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  • Europe Nov 24, 2019

    UK’s Boris Johnson Has One Thing on His Mind: Brexit Now

    The formal launch of the Conservative Party’s election pledges Sunday centered around the key plank of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s campaign: making Brexit happen. Speaking to a friendly crowd, Johnson trashed his opponents — most notably the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, his prime rival — and claimed that his Conservatives are the sole party in next month’s election that...

  • leader Nov 19, 2019

    Johnson, Corbyn Square Off on Brexit in 1st UK Election Debate

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn squared off Tuesday in the first live televised debate of Britain’s election, each trying to spark a lackluster campaign to life.

  • Donald Trump Nov 17, 2019

    Leaked Russian Interference Report Raises UK Vote Questions

    Questions about the British government’s failure to release a report on Russia’s interference in the country’s politics continued to dog Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday as critics said leaks from the document raised concerns about the security of next month’s election. The report from Parliament’s intelligence committee concludes that Russian interference may have affected the 2016 referendum on Britain’s...

  • European Union Nov 10, 2019

    650 Seats, 46 Million Voters: The UK Election in Numbers

    There’s just over a month to go until Britain’s Dec. 12 election, and the country’s political parties are battling over funding promises, policy priorities and Brexit plans.

  • European Union Oct 27, 2019

    Chess Move: UK Parties Suggest Dec. 9 Vote in Brexit Gambit

    Two British opposition parties on Sunday proposed an even earlier election date than Prime Minister Boris Johnson has offered, trying to force his government to delay a final decision on its European Union divorce deal. The chess move by the Liberal Democrats and Scottish National Party reflects the volatile political landscape now in Britain. The ruling Conservatives desperately want a...

  • European Union Oct 22, 2019

    Brexit in Limbo: Boris Johnson Wins 1 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 European Union — but effectively guarantees it won’t happen on the scheduled date of Oct. 31. The good news for the prime minister was that lawmakers — for the first...

  • Donald Trump Oct 22, 2019

    Canada’s Trudeau Wins 2nd Term But Loses Majority

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada’s national elections Monday, losing the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that tarnished his image as a liberal icon. Trudeau’s Liberal party took the most seats in Parliament, giving it the best chance to form a government. However, falling short of...

  • European Union Oct 20, 2019

    Boris Johnson Faces Frenzied Week as Brexit Deadline Nears

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a frenzied week of activity in Parliament, and possibly in the courts, as he tries to woo rebellious lawmakers in time to meet the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. Johnson has vowed to avoid needing yet another extension to that deadline, even though he has formally asked — in distinctly unenthused tones — for a...

  • European Union Oct 19, 2019

    UK’s Johnson Asks for Brexit Delay, But Argues Against It

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson grudgingly asked the European Union late Saturday to delay Brexit after the British Parliament postponed a decision on whether to back his divorce deal. But the defiant Johnson also made clear that he personally opposed delaying the U.K.’s exit, scheduled for Oct. 31. A law passed by Parliament last month set a late-night deadline for the...

  • Associated Press 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 — to leave the European Union in two weeks. His message to allies and opponents alike: Approve the agreement so Britain can finally put the tortuous, three-year Brexit saga behind...

  • London Oct 6, 2019

    UK Leader Johnson Renews Vow to Leave EU by Deadline

    British Prime Minister on Sunday renewed his vow to take the country out of the European Union by the Brexit deadline, in an apparent contradiction of a government pledge in court days earlier to ask for an extension if there’s no withdrawal deal. “We will be packing our bags and walking out on” Oct. 31, Boris Johnson wrote in The...

  • European Union Sep 30, 2019

    British Opposition Parties Unite To Stop No-Deal Brexit

    Britain’s opposition parties have met to plan how to block a “no-deal” Brexit from taking place against Parliament’s will. Green Party leader Caroline Lucas said Monday that the opposition is “completely united about stopping no-deal.” The parties, including the Labour Party and the Scottish National Party, are concerned that Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the Conservative Party may not adhere...

  • London Sep 30, 2019

    UK’s Johnson Denies Wrongdoing as Allegations Mount

    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 his country out of the European Union in just over a month — and, he hopes, move British politics beyond its fracture over Europe. Johnson sought to energize Conservative members...

  • Israel Sep 29, 2019

    UK’s Johnson Denies Any Wrongdoing in Ties With US Tech Exec

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied wrongdoing Sunday over his links to an American businesswoman who allegedly received money and favorable treatment because of their friendship during his time as mayor of London. Asked during a BBC interview about his ties to tech entrepreneur and model Jennifer Arcuri, Johnson sought to suggest that political motivations were behind the decision Friday...

  • Donald Trump Sep 19, 2019

    Justin Trudeau ‘Really Sorry’ About 2001 Brownface Photo

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized on Wednesday for a 2001 yearbook photo that shows him wearing brownface makeup.

  • Reporter Sep 15, 2019

    British Prime Minister’s Aide Divides, But Will He Conquer?

    To some, he’s a strategic genius. Others call him a mayhem-loving anarchist. Everyone seems to have an opinion about Dominic Cummings. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s most powerful aide — dubbed “Boris’ brain” by some — is an enigmatic backstage operator who shuns media attention, yet has been played onscreen by “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch. Since taking office two months...

  • United Kingdom Sep 14, 2019

    Former British PM David Cameron ‘Sorry’ for Creating Brexit Divisions

    The British prime minister who called the Brexit referendum and then saw the public vote to leave the European Union says he is sorry for the divisions it has caused. David Cameron said in an interview published Saturday that he thinks about the consequences of the Brexit referendum “every single day” and worries “desperately” about what will happen next. “I...

  • Daniel Macht Sep 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 Union, before being sent home early Tuesday for a contentious five-week suspension of the legislature. In a session that ran well past midnight, Parliament enacted a law to block a...

  • European Union Sep 8, 2019

    Ex-UK Minister Says Johnson Not Trying to Get a Brexit Deal

    A senior minister who quit British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet said Sunday that the government is making little or no effort to secure a Brexit agreement with the European Union, despite Johnson’s insistence that he wants a deal. Amber Rudd said “there is no evidence of a deal. There are no formal negotiations taking place.” “What we know is...

  • Associated Press Sep 5, 2019

    Boris Johnson’s Brother Quits Government Amid Brexit Blows

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bad week got even worse Thursday when younger brother Jo walked away from his government post over their differing stances over Brexit. It was clearly a difficult decision for Jo Johnson, who had returned to government as an education minister when his big brother replaced Theresa May as prime minister in July. Jo Johnson had...

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