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Boris Johnson: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since July 2019. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015 and was previously MP for Henley from 2001 to 2008. He also served as Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016 and Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018. Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative and has been associated with both economically and socially liberal policies.

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France: PM Modi meets Boris Johnson on sidelines of G7 in Biarritz

The meeting lasted for 30 minutes.
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Trump dangles 'very big' trade deal in front of Brexit Britain

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday said he and President Donald Trump were "gung-ho" about a post-Brexit trade deal but cautioned the United States would be tough negotiators and that he..
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Videos for Boris Johnson

G7 leaders pose for 'family photo' in France [Video]G7 leaders pose for 'family photo' in France

World leaders and special invited guests posed for a 'family photo' along the picturesque Biarritz seaside on Sunday, set against a backdrop of worries over a global economic downturn and disunity on a..

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Tensions bubble to the surface at the G7 summit [Video]Tensions bubble to the surface at the G7 summit

Despite the smiles and bonhomie, a number of issues that divide the Group of Seven world leaders surfaced on Sunday - the first day of talks at the G7 Summit in Biarritz. David Doyle reports.

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Boris Johnson: Brexit deal 'depends on our friends' [Video]Boris Johnson: Brexit deal 'depends on our friends'

Boris Johnson says a Brexit deal now "depends on our friends" reiterating the need to get rid of the backstop during the G7 summit in Biarritz. The Prime Minister had said in another interview that a..

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Donald Turmp: Boris Johnson is the right man for the job [Video]Donald Turmp: Boris Johnson is the right man for the job

Donald Trump said Boris Johnson was the "right man" to deliver Brexit as they met at the G7 summit. Asked what his advice was for Brexit, Mr Trump said: "He needs no advice, he is the right man for the..

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Bon Appétit: G7 leaders meet for lighthouse dinner [Video]Bon Appétit: G7 leaders meet for lighthouse dinner

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed the G7 leaders to France on Saturday with a lighthouse dinner meeting to kick off a summit likely to highlight differences rather than unity between world..

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Global disputes set to jolt G7 summit in Biarritz [Video]Global disputes set to jolt G7 summit in Biarritz

Global leaders have met on the sidelines of the G7 summit, despite protests, friction over trade and climate change likely to dominate talks. Emer McCarthy reports.

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At G7 summit, Britain's Johnson warns U.S. against escalating trade war with China [Video]At G7 summit, Britain's Johnson warns U.S. against escalating trade war with China

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived in France on Saturday for the G7 summit, making his debut on the world stage, while a Brexit withdrawal deal with the EU remains elusive. Mia Womersley..

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G7: Boris Johnson and Donald Tusk clash over who would be to blame for a no-deal Brexit [Video]G7: Boris Johnson and Donald Tusk clash over who would be to blame for a no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson and European Council President Donald Tusk have clashed at the start of the G7 summit over who will be to blame if there is a failure to reach a Brexit deal. Mr Tusk said he hoped the..

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Boris Johnson: Amazon rainforest fires are an 'international crisis' [Video]Boris Johnson: Amazon rainforest fires are an 'international crisis'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed with the French President Emmanuel Macron's assessment that huge wildfires in the Amazon rainforest amount to an 'international crisis'. Mr Johnson said he would..

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Boris Johnson: We want to deliver hot, buttered toast for the patients of this country [Video]Boris Johnson: We want to deliver hot, buttered toast for the patients of this country

Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes a tour of Torbay Hospital near Torquay in South Devon. He serves food to a patient and meets members of staff. It comes as Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith is..

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Watch: Macron says he is 'confident' backstop solution can be found in 30 days [Video]Watch: Macron says he is 'confident' backstop solution can be found in 30 days

French President Emmanuel Macron and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson talk during Johnson's first official visit to France.

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Boris Johnson poses with foot on table at Elysee Palace [Video]Boris Johnson poses with foot on table at Elysee Palace

Boris Johnson has posed with his foot on a table at Elysee Palace during a meeting with the French President. In the meeting, Emmanuel Macron told the Prime Minister the EU will not tear up Theresa..

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Macron meets Johnson, while Pound recovers slightly on backstop hopes [Video]Macron meets Johnson, while Pound recovers slightly on backstop hopes

French President Emmanuel Macron warns Prime Minister Boris Johnson there isn't enough time to negotiate a whole new Brexit deal, while Angela Merkel's comments that she has not given Britain 30 days..

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Macron warns Johnson not to expect major changes to Brexit deal [Video]Macron warns Johnson not to expect major changes to Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has met Emmanuel Macron in Paris to discuss the Brexit deadlock between the UK and the EU. Mr Macron has refused to budge on the Irish backstop agreement, but Mr Johnson..

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Brexit: UK's Boris Johnson in Europe to lobby leaders [Video]Brexit: UK's Boris Johnson in Europe to lobby leaders

Mixed messages from Germany and France as UK Prime Minister Johnson lobbies leaders on no-deal exit from the EU.

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Johnson struggles with Merkel's name [Video]Johnson struggles with Merkel's name

During a joint news conference in Berlin, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday seemed to have a hard time pronouncing the first name of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Rough Cut (no..

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Watch: Merkel sees 'possibilities' for Brexit compromise with Johnson [Video]Watch: Merkel sees 'possibilities' for Brexit compromise with Johnson

The German Chancellor wants to her Britain's proposals for an alternative to the backstop in a possible sign of compromise with Boris Johnson.

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Boris Johnson: We must lose the backstop to make a Brexit deal [Video]Boris Johnson: We must lose the backstop to make a Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells his German counterpart Angela Merkel and assembled members of the press that the Irish backstop arrangements must be dropped from any proposed Brexit deal with the..

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson [Video]German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Boris Johnson is heading to Berlin and Paris to "see if there's movement" on the European side in an effort to break the..

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Alastair Campbell: I don't know if Dominic Cummings believed in Brexit [Video]Alastair Campbell: I don't know if Dominic Cummings believed in Brexit

Former Downing Street Director of Communications Alastair Campbell talks to writer James Graham at the 2019 Edinburgh TV Festival. Campbell discussed Graham's drama Brexit: The Uncivil War and his take..

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G7 or G5? Trump and Johnson add unpredictability to French summit [Video]G7 or G5? Trump and Johnson add unpredictability to French summit

Brexit Britain's overtures to U.S. President Donald Trump risk complicating the search for common ground this weekend at a G7 summit overshadowed by a trans-Atlantic rift over trade, Iran and climate..

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Johnson told EU is united over Brexit stance [Video]Johnson told EU is united over Brexit stance

The European Union has restated its "single united position" over Brexit as Boris Johnson prepares for talks with the leaders of its most influential nations. The Prime Minister is set to meet German..

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Who is Carrie Symonds? [Video]Who is Carrie Symonds?

Boris Johnson’s girlfriend, Carrie Symonds, has been barred from visiting the US. She had applied for permission to go to the US as part of her job with environmental group Oceana but the request was..

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Does ditching the Irish backstop threaten the Good Friday Agreement? #TheCube [Video]Does ditching the Irish backstop threaten the Good Friday Agreement? #TheCube

In light of Boris Johnson's proposal to ditch the Irish backstop, we’re taking a look at the Good Friday Agreement and how it could be affected.

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Boris Johnson vows to enter EU talks 'with a lot of oomph' despite backstop differences [Video]Boris Johnson vows to enter EU talks 'with a lot of oomph' despite backstop differences

The Prime Minister has said he will enter talks with EU leaders "with a lot of oomph" as differences between the UK and EU's position over the Withdrawal Agreement remain. Boris Johnson is due to meet..

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UK PM Johnson told Tusk: We leave EU on October 31 whatever the circumstances

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told European Council President Donald Tusk that Britain would be leaving the European Union on Oct. 31 whatever the circumstances, a British official said on Sunday after..
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UK PM Johnson says £39 billion divorce bill not due in no-deal Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday that if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, it will no longer legally owe the 39 billion pound ($47.88 billion) divorce bill agreed by his..
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Sink or Swim? UK's Johnson takes G7 ocean dip

Facing accusations from political opponents of being out at sea over his Brexit strategy, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson strode into the Atlantic Ocean for a bracing dip on Sunday before tackling..
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PM Johnson says Prince Andrew has done good for UK businesses overseas

Prince Andrew has done good work for British businesses overseas, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday, after weeks of scrutiny over the friendship between Queen Elizabeth's second son and U.S...
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Boris Johnson, EU council president Donald Tusk spar over Brexit at G7 Summit, term each other 'Mr No Deal'

Johnson says that while he wants a deal Britain is ready to leave without one, a position that infuriates Tusk
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Trump, Johnson discuss Huawei on G7 sidelines

U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed Huawei and 5G technology at a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a G7 summit in France on Sunday, the White House..
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At G7 summit, Trump offers Brexit Britain a 'very big' trade deal

U.S. President Donald Trump promised a big trade deal for post-Brexit Britain to Boris Johnson on Sunday and praised the new prime minister as the right man to take Britain out of the European Union.
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Trump tells Brexit Britain: We'll have a major trade deal

Brexit Britain will have a major trade deal with the United States, U.S. President Donald Trump told Boris Johnson on Sunday, adding that the new British prime minister was the right man to take his..
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Johnson to tell EU's Tusk UK won't pay £39 billion under no-deal Brexit: Sky News

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to tell European Council head Donald Tusk that the UK will only pay 9 billion pounds ($11 billion) instead of the 39 billion pound ($47.88 billion)..
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Boris Johnson urges Donald Trump to remove 'considerable barriers' for trade between US, UK

'We intend to seize those opportunities but they are going to require our American friends to compromise and to open up their approach', said Boris Johnson
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UK's Johnson tells Trump: Lower your trade barriers to seal UK deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson used a pre-G7 summit phone call to U.S. President Donald Trump to demand he lower trade barriers and open up parts of the U.S. economy to British firms, citing a wide range..
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Britain will withhold $37 billion from EU in no-deal Brexit: Mail on Sunday

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to tell European Union leaders he will withhold 30 billion pounds ($37 billion) from the Brexit divorce bill unless they agree to changes to the deal, the..
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UK PM Johnson seeks legal advice on five-week parliament closure: The Observer

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked his attorney general whether parliament can be shut down for five weeks from Sept. 9 in what appears to be an attempt to stop lawmakers forcing a further..
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UK PM Johnson to tell Trump to de-escalate trade tensions

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would be telling President Donald Trump at this weekend's G7 summit to pull back from a trade war which is already destabilising economic growth around the..
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Who would be Brexit's Mr No-Deal? Johnson and Tusk trade barbs

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Council head Donald Tusk sparred on Saturday over who would be to blame should Britain leave the EU on Oct. 31 without a divorce deal in place.
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UK PM Johnson says Tusk will be known as 'Mr No Deal' if agreement not changed

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned European Council President Donald Tusk that unless he agrees to change the Brexit divorce deal, Tusk will be known as "Mr No Deal".
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Does Johnson want to be remembered as 'Mr. No deal'? EU's Tusk hopes not

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Saturday he would not cooperate with Britain on an exit from the EU without a withdrawal agreement and said he hoped new prime minister Boris Johnson did..
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Dutch PM Rutte: no easy alternative for Irish backstop

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday said he would be willing to listen to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's alternative plans for the Irish backstop, but said there is no easy solution.
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UK PM Johnson says Britain will send back migrants who cross channel illegally

Britain will send back migrants who illegally try to cross the channel from France, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.
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UK PM deeply concerned about Amazon rainforest fires

Britain is deeply concerned about fires in the Amazon rainforest and Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the G7 summit to call for a renewed focus on protecting nature, his office said on Friday.
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Britain unlikely to change Iran stance at G7 despite Trump meeting

Britain is unlikely to alter its approach on Iran despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson meeting U.S. President Donald Trump, as the 2015 deal remains the best way to ensure Tehran does not get nuclear..
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Le Brexit breakthrough? Europe says 'Nein', 'non', 'no'

After sterling soared and some British newspapers roared at a supposed Brexit victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Europe's power brokers had a more sobering message: the basic divorce deal is not..
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EU position on Brexit remains unified: Commission

The European Union remains unified on Brexit, a spokeswoman for the bloc's executive said on Friday, after reports in some UK newspapers suggested British Prime Minister Boris Johnson might have..
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UK's Boris Johnson puts his feet up in Macron's palace

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson may have taken a month to embark on his first trip abroad, but he was quick to make himself at home in President Emmanuel Macron's gilded palace, putting his feet..
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Explainer: What is the Brexit backstop alternative paper British PM praised?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson referred for the second successive day on Thursday to "an excellent paper" endorsed by pro-Brexit members of parliament proposing alternatives to replace the..
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Britain-EU talks must respect single market integrity, Irish stability: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Boris Johnson held constructive talks on Thursday and agreed that exchanges between Britain and the European Union in search of a Brexit deal should..
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Too late for new Brexit deal, France's Macron tells Johnson

French President Emmanuel Macron told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to wholly rewrite Britain's Brexit divorce deal before an Oct. 31 deadline.
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France's Macron tells Johnson: not enough time for a new Brexit deal

French President Emmanuel Macron firmly told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to negotiate a wholly new Brexit divorce deal.
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Highlights: British PM Johnson on Brexit at meeting with Macron

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday. Following are key Johnson quotes when he spoke alongside Macron just after his arrival:
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UK's Johnson in Paris: we will not set up border checks in Ireland

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that under no circumstances would the United Kingdom set up border checks on the boundary between EU member Ireland and the British region of..
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France's Macron to Johnson: Britain's destiny is your choice alone

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday told Prime Minister Boris Johnson that it was for him to choose Britain's destiny and that while a no-deal scenario was not the European Union's wish, the..
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Setting stern tone, France's Macron to spar with Britain's Johnson on Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Thursday try to convince France to reopen Brexit negotiations less than a day after President Emmanuel Macron bluntly ruled out any further talks on the..
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'We want detail,' senior EU official tells Brexit Britain

The European Union is awaiting detailed proposals from London on Brexit, a senior official in Brussels said, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pursued efforts to persuade the bloc's leaders to..
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British PM Johnson faces tough Brexit lunch with Macron

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Thursday try to convince France to reopen Brexit negotiations less than a day after President Emmanuel Macron bluntly ruled out any further talks on the..
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Germany's Merkel gives Britain 30 days to find last-minute Brexit solution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday gave Britain 30 days to come up with an alternative solution to the contested Irish border backstop, opening up the possibility of what Prime Minister Boris..
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Merkel: With imagination, Irish 'backstop' issue can be solved in 30 days

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Wednesday that Britain and the EU could find a solution to the sticking point of the Irish backstop in the next 30 days, a possible signal she is willing to..
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UK's Johnson tells Merkel: We want a deal but EU must compromise

Britain wants to do a swift Brexit deal but the "undemocratic" Irish border backstop must be axed in full to prevent a no-deal exit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on..
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Merkel: Solution to Irish 'backstop' possible in 30 days

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Wednesday that Britain and the EU could find a solution to the sticking point of the Irish backstop in the next 30 days, a possible signal she was willing..
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UK's Johnson says case yet to be made for Russia to rejoin G7

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he did not believe the case had yet been made for Russia to rejoin the G7 following its "provocations" in places like Salisbury, Ukraine and..
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UK's Johnson sees ample scope for Brexit deal if backstop goes

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was confident he could renegotiate Britain's exit from the European Union if the bloc lifted its requirement for a "backstop" to ensure free movement across..
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Protesters cry 'stop Brexit' as UK PM Johnson meets Merkel in Berlin

Protesters cried "stop Brexit" as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived at the German Chancellery to tell Angela Merkel that unless she agrees to change the terms of its EU departure, Britain will..
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Budge on Brexit, British PM Johnson to tell Merkel in Berlin

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without one.
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France now sees 'no deal' as baseline Brexit scenario: Elysee source

France believes 'no-deal' is now the most likely Brexit scenario after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson demanded the European Union reopen the divorce deal and drop the Irish backstop, an official..
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EU's Tusk, British PM Johnson to meet in France on Sunday

European Council President Donald Tusk will hold a face-to-face meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 1030 GMT on Sunday on the sidelines of a G7 summit in France, Tusk's schedule showed..
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Merkel aims to work out friction-free Brexit with British PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would discuss how to make sure Britain's divorce from the European Union is as smooth as possible when she holds talks later on Wednesday with British Prime..
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Germany readies for possible realities, such as disorderly Brexit

Germany is preparing for a no-deal Brexit although Berlin would still prefer an orderly British divorce from the European Union, a German government spokesman said on Wednesday before Prime Minister..
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Trump offers help as UK's Johnson asks Merkel to budge on Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a..
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G7 or G5? Trump and Johnson add unpredictability to French summit

Brexit Britain's overtures to U.S. President Donald Trump risk further complicating the search for common ground this weekend at a Group of Seven summit already clouded by transatlantic rifts over..
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