Boris Johnson takes over as U.K. prime minister, vows to push Brexit through ‘no ifs, ands or buts’

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative Party Boris Johnson during an audience at Buckingham Palace in London on Wednesday. (Victoria Jones / Pool) LONDON — Boris Johnson became Britain’s new prime minister Wednesday, vowing to lead the … Read More

Boris Johnson elected British prime minister, Tory Party leader

British Prime Minister-elect Boris Johnson speaks to supporters in London Tuesday after he was announced as the winner to take over for Theresa May. Photo by Neil Hall/EPA-EFE July 23 (UPI) — Tens of thousands of Conservative Party members voted Tuesday … Read More

The UK, German and Italian economies are all tanking at the same time

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| Business Insider –Three of Europe’s largest economies are under threat of recession, which could spell a crisis across Europe. –Dozens of companies in Germany have turned to “short-time” work — cutting employee hours — a canary in the coal … Read More

Boris Johnson expected to be announced as Britain’s new Prime Minister today

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Boris Johnson is the frontrunner to be the next Prime Minister (Picture: George Cracknell Wright/LNP) Britain is about to learn who its next prime minister will be later this morning. The winner of the Tory leadership contest is expected to … Read More

Emmanuel Macron’s EU army plans dealt huge blow – ‘Countries are concerned’

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EMMANUEL MACRON’s attempts to build an ever-closer European Union with a common EU army could fail due to concerns France has sparked among smaller countries, security expert Alexandre Vautravers has said. Emmanuel Macron has been one of the most outspoken proponents … Read More

Ursula von der Leyen unveils plot for united states of Europe in bid to rule EU

URSULA von der Leyen today set out her plans for a united states of Europe in one final effort to convince MEPs to support her bid for the European Commission presidency. Ms von der Leyen, a German defense minister, told … Read More

Von der Leyen elected EU Commission head after MEPs vote

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Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen has been narrowly elected president of the EU Commission following a secret ballot among MEPs. The center-right defense minister will replace Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on 1 November. She secured the backing of more than … Read More

Labour is finally backing a second referendum. Is it too little, too late?

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The unions have cornered Jeremy Corbyn into agreeing to a second Brexit vote. But, as ever, it’s not that simple. The question is whether Corbyn has left it too late to get the credit for belatedly and begrudgingly doing what … Read More

Christine Lagarde among those to take top EU jobs after marathon summit

Christine Lagarde has been proposed for the presidency of the European Central Bank ( AFP/Getty Images ) European Union leaders have agreed on who should next fill the bloc’s top positions following a marathon summit. European Council President Donald Tusk announced … Read More

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