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Boris Johnson: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, writer, and former journalist serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. Johnson was Member of Parliament for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and has been MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. Ideologically, Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative.

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British leader's adviser chides critics after aide's resignation

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser on Tuesday hit back at "political pundits" who had questioned the appointment of an aide forced to resign over racist remarks.
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British PM Johnson's adviser Cummings says: Ignore the ignorant pundits

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, said on Tuesday that people should read more about 'superforecasting' rather than paying attention to ignorant pundits after a..
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Boris Johnson reaches financial settlement with estranged wife Marina Wheeler [Video]Boris Johnson reaches financial settlement with estranged wife Marina Wheeler

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and estranged wife Marina Wheeler have reached an agreement relating to money following their separation two years ago, a family court judge in London has been told.

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Sabisky's views not shared by Number 10, says Mims Davies [Video]Sabisky's views not shared by Number 10, says Mims Davies

Employment Minister Mims Davies insists Andrew Sabisky's views are not shared by Prime Minister Boris Johnson or the government. She says Mr Sabisky's appointment saw "the wrong person in the wrong..

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Kwarteng: PM 'cares deeply' about areas hit by Storm Dennis [Video]Kwarteng: PM 'cares deeply' about areas hit by Storm Dennis

Business Minister Kwasi Kwarteng says Prime Minister Boris Johnson "cares deeply" about and is "100 per cent engaged" with the areas struggling with flooding after Storm Dennis. Report by Alibhaiz...

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Boris Johnson Canceled Trip To The White House After Trump Hangs Up On Him [Video]Boris Johnson Canceled Trip To The White House After Trump Hangs Up On Him

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson cancelled his trip in March to the U.S. According to Business Insider, the cancellation came after a furious phone call from President Donald Trump. Officials said the..

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Robert Jenrick discusses PM's Cabinet reshuffle [Video]Robert Jenrick discusses PM's Cabinet reshuffle

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government, Robert Jenrick, has reiterated that Boris Johnson is in charge of choosing his team in government. It comes after the prime minister's..

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Boris Johnson's reshuffle: How does his Cabinet look? [Video]Boris Johnson's reshuffle: How does his Cabinet look?

A guide to Boris Johnson's new-look Cabinet after his post-Brexit reshuffle, with Rishi Sunak replacing Sajid Javid as Chancellor.

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Cabinet ministers depart Downing Street after first meeting [Video]Cabinet ministers depart Downing Street after first meeting

Cabinet ministers depart 10 Downing Street after Prime Minister Boris Johnson chaired the first meeting of his new Cabinet, following a reshuffle. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at..

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Prime Minister holds first meeting with new-look Cabinet [Video]Prime Minister holds first meeting with new-look Cabinet

Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds his first Cabinet meeting following yesterday's reshuffle. Mr Johnson's reshuffle was dominated by Sajid Javid’s decision to quit Mr Johnson’s top team after he..

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Cabinet meets at Downing Street after Johnson reshuffle [Video]Cabinet meets at Downing Street after Johnson reshuffle

The new-look Cabinet has met at Downing Street for the first time since Boris Johnson's dramatic reshuffle. Rishi Sunak is the biggest promotion now as Chancellor after Sajid Javid quit in a row over..

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Julian Smith ‘not surprised’ by Cabinet reshuffle [Video]Julian Smith ‘not surprised’ by Cabinet reshuffle

Julian Smith, who was sacked yesterday as Northern Ireland secretary, says he is "not surprised" by Boris Johnson's Cabinet reshuffle. The MP for Skipton & Ripon has been replaced by Brandon..

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Prime minister chairs first meeting of his new Cabinet [Video]Prime minister chairs first meeting of his new Cabinet

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has chaired the first meeting of his new Cabinet, following a reshuffle which saw Sajid Javid resign as chancellor. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at..

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Boris Johnson chairs first meeting of his new Cabinet [Video]Boris Johnson chairs first meeting of his new Cabinet

The Prime Minister chairs the first meeting of his new Cabinet, following a reshuffle which saw Sajid Javid resign as chancellor. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Cabinet ministers arrive at Downing Street for first meeting [Video]Cabinet ministers arrive at Downing Street for first meeting

Cabinet ministers arrive at 10 Downing Street as prime minister Boris Johnson chairs the first meeting of his new Cabinet, following a reshuffle. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at..

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Sajid Javid wishes Boris Johnson a happy Valentine's Day [Video]Sajid Javid wishes Boris Johnson a happy Valentine's Day

Sajid Javid has wished Prime Minister Boris Johnson a “happy Valentine’s Day” following his resignation as chancellor. The Prime Minister ordered Mr Javid to fire his closest aides and replace..

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UK's Johnson tightens grip with reshuffle [Video]UK's Johnson tightens grip with reshuffle

Britain's finance minister, Sajid Javid, resigned after Prime Minister Boris Johnson demanded he sack his advisers to replace them with Johnson loyalists. It made waves amid what was meant to be a..

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Prime minister appoints new ministers to cabinet [Video]Prime minister appoints new ministers to cabinet

Suella Braverman, George Eustice, Anne-Marie Trevelyan and Stephen Barclay have all become cabinet ministers in Boris Johnson’s latest reshuffle. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at..

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Rishi Sunak ‘delighted’ to be appointed Chancellor [Video]Rishi Sunak ‘delighted’ to be appointed Chancellor

Rishi Sunak has told reporters he was “delighted” to be appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer after Sajid Javid dramatically quit in a row with Boris Johnson over his closest aides. Report by..

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Cabinet reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor [Video]Cabinet reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor

Sajid Javid has dramatically quit as Chancellor in a row with Boris Johnson over his closest aides.

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PM arrives back at Downing Street after Parliament meetings [Video]PM arrives back at Downing Street after Parliament meetings

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived back at 10 Downing Street after meeting with ministers at his office in the Palace of Westminster as a full cabinet reshuffle takes place. Report by Blairm...

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Julian Smith sacked as Johnson's Cabinet reshuffle begins [Video]Julian Smith sacked as Johnson's Cabinet reshuffle begins

Julian Smith has been sacked as Northern Ireland Secretary as Boris Johnson's Cabinet reshuffle begins. He was the first casualty, with Esther McVey and Andrea Leadsom then also losing their positions.

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Leadsom remains tight-lipped over cabinet future [Video]Leadsom remains tight-lipped over cabinet future

Andrea Leadsom refused to be drawn over her future as a government minister when questioned outside her home in central London as she left for work. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to..

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Corbyn accuses Johnson of deportation double standards [Video]Corbyn accuses Johnson of deportation double standards

Jeremy Corbyn has challenged Boris Johnson on the deportation of convicted offenders to Jamaica who were brought to the UK as children by saying "Is it one rule for young black boys from the Caribbean..

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UK PM's adviser quits after backlash over contraception, IQ comments

An adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who had discussed the benefits of forced contraception quit on Monday, saying "media hysteria" about his old online posts meant he had become a..
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Britain won't heed EU rules to win free trade: PM aide

Britain will not be threatened into following EU rules in the future by talk of economic rifts and is ready to trade with the bloc on basic international terms if needs be, Prime Minister Boris..
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Britain OK with basic Australia-type trade with EU if free-trade deal impossible: PM aide

Britain is ready to trade with the European Union on basic international terms that the bloc currently follows with Australia if a more ambitious free trade agreement cannot be reached, Prime Minister..
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Britain won't accept EU oversight on fair competition after Brexit, PM's aide to say

Britain will not accept EU supervision of so-called level playing field guarantees of fair competition in any new relationship between the two after Brexit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's EU advisor,..
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UK PM Johnson's office silent as rivals call for adviser to be sacked

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman refused to comment on Monday when asked about the hiring of an adviser who has discussed the benefits of forced contraception and said data showed the..
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Preparations for UK budget continue at pace: PM Johnson's spokesman

Preparations for Britain's next budget continue at pace and the government will have a clear fiscal framework, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday when asked whether the budget..
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British PM Johnson welcomes new cabinet

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson greeted his new cabinet of senior ministers on Friday, vowing to repay the trust of voters by improving infrastructure, cutting crime and building more hospitals.
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Is he Britain's Thomas Cromwell? Dominic Cummings chuckles

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, chuckled on Friday when asked by reporters if he was the Thomas Cromwell of British politics.
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UK PM Johnson's meeting with Trump postponed until June: the Sun

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has canceled a trip to the United States to meet U.S. President Donald Trump, the Sun newspaper reported late on Thursday.
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Ex-UK finance minister Javid aims parting shot at PM Johnson

Departed British finance minister Sajid Javid warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a parting shot on Thursday that he would still need colleagues who could offer him clear and candid advice.
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Former UK finance minister Javid says he could not accept Johnson's demands

Former British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Thursday he had resigned because no self-respecting minister would accept Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demands to fire his political advisers.
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UK PM Johnson tightens grip on finance ministry with new joint advisory board

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has created a new economic advisory board split between his office and the finance ministry, his spokesman said, as the British leader tightens his control over management..
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Former Brexit minister Barclay becomes second in command at UK finance ministry

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed former Brexit minister Steve Barclay as Chief Secretary to the Treasury on Thursday, the government said in statement.
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Sacking of UK minister who broke Northern Ireland logjam dismays Belfast, Dublin

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sacked the minister who helped end three years of political paralysis in Northern Ireland, prompting criticism on Thursday that Johnson was indifferent to the..
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PM Johnson asserts control over UK government, finance minister quits

British finance minister Sajid Javid resigned on Thursday, a surprise move that underlined Prime Minister Boris Johnson's desire to tighten his grip on government by jettisoning a minister who refused..
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UK finance minister quits, shattering PM Johnson's reshuffle: media

Finance minister Sajid Javid resigned on Thursday, British media reported, a surprise move that shattered Prime Minister Boris Johnson's choreographed reshuffle of his government and raised questions..
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Rishi Sunak to be made UK finance minister: Sky News

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will appoint Rishi Sunak as his new finance minister on Thursday, Sky News reported following the surprise resignation of Sajid Javid during a ministerial..
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Factbox: Five facts about Britain's Rishi Sunak

Following are five facts about Rishi Sunak, who British media said had been offered the job of finance minister by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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Tightening his grip, PM Johnson begins to reshape UK government

Prime Minister Boris Johnson began reshaping his government on Thursday, tightening his grip on power by sacking some senior ministers to make way for a team he hopes will deliver his vision for..
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Irish PM tacitly criticizes Johnson's sacking of Northern Ireland minister

Leo Varadkar, the prime minister of Ireland, tacitly criticized British leader Boris Johnson for sacking his Northern Ireland minister Julian Smith, hailing Smith as "one of Britain's finest..
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British PM Johnson sacks minister who restored Northern Ireland power sharing

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday sacked the minister who helped end three years of political stalemate in Northern Ireland, prompting criticism that Johnson was indifferent to the fate..
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UK business minister Leadsom leaves role in reshuffle

British business minister Andrea Leadsom said on Thursday she was leaving her role as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ministerial reshuffle.
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Britain beyond Brexit, PM Boris Johnson reshapes government

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will reshape his government on Thursday, appointing a team he hopes will deliver his vision for Britain beyond Brexit and heal the divisions both in his Conservative Party..
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We can agree on high standards, EU's Von der Leyen urges UK

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen praised British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ambition on social protection and climate action and said this could form the basis of level playing..
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UK PM Johnson to reshuffle senior ministerial positions on Thursday

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will reshuffle his cabinet of senior ministers on Thursday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Tuesday.
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Let's agree social, climate ambitions, EU's Von der Leyen urges UK

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen praised British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ambition on social protection and climate action and said this could form the basis of level playing..
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Diplomat Karen Pierce appointed as UK’s new ambassador to U.S

Britain has named career diplomat Karen Pierce as its new ambassador to the United States, the first woman to hold the post, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Friday.
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Trump 'apoplectic' with UK's Johnson over Huawei decision: FT

U.S. President Donald Trump was "apoplectic" with Boris Johnson during a phone call to discuss the British prime minister's decision to allow Chinese firm Huawei a role in Britain's 5G mobile phone..
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New UK coronavirus case was not contracted in China: PM's spokesman

The third person in the United Kingdom to test positive for coronavirus was a British citizen who had travelled from an Asian country, but not China, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman..
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UK PM Johnson backs U.S. peace plan in call with Netanyahu

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated his support for a U.S. Middle East peace plan and a two-state solution in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Johnson's spokesman said..
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UK's Johnson committed to 'golden era' in China relations: ambassador

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still committed to the so-called "golden era" in relations between London and Beijing, China's UK ambassador said on Thursday.
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China troubled at UK PM Johnson's silence over coronavirus: BBC

China expressed concern to Boris Johnson's father that the British prime minister had not sent a personal message of support to Beijing over the coronavirus outbreak, the BBC reported.
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Britain to bring forward ban on new petrol and diesel cars

Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035, five years earlier than planned, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will say on Tuesday as he announces details of a U.N. climate summit due..
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Johnson says he will toughen rules on terrorism cases after London attack

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would act to stop the early release from prison of convicted terrorists following a street attack by an Islamist militant days after he was set free half..
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Explainer: Maple syrup or Vegemite? - UK looks to Canada and Australia for EU deal template

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pitched two models for his country's trade ties with the European Union after Brexit: a deal based on the EU's accord with Canada, or the basic terms the bloc..
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UK's Johnson calls for predictable UK-EU deal in financial services

A trade agreement between Britain and the European Union should provide a predictable, transparent and business-friendly environment for financial services firms and regulators, UK Prime Minister Boris..
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UK businesses need to prepare whatever the outcome of EU trade talks - PM's spokesman

Businesses will have to take the same steps to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period whether Britain strikes the Canada-style trade deal it is seeking, or a less comprehensive deal, Prime..
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Brexit trade deal clash: UK and EU begin sparring over rules

The European Union and Britain clashed over a post-Brexit trade deal on Monday with Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisting he need not sign up to the bloc's rules and Brussels warning of tariffs and..
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UK's Johnson vows action over early release of terrorism offenders

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that is was time to take action over the early prison release of those convicted of terrorism offences after an Islamist militant attacked people..
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Britain to toughen terrorism rules after London attack

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out tougher rules on releasing people convicted of terrorism offences after an Islamist attacker injured two people in a stabbing spree days after he was..
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'Britain will prosper': PM Johnson sets out tough terms for EU talks

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will lay out his negotiating terms for talks with the European Union on Monday, saying Britain will prosper even if he cannot strike his preferred trade deal.
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UK open to looser 'Australia-style' trade deal with EU: source

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson would consider a looser trade agreement with the European Union, similar to the bloc's ties with Australia, rather than follow EU rules to reach a closer deal, a..
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UK's Johnson plans full border checks on EU goods: Telegraph

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to impose full customs and border checks on all European Union goods entering Britain from next year, in an attempt to increase pressure on the bloc in..
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'New dawn' Brexit to do list: money, charming Trump and making friends

The United Kingdom leaves the European Union at 2300 GMT on Friday but Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a bulging to-do list for what he has cast as a "new dawn" for the country.
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Scotland's Sturgeon: Could test power to call consultative independence vote in court

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday she did not rule out testing the legality of calling a consultative referendum on independence if Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative..
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UK well prepared to deal with virus: PM Johnson's spokesman

Britain's National Health Service (NHS) is very well prepared to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Friday.
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UK government wants Canada-style free trade deal with EU: spokesman for PM Johnson

The British government has been clear it is seeking a Canada-style free trade agreement with the European Union after Brexit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Friday.
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