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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: 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: Mon., April 15, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

U.K. proposes banning social media ‘likes’ for children

Britain’s privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to “like” posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it’s proposing to protect …


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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Counterterror police examine 3 explosive devices in London

Three small explosive devices in plastic mailing bags arrived at offices for two London airports and at a train station Tuesday, and Irish police said they were helping British counterterrorism …


U.S. ambassador to UK slams critics of American agriculture

The U.S. ambassador to Britain has attacked what he described as a “smear” campaign against American agriculture by interests with a protectionist agenda.


Net migration into UK from EU falls to near-decade low

Net migration into Britain from the other 27 European Union countries has fallen to near-decade lows, suggesting Brexit uncertainty has made the country a less attractive destination for the bloc’s …


Brexit sparks showdown between UK Parliament and government

As Brexit enters its endgame, the big divide is not between the U.K. and the European Union, but between Britain’s government and its Parliament.


Manchester stabbings: UK police raid house, quiz suspect

Police in the English city of Manchester are quizzing a suspect and searching a house for clues about the “terror-related” stabbings of three people at a train station on New …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 3:49 p.m.

Queen Elizabeth II riffs on wisdom, family’s busy year

Queen Elizabeth II wove personal reflections into the latest edition of her annual Christmas message, saying she hoped her long life brought a measure of wisdom and noting her grandchildren’s …


100 days to Brexit: EU, Britain act to cushion no-deal chaos

The European Union marked 100 days until Brexit on Wednesday by triggering an action plan to ensure planes can still fly and money can still flow between Britain and the …


May wins no-confidence vote by lawmakers unhappy over Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a political crisis over her Brexit deal Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership of party and …


Brexit deal in turmoil as Prime Minister Theresa May postpones Parliament vote

Facing almost certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May has postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal, saying she would go back to European Union leaders to seek …


UK round-the-world sailor being rescued after losing mast

A British woman sailing solo in a round-the-world race is being rescued after losing her mast and being knocked unconscious in a vicious storm in the Southern Ocean.


Uber fined nearly $1.2 million by Dutch, UK over data breach

The ride-hailing service Uber has been fined the equivalent of nearly $1.2 million by British and Dutch authorities for failing to protect customers’ data during a cyberattack in 2016.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

UK’s May fights to sell Brexit deal to a skeptical country

Prime Minister Theresa May made a blunt appeal to skeptical lawmakers on Monday to back her divorce deal with the European Union: It isn’t perfect, but it’s all there is, …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal

After months of stalled talks, false starts and setbacks, negotiators from Britain and the European Union struck a proposed divorce deal Tuesday to provide for the U.K.’s smooth exit from …


UK lawmakers: ‘Wild West’ cryptocurrencies need regulation

British lawmakers have backed calls for greater regulation of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in order to bring an element of control to a market that more resembles the “Wild West.”


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

Nursery rhymes trigger nightmares: In UK town, spiders to blame for evening broadcast of ‘It’s raining, it’s pouring’

Floating in on the wind the sound of ‘It’s Raining, It’s Pouring’ being sung by a child on the creepiest siren in Britain. The Ipswich Star reports on what one …


UK leader: Talk of leadership during Brexit ‘irritating’

British Prime Minister Theresa May concedes that she gets “irritated” by the debate over her leadership during the difficult Brexit negotiations.


Russian suspects in poisoning: We were in UK as tourists

The two Russian men spun an unlikely tale of hapless tourists defeated by grim British weather: They traveled more than 1,000 miles to see England’s famed Salisbury Cathedral but were …


Britain charges 2 Russians over Novichok poisoning

Britain charged two alleged Russian military intelligence officers with the nerve agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury, officials said Wednesday, though …


Stormy Daniels drops out of U.K. reality show at last minute

Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress and nemesis of U.S. President Donald Trump, has pulled out of a British reality-TV show at the last minute after a dispute with producers.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, man arrested

A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Steve Bannon weighs in on UK burqa debate, Boris Johnson

Republican strategist Steve Bannon weighed into British politics Sunday in a wide-ranging interview in which he defended former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s comments about Muslim face veils and praised a …