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Boris Johnson asked for ‘emergency’ food deal, says Bolsonaro

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The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has claimed Boris Johnson asked him for an “emergency” deal to ease shortages of an unspecified food product, amid concerns about further disruption to supermarket supplies. A ...

Digested week: from the nonsensical to the ridiculous – Boris Johnson comes to town

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With terrible, split-screen clarity, it was possible to watch the interplay this week between the way Boris Johnson sees himself and the way others – specifically, foreign heads of state – see him. There he was on Mon...

Johnson refuses to say if he could live on basic universal credit pay

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Boris Johnson has defended the government’s plans to cut universal credit while refusing to say whether he could live on the basic payment it provides of £118 a week. Questioned by reporters during his trip to the US ...

Thursday briefing: ‘Grow up’ on climate, Johnson urges

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Morning. I’m Virginia Harrison and these are today’s top stories. Boris Johnson has said it is time for humanity to “grow up” and “listen to scientists” in a speech highlighting the urgency of the climate crisis. Spe...

Boris Johnson tells UN that Cop26 must be ‘turning point for humanity’

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Cop26 must be a “turning point for humanity” in just 40 days’ time, Boris Johnson has urged in a call to arms to fellow global leaders ahead of the climate summit in Glasgow. Addressing the UN general assembly in New ...

Can Boris Johnson expect UK-US trade deal to go ahead?

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Three reasons. First, Britain exports more to the US than to any other country. When added together, the countries of the European Union count for more, but almost 15% of the UK’s goods exports went to the US last yea...

‘Donnez-moi un break’: Johnson deepens rift with France over defence deal

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Boris Johnson has reopened the rift with Paris over the Aukus defence and security deal, urging the French to “prenez un grip about this and donnez-moi un break”, after he and Joe Biden discussed deepening the pact. T...

Boris Johnson talks up ‘solid steps’ on US trade as lamb deal agreed

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The US will start to allow imports of UK lamb for the first time in decades, Boris Johnson has said, as he used his trip to Washington to talk up what he termed “solid incremental steps” in mutual trade, in the absenc...

Brazilian minister tests positive for Covid after meeting maskless Johnson

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Brazil’s health minister, Marcelo Queiroga, has tested positive for Covid and gone into isolation, 24 hours after meeting a maskless Boris Johnson and other British officials in New York. Queiroga, who sat close to Jo...

Boris Johnson admits he has six children

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Boris Johnson has admitted for the first time that he has six children, claiming in an interview on US television that he “changes a lot of nappies”. The prime minister has previously tended to avoid questions about h...

Boris Johnson refuses to rule out Christmas Covid disruption

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Boris Johnson has refused to guarantee that he will not have to disrupt Christmas gatherings for a second year running by imposing Covid restrictions, though he insisted it was “very much not the plan”. Last year the ...

Johnson hails lifting of US travel ban but says trade deal progress unlikely

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Boris Johnson hailed Joe Biden’s decision to lift the US travel ban on Monday as he prepared to head to the White House, but said progress on a post-Brexit trade deal was unlikely, because the president has “a lot of ...

Boris Johnson welcomes decision to open UK-US travel ‘in time for Thanksgiving’ – video

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Boris Johnson has welcomed the US decision to lift Covid-19 travel restrictions to allow fully vaccinated passengers from the UK and most EU countries to travel into the country from early November. The move signals t...

Climate crisis: history will judge failure to act, Johnson says at UN

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Boris Johnson has warned the world’s rich countries that “history will judge”, if they fail to act now to tackle the climate crisis, as US climate envoy John Kerry suggested President Biden was poised to commit more f...

Johnson defends trade secretary after climate crisis denial tweets

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Boris Johnson has acknowledged that he has altered his views about the climate crisis over recent years, saying, “the facts change and people change their minds”. As he travelled to the US in a bid to accelerate progr...

Meeting Cop26 finance goals ‘going to be tough’, says Boris Johnson

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Boris Johnson has said he fears there is only a 60% chance that the $100bn in climate finance viewed as key to securing an ambitious outcome to the Cop26 summit will be in place by the time world leaders meet in Glasg...

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