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UK voters decide who they want to resolve Brexit impasse

Dec. 12, 2019 3:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.K. voters were deciding Thursday who they want to resolve the stalemate over Brexit in a parliamentary election seen as one of the most important since the end of World War II. Voting was underway across the country in a contest that pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will take...

What's next: How UK's election Thursday will affect Brexit

Dec. 12, 2019 2:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The national election in Britain on Thursday will bring a new Parliament to power and may lead to a change at the top if Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party doesn't fare well with voters. Johnson called the early election in hopes of gaining lawmakers to support his...

Leaders scramble for final votes as UK's ugly election ends

Dec. 11, 2019 4:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s election has been like the country’s late-autumn weather: chilly and dull, with blustery outbursts. On the last day of the campaign, political leaders dashed around the U.K. on Wednesday trying to win over millions of undecided voters who will likely determine the...

Silver medalist to lead new Danish team in SailGP league

Dec. 11, 2019 3:20 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Jonas Hogh-Christensen will lead a new Danish team in the SailGP global league. Denmark SailGP Team, announced Wednesday, joins the six national teams returning from the inaugural season. Hogh-Christensen won the silver medal in the Finn class at the 2012 London...

What's next: How UK's election Thursday will affect Brexit

Dec. 11, 2019 1:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The national election in Britain Thursday will bring a new Parliament to power and may lead to a change at the top if Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party does not fare well with voters. Johnson called the early election in hopes of gaining lawmakers to support his Brexit...

World shares mixed on reports Trump might delay tariff hike

Dec. 11, 2019 7:48 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global markets were mixed Wednesday following reports that President Donald Trump's advisers were preparing for a possible delay in a weekend tariff hike on Chinese goods. Investors also had their eyes on central bank meetings in Europe and the U.S. The German index in Frankfurt rose in...

UK's Johnson pushes his Brexit message as election nears

Dec. 10, 2019 9:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — With two days until Britain's election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's final push to drive home his key message about Brexit was overshadowed Tuesday by criticism of his ham-fisted response to the image of a sick child sleeping on a hospital floor and allegations that he exploited a terrorist...

Photo of sick boy on floor roils British election campaign

Dec. 10, 2019 9:21 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A photo of a sick boy sleeping on a hospital floor because no beds were available has become one of the defining images of Britain’s bruising election campaign. It forced Prime Minister Boris Johnson onto the defensive and ignited a fierce online debate over whether it was real or...

'The Long Good Friday' writer Barrie Keeffe dead at 74

Dec. 10, 2019 12:30 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Barrie Keeffe, screenwriter of classic British gangster movie “The Long Good Friday,” has died. He was 74. Keeffe’s agent, Stephen Durbridge, said Keeffe died Tuesday in London after a short illness. London-born Keeffe made his name in the theater with plays including...

Holiday rom-com 'Love, Actually' inspires UK election memes

Dec. 10, 2019 11:25 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — “Love, Actually” is all around this year in Britain’s pre-Christmas election. The 2003 romantic comedy about the love lives of assorted Londoners over the holiday season has played a surprisingly large role in the campaign for Thursday's general election. It has inspired...