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Theresa May: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Theresa Mary May is a British politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2016 to 2019. May served as Home Secretary from 2010 to 2016 and has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Maidenhead since 1997. Ideologically, she identifies herself as a one-nation conservative.

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UK PM Johnson would do worse than predecessor in an election now: ex-government adviser

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson would win fewer seats than his predecessor Theresa May if an election was held now, based on private polling for his office, a former government adviser said on..
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UK parliament approves change to Brexit delay bill to allow vote on May's deal

British lawmakers on Wednesday approved a change to a bill aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit that would allow lawmakers to vote on the existing Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by former Prime..
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Videos for Theresa May

Timeline: Looking back over Brexit [Video]Timeline: Looking back over Brexit

Watch a timeline of the United Kingdom's tortuous journey, since it voted in 2016 to leave the European Union.

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Sir Geoffrey Boycott ‘couldn’t give a toss’ about knighthood criticism [Video]Sir Geoffrey Boycott ‘couldn’t give a toss’ about knighthood criticism

Sir Geoffrey Boycott said he “couldn’t give a toss” about criticism of his knighthood. Domestic abuse campaigners have attacked ex-prime minister Theresa May’s decision to honour the former..

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Who got what in Theresa May's resignation honours list? [Video]Who got what in Theresa May's resignation honours list?

Theresa May has recognised key political aides as well her sporting hero Geoffrey Boycott in her resignation honours list. The former prime minister’s chief EU negotiator Olly Robbins – blamed by..

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Irish PM Varadkar says: no-backstop equals no-deal Brexit [Video]Irish PM Varadkar says: no-backstop equals no-deal Brexit

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Monday that the removal of the border backstop without any proper replacement would mean a no-deal Brexit for the United Kingdom. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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Therese Coffey replaces Amber Rudd in Cabinet as Work and Pensions Secretary [Video]Therese Coffey replaces Amber Rudd in Cabinet as Work and Pensions Secretary

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has replaced Amber Rudd only hours after she stunned Westminster by quitting the Cabinet and the Tory Party. Therese Coffey MP, an environment minister and MP for Suffolk..

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New top dog joins Larry the cat at Downing Street [Video]New top dog joins Larry the cat at Downing Street

There's a new top dog at No. 10 Downing Street, and it's not British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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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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'Breakfast means breakfast': Real-life 'Maybot' named after Theresa May [Video]'Breakfast means breakfast': Real-life 'Maybot' named after Theresa May

The real Theresa May is out of a job, but this English tearoom has a robot waitress named after the former Prime Minister.

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Britain PM visits Scotland, says Theresa May's deal is dead [Video]Britain PM visits Scotland, says Theresa May's deal is dead

Scottish government not alone in warning Johnson he is endangering the Union.

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Sterling down as UK 'turbo-charges' no-deal plans [Video]Sterling down as UK 'turbo-charges' no-deal plans

The UK is "turbo-charging" its preparations for a no-deal Brexit, the UK's foreign secretary said on Monday - something that many investors fear would disrupt the global economy and send Britain into..

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson rules out election before October 31 [Video]Prime Minister Boris Johnson rules out election before October 31

Boris Johnson has “absolutely” ruled out calling a general election before the UK leaves the European Union on October 31. His comments came as he faces mounting European resistance to his call for..

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Johnson’s ‘ancestral’ Turkish village excited by premiership [Video]Johnson’s ‘ancestral’ Turkish village excited by premiership

A village in central Turkey, to which Boris Johnson's Turkish ancestry can be traced, is abuzz with excitement and pride over the news that a man they see as one of their own has become prime minister..

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Johnson plots Brexit gambit with new cabinet [Video]Johnson plots Brexit gambit with new cabinet

Britain's new prime minister, Boris Johnson, has stacked his cabinet with Brexiteers and restated his commitment to take his country out of the EU "no ifs, no buts" in three months' time. Lucy Fielder..

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Johnson urges Brussels to drop its opposition to new Brexit deal [Video]Johnson urges Brussels to drop its opposition to new Brexit deal

Boris Johnson has urged Brussels to rethink its opposition to negotiating a new agreement on the terms of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. Mr Johnson, who entered the Commons chamber to cheers from..

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Boris Johnson: Our mission is to make the United Kingdom the greatest place on earth [Video]Boris Johnson: Our mission is to make the United Kingdom the greatest place on earth

Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears in the Commons for the first time as Prime Minister and says the UK has the opportunity to become the greatest country on earth. Mr Johnson firmly stamped his..

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Boris Johnson: We must leave Europe by October 31 [Video]Boris Johnson: We must leave Europe by October 31

Prime Minister Boris Johnson chairs his first Cabinet meeting in Downing Street. Mr Johnson announced his new team last night, which saw returns for Gavin Williamson, Priti Patel and Dominic Raab who..

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Protesters in London reject Britain’s new PM [Video]Protesters in London reject Britain’s new PM

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in central London on Wednesday (July 24) to protest Britain's newly appointed Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

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Dominic Raab appointed Foreign Secretary [Video]Dominic Raab appointed Foreign Secretary

Newly appointed Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab enters the Foreign Office shortly after his appointment by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Mr Johnson carried out a brutal cull of Theresa May’s ministers..

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Dominic Raab excited by challenge ahead as Foreign Secretary [Video]Dominic Raab excited by challenge ahead as Foreign Secretary

Newly appointed Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab enters the Foreign Office shortly after his appointment by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Boris Johnson carried out a brutal cull of Theresa May’s..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:23Published

Watch: 'I'm convinced we can do a Brexit deal,' says new UK PM Boris Johnson [Video]Watch: 'I'm convinced we can do a Brexit deal,' says new UK PM Boris Johnson

Euronews is live blogging the day as Boris Johnson is set to formally take over the UK's prime minister role from outgoing leader Theresa May.

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Corbyn: Johnson unable to honour commitment to deliver Brexit by October 31 [Video]Corbyn: Johnson unable to honour commitment to deliver Brexit by October 31

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that Boris Johnson will be unable to honour his commitment to deliver Brexit by the end of October. The Tory leader succeeded Theresa May as Prime Minister on July..

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Boris Johnson: We'll agree a new, better Brexit deal [Video]Boris Johnson: We'll agree a new, better Brexit deal

In his first speech as Prime Minister, Boris Johnson pledges to agree a new and improved Brexit deal for the United Kingdom. The Queen asked the Tory leader to form a new Conservative government..

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In pictures: Boris Johnson confirmed as Prime Minister by the Queen [Video]In pictures: Boris Johnson confirmed as Prime Minister by the Queen

Boris Johnson has become Prime Minister after a meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace. The Tory leader was appointed by Her Majesty after Theresa May resigned from the position on Wednesday.

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Highlights as Boris Johnson makes first speech as Prime Minister [Video]Highlights as Boris Johnson makes first speech as Prime Minister

Boris Johnson makes his first speech as Prime Minister in Downing Street. The Conservative leader became Prime Minister after accepting an invitation from the Queen to form a new government. Theresa..

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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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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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British PM Boris Johnson's govt urges EU to renegotiate Brexit terms; 'Political realities have changed', says Brexit secretary Steve Barclay

Boris Johnson's government has urged European Union (EU) leaders again to drop their opposition to renegotiating the terms of Brexit. Former prime minister Theresa May quit after delaying Brexit twice.
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Factbox: What is the Irish 'backstop' at the heart of Brexit impasse?

The Irish "backstop", part of the Withdrawal Agreement that former Prime Minister Theresa May struck in November, is the key sticking point in efforts to agree an orderly British exit from the European..
Reuters - Published

Dominic Raab appointed UK foreign secretary, first secretary of state: statement

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson named Dominic Raab as foreign minister and first secretary of state on Wednesday, a return to office for the former Brexit minister who quit Theresa May's..
Reuters - Published

New UK PM Johnson's arrival speech in Downing Street

Boris Johnson took over as Britain's prime minister on Wednesday, succeeding Theresa May with a promise to take the country out of the European Union on Oct. 31, "no ifs or buts".
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Boris Johnson takes over as British PM; Theresa May says new govt's success 'will be country's success'

The Buckingham Palace confirmed that Boris Johnson had been appointed "as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury."
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UK PM May fights back tears as she is applauded out of parliament

British lawmakers gave outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May a standing ovation as they applauded her out of the House of Commons chamber after her final, at times emotional, appearance as leader on..
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British PM May's parting shot for Labour's Corbyn: your time is up

Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May issued a parting shot to opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday, using her final weekly parliamentary question session to suggest he follow her..
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Britain's new leader Johnson: 'We are going to get Brexit done'

Boris Johnson, the Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by the end of October, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Incoming PM Johnson's record as London mayor

Boris Johnson has referred to his record as Mayor of London as a pointer to what he could achieve when he replaces Theresa May as Conservative Party leader and British prime minister.
Reuters - Published

New UK PM Johnson increases the chance of no-deal Brexit: Moody's

Britain is more likely to leave the European Union without a deal after Boris Johnson was chosen to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday, credit ratings agency Moody's said.
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson is new British prime minister after defeating Jeremy Hunt; formal handover from Theresa May to take place tomorrow

Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson has won the race to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party, and will become the country's next prime minister. He defeated his rival Jeremy Hunt overwhelmingly in a..
Firstpost - Published

UK's Johnson pledges to get Brexit done on Oct 31 after winning race to be PM

Boris Johnson promised to deliver Brexit on Oct. 31 after he was chosen by UK Conservative Party members to succeed Theresa May as Britain's prime minister on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Britain's new leader: Brexiteer Boris Johnson to be prime minister

Boris Johnson, the ebullient Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by Halloween, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the..
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Factbox: Incoming UK PM Johnson's stance on Iran, Trump, Huawei and the economy

Former foreign minister Boris Johnson was elected leader of Britain's governing Conservative Party on Tuesday, and will take over as prime minister when Theresa May steps down on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Release tanker and crew immediately, Britain tells Iran

Britain called on Iran on Monday to release a British-flagged tanker and its crew immediately, describing the seizure of the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz as illegal, Prime Minister Theresa..
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Britain's May to make a statement on Wednesday before resigning: spokesman

British Prime Minister Theresa May will make a statement on Wednesday afternoon before leaving her official Downing Street residence to tender her resignation to Queen Elizabeth, her spokesman said on..
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EU executive ready to work with new UK PM: spokeswoman

The European Commission is ready to establish working relations with "any new prime minister of the United Kingdom", a spokeswoman said on Monday as Britain's Boris Johnson was expected to take over..
Reuters - Published

Resigning UK minister: Sad that Britain has to work under Brexit 'dark cloud'

Foreign office minister Alan Duncan, who quit on Monday, said Britain was being forced to work under a "dark cloud" caused by Brexit, setting out the reasons for his resignation in a letter to Prime..
Reuters - Published

British PM Theresa May to hold emergency meeting today to discuss Iran's seizure of UK-flagged tanker in the Gulf

Iran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain prepared for an emergency security meeting on Tehran's action
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Boris Johnson tipped to succeed Theresa May amid Brexit chaos; UK's next PM will face several internal, external challenges

The buoyant former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, is so far ahead with bookies and pollsters that it will be a huge shock if rival Jeremy Hunt is declared the victor on Tuesday.
Firstpost - Published

Merkel: Britain will remain partner even if it is no longer EU member

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Britain would remain a partner even if it is no longer a member of the European Union in future, adding that work with British Prime Minister Theresa May's..
Reuters - Published

UK business and international development ministers both abstained on Brexit vote: aides

Britain's business minister and international development minister both abstained in a key vote on Thursday which the government lost, aides said, defying an instruction from Prime Minister Theresa..
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UK PM May disappointed by ministers' voting after Brexit loss

Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May was disappointed ministers did not vote with her on Thursday, her office said, after lawmakers backed a plan that would make it harder for her successor to..
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Bid to stop no-deal Brexit is counterproductive to Northern Ireland legislation: PM May's spokesman

Measures to try to force the government to report every two weeks on talks to restore the Northern Irish executive would be counterproductive to those negotiations, a spokesman for British Prime..
Reuters - Published

Outrageous to suspend parliament in October over no-deal Brexit: minister

It would be outrageous for parliament to be suspended in October ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit, a possible tactic by Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister,..
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UK ministers could resign in battle over suspending parliament: BBC reporter

Some British cabinet ministers could resign on Thursday to vote to block Theresa May's successor as prime minister from suspending parliament, the political editor of BBC's Newsnight program said.
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UK PM May pays tribute to Gibraltar's efforts in detaining Grace 1 tanker

British Prime Minister Theresa May thanked Gibraltar's Chief Minister for upholding European Union sanctions against Syria by detaining an oil tanker, her office said on Wednesday, adding its..
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Gibraltar chief minister discussed Grace 1 oil tanker with UK PM May

Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo discussed the detained oil tanker Grace 1 with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Gibraltar said on Wednesday without giving details of the talks.
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Criticizing populism, Britain's May has Brexit advice for successor

Prime Minister Theresa May launched a broadside against populism on Wednesday, using a valedictory speech to encourage her successor to embrace compromise to secure Britain's exit from the European..
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UK PM May says compromise deal remains best way to prevent Iran getting nuclear weapon

A compromise deal remains the best way to prevent Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.
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UK PM May says Brexit must be delivered in a way that brings country back together

Whatever path Britain takes to leaving the European Union must be sustainable for the long term, outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, urging compromise over increasing polarization.
Reuters - Published

UK extremely concerned about jailed British-Iranian aid worker

Britain is extremely concerned about the welfare of the jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and wants to see her released, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on..
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UK PM May to discuss Grace 1 oil tanker with Gibraltar chief minister

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo later on Wednesday to discuss the detained Iranian oil tanker Grace 1, a spokesman for May said.
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Gulf escalation is not in anyone's interests: UK PM May's spokesman

An escalation of tensions between Western states and Iran is not in anybody's interest, British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Tuesday following threats of retaliation from Iran over..
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UK PM May: Keep talking to businesses as Brexit nears

Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday told her top ministers to keep engaging with businesses over Brexit, and that firms expect her successor to keep up infrastructure investment and..
Reuters - Published

UK PM contender Johnson more radical on Irish Brexit backstop, lawmaker says

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Theresa May as Britain's prime minister next week, has become more radical on the issue of the Irish backstop making the Brexit picture starker, Conservative..
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UK PM candidates say time limit would not make Northern Irish backstop acceptable

The two candidates vying to be Britain's next prime minister both said on Monday that they would not be willing to accept the so-called Northern Irish backstop element of Theresa May's Brexit deal,..
Reuters - Published

Dancing queen? Theresa May boogies to Abba in final days as British PM

Theresa May boogied away one of her last weekends as British prime minister, showing off some of her famously awkward dance moves to Abba hits such as "Dancing Queen" and "Mamma Mia" at a festival.
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UK PM May says she will leave disappointed after Brexit failure

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will leave her job this month with a mixture of pride and disappointment after failing in her central pledge to lead the country out of the European Union..
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Likely UK's new U.S. ambassador will be appointed by new PM: minister

The appointment of Britain's ambassador to the United States is likely to be made by the next British prime minister rather than outgoing leader Theresa May, senior minister Liz Truss told journalists..
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UK concerned by Iran actions, calls for de-escalation: PM May's spokesman

Britain is concerned about action by Iranian vessels to stop a commercial oil tanker, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Thursday, calling for a de-escalation of tensions.
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UK PM spokesman declines to specify when new ambassador to U.S. will be appointed

A new British ambassador to the United States will be appointed in due course, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, declining to offer a timetable for when that might happen.
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UK's May says whoever wins Conservative battle will be an excellent PM

Whoever wins the race to become Conservative Party leader will make an excellent prime minister, outgoing British leader Theresa May said in parliament on Wednesday.
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UK PM May says she regrets resignation of ambassador to United States

Prime Minister Theresa May said she regretted that Britain's ambassador to the United States had felt the need to resign, adding that officials needed to be able to give "full and frank advice".
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UK PM May and Trump have no current plans to discuss escalating diplomatic row

Prime Minister Theresa May and Donald Trump have no current plans to discuss relations, May's spokesman said, after the president condemned Britain’s "stupid" ambassador to Washington over leaked..
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Donald Trump blasts Theresa May for 'mess' she created with Brexit negotiations, calls her impending departure 'good news'

In rare public disdain for a British Prime Minister, Donald Trump assailed premier Theresa May for the 'mess' she created over her handling of the crucial Brexit negotiations with the EU and even..
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