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The Latest: UK Tories narrow prime minister race to 3

Jun. 20, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on choosing Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The contest to become Britain's next prime minister is down to its final three candidates, with Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt chasing front-runner Boris Johnson for a spot...

Boris Johnson increases lead in race to be next UK prime minister as field of Conservative contenders is cut to three.

Jun. 20, 2019 8:08 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson increases lead in race to be next UK prime minister as field of Conservative contenders is cut to three.

Court rules UK must reconsider arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Jun. 20, 2019 6:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British court has ruled that the U.K. government must reconsider its decision to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia for use in the Yemen war. The Court of Appeal ruled Thursday in favor of anti-weapons campaigners, who argued that the sales should not have been allowed because there was a risk...

UK Treasury chief issues stiff no-deal Brexit warning

Jun. 20, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Treasury chief is urging Conservative Party leadership contenders to be honest with the public and spell out what they would do if their plans for leaving the European Union falter. Philip Hammond is expected to use his Mansion House showcase speech in the City of London on Thursday...

UK Tories to pick final 2 contenders for prime minister

Jun. 20, 2019 5:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservatives were set to pick two candidates Thursday who will square off to become the country's next prime minister. Tory lawmakers will vote to eliminate two contenders from a four-strong field that includes ex-foreign minister and London mayor Boris Johnson, current...

UK Tory race down to 4 as rivals vie to catch Boris Johnson

Jun. 19, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The race to become Britain's next prime minister is down to the final four on Wednesday, as Boris Johnson stretched his lead among Conservative lawmakers and upstart Rory Stewart was eliminated from the contest. Johnson, a former London mayor and U.K. foreign secretary, won 143 of 313 votes...

The Latest: UK prime minister pool cut to 4, Johnson at top

Jun. 19, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Conservative Party voting to pick Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The contest to become Britain's next prime minister is down to four candidates, with Boris Johnson building on his commanding lead in a Conservative Party vote. Johnson gained 143 of 313...

Boris Johnson increases lead in race to be next UK prime minister as field of Conservative contenders cut to 4

Jun. 19, 2019 1:07 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson increases lead in race to be next UK prime minister as field of Conservative contenders cut to 4.

Boris Johnson builds lead in race to be UK prime minister

Jun. 18, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson increased his lead in the race to become Britain's next prime minister Tuesday in a Conservative Party vote that eliminated one of his rivals and enabled upstart candidate Rory Stewart to defy expectations by remaining in the contest. Johnson, a...

The Latest: UK candidates debate - what else - Brexit

Jun. 18, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the voting to elect Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 8:25 p.m. The five men competing to be Britain's next prime minister are taking part in a televised debate where they traded barbs about who will get Britain out of the European Union fastest. Front-runner...