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US stocks gain ground while bond market signals caution

Jul. 07, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose broadly in afternoon trading Thursday, putting major indexes on track for a week of gains. The S&P 500 rose 1.2% as of 1:05 p.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 232 points, or 0.8%, to 31,271 and the Nasdaq rose 2%. ...

Reaction to Boris Johnson's resignation announcement

Jul. 07, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Some reaction from the U.K. and around the world after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday he would step down immediately as Conservative Party leader but remain as prime minister until the party chooses his successor: ___ “The...

One scandal too many: British PM Boris Johnson resigns

Jul. 07, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation Thursday amid a mass revolt by top members of his government, marking an end to three tumultuous years in power in which he brazenly bent and sometimes broke the rules of British politics. Months of defiance ended...

From Brexit to Partygate, a timeline of Johnson's career

Jul. 07, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — He was the mayor who basked in the glory of hosting the 2012 London Olympics, and the man who led the Conservatives to a thumping election victory on the back of his promise to “get Brexit done.” But Boris Johnson's time as prime minister was marred by his...

What's next for UK? Boris Johnson quits, but not gone yet

Jul. 07, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson has resigned as Conservative Party leader after months of ethics scandals and a party revolt. But he remains Britain’s prime minister — for now — while a successor is chosen. With British politics in turmoil, here’s a look at what will happen...

Text of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's resignation speech

Jul. 07, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Here is the full text of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation speech, delivered Thursday outside 10 Downing St: “It is clearly now the will of the parliamentary Conservative Party that there should be a new leader of that party and therefore a new...

Conservative contenders who could succeed Boris Johnson

Jul. 07, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Conservative leadership contest will take place in coming weeks after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday he is resigning as the party's leader — though he will continue to serve as prime minister until a successor is elected by party members. ...

Boris Johnson reached the top but was felled by his flaws

Jul. 07, 2022 08:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson wanted to be like his hero Winston Churchill: a larger-than-life character who led Britain through a time of crisis. He was felled by crises of his own making, as a trickle of ethics allegations became a flood that engulfed his government and turned his own party...

Boris Johnson announces resignation, says 'clearly the will' of Conservative Party that there should be a new leader

Jul. 07, 2022 07:39 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson announces resignation, says 'clearly the will' of Conservative Party that there should be a new leader.

Boris Johnson says he has appointed new Cabinet while he remains as UK prime minister until a successor is chosen

Jul. 07, 2022 07:35 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson says he has appointed new Cabinet while he remains as UK prime minister until a successor is chosen.