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Johnson denies lying to queen, wins Brexit court case

Sep. 12, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government insisted Thursday that its forecast of food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets after a no-deal Brexit is an avoidable worst-case scenario, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied misleading Queen Elizabeth II about his reasons for...

Today in History

Sep. 5, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2019. There are 117 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 5, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford escaped an attempt on his life by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a disciple of Charles Manson, in Sacramento, California. On this date: In...

UK's reputation takes global hit with Parliament shutdown

Sep. 1, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It's long been known that Britain's Parliament building must be vacated for urgent repairs that will take years and cost billions, but the problem now goes beyond the water leaks and vermin infestation to Britain's global reputation as a model of democracy-in-action. In parts of the world...

The Latest: Queen approves request to suspend Parliament

Aug. 29, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Ireland's foreign minister says it's too late to renegotiate Britain's departure deal from the European Union. Foreign Minister Simon Coveney on Wednesday reiterated Ireland's opposition to the EU renegotiating the Brexit agreement approved by...

UK's Johnson moves to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit

Aug. 28, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson maneuvered Wednesday to give his political opponents even less time to block a chaotic no-deal Brexit before the Oct. 31 withdrawal deadline, winning Queen Elizabeth II's approval to suspend Parliament. His critics were outraged. Though Johnson previously...

Epstein accuser says Prince Andrew should 'come clean'

Aug. 28, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein who claims she was also delivered to Britain's Prince Andrew for paid sex as a teenager has challenged the British royal to speak up, saying: "He knows exactly what he's done and I hope he comes clean about it." The jet-setting middle son of Queen...

Gambia's 1st president, Dawda Jawara, dies at 95

Aug. 27, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's government says the country's first democratically elected president, Dawda Kairaba Jawara, has died at the age of 95. The Gambian presidency said Tuesday that Jawara died in the capital, Banjul, and called him a "champion of international peace, justice and humanity." Jawara...

'GMA' host Spencer apologizes for Prince George ballet joke

Aug. 23, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Good Morning America" host Lara Spencer has apologized for on-air comments about 6-year-old Prince George taking ballet. On Instagram Friday she called her comments "insensitive" and told George that when it comes to ballet or any other passion he should "GO FOR IT" and "love every minute...

What's next as Labour Party seeks to stop a no-deal Brexit?

Aug. 15, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will lead the country out of the European Union in 11 weeks, with or without a divorce deal — but an awful lot of U.K. lawmakers want to stop him. The stage is set for a high-stakes battle over the country's future, with public opinion,...

The Latest: Heat wave smashes weather records in Europe

Jul. 25, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the record-breaking heat wave hitting Europe (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Talk about winning the product placement lottery. A photograph of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greeting new Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday showed a tower-like fan standing out against the...