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Citing his own weight battle, PM urges Britain to get fit

27 Jul 2020

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson used his struggle with his own weight on Monday to urge the British to get fitter and tackle widespread obesity that could heighten coronavirus risks. | Video

Citing his own weight battle, PM urges Britain to get fit

27 Jul 2020

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson used his struggle with his own weight on Monday to urge the British to get fitter and tackle widespread obesity that could heighten coronavirus risks.

UK trade deal unlikely for now: Britain, EU clash over post-Brexit ties

23 Jul 2020

LONDON/BRUSSELS Britain and the European Union clashed on Thursday over the chances of securing a free trade agreement, with Brussels deeming it "unlikely" but London holding out hope one could be reached in September.

Johnson says Britain was not influenced by Russia in Brexit vote

22 Jul 2020

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson rejected on Wednesday any suggestion that Britain's vote to leave the European Union had been influenced by Russian interference. | Video

UK government failed to find out whether Russia meddled in Brexit vote - report

22 Jul 2020

LONDON Britain's government failed to find out whether Russia meddled in the 2016 referendum on membership of the EU, a parliamentary report released on Tuesday said, saying the intelligence services should investigate and make their findings public. | Video

EU wants Brexit deal 'but not at any price' as teams head for dinner

07 Jul 2020

LONDON Top British and EU negotiators will dine at Number 10 Downing Street on Tuesday, kicking off the latest round of Brexit talks that have all but stalled amid differences, with the top EU official saying he wants an agreement, "but not at any price".

Britain imposes sanctions on Russians, including top investigator, Saudis over rights

07 Jul 2020

LONDON Britain imposed sanctions on 25 Russians and 20 Saudis on Monday as part of post-Brexit measures foreign minister Dominic Raab said were aimed at stopping the laundering of "blood money".

The British are fatter than the rest of Europe, says PM Johnson

29 Jun 2020

LONDON The British are far fatter than any other nation in Europe bar the Maltese so there needs to be a debate about how to tackle soaring rates of obesity which cost the country dearly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. | Video

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