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Report: Johnson to Prioritise Trade Deal with Trump

Conservative Party leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson is reportedly planning to meet with President Donald Trump soon after taking over as prime minister to arrange a limited, short-term trade deal with the U.S., the UK’s first post-Brexit trade deal.

LONON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party visits Wetherspoons Metropolitan Bar to meet with with JD Wetherspoon chairman, Tim Martin on July 10, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Henry Nicholls WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Pakistan’s Lawmakers to Replace Prime Minister, Opposition Denounces ‘Monarchy’

Pakistan’s parliament is set to elect a new prime minister on Tuesday, replacing fallen PM Nawaz Sharif after he was ruled ineligible for public office by the country’s highest court. Opposition leaders complain the parliamentary “election” is a sham in which the ruling party will appoint a placeholder until they can install Sharif’s brother Shahbaz as the new prime minister.

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