• FILE: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) speaks flanked by Youth Justice Board Adviser Roy Sefa-Attakora (R) during a roundtable on the criminal justice system at 10 Downing Street in London on 12 August 2019. Picture: AFP

    UK MPs return after bombshell court ruling

    The judgement has dented Johnson's authority, prompting calls for his resignation and casting further doubt on his promise to pull Britain out of the EU on 31 October, come what may.

  • The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: @JeremyCorbynMP/Facebook.com.

    Torn by Brexit, Labour to vote on way out of the crisis

    Britain is hurtling toward its 31 October departure from the European Union without an exit agreement and facing the threat of border disruptions that the government admits could cause food shortages and spark civil unrest.

  • FILE: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a speech outside 10 Downing Street in London on 24 July 2019 on the day he was formally appointed British prime minister. Picture: AFP

    Ex-PM Cameron slams Johnson over Brexit

    Former British prime minister David Cameron launched a blistering attack on the UK's current leader Boris Johnson in extracts of his memoirs published Sunday, accusing him of only backing Brexit to further his own career.

  • FILE: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a speech outside 10 Downing Street in London on 24 July 2019 on the day he was formally appointed British prime minister. Picture: AFP

    Outgoing parliament deals new Brexit blow to British PM

    Boris Johnson slammed the opposition for voting against his call for a snap poll next month, in the final minutes of a late-night debate ahead of a controversial five-week suspension of parliament called by the prime minister.

  • Conservative MP and leadership contender Boris Johnson addresses the final Conservative Party leadership election hustings in London, on 17 July 2019. Picture: AFP

    Johnson threatens to purge rebel Brexit MPs from party

    A senior source in the whips office, responsible for party enforcement, said any Conservative lawmaker who votes against the government this week would be thrown out of the parliamentary party and banned from standing for the Conservatives in the next election.

  • Demonstrators hold up placards in the sunshine at a protest against the move to suspend parliament in the final weeks before Brexit outside Downing Street in London on 31 August 2019. Picture: AFP.

    Britons protest Johnson's Brexit move

    Thousands of protesters took to the streets of various towns and cities from late morning, with organisers - using the slogan #StopTheCoup - saying they hoped hundreds of thousands would take part.

  • FILE: British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: AFP

    Labour plans to use parliament to thwart no-deal Brexit

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who became prime minister last month, enraged opponents of a no-deal Brexit on Wednesday by using a parliamentary mechanism to order the suspension of parliament for almost a month.

  • FILE: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) speaks flanked by Youth Justice Board Adviser Roy Sefa-Attakora (R) during a roundtable on the criminal justice system at 10 Downing Street in London on 12 August 2019. Picture: AFP

    UK PM to suspend parliament until 14 October

    MPs will return to London later than in recent years, giving pro-EU lawmakers less time than expected to thwart Johnson's Brexit plans before Britain is due to leave the European Union on 31 October.

  • View of a burnt area after a fire in the Amazon rainforest near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, on 25 August 2019 Brazil on Sunday deployed two C-130 Hercules aircraft to douse fires devouring parts of the Amazon rainforest, as hundreds of new blazes were ignited and a growing global outcry over the blazes sparks protests and threatens a huge trade deal. Picture: AFP

    UK pledges £10 mn for fire-ravaged Amazon

    The money would be made available immediately to help restore the habitat, including areas that have been hit by the fires, the British government said in a statement released at the G7 summit in the French resort of Biarritz.

  • French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) speak during a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on 22 August 2019. Picture: AFP

    Too late for new Brexit deal, France's Macron tells Johnson

    Johnson met Macron at the Elysee Palace a day after talks in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who challenged Britain to come up with acceptable alternatives to the agreed safety net provision for the UK-Irish land border.

  • FILE: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a speech outside 10 Downing Street in London on 24 July 2019 on the day he was formally appointed British prime minister. Picture: AFP

    Britain's Johnson suffers first electoral setback as PM

    Boris Johnson suffered a setback in his first ballot box test as British prime minister on Friday after the Conservative candidate lost to a pro-EU rival in a by-election that slims his parliamentary majority to one.

  • FILE: International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor. Picture: @DIRCO_ZA/Twitter

    Pandor: SA keen to continue good relationship with UK

    The Department of International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor said that South Africa was looking forward to continuing its relation with the United Kingdom following the appointment of new Prime Minister Boris Johnson.