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Boris Johnson fails to answer questions on private quarrel

Jun. 25, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson failed to shut down questions about his private life Tuesday as a round of media appearances served only to bog him down further in questions about character and trust. Johnson, who is running to be the next leader for both the Conservative Party and the nation, has refused to...

Europeans cool on Iran coalition talk, seek de-escalation

Jun. 24, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — European officials on Monday appeared cool toward U.S. talk of building a global coalition against Iran, with the German foreign minister warning that "maximum pressure" without diplomacy increases the risks of a war and several others stressing that their priority is to de-escalate tensions...

Hunt steps up attacks on Johnson in UK leadership contest

Jun. 24, 2019 7:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt stepped up his attacks Monday on front-runner Boris Johnson in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, challenging him to face public scrutiny amid the fallout from a reported quarrel with his girlfriend that prompted a police visit. Writing in the...

UK: Police visit incident dogs Johnson's leadership campaign

Jun. 23, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leading contender to become Britain's next prime minister was under pressure Sunday to address a visit police officers made to his London apartment after a reported quarrel with his girlfriend. Political rivals questioned Boris Johnson's refusal to comment on the incident that brought...

2 finalists in UK leadership race make pitch to Tory members

Jun. 22, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The two finalists in the race to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party — and become the country's new prime minister — made their first formal pitches to party members Saturday, both vowing to be the right man to deliver Brexit. Ex-foreign secretary and former London mayor...

UK lawmaker suspended after ejecting protester from gala

Jun. 21, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's office suspended Foreign Office Minister Mark Field on Friday while an investigation takes place into his treatment of a climate change protester at the gala Mansion House dinner. The City of London Police, the Cabinet Office and the governing Conservative...

Bank of England chief dismisses Johnson's Brexit trade claim

Jun. 21, 2019 6:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The head of the Bank of England on Friday dismissed suggestions from Boris Johnson, favorite to become Britain's next prime minister, that tariffs on trade with the European Union can be avoided even if the country leaves the bloc without a withdrawal agreement. Johnson, who is expected to...

Who will choose the next UK leader? Mostly older white men

Jun. 21, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There's an election underway to choose Britain's next prime minister, but only one in 400 people gets a vote. And most of those are well-off older white men. The country's next leader will be chosen by about 160,000 members of the governing Conservative Party in a runoff between two...

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt in runoff for UK prime minister

Jun. 20, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's next prime minister will be a man in his 50s who went to Oxford University — either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, the two finalists selected Thursday in a race to lead the governing Conservative Party. Johnson , a flamboyant former foreign secretary and ex-mayor of London,...

Hunt pledges to put 'heart & soul' into Tory race

Jun. 20, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ringing a bell seemed a safe photo opportunity for Jeremy Hunt as he sought to show London was ready to host a problem-free Olympic Games in 2012. But the bell broke apart, its base flying into a group of onlookers, just missing one of them. "My goodness me!" Hunt said, leaping into the crowd...