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UK foreign secretary resigns, triggering political crisis

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson resigned on Monday (9 July), hours after the resignation of Brexit secretary David Davis, in a severe blow to prime minister Theresa May's fragile government. Johnson is the third minister to resign in 24 hours, as Davis's deputy also quit. Johnson's departure puts May's ability to continue into question - just three days after the cabinet agreed her Brexit plan last Friday.

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Stymied on 'golden passports', EU sets up expert group

The European Commission has described the sale of EU citizenship by Bulgaria, Cyprus and Malta as a "golden gate to Europe" for the rich. Unable to stop it, the commission now wants an expert group to probe the schemes.

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