UK PM candidate Johnson declines to say if girlfriend will live with him in Downing Street

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become Britain’s prime minister this month, declined to say on Monday whether his girlfriend would live with him in the leader’s official residence if he wins the contest. Johnson, who is currently divorcing his second wife, has avoided answering questions about a late-night row with his girlfriend Carrie Symonds last month that […]

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EU court rules against Denmark in remarriage immigration case

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Denmark was wrong not to allow a Turkish woman to be reunited with her husband and children in the country, the EU’s top court ruled on Wednesday. The case, which could set a precedent for similar cases, poses a considerable challenge for Denmark’s new Social Democratic government, which campaigned to curb the flow of migrants. Danish legislation […]

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Europe's top court sets date for opinion on Facebook privacy

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe’s top court will give an opinion on Dec. 12 on Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems’ landmark case against Facebook, which will affect how hundreds of thousands of companies transfer personal data worldwide. The date was set at the end of a Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) hearing on Tuesday in which the world’s […]

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New UK PM must put Brexit plan to second referendum, says Labour's Corbyn

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn challenged whoever becomes the country’s new prime minister to test their Brexit plan with a second referendum on European Union membership, saying his opposition party would campaign to remain. In a letter to Labour members, Corbyn said the party would campaign to stay in the EU to stop any new leader […]

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Would-be PM Johnson's Brexit promise trumps gaffes for UK Conservatives

DARLINGTON/YORK, England (Reuters) – With a string of sausages round his neck and holding packs of “Boris bangers”, Boris Johnson extolled the virtues of new business in northern England as part of his pitch to become Britain’s next prime minister. A day later, the man whose stint as foreign minister was marked by gaffes which have prompted some of his […]

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New EU leaders inherit a fragmented and fussy bloc

Brussels: After gruelling and bitter negotiations, the European Union finally decided on the heads of its key institutions, making history by putting forward two women for the most important jobs at a moment when the bloc's unity is being tested as never before. After the sort of exhausting, grinding process for which the bloc is now infamous, European leaders nominated […]

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UK PM favorite Johnson reiterates desire for October 31 Brexit

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, the favorite 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. Johnson, a leading figure in the 2016 referendum campaign to leave the European […]

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