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26th Feb 2024

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Sunak vs Truss in race to replace Johnson as UK PM

The internal Conservative race to replace Boris Johnson as party leader and thus British prime minister has been narrowed down to two final candidates — former finance minister Rishi Sunak, and current foreign secretary, Liz Truss. The pair will now spend the summer campaigning to win the votes of the party's approximate 140,00-200,000 members, with a result due to be announced on 5 September. Johnson remains PM until then.

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Angry farmers block Brussels again, urge fix to 'unfair' prices

Following weeks of demonstrations across Europe, farmers returned to Brussels to protest over unfair competition in prices, as EU agriculture ministers met just a few metres away to discuss a response. The police used water cannon and tear gas.

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