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Factbox: Reaction to news UK’s Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he had tested positive for coronavirus and was in self-isolation at his Downing Street office. Here is reaction to the news. IRISH PRIME MINISTER LEO VARADKAR “I certainly hope that he makes a speedy recovery. “I don’t want to criticise any government’s handling of…

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Brexit: EU-UK meeting to go ahead via video link

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Michael Gove won’t be meeting EU officials face-to-face for a while A post-Brexit meeting between the EU and UK will go ahead as planned next week, despite the coronavirus crisis.Much of Europe is on lockdown, so Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove will meet EU officials via video link.The UK…

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Coronavirus: Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIn a video on Twitter, Boris Johnson says he is self-isolating and will continue to work from home. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus.Mr Johnson said he had developed mild symptoms over the past 24 hours, including a temperature and cough.He is self-isolating in…

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Coronavirus: Jeremy Corbyn says he was proved ‘right’ on public spending

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn says he “did everything” he could to win elections Jeremy Corbyn says the government’s response to coronavirus proves he was “absolutely right” about public spending at the 2019 general election.The Labour leader told the BBC he had been “denounced as somebody that wanted to spend…

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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…