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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 …


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.


Ex-Prime Minister David Cameron ‘sorry’ for creating Brexit divisions

The British prime minister who called the 2016 Brexit referendum and then saw the public vote to leave the European Union, creating the nation’s prolonged political crisis, says he is …


Johnson, Juncker to meet in a bid for a Brexit breakthrough

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks next week to try to break the Brexit impasse as both sides seek to avert what …


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: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 6:38 p.m.

Major defeat for British PM as lawmakers seize Brexit agenda

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffers big defeat in Parliament as rebels seize control of Brexit agenda.


UK prime minister tells lawmakers to back his Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shot down the notion that he wanted an early election to secure Brexit, insisting Monday that it wasn’t the way to get a deal done.


Parliament’s suspension before Brexit protested across UK

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s provocative decision to suspend the British Parliament for a time before the country’s deadline for leaving the European Union came under fire Saturday in London and …


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 …


Leaked memo says Britain faces economic, social chaos if it goes through with a ‘no-deal Brexit’

An increasingly likely “no-deal” Brexit could wreak havoc on Britain’s economy, infrastructure and social fabric, the government says in classified documents leaked to a British newspaper.


Bolton says U.S. ready to negotiate post-Brexit trade pact

U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser says the United States is ready to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.K. “in pieces” to help speed the process.


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Trump administration to seek Britain trade deal after Brexit

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration will pursue a free-trade agreement with Britain as soon as possible after Britain leaves the European Union.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

As UK-EU relations cool, battle looms to stop no-deal Brexit

In Brussels and London, one question is growing louder: Can Boris Johnson be stopped? Britain’s prime minister says the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union in less than 90 …


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 10:13 a.m.

Johnson presses EU to give way amid no-deal Brexit warnings

Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushed Britain closer to a no-deal exit from the European Union on Monday, insisting he will not hold Brexit talks with EU leaders unless the bloc …


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 …


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.