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Opponents attack Johnson’s character as UK election looms

Nov. 28, 2019 2:51 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s opposition parties intensified attacks on Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday with two weeks to go until election day, as polls suggested the U.K. leader’s Conservatives have a substantial lead. Johnson was accused of running scared of scrutiny after he declined...

UK’s Boris Johnson has one thing on his mind: Brexit now

Nov. 24, 2019 12:41 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — 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...

UK avoids recession but economy growing at near decade lows

Nov. 11, 2019 7:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British economy avoided falling into recession in the third quarter of the year, but annual growth is running at a near-decade low rate as a result of ongoing uncertainty related to Britain's departure from the European Union and a subdued global backdrop, official figures showed Monday....

UK parties attack rival spending plans in election feud

Nov. 10, 2019 9:11 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's biggest political parties traded allegations of financial recklessness on Sunday as they vied to win voters' trust on the economy ahead of the country's Dec. 12 election. The main opposition Labour Party accused the governing Conservatives of spreading fake news with an eye-catching...

EU envoys agree that Brexit extension is needed, no date set

Oct. 25, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Less than a week before Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union, ambassadors from the bloc's 27 other nations agreed Friday to grant the U.K.'s request for another extension to the Brexit deadline — but they did not settle on how long that delay should be. As so often during...

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange loses bid to delay hearing

Oct. 21, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a U.K. court Monday to fight extradition to the United States on espionage charges, and he lost a bid to delay proceedings so that his legal team would have more time to prepare his case. Assange defiantly raised a fist to supporters who jammed the...

The Latest: Assange's legal team seeks delay to UK case

Oct. 21, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 10:55 a.m. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's legal team is seeking to delay his full extradition hearing which is now set for five days in February. Mark Summers says more time is needed to prepare Assange's defense against...

The Latest: Ireland: Brexit talks could go into next week

Oct. 14, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Both Ireland and Spain are starting to say the Brexit negotiations could well spill beyond this week and go right down to the wire at the end of the month. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said late Monday it was "too early to say if it is...