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Guy Faulconbridge

Then there were two - Brexit campaigner Johnson far ahead in race to lead Britain

10:27am BST

LONDON Boris Johnson, a former foreign secretary who helped lead the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign, is the runaway favourite to win a final pair of ballots on Thursday that will whittle down the race to replace Prime Minister Theresa May to two candidates.

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.

The media has a big problem, Reuters Institute says - Who will pay for the news?

12 Jun 2019

LONDON News organisations are being challenged by technology giants and unsettled by a broader lack of trust but they have a much deeper problem: most people don't want to pay for online news, the Reuters Institute found.

Where's Johnson? PM candidate criticised for avoiding scrutiny

12 Jun 2019

LONDON Boris Johnson, the favourite to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, was criticised on Tuesday by rivals who said the former foreign minister was avoiding public scrutiny in the contest.

The media has a big problem, Reuters Institute says: Who will pay for the news?

12 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 12 News organisations are being challenged by technology giants and unsettled by a broader lack of trust but they have a much deeper problem: most people don't want to pay for online news, the Reuters Institute found.

PM candidate Gove: rushed no-deal Brexit would give Labour's Corbyn power

07 Jun 2019

LONDON Michael Gove, a leading contenders to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said he would delay Brexit rather than rush into a no-deal exit that could trigger an election that would propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to power.

Exclusive: Senior UK Brexit border preparation official leaves her job

06 Jun 2019

LONDON The British official who was in charge of Brexit border preparations, Karen Wheeler, has left her job, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs said on Thursday.

Trump promises Britain a substantial post-Brexit trade deal as protesters gather

04 Jun 2019

LONDON Donald Trump promised Britain a substantial post-Brexit trade deal with the United States on Tuesday, quipping to outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May that she should stick around to clinch it though she is due to step down in two days' time. | Video

Trump's UK visit turns to Brexit and Huawei as protests planned in London

04 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 4 Donald Trump will plunge into Britain's Brexit crisis on Tuesday and is likely to demand that Prime Minister Theresa May's successor ban China's Huawei from 5G networks as thousands of protesters mock the U.S. president across London.

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