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Johnson conducts cabinet reshuffle as chancellor resigns
Prime minister Boris Johnson has conducted his first cabinet reshuffle since the Conservatives' re-election in December, with chancellor Sajid Javid among the most notable departures.
Chancellor “confident for the future” of trade despite new border checks
Chancellor Sajid Javid is confident that UK trade will be "better off outside of the EU" despite the fact that border checks will enter force at the end of the year.
European Commission president reiterates need for “level playing field” in UK-EU trade deal
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has said that the EU is ready to pursue an unprecedented trade deal with the UK, but insisted that there must be a “level playing field” on regulations and common standards.
Sudanese state to hand former president over to ICC
Sudanese authorities will turn over the nation’s former president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court [ICC] to stand trial for genocide and war crimes in Darfur.
Fianna Fáil largest party in Ireland by slender margin
Micheál Martin’s Fianna Fáil secured the most seats in the Irish general election with 38, a mere one ahead of Sinn Féin.
Gove tells businesses to prepare for post-Brexit border checks
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove has told firms that import checks at the UK border will come into force and frictionless trade with the EU will cease at the end of 2020.
Sinn Féin secure most first preference votes in Irish election
Sinn Féin has topped the first preference poll in the Republic of Ireland general election, with 24.5 per cent of the vote.
Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour leadership campaign denies data breach accusations
Labour leadership candidate Sir Keir Starmer’s campaign team has denied accusations that they hacked into the party’s membership database, calling the claims “utter nonsense”.
Equatorial Guinea president announces China donation
Equatorial Guinea president Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has confirmed that his government will donate a sum of roughly £1.5 million to aid China in its fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
Credit Suisse chief resigns
Credit Suisse chief executive Tidjane Thiam has resigned this week after five years at the helm following a surveillance scandal at the Swiss bank.
Stats regulator criticises Johnson over universal credit claim
The independent statistics regulator has confirmed that claims made by prime minister Boris Johnson about the impact of universal credit to date were inaccurate.
Raab visits Australia, southeast Asia and the Pacific for trade talks
Foreign secretary Dominic Raab has travelled to Australia to promote a future trade deal as part of a wider tour which will also span southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Thornberry: Labour would be “more professional” under my leadership
Labour shadow foreign secretary and leadership hopeful Emily Thornberry has said that the party would be “more professional” if she were to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.
President Trump acquitted in impeachment trial
US president Donald Trump has been cleared of all impeachment charges following his trial in the Senate.