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July 14, 2016 11:13 AM Boris Johnson: 6 Times U.K.'s Top Diplomat Was Deeply Offensive

LONDON — Boris Johnson has earned a reputation as Britain's most flamboyant politician, a man whose impressive vocabulary is matched only by his ability to offend at every turn. The job is one of the most senior roles in the British government. Like Secretary of State John Kerry, the British foreign secretary acts as the country's top diplomat. As well as his $180,000 government 51

July 14, 2016 9:46 AM UK's Johnson a liar with his back against the wall, French counterpart says

PARIS In Boris Johnson, Britain has appointed a liar with his back against the wall as its new foreign secretary at a time when somebody reliable is needed in the role, his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Thursday. Johnson campaigned successfully for Britons to vote to leave the European Union last month. In France, a founding EU member 42

July 14, 2016 9:11 AM South Korea's central bank lowers growth outlook on Brexit

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea's central bank has lowered its growth outlook on Asia's fourth-largest economy citing Britain's decision to leave the European Union. Bank of Korea said Thursday South Korea's economy will likely expand 2.7 percent this year, compared with its April prediction of 2.8 percent. Next year, it will eke out just 2.9 percent 43

July 14, 2016 8:09 AM Boris Johnson's Diplomacy: A Brief History

It was a damning assessment of the negotiating talents of ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson: "Boris negotiated in Europe. I seem to remember last time he did a deal with the Germans, he came back with three nearly new water cannon." Who said it? Then home secretary and now prime minister Theresa May, launching her bid to become leader. At the time it was an enjoyably 51

July 14, 2016 4:04 AM Boris Johnson is foreign secretary: The world reacts

Newspapers and politicians around the world have been reacting to Boris Johnson's appointment as UK foreign secretary. Here we take a look at the response in countries where Mr Johnson will now represent the UK. The Washington Post publishes a round-up of "undiplomatic" things Mr Johnson has said during his time in public life. Washington Post writer 66

July 13, 2016 11:23 PM U.K.’s Theresa May Readies Brexit Team With Boris Johnson in Key Cabinet Post

New British leader appoints Brexit campaigner as foreign secretary, Philip Hammond as Treasury chief LONDON—New Prime Minister Theresa May quickly assembled a built-for-Brexit cabinet on her first evening at 10 Downing St. and, in a surprise pick, put Boris Johnson—the former London mayor who appeared politically deceased a week ago—in charge of foreign 31

July 13, 2016 9:39 PM Known for jokes and insults, Boris Johnson takes helm of British diplomacy

LONDON Boris Johnson, Britain's most colorful politician with a long record of gaffes and scandals, was appointed as foreign secretary on Wednesday in a surprise move by new Prime Minister Theresa May that could shake up world diplomacy. The former London mayor, who has never previously held a cabinet post and is known for his undiplomatic language 45

July 13, 2016 7:13 PM Theresa May Becomes U.K. Prime Minister

The new British leader appoints Boris Johnson as foreign secretary, Philip Hammond as treasury chief LONDON—Theresa May left Buckingham Palace on Wednesday as Britain’s new prime minister—and with a long list of political challenges in the divided nation that voted last month to leave the European Union. Ms. May’s ascent to the premiership caps three 29

July 13, 2016 5:15 PM The Latest: Top EU Officials Congratulate May on New Job

After the remarks, May stopped and waved outside No. 10 Downing Street beside her husband, Philip. Theresa May has become Britain's prime minister after meeting with Queen Elizabeth II. Buckingham Palace has released an image of May offering a deep curtsey before the monarch, denoting that she has accepted the queen's invitation to form a government 80

July 13, 2016 4:56 PM White House congratulates May, confident on her Brexit handling

WASHINGTON, July 13 The White House on Wednesday congratulated incoming British Prime Minister Theresa May and said it was confident in her ability to steer Britain through negotiations on leaving the European Union. "Based on the public comments we've seen from the incoming prime minister, she intends to pursue a course that's consistent with the course 28