Boris Johnson: News

20 May 2023

United Kingdom

Former UK PM Boris Johnson expecting 8th child at 58

Boris Johnson, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom (UK), is set to become a father again "in a few weeks," his wife, Carrie Johnson, said on Friday.

16 May 2023

United Kingdom

Boris Johnson buys $4.7M mansion despite 'low salary' complaints

Former United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Boris Johnson has recently bought a luxurious mansion for £3.8 million (about $4.7 million), a surprising decision for many after he complained about low earnings as a public servant, reported WION.

27 Feb 2023

Rishi Sunak

UK: Sunak to 'give everything' to reach new Brexit deal

United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Sunday vowed to "give everything" he has to fix the remaining Brexit problems and also reach a new agreement to resolve the troublesome Northern Ireland Protocol with the European Union (EU).

30 Jan 2023

United Kingdom

Putin threatened with missile strike before Russia-Ukraine war: Boris Johnson

Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed in a new BBC documentary that Russian President Vladimir Putin once threatened him with a missile strike during a lengthy phone call before Russia invaded Ukraine in February last year.

21 Jan 2023

United Kingdom

UK: PM Rishi Sunak fined for not wearing seatbelt; apologizes

The United Kingdom police on Friday fined Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for riding in a car without a seatbelt, BBC reported.

30 Oct 2022

United Kingdom

Russian agents hacked former UK PM Lizz Truss's phone: Report

The personal phone of the former prime minister of the United Kingdom (UK), Lizz Truss, who set an off-putting record of holding office for 44 days, was hacked by Russian agents working for President Vladimir Putin, as per a Daily Mail report.

24 Oct 2022

Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak wins UK PM race as Penny Mordaunt withdraws

After receiving support from the majority of the Conservative Party Members of Parliament (MPs), Rishi Sunak has won the race to become the party's new leader and the United Kingdom's next prime minister.

24 Oct 2022

United Kingdom

Runner-up to frontrunner: Sunak likely to become UK PM today

Rishi Sunak—the runner-up in the United Kingdom's last prime ministerial race—is almost set to assume the top post on Monday, said reports.

24 Oct 2022

Rishi Sunak

Everything about Indian-origin Rishi Sunak, frontrunner in UK PM race

Rishi Sunak is vying to become the first Indian-origin prime minister of the United Kingdom.

21 Oct 2022

Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak, Penny Mordaunt emerge frontrunners for UK PM post

After Liz Truss announced her decision to resign as the Prime Minister of the UK amid the country facing economic and political turbulence, the spotlight is back on her probable successors.

19 Oct 2022

Rishi Sunak

UK: Over 50% Tory members want PM Truss to quit

The United Kingdom appears to be in the midst of yet another political crisis, with Conservative Party MPs publicly demanding Prime Minister Liz Truss's resignation.

02 Sep 2022

United Kingdom

UK PM: Liz Truss enjoys overwhelming support over Rishi Sunak

After three televised debates, a dozen hustings, and a fiery nationwide tour, the United Kingdom (UK) is all set to get its next prime minister on Monday.

15 Aug 2022

United Kingdom

Rishi Sunak's Rs. 3.8 crore-pool comes under criticism amid drought

With the United Kingdom (UK) Prime Ministerial election less than a month away, Indian-origin candidate Rishi Sunak has come under scrutiny yet again for his lifestyle.

05 Aug 2022

United Kingdom

UK: Rishi Sunak surprises with debate win over rival Truss

Rishi Sunak on Thursday looked to pull off a surprise victory in front of a studio audience in a crucial debate with front-runner Liz Truss in the campaign to become the next prime minister of Britain.

26 Jul 2022


Boris Johnson 'doesn't want to resign,' says former colleague: Report

Boris Johnson told former Conservative Party treasurer Peter Cruddas that he "does not want to resign" as the United Kingdom's prime minister and hoped he could "wipe away" his departure, reported The Telegraph.

26 Jul 2022

Albert Einstein

UK toddler's rare condition makes her look like Albert Einstein!

A UK toddler is grabbing eyeballs for her messy blonde hair and earning comparisons to Albert Einstein and former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson!

15 Jul 2022

United Kingdom

Race for UK PM: Rishi Sunak tops second round voting

By securing 101 votes in Thursday's second round of voting, former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak cemented his lead in the contest to succeed Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader and UK prime minister.

09 Jul 2022


UK: Rishi Sunak launches bid to replace PM Boris Johnson

Britain's ex-finance minister, Rishi Sunak, declared on Friday that he would run to replace Boris Johnson, who resigned as the United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister.

07 Jul 2022


Who is Rishi Sunak, top contender for UK PM

Rishi Sunak, one of the several Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Tory Party, left Borish Johnson's administration, putting the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) on the verge of stepping down.

07 Jul 2022

UK Elections

5 scandals that brought Boris Johnson down

Boris Johnson resigned as the prime minister (PM) of the United Kingdom (UK) on Thursday after being deserted by more than 50 government ministers or aides who resigned on Thursday.

07 Jul 2022

Theresa May

Boris Johnson steps down as UK PM: Details here

United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson on Thursday resigned from the post, saying that "he's sad to give up the best job in the world."

07 Jun 2022

United Kingdom

UK PM Boris Johnson wins confidence vote despite party rebellion

British PM Boris Johnson won a no-confidence vote on his leadership of the Conservative Party on Monday and will thus continue to remain the prime minister.

22 Apr 2022

Narendra Modi

Modi-Johnson meet: India, UK agree to boost defense, trade ties

PM Narendra Modi on Friday held extensive talks with his UK counterpart Boris Johnson at New Delhi's Hyderabad House and discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation.

22 Apr 2022

Narendra Modi

Delhi: UK PM Boris Johnson to meet PM Modi today

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday and discuss the bilateral strategic defense, diplomatic, and economic partnerships.

21 Apr 2022

Narendra Modi

UK ready to offer more visas to Indians for FTA

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived in Ahmedabad on Thursday morning to begin his two-day India visit.

17 Apr 2022

Narendra Modi

Boris Johnson, PM Modi to discuss ties amid 'global challenges'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is scheduled to visit India this week amid the changing global dynamics following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

10 Apr 2022


Eastern Ukraine braces for 'hard battle,' citizens urged to 'flee'

The Russia-Ukraine war entered its 46th day on Sunday with the war-torn country bracing for a "hard battle" with the Russian military troops mobilizing in the country's east.

13 Jan 2022

Piyush Goyal

UK, India to boost partnership; free trade agreement talks on

The United Kingdom on Thursday announced that talks over a free trade agreement (FTA) with India have commenced.

13 Dec 2021

United Kingdom

First Omicron variant death reported in UK, says Boris Johnson

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said at least one person infected with Omicron has died in the country.

13 Dec 2021


UK PM anticipates Omicron 'tidal wave'; pushes for vaccine booster

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday warned of an impending Omicron "tidal wave."

10 Nov 2021

United Nations (UN)

COP26 draft deal published; UK PM Boris Johnson urges action

The United Nations climate agency has published the first draft of an agreement on how countries will cut greenhouse gas emissions.

01 Nov 2021


COP26: Modi to hold talks with Boris Johnson at Glasgow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in United Kingdom's Glasgow to attend the COP26 climate summit.

16 Oct 2021


British MP David Amess's killing was terrorism, police says

UK Member of Parliament Sir David Amess was stabbed to death in England on Friday, an attack that shocked the entire country and raised questions about the security arrangements for parliamentarians.

10 Jul 2021


'Will get worse,' say experts as UK COVID-19 cases surge

Coronavirus cases in the United Kingdom are spiralling as the highly-contagious Delta variant has become dominant there.

07 Jul 2021


Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated at his home

Jovenel Moïse, the President of Haiti, was assassinated at his private residence in the early hours of Wednesday near capital Port-au-Prince.

England vs India: Capacity crowd allowed for Test series

In a major development, the upcoming Test series between India and England is set to be played in front of the capacity crowd in the UK.

26 May 2021


UK fell 'disastrously short' on COVID-19: Boris Johnson's former aide

Dominic Cummings, a former aide of the United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has apologized for the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

04 May 2021


PM Modi, Boris Johnson to boost trade during virtual summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson will hold a virtual summit today.

25 Apr 2021


UK postal workers win reversal years after wrongful convictions

Between 2000 and 2014, the UK Post Office prosecuted 736 of its employees for shortfalls in earnings which were actually misreported due to bugs in the Post Office's software called Horizon.

19 Apr 2021


British PM cancels his India visit due to COVID-19 crisis

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has canceled his planned visit to India next week due to the coronavirus situation in the country, Downing Street said on Monday.

13 Apr 2021

United Kingdom

UK expands COVID-19 vaccine program to those over 45

The National Health Service (NHS) in England on Tuesday expanded the COVID-19 vaccination program to the next cohort on its age-based priority list to all above 45 years of age after it announced that the target to cover over-50s had been met ahead of the April 15 deadline.

21 Mar 2021

Narendra Modi

Boris Johnson's April visit to India to unlock opportunities

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson will likely join a new trade pact with India on his visit to the country in April.

16 Mar 2021


UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson to visit India in April-end

United Kingdom's Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be visiting India in April-end, his office said on Monday, reports Reuters.

02 Mar 2021

FIFA World Cup

UK, Ireland to bid for 2030 FIFA World Cup

Ireland will be part of a bid with the UK to host the FIFA World Cup in 2030.

18 Feb 2021


UK study shows COVID-19 infections have fallen significantly in England

The interim findings of a new UK Government-backed study released on Thursday show that COVID-19 infections in England have "fallen significantly" since January, reflecting the impact of the strict lockdown measures.

15 Feb 2021

United Kingdom

UK hits 15 million COVID-19 vaccinations milestone

The UK on Sunday achieved what Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed as a significant milestone as 15 million people received their first of two jabs of COVID-19 vaccine under the UK vaccination drive.

27 Jan 2021


United Kingdom crosses grim COVID-19 death toll of 100,000

The United Kingdom on Tuesday hit another grim COVID-19 milestone as the country's death toll crossed 100,000 since the peak of the pandemic last year, with another 1,631 daily deaths.

23 Jan 2021


UK variant of coronavirus may be more deadly: Boris Johnson

The United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said early evidence suggests that the new coronavirus variant that was detected in England toward the end of last year may be associated with a higher degree of mortality.

17 Jan 2021

South Korea

UK PM invites Modi for G7; to visit India

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to attend the G7 summit in Cornwall.

11 Jan 2021

Ram Nath Kovind

No foreign leader as R-Day chief guest this year: Report

India will reportedly not have a chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations this year.

Suriname's Indian-origin President to be Republic Day chief guest: Report

The President of the Republic of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi, will reportedly be the chief guest at India's Republic Day event later this month.

06 Jan 2021


Getting crowd will be irresponsible: Tharoor suggests canceling R-Day festivities

Congress leader and Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor has suggested canceling the Republic Day festivities saying getting crowds to cheer the parade, as usual, would be irresponsible, after the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson canceled his India visit due to the coronavirus situation in the UK.

05 Jan 2021


UK PM cancels R-Day India visit citing new coronavirus strain

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has canceled his visit to India for the Republic Day event, a Downing Street spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday.

05 Jan 2021


Full lockdown imposed in England as coronavirus cases surge

England's 56 million people were ordered to stay at home by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday, as the United Kingdom struggles to contain a new variant of coronavirus.

UK PM signs 'historic' Brexit deal after vote in Parliament

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed the Brexit trade deal with the European Union (EU) on Wednesday after members of Parliament voted overwhelmingly, 521 votes to 73 in the House of Commons.

29 Dec 2020

United Kingdom

New coronavirus strain reaches India; six UK returnees test positive

In a new development, six people who returned from the United Kingdom recently were found to be infected with the new coronavirus strain, which is said to be up to 70% more transmissible.

28 Dec 2020


Insult track on PM Boris Johnson tops Amazon Music chart

Sensational music takes little to get recognized, but a track full of hatred towards British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has gained the top spot on Amazon Music Chart.

24 Dec 2020

David Cameron

UK-EU agree on Brexit deal week before transition period ends

With just a week to go before the Brexit transition period ends, the United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed on a historic trade deal.

21 Dec 2020

South Africa

Coronavirus mutation: Here's what we know about the new strain

As the vaccine for COVID-19 had just started rolling out, the worrisome news of the coronavirus mutating has started circulating.