Latest Winston Churchill News

Johnson urges support for Brexit deal before knife-edge vote

Oct. 18, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson worked behind the scenes Friday to win enough support to push his new Brexit deal through the fractious British Parliament and pave the way for Britain — finally — to leave the European Union in two weeks. His message to allies and opponents alike: Approve the...

London weather welcomes Buccaneers on arrival in England

Oct. 11, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After an overnight flight across the Atlantic Ocean and a few hours of rest, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quickly got their welcome-to-London moment. When they took the field for practice at the Blackheath rugby football club Friday afternoon, they dealt with typical English weather rather than...

Cousins gets surprise call of praise from White House

Oct. 11, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins delivered a 306-yard, two-touchdown, no-turnover performance in a bounce-back win on the road over the New York Giants last week. It followed one of the worst games of his career in a defeat at Chicago. Cousins drew the predictable praise from his team afterward, but he...

Africa's charcoal trade is decimating fragile forest cover

Sep. 25, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The machete-wielding men lodge themselves deep inside forests for weeks at a time, felling trees that will be incinerated into pieces of charcoal. Because they often work at night and target seemingly idle public land, they operate with relative impunity while decimating forests in...

Top UK court: Johnson's suspension of Parliament was illegal

Sep. 24, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a decision that badly undermines Boris Johnson's authority, Britain's highest court ruled unanimously Tuesday that the prime minister broke the law by suspending Parliament in a way that squelched legitimate scrutiny of his Brexit plan. The historic move by the U.K. Supreme Court offered a...

Albright in Missouri speech: Democracy 'appears in retreat'

Sep. 20, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

FULTON, Mo. (AP) — Madeleine Albright says during a Missouri speech that democracy worldwide "appears to be in retreat." The 82-year-old former secretary of state who served during President Bill Clinton's administration spoke Thursday at Westminster College in Fulton, the site of Winston Churchill's...

Churchill home: 2nd suspect arrested in golden toilet theft

Sep. 17, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police have arrested a second suspect in the unusual case involving the theft of a golden toilet from Winston Churchill's birthplace. Thames Valley Police said Tuesday that a 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle and has been released pending investigation....

Solid gold toilet stolen from Winston Churchill's birthplace

Sep. 14, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A unique solid gold toilet that was part of an art exhibit was stolen early Saturday from the magnificent home in England where British wartime leader Winston Churchill was born. The toilet, valued at roughly 1 million pounds ($1.25 million), was the work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan....

Ex-UK minister says Johnson not trying to get a Brexit deal

Sep. 8, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A senior minister who quit British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Cabinet said Sunday that the government is making little or no effort to secure a Brexit agreement with the European Union, despite Johnson's insistence that he wants a deal. Amber Rudd said "there is no evidence of a deal....

In new blow, Cabinet minister quits Boris Johnson government

Sep. 7, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a new blow Saturday when a Cabinet minister resigned, saying she did not believe Johnson was sincere about getting a Brexit deal with the European Union. Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd said in a letter to the prime minister that...