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BORIS JOHNSON HOSTS MEETINGS ON HURRICANE RESPONSE AND NORTH KOREA THREAT

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is hosting top level international meetings on Thursday to discuss issues ranging from the response to Hurricane Irma to North Korea’s nuclear programme.

Fresh from a visit to British overseas territories that were hit by the natural disaster, Mr Johnson is holding talks with US secretary of state Rex Tillerson and French political director Nicolas de Riviere about the aftermath of the hurricane.

In separate talks, the trio will discuss fresh ways to respond to North Korea’s latest nuclear test after the UN security council approved new sanctions against Pyongyang.

FLORENCE TO HOST THERESA MAY FOR PM’S HIGH-PROFILE BREXIT SPEECH

Theresa May is to travel to a historic European city to unveil further details of her vision for Britain’s future outside the EU.

The Prime Minister’s high-profile Brexit speech in the Italian city of Florence on September 22 is likely to be seen as a bid to break the deadlock in withdrawal negotiations, which resume in Brussels three days later.

It comes amid warnings that progress in talks on the UK’s divorce deal has been too slow for discussions to move on to the question of a future trading relationship as Britain desires.

GRENFELL TOWER FIRE INQUIRY TO BEGIN WITH OPENING STATEMENT

The chairman of the public inquiry into the causes of the Grenfell Tower fire will deliver his opening statement in the first public hearing of the…



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