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UK court: Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament unlawful

Sep. 11, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Scottish court dealt another blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit plans Wednesday, ruling that his decision to suspend Parliament less than two months before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union was an unlawful attempt to avoid democratic scrutiny. The government immediately...

UK opposition rages at Johnson after he suspends Parliament

Sep. 10, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Opposition politicians raged Tuesday at Prime Minister Boris Johnson's five-week suspension of Parliament before the deadline for Brexit, which drew angry and unprecedented protests in the House of Commons. Parliament has been prorogued — or suspended — at the government's...

Boris Johnson lost Parliament but he could win a UK election

Sep. 10, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lost Parliament. But he could still win a general election if enough voters approve of his determination to make Britain's departure from the European Union a reality. The U.K. leader who took office in July failed spectacularly in his first encounter...

Johnson suspends UK Parliament after latest Brexit defeat

Sep. 9, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The simmering showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Britain's Parliament over Brexit came to a head as lawmakers delivered three defeats to the government's plans for leaving the European Union, before being sent home early Tuesday for a contentious five-week suspension of the...

End of an era: UK House Speaker John Bercow to step down

Sep. 9, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A colorful era in British parliamentary history is coming to a close with Speaker of the House John Bercow's abrupt announcement Monday that he will leave his influential post by the end of October. That means he won't be sporting his festive designer ties beneath his solemn robes or clamping...

UK worries Brexit could bring 'chlorinated chicken' from US

Sep. 8, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Could Brexit bring America's "chlorinated chicken" to the United Kingdom? The European Union has long refused to import poultry from the United States that is routinely rinsed with chemical washes to kill germs. But the United Kingdom's planned exit from the EU is putting the practice back...

The Latest: UK Lords pass law to block no-deal Oct 31 Brexit

Sep. 6, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Britain's House of Lords has approved a bill designed to prevent the country leaving the European Union next month without a divorce agreement. Parliament's unelected upper chamber voted Friday for the bill, which has already been passed by...

Brexit crisis grows as opposition rejects snap election call

Sep. 6, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's bedeviling Brexit dilemma intensified Friday, as opposition parties refused to support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for an election until he secures a delay to Britain's exit from the European Union — something he vows he'll never do. Johnson insists Britain must leave...

Johnson seeks UK election bid as political foes push back

Sep. 5, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boxed in by opponents and abandoned politically even by his own brother, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggled Thursday to keep his Brexit plans on track, and he accused lawmakers of thwarting democracy by blocking his call for a new election. Johnson remained determined to secure an...

Pence tiptoes past Brexit tumult for an oh-so-chipper chat

Sep. 5, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is used to standing next to a pugnacious, unpredictable leader with no filter and much-studied hair. On Thursday, he encountered another one as he met with embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at No. 10 Downing Street, where the vice president tiptoed...