Mike Bloomberg forced to apologise after ex-UK Prime Minister speech criticising China
Johnson, the after-dinner speaker at the flagship Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore on Tuesday, was said to have described China as a "coercive autocracy" to about 500 Asian businesspeople, investors and diplomats, the Guardian reported. While his comments would not be regarded as controversial in the UK, where there is concern over Beijing's human rights record, approach to Taiwan and closeness to Russia, the majority of Asian countries are much more favourably inclined towards China and share strong economic and diplomatic ties.
Boris Johnson pulls out of UK PM race
In a statement on Sunday night, the former Prime Minister said: "In the last few days I have been overwhelmed by the number of people who suggested that I should once again contest the Conservative Party leadership, both among the public and among friends and colleagues in Parliament. I have been attracted because I led our party into a massive election victory less than three years ago, and I believe I am therefore uniquely placed to avert a general election now.
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak said to be locked in talks
Earlier reports began to emerge that Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak held talks late into the night - fuelling speculation they could strike a deal, Sky News reported. Now Sky News understands that the talks between the pair did take place. Neither the former prime minister nor the ex-chancellor have officially declared themselves in the race to succeed Liz Truss as prime minister.
Labour party appoints its first turban-wearing Sikh to House of Lords
Sahota, 71, who has served as Councillor at Telford and Wrekin council since 2001 for 21 years, was nominated by Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer and will thus be addressed as Lord Sahota. Sahota was on former UK PM Boris Johnson's resignation honours list for his public service. In the UK, peers are appointed by the monarch on the advice of the Prime Minister to serve for their life.
Boris Johnson bids farewell as UK PM
He began his televised addressed to the nation by saying "this is it folks", reports the BBC. Johnson said that in a couple of hours he will be in Balmoral to see the Queen and the torch will be passed to a new leader, in what he says was a relay race where they "changed the rules half way through". The outgoing leader added that the Conservative Party leadership contest was an unexpected relay race and the rules were changed halfway through, "but never mind that for now".
Boris Johnson tops poll of post-war leaders thought to have done a bad job
Asked to rate the performance of British Prime Ministers since 1945, some 49 per cent of people told pollster Ipsos that Johnson had done a bad job during his time in Downing Street, dpa news agency reported. While Boris Johnson may have had the highest number of people saying he had done a bad job, he also had the fourth-highest number telling Ipsos he had done well.
Boris Johnson slams Russia's 'cultural vandalism' in Ukraine
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK would fund "cultural protection measures" in Ukraine as well as continuing to donate civil and military aid, reports dpa news agency. Mr Johnson made the comments on Friday in a video message to the Edinburgh International Culture Summit, which is being hosted at the Scottish Parliament or Holyrood.