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Brexit campaigner Johnson says won't stand to succeed PM Cameron LONDON: Top Brexit campaigner and former London mayor Boris Johnson said Thursday he will not stand to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron, as had been widely expected after Britain's vote to leave the European Union."Having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in parliament, I've concluded that person cannot be me," he said in a speech in central London.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Putin may meet Obama at G20 in September MOSCOW: Russia's Foreign Ministry does not rule out a bilateral meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama on the sidelines of a G20 summit in September, RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Thursday.Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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UK's May, launching leadership bid, vows to honour Brexit vote LONDON: British interior minister Theresa May launched her bid to replace Prime Minister David Cameron and lead the Conservative Party on Thursday with a promise to honour last week's decision by voters to take the country out of the European Union. "Brexit means Brexit," May, who campaigned for the "Remain" campaign ahead of the referendum, said in a speech."The campaign was fought, the vote was held, turnout was high and the public gave their verdict. ...

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UK opposition leader Corbyn unwilling to discuss resignation, says deputy leader LONDON: Britain's deeply divided opposition Labour Party seems to be heading for a contested leadership election with its leader Jeremy Corbyn refusing to resign, the party's deputy leader Tom Watson said on Wednesday. Corbyn is popular with the party's membership but Labour lawmakers passed a motion of no-confidence in him this week after what they saw as his lacklustre performance in the EU referendum campaign this month, which ended with Britons voting to leave the ...

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Germany's Schaeuble presses Portugal to stick to fiscal commitments BERLIN/LISBON: German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble pressed Portugal on Wednesday to stick to its European fiscal targets and said that if it were to apply for a new aid programme the terms would be harsh. Portugal's left-leaning government has set out to reverse its predecessor's austerity policies, aiming to grow its way out of trouble by boosting demand and set an example for other post-bailout euro zone countries. "Portugal would be making a big mistake ...

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EU warns Britain on life after Brexit BRUSSELS: Britain got its first taste Wednesday of a future outside the EU as Europe's leaders met without premier David Cameron and warned London it must accept EU migrants to win access to the bloc's free trade zone.The heads of government, meeting without a British representative for the first time in 40 years, said in a statement that Britain would be treated as a "third country" with both "rights and obligations".Continued access for to the ...

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France's Hollande says Brexit won't change Channel migrant deal BRUSSELS: French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that Britain's vote to leave the EU should not change a deal to stop migrants crossing the Channel, which led to many being stuck at camps in Calais."Calling into question the Touquet deal on the pretext that Britain has voted for Brexit and will have to start negotiations to leave the union doesn't make sense," Hollande said after a summit in Brussels.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...