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Germany thanks Boris Johnson for promoting tracing app after he said it wasn’t ‘functioning’

Germany’s health minister has said he was “surprised” at Boris Johnson’s claim no country had a functioning coronavirus tracing app after he was questioned about repeated delays to the UK’s one. Jens Spahn said technology to track down other people someone with COVID-19 may have infected has been downloaded by 15 million people in Germany […]

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson refuses to rule out tax rises to pay for recovery plan

The prime minister has not ruled out raising taxes to pay for his multibillion-pound coronavirus recovery plan. Boris Johnson has promised to “build, build, build” to help the UK through the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, including £5bn to accelerate projects across the country as part of an “infrastructure revolution”. This will include spending on […]

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Brexit: Boris Johnson to hold crunch talks with EU chiefs next week amid stalling trade negotiations

Boris Johnson will hold crunch talks with senior EU figures next week amid stalling negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal. The prime minister will hold a “high level” meeting with European Council president Charles Michel, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and European Parliament president David Sassoli. The talks, aimed at injecting some political […]