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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...

Johnson's Brexit plans in crisis after 3rd defeat in 2 days

Sep. 4, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Wednesday for a national election on Oct. 15, saying it was the only way out of Britain's Brexit impasse after lawmakers moved to block his plan to leave the European Union next month without a divorce deal. But Parliament delivered Johnson his third defeat...

The Latest: Australia hopes to sign trade deal with Johnson

Jul. 24, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Boris Johnson officially becoming Britain's new prime minister (all times local): 3:15 a.m. Australia's prime minister has congratulated Boris Johnson and hopes to ink one of Britain's first bilateral trade deals after Brexit. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday he...

Now British PM, brash Boris Johnson faces Brexit conundrum

Jul. 24, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson took over as Britain's prime minister Wednesday, vowing to break the impasse that defeated his predecessor by leading the country out of the European Union and silencing "the doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters" who believe it can't be done. But the brash Brexit champion...

The Latest: Theresa May heads to Buckingham Palace to resign

Jul. 24, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Boris Johnson officially becoming Britain's new prime minister (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Theresa May has left 10 Downing St. for the final time as prime minister and is heading for Buckingham Palace to resign. In a formal handover of power, May will ask Queen Elizabeth II to...

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...