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Profiles of Sunak and Javid, who quit Johnson's Cabinet

Jul. 05, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government faced a new crisis Tuesday after two of his most senior Cabinet ministers resigned within minutes of each other. Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid quit, saying the government under Johnson's...

2 key UK Cabinet ministers quit Boris Johnson's government

Jul. 05, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two of Britain’s most senior Cabinet ministers resigned on Tuesday, a move that could spell the end of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership after months of scandals. Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid resigned within minutes of each...

2 UK Cabinet ministers resign from Boris Johnson's government, putting further pressure on the prime minister

Jul. 05, 2022 13:21 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — 2 UK Cabinet ministers resign from Boris Johnson's government, putting further pressure on the prime minister.

Kellogg loses UK fight to block ban on sugary cereal promos

Jul. 04, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Breakfast food giant Kellogg Co. lost a legal bid Monday to block new anti-obesity measures in England banning the promotion of sugary cereals. The U.S. company that makes Coco Pops, Frosted Flakes, Frosties and Rice Krispies had challenged the U.K. government over...

UK military investigates hacks on Army social media accounts

Jul. 04, 2022 07:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British military authorities are trying to find out who hacked the army’s social media accounts over the weekend, flooding them with cryptocurrency videos and posts related to collectible electronic art. The investigation was launched after authorized content on the...

Germany, Ireland slam UK move toward overriding Brexit deal

Jul. 03, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Germany and Ireland have condemned the U.K government’s move towards unilaterally rewriting parts of the post-Brexit deal with the European Union. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and Irish counterpart Simon Coveney said there was “no legal or political...

UK government faces new boozy scandal as deputy whip quits

Jul. 01, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government is dealing with another boozy scandal after the deputy chief whip resigned from his post and then was suspended by the Conservative Party over a drunken incident in which he reportedly groped two men at an event. Chris...

New Zealand leader makes 1st trip to UK since trade deal

Jul. 01, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday made her first visit to the U.K. since both countries signed a free trade agreement, meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to boost bilateral ties and discuss Russia's war in Ukraine. The trip came after...

Julian Assange appeals to UK court against extradition to US

Jul. 01, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has appealed against the British's government decision last month to order his extradition to the U.S. The appeal was filed Friday at the High Court, the latest twist in a decade-long legal saga sparked by his website's publication of...

UK's Johnson to host New Zealand's Ardern in London

Jun. 30, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in London on Friday for talks on security and boosting bilateral ties. The meeting comes after both leaders attended the NATO summit in Madrid this week. Johnson's...