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Johnson's win elevates 'no-deal' Brexit risks to UK economy

Jul. 23, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With Boris Johnson confirmed as the next leader of the Conservative Party and British prime minister, the outlook for the British economy has become murkier — and potentially more perilous. Johnson's comprehensive victory over Jeremy Hunt has made it more likely that Britain could...

The Latest: Business groups urge Johnson to seek Brexit deal

Jul. 23, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Boris Johnson's victory in the race to become Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 1:25 p.m. British business groups are urging new Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson to take immediate action to secure a deal to leave the European Union that signals the country...

Boris Johnson wins race to become UK's next prime minister

Jul. 23, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party on Tuesday and will become the country's next prime minister, tasked with fulfilling his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union. Johnson resoundingly defeated rival Jeremy Hunt, winning...

Global stocks rise on hopes for US-China trade talks

Jul. 23, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Tuesday on optimism over the potential re-opening of U.S.-China trade talks and despite heightened Middle East tensions. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested last week that trade envoys might meet in person following two rounds of phone conversations,...

Outgoing UK Prime Minister Theresa May pledges "full support" to her successor, Boris Johnson

Jul. 23, 2019 7:35 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Outgoing UK Prime Minister Theresa May pledges "full support" to her successor, Boris Johnson.

5 things you may not know about Boris Johnson, UK's next PM

Jul. 23, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Here are five things you may not know about Boris Johnson, who is set to become Britain's next prime minister : HE HASN'T ALWAYS BEEN SUCH A CONFIDENT CHARACTER: While Johnson is known for his booming voice, boisterous behavior and creative use of language (including Latin and Greek), he was...

Boris Johnson's chaotic path to power finally pays off

Jul. 23, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson aspires to be a modern-day Winston Churchill. Critics fear he's a British Donald Trump. Johnson won the contest to lead the governing Conservative Party on Tuesday, and is set to become Britain's prime minister on Wednesday. Like revered World War II leader Churchill, Johnson...

Boris Johnson says as prime minister he will "deliver Brexit, unite the country" and defeat Labour opposition.

Jul. 23, 2019 7:12 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson says as prime minister he will "deliver Brexit, unite the country" and defeat Labour opposition.

Boris Johnson wins race to be leader of UK's Conservative Party and will be country's next prime minister

Jul. 23, 2019 7:06 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson wins race to be leader of UK's Conservative Party and will be country's next prime minister.

Stuntman injury halts 'Fast & Furious 9' production in UK

Jul. 23, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Production of "Fast & Furious 9" has been halted after a stuntman for the action movie was severely injured in England. Work on the latest installment of the long-running The Fast and the Furious franchise was put on hold Monday following the accident at the Warner Bros. Studios in...