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Boris Johnson builds lead in race to be UK prime minister

Jun. 18, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson increased his lead Tuesday in the race to become Britain's next prime minister as one of his rivals was eliminated in a party vote, while upstart candidate Rory Stewart defied expectations to stay in the contest. Johnson, a flamboyant former foreign secretary, won 126 of the 313...

Who is still standing in the race to be UK prime minister?

Jun. 18, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The contest to be Britain's next prime minister shrank to five candidates on Tuesday, with Boris Johnson bolstering his substantial lead in the second round of voting by Conservative Party legislators. The ultimate victor will replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned as party leader...

The Latest: Johnson takes bigger lead in race to lead UK

Jun. 18, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the voting to elect Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Boris Johnson has increased his lead in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, as one of his rivals was eliminated from the contest. Five contenders in all were still in the running after a...

Boris Johnson increases lead in race to be next UK prime minister; five contenders left in contest.

Jun. 18, 2019 1:06 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson increases lead in race to be next UK prime minister; five contenders left in contest.   .

Serpentine art CEO quits amid criticism of spyware firm link

Jun. 18, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The CEO of London's Serpentine Galleries quit Tuesday amid what she called "toxic personal attacks" over her husband's involvement in an Israeli spyware firm. Yana Peel, who has overseen the two Serpentine galleries for three years, said the criticism was based on "inaccurate media reports...

Sotheby's sold! French-Israeli billionaire pays $3.7 billion

Jun. 17, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 275-year-old auction house Sotheby's is being sold to a French Israeli businessman for about $3.7 billion. Sotheby's, founded in London in 1744, is the oldest company traded on the New York Stock Exchange. If the deal is approved by shareholders and regulators, Sotheby's would become a...

Corden's 'Late Late Show' visits London, gets silly in Paris

Jun. 17, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When James Corden takes his "The Late Late Show" to England, he does it up royally. He's yet to ask Queen Elizabeth to join him, but this week's London-based shows include British and U.S. stars including Tom Hanks and Lily James and a pre-taped segment with former first lady Michelle...

Sources: US to question Assange pal jailed in Ecuador

Jun. 17, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. investigators have received permission from Ecuador to question a Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has been held in jail for more than two months on suspicion of hacking, The Associated Press has learned. The interview with Ola Bini is set for...

UK Conservative hopefuls fight for No 2 spot against Johnson

Jun. 17, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Contenders for leadership in Britain's Conservative Party jostled for attention Monday as the race narrowed into a contest to seize the mantle of challenger to front-runner Boris Johnson. With Johnson solidly ahead after winning 114 of the 313 votes in first-round voting among party...

Boris Johnson skips debate as Tory rivals quizzed on Brexit

Jun. 16, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Candidates seeking to beat Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister accused the Brexit-backing front runner of trying to avoid scrutiny after he refused to take part in a televised debate alongside his five rivals Sunday. "Where is Boris?" Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt asked as...