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UK top court aims to rule next week on Parliament shutdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by one of the country’s former leaders of obstructing Parliament by shutting down the legislature for five weeks, as a landmark legal challenge …


UK govt insists suspension of Parliament was not illegal

The British government was back at the country’s Supreme Court on Wednesday, arguing that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks just before the country is …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 12:41 p.m.

Noise but no breakthrough as Johnson, Juncker talk Brexit

Boris Johnson was booed by protesters and berated by Luxembourg’s leader on a visit to the tiny nation Monday for his first face-to-face talks with European Union chief Jean-Claude Juncker …


Boris Johnson’s nightmare on Downing Street

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a very bad week.


UK court rules Johnson’s suspension of Parliament unlawful

In a blow to Britain’s PM, a Scottish court rules Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament less than two months before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union was …


UK opposition rages at Johnson after he suspends Parliament

Opposition politicians are furious at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of Parliament ahead of the deadline for Brexit, which drew angry and unprecedented protests in the House of Commons


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Johnson to suspend UK Parliament after latest Brexit defeat

The simmering showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Britain’s Parliament over Brexit came to a head as lawmakers delivered three defeats to the government’s plans for leaving the European …


UK Lords pass law to block no-deal Oct 31 Brexit

Britain’s opposition parties say they won’t support Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call for an election when it comes to a vote next week, piling more pressure on Britain’s embattled leader


Johnson seeks UK election bid as political foes push back

Boxed in by opponents and abandoned politically even by his own brother, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggled Thursday to keep his Brexit plans on track, and he accused lawmakers …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

UK’s Johnson moves to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson maneuvered Wednesday to give his political opponents even less time to block a no-deal Brexit before the Oct. 31 withdrawal deadline, winning Queen Elizabeth II’s …


UK’s Johnson gets Trump backing as he eyes Brexit endgame

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson won the sympathy of U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday after the American leader suggested that the European Union would drive a hard bargain and …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Boris Johnson prepares to take his place on world stage

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has endeavored to lead his country since he was a boy, will get his first moment on the world stage in his new role …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

UK, EU only harden their positions on Brexit as G-7 nears

The European Union and Britain, which are hurtling toward a costly, damaging no-deal split in a little over two months, kicked off a high-wire week of diplomacy Tuesday by entrenching …


UK PM Boris Johnson faces rising Brexit strategy criticism

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing rising criticism of his Brexit strategy at home as he increases pressure on the European Union to re-open negotiations ahead of key meetings …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Britain’s government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases.


UK food industry looks to avoid shortages in no-deal Brexit

The U.K. food industry is urging the government to set aside competition rules so companies can coordinate supply decisions to combat food shortages if Britain leaves the European Union without …


Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economy

New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday finished his rocky debut tour of the U.K. in Northern Ireland, where he faces a doubly difficult challenge: restoring the collapsed Belfast …


Could Boris Johnson’s ‘no-deal’ Brexit break up the United Kingdom?

LONDON – Boris Johnson was jeered during his first trip as prime minister to Scotland on Monday. He didn’t get the warmest reception from the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola …


PM Boris Johnson’s agenda raises UK election speculation

With Britain’s departure from the European Union due in less than 100 days, new Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a man in a hurry. But he’s not rushing off to …


Showdown looms as new British PM wants to redo Brexit deal

On his first full day in office, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the European Union on Thursday to rethink its refusal to renegotiate the Brexit deal, setting himself on …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

EU braces for Boris Johnson as UK leader – and Brexit

Three decades ago, journalist Boris Johnson wrote stories for London’s Daily Telegraph playing up stereotypes about bumbling bureaucrats in the European Union wasting money and tying up U.K. businesses in …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

Now British PM, brash Boris Johnson faces Brexit conundrum

Boris Johnson took over as Britain’s prime minister Wednesday, vowing to break the impasse that defeated his predecessor by leading the country out of the European Union and silencing those …


Boris Johnson chosen as new UK leader, now faces Brexit test

Boris Johnson has been chosen as Britain’s next prime minister, with a resounding mandate from the Conservative Party but conflicting demands from a divided country.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 10:47 a.m.

Boris Johnson chosen as new UK leader, now faces Brexit test

With Boris Johnson confirmed as the next U.K. prime minister, the outlook for the British economy has become murkier – and potentially more perilous.


Voting for new UK prime minister ends amid Brexit foreboding

Voting closed Monday in the two-man contest to become Britain’s next prime minister, as critics of likely winner Boris Johnson condemned his vow to take the U.K. out of the …


Brexit, domestic drama and Trump drive UK leadership race

The race to become Britain’s next leader has been dominated by Brexit, but disrupted by domestic drama and Donald Trump.


Trudy Rubin: Kim Darroch’s resignation reflects troubles in two democracies

The resignation of Britain’s ambassador to Washington was about something much bigger than President Donald Trump’s anger at leaked diplomatic cables.


Boris Johnson fails to answer questions on private quarrel

Boris Johnson failed to shut down questions about his private life Tuesday as a round of media appearances served only to bog him down further in questions about character and …


Boris Johnson hones in on goal of leading UK

Boris Johnson once said he had as much chance of becoming Britain’s prime minister as of finding Elvis on Mars. It was typical Johnson: a joke to deflect attention from …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:24 p.m.

Boris Johnson builds lead in race to be UK prime minister

Boris Johnson increased his lead Tuesday in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister as one of his rivals was eliminated in a party vote, leaving a five-strong field.