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The road to Brexit

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Tax cuts planned by Johnson carry hefty price tag - think tank

LONDON Tax cuts planned by Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to become Britain's next prime minister, could cost as much as 20 billion pounds a year, according to calculations from the Institute for Fiscal Studies think tank.

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Factbox: Deal, no deal or delay - What will May's successor do about Brexit?

What will Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt do about Brexit if chosen to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May?

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Timeline: Key dates for Brexit crisis

LONDON Britain is due to appoint a new prime minister and attempt to renegotiate the terms of its Brexit deal, all before Oct. 31, when it is scheduled to leave the European Union.

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Pound hovers near one-month high vs weak dollar, languishes vs euro

LONDON Sterling hovered just off one-month highs reached earlier on Monday against the dollar, with traders reluctant to take big positions on the pound until the conclusion of the Conservative Party leadership contest.

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No evidence Russia influenced Brexit via Facebook, says Clegg

LONDON There is "absolutely no evidence" that outside forces such as Russia used Facebook to target users and influence Britain's vote to leave the European Union, the world's biggest social network said on Monday. | Video

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German business sentiment lowest since November 2014 - Ifo

BERLIN German business morale fell to its lowest level since November 2014 in June, a survey showed on Monday, adding weight to expectations that Europe's largest economy contracted in the second quarter. | Video

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U.S.-China trade conflict is main source of uncertainty - Ifo economist

MUNICH The trade conflict between the United States and China is the main source of uncertainty for the German economy, an economist at Ifo said on Monday after the institute's survey showed business morale deteriorating in June.

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Rival in PM race calls on frontrunner Johnson to answer 'difficult questions'

LONDON The frontrunner to be Britain's next prime minister, Boris Johnson, came under renewed pressure on Sunday to explain the circumstances of a late-night row between him and girlfriend that led to the police being called to their home.

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PM hopeful Hunt says would go for no-deal Brexit if EU doesn't shift

BIRMINGHAM, England Jeremy Hunt, the underdog in the race to be next British prime minister, said he would take the United Kingdom out of the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31 if the EU had not showed it was willing to renegotiate the Brexit deal.

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PM favourite Johnson reiterates desire for October 31 Brexit

BIRMINGHAM, England Boris Johnson, the favourite to be the next British Prime Minister, reiterated his desire to leave the European Union in October with or without a deal as he avoided questions at a campaign event on Saturday about a police visit to his home.

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Bogus Brexit murder plot and other lies planted online by Russian accounts -study

LONDON In August 2018, Spanish authorities uncovered a plot by anti-Brexit campaigners to assassinate leading Brexiteer and now favourite to be Britain's next prime minister, Boris Johnson. Or did they?

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PM candidate Boris Johnson avoids questions about police visit

LONDON Boris Johnson, the favourite to be the next British Prime Minister, said on Saturday that party members were not interested in why police were called to investigate concerns for the welfare of a woman in his home.

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Asked about police visit, PM hopeful Johnson says people not interested

BIRMINGHAM, England Boris Johnson, the favourite to be the next British Prime Minister, said on Saturday that party members were not interested in why police were called to investigate concerns for the welfare of a female in his home.

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Ireland warns British PM contenders against 'dumbing down' border issue

DUBLIN The contenders to become Britain's prime minister should not "dumb down" the issues Brexit presents for the Irish border by suggesting simplistic solutions, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Friday.

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New British PM may enliven Brexit, but will not change EU - Tusk

BRUSSELS A new British prime minister may spice up Brexit, but will not change the European Union's stance towards Britain's exit from the bloc, the chair of EU summits Donald Tusk said on Friday.