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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...

EU rules out reopening Brexit deal whoever replaces May

Jun. 21, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union insisted Friday that it will not reopen the Brexit withdrawal agreement with the U.K. government whoever succeeds Theresa May as British prime minister. Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the EU's executive Commission, said the bloc's leaders were unanimous in the view...

The Latest: EU states against renegotiating Brexit deal

Jun. 21, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union (all times local): 1:20 p.m. European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says that the 27 EU member are unanimous in their steadfastness that the Brexit withdrawal agreement will not be reopened whoever succeeds...

The Latest: UK official faces probe after ejecting protester

Jun. 21, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the handling of a climate change protester in London (all times local): 11:45 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May's office says Foreign Office Minister Mark Field will be suspended while an investigation takes place into his treatment of a protester at the gala Mansion House...

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...

UK Treasury chief issues stiff 'no-deal' Brexit warning

Jun. 20, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Treasury chief urged those seeking to be Britain's next leader to be honest with the public and spell out what they would do if their plans for leaving the European Union falter. Philip Hammond used a speech in London on Thursday to say the candidates should outline what their Plan...