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Johnson's win may deliver Brexit but could risk UK's breakup

Dec. 14, 2019 11:10 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Leaving the European Union is not the only split British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has to worry about. Johnson’s commanding election victory this week may let him fulfill his campaign promise to “get Brexit done,” but it could also imperil the future of the United...

Boris Johnson goes north to celebrate crushing election win

Dec. 14, 2019 9:29 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Saturday to repay the trust of voters in the working-class hearland of northern England who rejected the Labour Party and helped give him an 80-seat majority at this week's election. Speaking to cheering supporters at a cricket club in Sedgefield...

After UK election, Trump sees 'harbinger' of things to come

Dec. 13, 2019 5:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a tumultuous tenure in office, a controversial candidate expanded his grip on power, surpassing a weak opponent and drawing support from unlikely pockets of voters. That’s what happened Thursday in Britain, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party claimed a...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 13, 2019 3:47 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: A video circulating online shows a person firing an AR-15 rifle, and...

Johnson claims Brexit mandate with new conservative majority

Dec. 13, 2019 3:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Friday to heal Britain's divisions over Brexit after his gamble on early elections rewarded him with a commanding majority in Parliament and a new mandate to take his country out of the European Union at the end of January. Johnson's promise to “get...

Losing Grimsby: Working-class towns desert UK's Labour Party

Dec. 13, 2019 1:35 PM EST

GRIMSBY, England (AP) — Like the North Sea cod that was their livelihood, Conservative voters in the fishing town of Grimsby once seemed in danger of disappearing. In every election since 1945, voters in this port in eastern England elected a Labour Party lawmaker. Until this week. Grimsby, 200 miles (320...

Battle ahead: Scotland party leader vows independence push

Dec. 13, 2019 1:02 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has won the majority he needs to push through Brexit, but he faces another big challenge from Scotland, where the independence-minded Scottish National Party and its leader Nicola Sturgeon have surged to a commanding position. Here is a look at the factors that...

The Latest: Macron: UK and EU will remain tied after Brexit

Dec. 13, 2019 12:14 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local): 5 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says Britain and Europe will remain inextricably tied even after Brexit, which is now set to take place on Jan. 31 after Boris Johnson's Conservative Party won a convincing majority in...

UK vote eases corrosive uncertainty hurting businesses

Dec. 13, 2019 11:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British businesses that have been hobbled for three years by fear and confusion over Brexit are getting a break. The U.K. election result means Britain's departure from the European Union will almost certainly happen — after multiple delays — on Jan. 31, as scheduled. It remains...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his government will build 'new partnership' with the European Union as 'friends.'

Dec. 13, 2019 10:29 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his government will build 'new partnership' with the European Union as 'friends.'.