johnson to impose new restrictions on low-skilled migrants post-Brexit: Telegraph

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to impose new restrictions on low-skilled migrants moving to Britain on the first day after the Brexit transition period ends in December, the..
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No Big Ben bongs: UK government plans light show to mark moment of Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Downing Street residence will be lit up with a countdown to Britain's exit from the European Union on Jan. 31, as part of a light display to mark the moment of Brexit,..
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Bank of England's Carney to serve as UK government climate adviser

Outgoing Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will advise Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the run-up to a major United Nations climate conference taking place in Glasgow this November, Britain's..
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Trump agrees with British PM Johnson on a 'Trump deal' for Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump said he agreed with a comment by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that a "Trump deal" should replace the Iran nuclear deal.
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U.S. 'very pleased' with UK PM's 'Trump deal' assessment on Iran - U.S. envoy

The United States is "very pleased" that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson agrees with the U.S. assessment on Iran with his comments expressing willingness to replace the 2015 Iran nuclear deal,..
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Britain willing to work on alternative Iran nuclear deal - PM's spokesman

Britain is willing to work toward an alternative deal to prevent Iran obtaining nuclear weapons if it has U.S. support, but for now the current deal is the only one in place, Prime Minister Boris..
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UK's PM proposes crowdfunding to allow Big Ben to bong for Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday proposed a crowdfunding campaign to allow Big Ben bell in parliament’s landmark clock tower to ring out when Britain is due to leave the European..
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UK's divided royals can fix problems, PM Johnson says

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed confidence on Tuesday that the divided royals would overcome their problems after the queen reluctantly gave her blessing for Prince Harry and his wife..
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UK PM Johnson rejects Sturgeon's request for independence referendum powers

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday refusing her request to be given the powers to hold another Scottish independence referendum.
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UK PM Johnson: New Trump deal can replace the Iran nuclear pact

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday called on U.S. President Donald Trump to replace the Iranian nuclear deal with his own new agreement to ensure that the Islamic Republic did not get an..
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UK's Johnson: I need to lose weight but becoming vegan would cheese me off

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he wants to lose weight in 2020, but will not do "Veganuary" - the popular practice of becoming vegan in January - as it would take too much concentration and..
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UK's Johnson backs royal family to sort out their problems

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had no doubt that the royal family would sort out their problems after Queen Elizabeth gave her blessing to Prince Harry and his wife Meghan stepping back..
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British PM Johnson refuses to comment on royal family's crisis

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he would not comment on a crisis in the royal family triggered by Prince Harry and Meghan's announcement that they would step back from royal duties.
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UK summons Iranian ambassador over envoy's arrest

Britain has summoned the Iranian ambassador to the country to convey its strong objections to the brief arrest of London's envoy to Tehran on Saturday, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson..
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UK PM Johnson visits Northern Ireland to meet new executive, Irish PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Northern Ireland on Monday to mark the restoration of the British province's devolved executive after three years and to hold talks with Irish counterpart Leo..
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UK and Germany condemn arrest of Britain's Tehran ambassador - UK PM's office

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the arrest of Britain's ambassador to Tehran, a spokesman from Johnson's office said in a statement issued after the..
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Starmer launches UK Labour leadership bid with call to end factionalism

Keir Starmer, the frontrunner in the race to lead Britain's main opposition Labour Party, has pledged to end feuding within its ranks and take the fight to Prime Minister Boris Johnson if he wins the..
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British PM Johnson hails 'momentous' restoration of Northern Ireland institutions

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday praised Northern Ireland's political parties for reaching a "fair and balanced deal" after three years of deadlock and said the restoration of the..
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British PM Johnson says Iran plane crash shows vital to de-escalate tensions

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday that the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet in Iran reinforced the importance of de-escalating tensions in the Middle East.
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Deadline is now for Northern Irish parties to accept deal to restore government, says UK

Parties in Northern Ireland should come together and accept a balanced deal to restore devolved government to the province, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday, warning that the..
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UK's Johnson says there is evidence Ukrainian plane was shot down by Iran missile.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday there was a body of evidence that a Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Iran was downed by a surface to air missile that might well have been fired..
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Britain committed to Iranian nuclear deal, says PM Johnson's spokesman

Prime Minister Boris Johnson underlined Britain's continued commitment to the Iranian nuclear deal on Thursday in a call with the country's president, Hassan Rouhani, Johnson's spokesman said on..
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Qatar’s emir, UK prime minister discuss events in region: state news agency

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani phoned British Prime minister Boris Johnson on Thursday to discuss ways to ensure security and stability in the region, the state news agency said, amid..
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Boris Johnson "one of Europe's bravest politicians": Hungarian PM Orban

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "one of Europe's bravest politicians" and the European Union should aim for strong strategic relations with Britain after it leaves the bloc, Hungarian Prime..
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UK PM's spokesman: Passing Brexit law would be significant, positive step

A vote expected later on Thursday to approve the laws required to implement Britain's EU exit deal would be a significant positive step towards Prime Minister Boris Johnson's commitment to deliver..
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Prince Harry's decision is matter for royal household: PM Johnson's spokesman

The decision by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan to step back from their senior roles is a matter for the royal household, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday.
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UK, Canada discuss need for de-escalation following Iranian missile attacks

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau, discussed need for urgent de-escalation on all sides following Iranian missile attacks on military bases housing U.S...
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UK-EU trade talks need not be completed in one go: Johnson's spokesman

Britain does not want the European Union's principle that "nothing is agreed until everything is agreed" to define future trade talks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's political spokesman said on..
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UK's Johnson discussed Iran missile strikes with Trump, urged de-escalation: UK spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to discuss Iranian missile attacks on military bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops, Johnson's spokesman said.
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UK PM Johnson condemns Iranian attack on military bases in Iraq

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned on Wednesday the attack by Iran on military bases in Iraq housing western troops in retaliation for the U.S. killing of an Iranian general.
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UK's Johnson: 2015 deal still best way of stopping Iranian nuclear weapon

Britain believes the Iranian nuclear deal remains the best way to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.
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UK PM Johnson calls suggestions he is soft on Trump 'absolute fiction'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shrugged off suggestions on Wednesday that he would fall into line with the United States over its Middle East policy because he wanted a trade deal after Brexit.
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UK's Johnson to tell EU chief: no extension to trade deal talks

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell European Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen that Britain will not extend its transition out of the European Union beyond Dec. 2020, and is not seeking a new..
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British PM, Turkey's Erdogan say Iran must comply with nuclear deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in a phone call that Iran must comply with the terms of the nuclear deal agreed with major powers and cannot be allowed to..
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UK PM Johnson welcomes Cyprus court ruling to release British teen

Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the decision by a court in Cyprus to hand a suspended sentence to a British teenager accused of faking a gang rape allegation, allowing the 19-year-old to return..
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UK keeps protection of armed forces under constant review: PM's spokesman

Britain keeps the protection of its armed forces under constant review, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday when asked whether his government would withdraw troops from Iraq..
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