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From left, Labour Members of Parliament, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Jess Phillips, Emily Thornberry, Lisa Nandy and Keir Starmer stand on the stage, during the first Labour leadership hustings at the ACC Liverpool, in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)

Contenders to lead UK Labour Party stress unity after loss

Jan. 18, 2020 11:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Politicians vying to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of Britain's faltering Labour Party pleaded for unity during their first campaign event held Saturday in Liverpool. Most of the leading contenders called for senior party figures to stop attacking one another and to focus on coming up with...

Labour Party lawmaker Keir Starmer speaks to the media following the launch of his campaign to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as party leader, in Stevenage, England, Sunday Jan. 5, 2020.  Starmer criticised the party's recent general election campaign.(Aaron Chown/PA via AP)

5 contenders vie to lead UK Labour back from election defeat

Jan. 13, 2020 1:00 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s opposition Labour Party said Monday that five lawmakers will contend to lead the party as it tries to rebuild support and regain power after last month's electoral drubbing. Labour is choosing a new leader to replace Jeremy Corbyn, who is stepping down after the...

The Latest: Japan calls for easing of Middle East tensions

Jan. 7, 2020 11:25 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions in the wake of the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top general (all times local): 7:40 a.m. Japan says it will urge governments to do their utmost to help ease tensions following an Iranian missile strike at bases in Iraq used by U.S. forces. The...

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace speaks during an event 'NATO Engages' at Central Hall Westminster in London, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump and his NATO counterparts were gathering in London Tuesday to mark the alliance's 70th birthday amid deep tensions as spats between leaders expose a lack of unity that risks undermining military organization's credibility. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

UK defense secretary urges Iran to act with restraint

Jan. 7, 2020 12:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense secretary urged Iranian leaders on Tuesday to refrain from retaliating for the slaying of Gen. Qassem Soleimani in an American drone attack. Ben Wallace appealed for calm even as he told the House of Commons that Iran's "aggressive behavior" such as hijacking civilian ships...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, and opposition Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, left, walk through the Commons Members Lobby after hearing the Queen's Speech in Parliament, in London, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Britain's parliament returns following the election, for the State Opening of Parliament. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)

UK's Labour Party to replace Jeremy Corbyn on April 4

Jan. 6, 2020 12:18 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party will announce its new leader on April 4, about four months after suffering a bruising defeat in the general election. The party decided the timetable Monday at a meeting of the National Executive Committee. The person chosen will replace Jeremy Corbyn, who...

In this screen grab image issued by the Prime Minister's Press Office, showing Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his New Year's message to be broadcast Tuesday Dec. 31, 2019.  Johnson has said Britain can look forward to a decade of

UK's Johnson: Iranian general 'threat to all our interests'

Jan. 5, 2020 2:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the Iranian general killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq was “a threat to all our interests” and that “we will not lament his death.” Johnson, who spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday, called for...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, and opposition Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, left, walk through the Commons Members Lobby after hearing the Queen's Speech in Parliament, in London, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Britain's parliament returns following the election, for the State Opening of Parliament. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)

Ousted UK lawmakers blame Labour's response to anti-Semitism

Dec. 29, 2019 7:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A group of politicians from Britain’s opposition Labour Party have called for “fundamental change” within their party's leadership. The comments follow a parliamentary election earlier this month that gave Labour its worst election defeat since 1935 and made pro-Brexit...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, and opposition Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, left, walk through the Commons Members Lobby after hearing the Queen's Speech in Parliament, in London, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Britain's parliament returns following the election, for the State Opening of Parliament. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)

Former deputy leader says UK's Labour Party brutal, hostile

Dec. 28, 2019 8:37 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The former deputy leader of Britain's Labour Party says he left politics in part because of the nasty mood inside the left-wing party, which was soundly defeated in a national election earlier this month. Tom Watson told the Guardian newspaper in an interview published Saturday that he found...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the Brexit debate on The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill in the House of Commons in London, Friday Dec. 20, 2019. British lawmakers approved in principle Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill, clearing the way for the U.K. to leave the European Union next month. The House of Commons voted 358-234 on Friday for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill. (House of Commons via AP)

UK lawmakers OK Johnson's Brexit bill, pave way to exit EU

Dec. 20, 2019 12:24 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain took a big step towards the European Union exit door on Friday when lawmakers gave preliminary approval to Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s EU divorce bill in a decisive vote that broke years of political deadlock over Brexit. The House of Commons, with its...

In this photo released by the House of Commons, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the house on the first day of the new Parliament, in London, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. Buoyed by a big new Conservative majority in Parliament, Johnson toughened his Brexit stance on Tuesday, ruling out any extension of an end-of-2020 deadline to strike a trade deal with the European Union. (Jessica Taylor/House of Commons via AP)

What will Boris Johnson do? UK leader to unveil policy plans

Dec. 18, 2019 12:02 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British voters have given Prime Minister Boris Johnson a commanding majority. But they have little idea what he plans to do with it, apart from taking the U.K. out of the European Union. Johnson won last week’s election with a pledge to “get Brexit done” by leaving the EU...