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"Romeo and Juliet" director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Jun. 15, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly known...

High-rise fires still a major worry 2 years after Grenfell

Jun. 14, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two years after a tower block fire in London killed 72 people, safety experts warned that hundreds of apartment buildings around Britain remain at risk of a similar devastating blaze. Survivors, neighbors and politicians including London Mayor Sadiq Khan attended a church service of...

UK leader race down to 6 contenders, Boris Johnson in front

Jun. 14, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — One of seven contenders to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May quit the Conservative Party leadership race on Friday, as front-runner Boris Johnson was accused by rivals of trying to dodge media scrutiny. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that after the first round of voting it was...

US extradition case against Assange set for next year

Jun. 14, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British court has set a date early next year for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face a U.S. extradition attempt over his role in revealing classified government and military information. The judge at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday set a full extradition hearing for Feb. 25,...

Boris Johnson takes strong lead in race for next UK leader

Jun. 13, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The flamboyant, divisive Boris Johnson took a commanding lead Thursday in the contest to become Britain's next prime minister, winning by far the largest share of support in the first round of voting by Conservative Party lawmakers. Johnson, a former foreign secretary and leading Brexit...

How the Tories choose a new leader - and UK prime minister

Jun. 13, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative Party is holding a contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who stepped down from the party helm last week after failing to deliver Brexit. Ten candidates wanted to follow May as party leader and into the prime minister's office. A series of knockout votes will...

Who are the UK Tories in the race to be prime minister?

Jun. 13, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — And then there were seven. The contest to be Britain's next prime minister lost three of its 10 declared candidates Thursday, as Boris Johnson took a commanding lead in first-round voting by Conservative Party legislators. The winner will replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned as...

The Latest: Boris Johnson leads UK Conservative leader race

Jun. 13, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the race among British Conservatives to replace Prime Minister Theresa May (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Boris Johnson has secured the most support in the first round of votes in Britain's Conservative Party leadership race, while three other candidates have been eliminated....

Boris Johnson leads UK Conservative leader contest after 1st round vote; 3 of 10 prime minister hopefuls eliminated.

Jun. 13, 2019 8:08 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson leads UK Conservative leader contest after 1st round vote; 3 of 10 prime minister hopefuls eliminated.

Upstart Rory Stewart takes on UK Tory favorite Boris Johnson

Jun. 12, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The populist and the pragmatist: of the 10 candidates running to become Britain's next prime minister, they're the ones generating most of the buzz. The populist is former Boris Johnson, who ran London as mayor for eight years until 2016 and then became Britain's foreign secretary until his...