• Julian Assange Aug 12

    US Granted More Grounds to Appeal on Assange Extradition

    Britain’s High Court has granted U.S. authorities permission to expand their grounds for appealing an earlier U.K. court decision to block the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, where he is wanted on espionage charges.

  • British Elections Dec 13, 2019

    UK's Johnson Claims Brexit Mandate With New Conservative Majority

    Britain’s Conservative Party has secured a majority by winning 326 seats out of 650 in the House of Commons. While results are still coming in, the decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election means Prime Minister Boris Johnson should be able to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. The victory makes Johnson the...

  • United Kingdom Dec 11, 2019

    Leaders Scramble for Final Votes as UK's Ugly Election Ends

    Britain’s election has been like the country’s late-autumn weather: chilly and dull, with blustery outbursts. On the last day of the campaign, political leaders dashed around the U.K. on Wednesday trying to win over millions of undecided voters who will likely determine the outcome. Opinion polls suggest Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have a lead over the main opposition Labour Party...

  • LEADER Dec 1, 2019

    London Extremist Attack Takes Center Stage in UK Campaign

    Britain’s political leaders sparred Sunday over who is responsible for the early release of a convicted extremist who launched a stabbing attack in central London that left two dead and injured three. After a one-day pause out of respect for victims, Friday’s attack is dominating the political scene as the Dec. 12 election nears, shifting the focus, at least for...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • United Kingdom Oct 21, 2019

    What's Next After Boris Johnson Denied Vote on Brexit Deal?

    Britain’s long and winding path out of the European Union has taken another twist — into another potential dead end. The U.K. is due to leave the EU in 10 days, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been stymied twice in 48 hours in his attempt to get Parliament to approve his divorce deal. Here’s a look at what could...

  • United Kingdom Oct 20, 2019

    Fractious Brexit Saga to Continue in Parliament, Courts

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still at odds with Parliament over how to break the Brexit impasse, and the European Union is considering Johnson’s halfhearted request for a delay to the Oct. 31 deadline. There are things to look for in the coming days.

  • Associated Press Sep 10, 2019

    ‘Shame on You': Raucous Scene as UK Parliament Is Suspended

    Opposition politicians raged Tuesday at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of Parliament before the deadline for Brexit, which drew angry and unprecedented protests in the House of Commons. Parliament has been prorogued — or suspended — at the government’s request until Oct. 14, a drastic move that gives Johnson a respite from rebellious lawmakers as he plots his next...

  • Donald Trump Jun 4, 2019

    Trump Baby Blimp Flies in London as Protests Greet President

    Thousands of protesters greeted President Donald Trump’s U.K. visit with anger and British irony Tuesday, crowding London’s government district while the U.S. leader met Prime Minister Theresa May nearby. Feminists, environmentalists, peace activists, trade unionists and others demonstrated against the lavish royal welcome being given to a president they see as a danger to the world, chanting “Say it loud,...

  • United Kingdom Jun 3, 2019

    Trump Meets Queen Elizabeth During UK State Visit

    President Donald Trump met with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace at the start of a two-day visit to the United Kingdom against the political backdrop of Brexit turmoil and protests against his presidency.

  • Associated Press Apr 8, 2019

    Theresa May Woos UK Opponents and EU Leaders Over Brexit

    Prime Minister Theresa May wooed domestic political opponents and European leaders Monday as she sought to break Britain’s Brexit impasse and secure a delay to the country’s departure from the European Union. May’s Conservative government and the main opposition Labour Party were clinging to hope of finding a compromise Brexit deal, two days before EU leaders decide whether to grant...

  • European Union Apr 6, 2019

    UK's May Concedes Brexit Deal Won't Pass ‘in Near Future'

    British Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged that the government’s strategies to get her Brexit deal approved in Parliament failed, saying Saturday there’s little prospect lawmakers will back the thrice-rejected divorce agreement “in the near future.” With the U.K. once again days away from a deadline for leaving the European Union, May pressured opposition lawmakers to help her find a compromise...

  • European Union Apr 6, 2019

    What Next? Some Scenarios for UK as Brexit Crisis Unfolds

    Crunch time is coming for British politicians and European Union leaders, who are scrambling to find a way to way to make Brexit work. Britain is set to leave the EU on April 12 without an agreement in place unless a plan is reached or a further extension is granted. British politicians are deeply divided over a solution and EU...

  • Chairman Apr 2, 2019

    UK to Seek Further Brexit Delay, Try to Break Logjam, Prime Minister Says

    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 and hold talks with the opposition to seek a compromise. May made the announcement after the EU’s chief negotiator warned that a disruptive and costly Brexit was likely unless Britain...

  • Europe Jan 30, 2019

    EU Won't Budge on Brexit Deal as May Seeks Cross-Party Unity

    European Union leaders offered a united chorus of “No” on Wednesday to Britain’s belated bid to negotiate changes to the Brexit divorce deal, with one official calling on British lawmakers to stop bickering and work out a cross-party approach. In London, Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged that her government hasn’t decided exactly how it will try to change the deal...

  • Europe Jan 27, 2019

    Another Week, More UK Jockeying Over Who Controls Brexit

    British Prime Minister Theresa May faces another bruising week in Parliament as lawmakers plan to challenge her minority Conservative government for control of Brexit policy. Amendments designed to change the course of Britain’s planned March 29 departure from the European Union escalated the political jockeying. Several would delay the exit or make a Brexit without a divorce deal with the...

  • France Jan 17, 2019

    May Battles to Keep Brexit on Track After No-Confidence Win

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is reaching out to opposition parties and other lawmakers Thursday in a battle to keep Brexit on track after surviving a no-confidence vote. European Union countries are also debating on how to move forward now that the U.K. Parliament has rejected May’s Brexit deal with the bloc and with the March 29 exit date looming....

  • Christmas Jan 15, 2019

    Read Theresa May's Statement on Crushing Defeat of Brexit Deal

    British lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal by a huge margin Tuesday, plunging U.K. politics into chaos 10 weeks before the country is due to leave the European Union. The House of Commons voted 432-202 against the deal struck between Britain’s government and the EU in November. The defeat leaves May’s leadership wobbling and the government with just...

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