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Leaked UK memo says Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama

Jul. 14, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A U.K. newspaper has published more leaked memos revealing a British ambassador's blunt assessments of the Trump administration, including one in which the envoy to Washington claimed President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal to spite predecessor Barack Obama. In the May 2018...

Boris Johnson says he's not to blame for ambassador's ouster

Jul. 11, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson, the man likely to become U.K. prime minister within weeks, on Thursday denied playing any role in the departure of Britain's ambassador to Washington, who quit after coming under attack from President Donald Trump. British politicians from both government and opposition parties...

UK ambassador to US quits after leaked cables enrage Trump

Jul. 10, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday after being branded a fool and made a diplomatic nobody by President Donald Trump following the leak of the envoy's unflattering opinions about the U.S. administration. Storm clouds gathered over the trans-Atlantic relationship as...

UK envoy's leaked views inspire more insults in Trump tweets

Jul. 9, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at Britain's ambassador to the United States for a second day, describing him as "wacky" and a "pompous fool" after leaked documents revealed the envoy's dim view of Trump's administration. Trump fired off a series of tweets about Ambassador Kim Darroch...

UK Tory contenders trade blows; Labour backs new Brexit vote

Jul. 9, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The two men vying to be Britain's next leader traded verbal blows in a televised debate Tuesday about who is more likely to break the country's Brexit deadlock and lead the U.K. out of the European Union. About 160,000 Conservative Party members are voting for a successor to Prime Minister...

Trump will 'no longer deal' with UK envoy who panned him

Jul. 8, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened Monday to cut off contact with Britain's ambassador to the United States after leaked diplomatic cables revealed the envoy called the Trump administration "dysfunctional" and "inept." The U.S. leader tweeted about Ambassador Kim Darroch a day after a British...

UK ambassador called Trump administration 'clumsy and inept'

Jul. 7, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's ambassador to the United States described the Trump administration as "diplomatically clumsy and inept" and said he doubted it would become "substantially more normal," according to a leaked diplomatic cable published Sunday. The memo was one of several leaked documents published by...

Who will choose the next UK leader? Mostly older white men

Jun. 21, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There's an election underway to choose Britain's next prime minister, but only one in 400 people gets a vote. And most of those are well-off older white men. The country's next leader will be chosen by about 160,000 members of the governing Conservative Party in a runoff between two...

UK man fined for hurling milkshake at Brexiteer Nigel Farage

Jun. 18, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to community service for dousing pro-Brexit politician Nigel Farage with a milkshake. Paul Crowther pleaded guilty Tuesday to common assault and criminal damage. He said he regretted throwing the banana-and-salted caramel shake at the Brexit Party leader....

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...