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Sterling  soared, gilts fell and British stocks surged after prime minister Boris Johnson won a majority in the UK general election. Photograph: Bryn Colton/Bloomberg

For financial market investors that have cheered Boris Johnson’s landslide victory in the UK general election, it might be worth casting their minds b(...)

Some $800 billion is spent annually on trucking services in the US

Convoy, the on-demand truck-tracking company backed by U2 frontman Bono and lead guitarist The Edge, has been valued at $2.75 billion (€2.49 billion) (...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage urged Johnson to drop the deal he negotiated with the EU. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Boris Johnson has ruled out an election pact with the Brexit Party after Nigel Farage challenged him to abandon the deal he negotiated with the Europe(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar    said many of the Government’s preparations for a no-deal Brexit would be stood down if the House of Commons votes to approve the new agreement. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has sought to reassure unionists that the constitutional position of Northern Ireland is unaffected by the new Brexit agreement(...)

British  prime minister Boris Johnson gesturing towards Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons.

EU and UK negotiators have agreed a final deal in Brussels that would allow the UK to leave the EU – possibly by the October 31st deadline, if ratifie(...)

Boris Johnson needs 320 MPs to back his deal to win a majority of one. File photograph: Getty

There are 650 MPs in the House of Commons. Minus those who do not vote – the speaker, the three deputy speakers and the seven abstentionist Sinn Féin (...)

Boris Johnson may pass the Brexit deal in the House of Commons if a group of Labour backbenchers support it, a Tory ERG member has said. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images

A senior Conservative Eurosceptic has suggested that Boris Johnson may not need the votes of the DUP to get his Brexit deal through parliament on Satu(...)

Tanaiste Simon Coveney said Ireland will support any UK request for an extension to Article 50 . Photograph: John Thys / AFP

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said it doesn’t matter whether British proposals on Brexit are made publicly or privately once they are credible and bridge the(...)

UK Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay: “We’re leaving the EU on October 31st with or without a deal.” Photograph: Tolga Akmen

The EU has raised with UK ministers claims by some Tory MPs that they will not support the current Brexit deal even if Boris Johnson’s demands to scra(...)

Mr Powell says he believes Johnson will seek a Canada-style free-trade agreement with the EU. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Boris Johnson will “abandon” the DUP if he wins an election, to secure a Canada-style free trade agreement for Britain, the UK’s chief negotiator in t(...)

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