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UK's Sunak is first PM of color, but equality fight not over

Oct. 25, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Harmeet Singh Gill was excited to hear that Rishi Sunak would become Britain's first prime minister of color — news that came as he celebrated the Diwali festival in a London neighborhood sometimes called Little India. “It’s almost a watershed moment,” the...

EXPLAINER: Why the British public is not choosing its leader

Oct. 22, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Observers of Britain’s governing structure can be forgiven for scratching their heads in recent weeks as they watch the country reel through a succession of prime ministers without holding an election. While the opposition Labour Party is demanding an election, the governing...

Tory troubles: A brief timeline of UK political upheavals

Oct. 20, 2022 22:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It is a British cliché that a week is a long time in politics. Liz Truss proved it true on Thursday when she became the shortest-serving British prime minister in history. In a matter of days, her U-turn on economic plans that made global markets jittery and the resignations of key...

UK Treasury chief in position of power as PM Truss struggles

Oct. 17, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As British Prime Minister Liz Truss struggles to retain her authority, one man is seen to be in the real position of power to restore order and credibility to the Conservative government and limit the damage caused by Truss’ economic plans. Jeremy Hunt, named...

UK leader Liz Truss goes from triumph to trouble in 6 weeks

Oct. 16, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When Liz Truss was running to lead Britain this summer, an ally predicted her first weeks in office would be turbulent. But few were prepared for the scale of the sound and fury -– least of all Truss herself. In just six weeks, the prime minister’s libertarian...

Today in History: October 9, Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oct. 09, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2022. There are 83 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 9, 2009, President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for what the Norwegian Nobel Committee called “his...

Hilary Mantel, author of 'Wolf Hall' Tudor saga, dies at 70

Sep. 23, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hilary Mantel, the Booker Prize-winning author who turned Tudor power politics into page-turning fiction in the acclaimed “Wolf Hall” trilogy of historical novels, has died, her publisher said Friday. She was 70. Mantel died “suddenly yet peacefully” on...

US-UK relations enter new chapter as new PM, king settle in

Sep. 17, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — President Joe Biden arrived in London to pay his respects to Queen Elizabeth II at a time of transition in U.S.-U.K. relations, as both a new monarch and a new prime minister are settling in. The hawkish approach of Prime Minister Liz Truss to Russia and China puts...

For Elizabeth, Balmoral estate was a place to 'be normal'

Sep. 11, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When the hearse carrying Queen Elizabeth II’s body pulled out of the gates of Balmoral Castle on Sunday, it marked the monarch’s final departure from a personal sanctuary where she could shed the straitjacket of protocol and ceremony for a few weeks every year. ...

The prime ministers who served under Queen Elizabeth II

Sep. 08, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In seven decades on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II saw 15 British prime ministers come and go, from Winston Churchill to Margaret Thatcher to Boris Johnson to Liz Truss. Here is a list of the leaders who served under her and their years in office: ...