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Genius or joker? British PM favourite Johnson set to face the world

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LONDON Loose cannon or influential statesman - what kind of British prime minister would Boris Johnson make on the world stage? Judging by his time as foreign secretary, possibly both.

Boris Johnson says chances of no-deal Brexit are 'a million-to-one'

26 Jun 2019

LONDON Boris Johnson, the favourite to become British prime minister, said the chances of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal are "a million-to-one" even as he repeated his promise to leave the bloc without a deal by the end of October.

Johnson warns EU against any 'Napoleonic' tariffs in no-deal Brexit

26 Jun 2019

LONDON Boris Johnson, the favourite to become British prime minister, said he was prepared to lead Britain out of the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31 and said any EU attempt to impose trade tariffs would be akin to a Napoleonic-era blockade. | Video

Johnson increases support in third round of leadership contest

20 Jun 2019

LONDON Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson cemented his position as the favourite to be Britain’s next prime minister on Wednesday after he increased his support in the third round of the Conservative Party leadership contest. | Video

Labour's Corbyn backs second referendum on any Brexit deal

19 Jun 2019

LONDON British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn backed a second referendum on any Brexit deal on Wednesday, his strongest support yet for a vote he said must offer "real choices" for those who want to leave or stay in the EU.

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson advances on Britain's top job

19 Jun 2019

LONDON Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson took a step closer to becoming Britain's next prime minister on Tuesday, winning 40 percent of votes in the second round of a contest on a firm promise to leave the European Union by Oct. 31. | Video

Boris Johnson gets boost in race to become Britain's new PM

17 Jun 2019

LONDON Boris Johnson got a boost in his campaign to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday when one of his former rivals and EU supporter Matt Hancock backed him saying he was almost certain to win the contest.

Taking aim at Johnson, PM hopefuls make their Brexit case

17 Jun 2019

LONDON Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favourite Boris Johnson on Sunday, questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of October no matter what. | Video

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