Boris Johnson

In Afghanistan, Britain’s Johnson Sees No Sign of Global Retreat

KABUL, Nov 26 – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson dismissed suggestions on Saturday that Britain’s exit from the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president would lead to Western powers withdrawing from engagement with the rest of the world. Speaking during an overnight visit to Kabul that included meetings with President

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Britain, U.S. Consider More Sanctions Against Assad, Supporters

By Lesley Wroughton LONDON, Oct 17- Britain and the United States said on Sunday they were considering imposing additional sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his supporters for their actions in Syria’s war. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking after briefing allies in London on a new

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Britain Looking At Its Military Options in Syria – Foreign Minister

By Kylie MacLellan LONDON, Oct 13  – Britain is looking at its military involvement in Syria but any action would need to be part of a coalition involving the United States and is not likely to happen soon, foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday. The British government lost a 2013 parliamentary vote over plans

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Britain’s Boris Johnson wants ‘Jumbo’ Free Trade Deal with Turkey

By Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA, Sept 27  – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he hoped for a “jumbo” free trade deal with Turkey and backed Ankara’s policy on Syria, seeking to bolster ties with the European Union candidate country after Britain’s vote to leave the bloc. Johnson, on his first

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Britain Has A Lot To Do Before Triggering EU Divorce

LIVERPOOL, England, Sept 25  – Britain has a lot of work to do before triggering the formal divorce procedure with the European Union but once it is done, the country will not let the process drag on, Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday. Last week, Johnson said Britain would trigger Article 50 of the

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Syria Says Peace Plan Remarks Show Britain’s Johnson Out of Touch with Reality

BEIRUT, Sept 8 – Syria’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that statements by Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson demonstrate London’s part in “aggression” against Syria and showed he did not understand the situation there. “Statements of British FM Boris Johnson reveal his complete separation from reality and his lack of realisation that the time of

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UK-Turkey Ties Stronger Than Boris Johnson’s Quips: Turkish official

ISTANBUL, July 14 – Turkey will draw a line under disparaging comments by Britain’s new foreign secretary Boris Johnson about President Tayyip Erdogan and his nation, a senior official said on Thursday, but warned relations would be damaged if he repeated such insults. Johnson, the former London mayor who was appointed foreign secretary late on

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Ex-London Mayor Johnson Abruptly Quits Race To Be Prime Minister

By Kylie MacLellan and Elizabeth Piper LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Former London mayor Boris Johnson abruptly pulled out of the race to become Britain’s next prime minister on Thursday, in a shock move that upturned a political order shaken by last week’s vote to leave the European Union. Johnson, whose support for the campaign

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“No Need to Write, David,” Impatient EU Tells Cameron

By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, June 26 – Britain need not send a formal letter to the European Union to trigger a two-year countdown to its exit from the bloc, EU officials said, implying British Prime Minister David Cameron could start the process when he speaks at a summit on Tuesday. “‘Triggering’ … could either be

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Merkel Sees No Need to Rush Britain Into Quick EU Divorce

By Michael Holden and Paul Carrel LONDON/BERLIN, June 26 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought on Saturday to temper pressure from Paris, Brussels and her own government to force Britain into negotiating a quick divorce from the EU, despite warnings that hesitation will let populism take hold. Eurosceptics in other member states applauded Britons’ decision

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