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Boris Johnson’s tax trap

LONDON — When all this is over, Boris Johnson will face a dilemma. While the world is currently in fire-fighting mode — and the British prime minister is quite literally battling COVID-19 himself — eventually the long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the economic consequences of mitigating it will have to be addressed. Johnson —…

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What Boris Johnson can learn from Pericles

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has long hailed the ancient Athenian statesman Pericles as one of his idols, but their careers are now aligning more closely than he would like in the age of the coronavirus. Both men plunged into high-stakes geopolitical showdowns against an alliance of powerful neighboring states, only to be…

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UK missed out on EU ventilator scheme due to ‘communication problem’

Stefan Kluge, director of the Clinic for Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital Eppendorf explains how to use a ventilator | Axel Heimken/POOL/AFP via Getty Images UK missed out on EU ventilator scheme due to ‘communication problem’ Britain looking to buy an extra 8,000 ventilators to treat coronavirus patients. By Cristina Gallardo and Jillian…

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UK chief Brexit negotiator self-isolates after showing COVID-19 symptoms

U.K.'s chief Brexit negotiator David Frost is self-isolating | Leon Neal/Getty Images UK chief Brexit negotiator self-isolates after showing COVID-19 symptoms Frost is self-isolating after showing ‘mild symptoms’ of COVID-19. By Charlie Cooper 3/20/20, 11:00 AM CET Updated 3/20/20, 11:05 AM CET LONDON — The U.K.’s chief Brexit negotiator David Frost is self-isolating after showing…

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Boris Johnson faces up to his history moment

LONDON — Boris Johnson has got his “Churchill moment” — but it’s not the one he meant it to be. Saturday marks 100 days since an election victory that should have seen Johnson remembered — first and foremost — as the man who “got Brexit done.” But the British prime minister now finds himself facing…

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Brexit Britain is running out of time

LONDON — Even as a global pandemic sweeps the planet, Britain remains stubborn. Despite no indication trade negotiations with the EU will begin again soon, Boris Johnson insists the transition period designed to smooth the U.K.’s exit from the bloc will end as planned in December this year. He told MPs in the House of Commons…