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UK leader May slams populist politics, Brexit ‘absolutism’

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday criticized the increasing intolerance and absolutism of world politics, a message that many will see as aimed at her successor as Britain’s leader …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 4:19 p.m.

UK envoy’s leaked views inspire more insults in Trump tweets

Leaked documents revealing the British ambassador’s critical views of the Trump administration have produced more insults and awkward politics.


Boris Johnson builds momentum in UK Conservative race

Boris Johnson solidified his front-runner status in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister on Tuesday, gaining backing from leading pro-Brexit lawmakers.


Undone by Brexit, May steps down as Conservative leader

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s time as Conservative Party leader ended Friday, not with a bang but a whimper.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 12:26 p.m.

D-Day at 75: Nations honor veterans, memory of fallen

With silent remembrance and respect, nations honored the fallen and the singular bravery of all Allied troops who sloshed through bloodied water to the beaches of Normandy 75 years ago …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 3:58 p.m.

Trump eases up, makes nice with May before she steps down

Making nice at the end, President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his frequent criticism of outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the tortured Brexit deal, …


Trump meets queen, escalates feud with London mayor

Mixing pageantry and political pugilism, President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Britain on Monday by drawing a smile from Queen Elizabeth II and stepping up a long-running feud …


D-Day ceremony spotlights Trump’s complicated military ties

World leaders will gather in solemn assembly next week above the sandy beaches of Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the world-changing D-Day invasion of France. It’s typically a …


Contenders to be next UK leader divided over no-deal Brexit

The race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May is becoming a battle over whether Britain should leave the European Union without a divorce agreement – or whether that would cause …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 3:54 p.m.

Theresa May announces she will quit her job as prime minister

Theresa May ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union on Friday, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

Britain’s May hunkers down as premiership enters final stage

British Prime Minister Theresa May was hunkered down with close allies Thursday as she considered whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign, or fight on to save her …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 2:49 p.m.

Last days of May? UK leader in peril as Brexit offer slammed

British Prime Minister Theresa May dug in Wednesday against a growing push by both rivals and former allies to remove her from office as her attempts to lead Britain out …


Seeking Brexit support, May offers vote on new referendum

In a major concession, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday offered U.K. lawmakers the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on the country’s membership in …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Uncertainty looms over UK as Brexit compromise talks fail

Talks between Britain’s Conservative government and the opposition Labour Party seeking a compromise over Brexit broke down without agreement Friday, plunging the country back into a morass of uncertainty over …


UK’s May agrees to give timetable next month for her exit

British Prime Minister Theresa May fended off pressure Thursday from Conservative Party lawmakers demanding she set a date for her resignation, buying herself a few more weeks to try to …


UK concedes it must hold EU election amid Brexit delay

The British government on Tuesday acknowledged for the first time that the country will definitely take part in the European Parliament elections this month because there’s no chance that a …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

UK defense secretary fired over Huawei leaks

British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson was summarily fired Wednesday after an investigation into leaks from a secret government meeting about Chinese telecoms firm Huawei.


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

Conservatives reject move to topple PM Theresa May, for now

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s job is safe, for now, after Conservative lawmakers decided against enabling a new challenge to her leadership.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 5:33 p.m.

Trick or treat? EU, UK agree to delay Brexit until Halloween

Leaders of the 27 remaining EU member states met for more than six hours before agreeing after midnight to postpone Brexit until Oct. 31.


UK’s May asks the EU to delay Brexit until June 30

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday sought to delay Brexit until June 30 to avoid a chaotic withdrawal from the European Union in one week, but a key leader …


UK legislates to avert chaotic Brexit as May seeks new plan

Britain’s Brexit drama went into overtime Wednesday as Prime Minister Theresa May and the country’s main opposition sought a compromise deal to prevent an abrupt British departure from the European …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

May: UK to seek further Brexit delay, try to break logjam

With Britain racing toward a chaotic exit from the European Union within days, Prime Minister Theresa May veered away from the cliff-edge Tuesday, saying she would seek another Brexit delay …


UK lawmakers reject government’s Brexit deal

U.K. lawmakers on Friday rejected the government’s divorce deal with the European Union for a third time, leaving the date and terms of the U.K.’s departure from the bloc uncertain.


UK leader meets Cabinet as she fights to stay in power

British Prime Minister Theresa May was under intense pressure Monday to resign as the price of breaking the country’s Brexit impasse and winning support for her unloved EU divorce deal.


UK Prime Minister Theresa May faces heavy pressure to step down, save Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing increased pressure from her own Conservative Party to either resign or to set a date for stepping down in order to build support …


UK’s May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30

Prime Minister Theresa May formally asked the European Union on Wednesday to postpone Britain’s departure from the bloc – due in nine days – until June 30. But an exasperated …


Theresa May making last-minute push to win Brexit support

British Prime Minister Theresa May is making a last-minute push to win support for her European Union divorce deal, with attention focused on wooing Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

In big week for Brexit, Parliament will vote on May’s deal and possibly a delay

British Prime Minister Theresa May refused to admit defeat for her European Union divorce deal Monday, despite deadlocked talks with the bloc a day before Parliament is scheduled to reconsider …


Brexit: Parliament to decide between no deal and delay

Britain’s bumpy journey out of the European Union took a major turn Tuesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May handed the steering wheel to Parliament, giving lawmakers the power to slam …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:22 p.m.

EU, UK to have more Brexit talks but key disagreement intact

The European Union on Tuesday warned British Prime Minister Theresa May that her trip to EU headquarters to seek an elusive breakthrough in Brexit negotiations stands no chance of success …