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Theresa May appoints her first Cabinet as prime minister

Theresa May has begun appointing members of her first Cabinet as prime minister.

Here are the key appointments so far:

  • Philip Hammond has been appointed Chancellor
  • Boris Johnson has been appointed Foreign Secretary
  • Amber Rudd has been appointed Home Secretary
  • David Davis has been made Secretary of State for Brexit
  • Michael Fallon is to stay on as Defence Secretary
  • Liam Fox will be International Trade Secretary
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Johnson 'excited' about new relationship with Europe

Boris Johnson has told ITV News he is excited to play a part in the UK's "new relationship with Europe and the world", after he was named foreign secretary in prime minister Theresa May's new cabinet.

When asked if he agreed he had a number of people to apologise to, including President Obama, the new foreign secretary of the UK said: "The United States of America will be at the front of the queue."

Johnson was accused of racism after he suggested during the Brexit campaign that Barack Obama may have an "ancestral dislike of the British empire" because of his heritage.

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