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Vigil for London stabbing victims as politicians trade blame

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn paused Monday to honor the two people killed in the London Bridge attack, then went back to …


Opponents attack Johnson’s character as UK election looms

Britain’s opposition parties are intensifying attacks on Prime Minister Boris Johnson with two weeks to go until election day, as polls suggest Johnson’s Conservatives have a substantial lead


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces questions about ties to US woman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced new questions Monday about his relationship with an American businesswoman who allegedly received favors and public funds while Johnson was the mayor of London.


UK parties spar in election that may settle Brexit – or not

Finally, Britain’s political ice floes are moving. After three years of Brexit impasse, an election in six weeks may break the logjam. Or it may just rearrange the ice pack, …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

EU delays Brexit to Jan. 31; Johnson election bid fails

Britain got Brexit breathing space but no clarity on Monday when the European Union granted a three-month delay to the U.K.’s departure from the bloc, postponing it until Jan. 31.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Brexit in limbo as Boris Johnson wins one vote, loses another

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won one vote and lost another in Parliament on Tuesday, a result that inches him closer to his goal of leading Britain out of the …


UK House of Commons speaker deals new blow to Johnson’s Brexit plan

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to lead Britain out of the European Union at the end of this month hit another roadblock Monday when the speaker of the House of …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Johnson says he will resist any Brexit delay beyond Oct. 31

Defiant Johnson says he will resist attempts to delay Britain’s departure from EU beyond end of the month.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Johnson urges support for Brexit deal before knife-edge vote

Boris Johnson worked behind the scenes Friday to win enough support to push his new Brexit deal through the fractious British Parliament and pave the way for Britain – finally …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Climate protester in Boris Johnson garb scales Big Ben tower

A climate-change protester dressed as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has climbed the Big Ben clocktower at Britain’s Parliament.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Boris Johnson gets EU Brexit deal; next hurdle is Parliament

After three years of tense negotiations, Britain and the European Union say they have struck an outline Brexit deal


EU, UK bring out the vitriol as Brexit deadline draws near

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures – and in these Brexit times, extraordinary words among leaders. Tuesday saw the latest chapter in vitriolic invective among two sides claiming they want …


UK leader Johnson renews vow to leave EU by deadline

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday renewed his vow to take the country out of the European Union by the Brexit deadline, in an apparent contradiction of …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Boris Johnson: UK is offering Brexit ‘compromise’ to EU

The U.K. offered the European Union a proposed Brexit deal on Wednesday that it said represents a compromise for both sides, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the bloc …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

U.K.’s Johnson denies allegations of patronage, groping

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson battled to fend off allegations of improper patronage and groping a woman as he prepared a final push Monday to fulfill his pledge to lead …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

While Washington is checked out, Macron is pushing to lead the Western world

Britain is consumed by Brexit. Germany’s leader is a lame duck. President Donald Trump is seeking to scale back America’s entanglements with the world and facing an impeachment showdown at …


U.K. leader Johnson faces backlash over confrontational tone

Angry and despairing British lawmakers accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday of whipping up violence and division with his charged language about opponents of Brexit, and the speaker of …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

An unrepentant Boris Johnson faces raucous Parliament

An unrepentant Prime Minister Boris Johnson brushed off cries of “Resign!” and dared his foes to try to topple him Wednesday at a raucous session of Parliament, a day after …


Boris Johnson or Donald Trump: Whose day was worse?

There’s little doubt that both sides of the “special relationship” had a rough day on Tuesday. The only question really is who had it worse.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Top UK court: Johnson’s suspension of Parliament was illegal

In a decision that badly undermines Boris Johnson’s authority, Britain’s highest court ruled unanimously Tuesday that the prime minister broke the law by suspending Parliament in a way that squelched …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019

UK, France, Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

Britain, France and Germany joined the United States on Monday in blaming Iran for attacks on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, but the Iranian foreign minister pointed to claims …


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

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

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 …