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The Latest: New Zealand set to talk free trade with Johnson

Jul. 23, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Boris Johnson's victory in the race to become Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 2:25 a.m. New Zealand says it's ready to begin negotiating a free-trade agreement with Britain when Britain is ready. Boris Johnson is due to take office as British prime minister on...

Boris Johnson chosen as new UK leader, now faces Brexit test

Jul. 23, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson, Britain's blustering Brexit campaigner, was chosen as the U.K.'s next prime minister on Tuesday, with a resounding mandate from the Conservative Party but conflicting demands from a politically divided country. Johnson is set to become prime minister on Wednesday after winning...

With Boris Johnson tipped to win PM race, UK eyes rocky ride

Jul. 21, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain is getting a new prime minister. Buckle up for a rocky ride. On Tuesday, the U.K.'s governing Conservatives will announce the winner of a contest to replace Theresa May as leader of the party and the country. Just over three months later, on Oct. 31, Britain is scheduled to leave the...

South Korean political parties back Moon in Japan trade row

Jul. 18, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Setting aside their usual bickering, South Korean liberal and conservative parties on Thursday vowed to cooperate to help the Seoul government prevail in an escalating trade row with Japan. After a meeting between the parties' leaders and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at...

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt make final pitch to Conservatives

Jul. 17, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The two men competing to be Britain's next leader have held their final televised event in front of Conservative Party members who will decide the winner. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, Britain's former and current foreign secretaries, spoke and answered questions Wednesday in front of...

Brexit, domestic drama and Trump drive UK leadership race

Jul. 12, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The race to become Britain's next leader has been dominated by Brexit, but disrupted by domestic drama and Donald Trump. Britain's 2016 decision to leave the European Union divided the country, upended its politics and ultimately defeated Prime Minister Theresa May. She resigned as...

UK Conservatives face ballot glitch in contest for new PM

Jul. 6, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Members of Britain's Conservative Party have started receiving their postal ballots in the contest to choose the country's next prime minister, but concerns emerged Saturday that some people have been sent more than one voting paper. About 160,000 members of the governing party are choosing...

High court upholds precedents on deference to agencies

Jun. 26, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a conservative push to limit the power of federal agencies. The high court declined to overrule two past cases that had been criticized by conservatives as giving unelected officials vast lawmaking power. But the way the justices clarified the older...

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,...