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From Brexit to Partygate, a timeline of Johnson's career

Jul. 07, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — He was the mayor who basked in the glory of hosting the 2012 London Olympics, and the man who led the Conservatives to a thumping election victory on the back of his promise to “get Brexit done.” But Boris Johnson's time as prime minister was marred by his...

Embattled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson agrees to resign

Jul. 07, 2022 05:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed to resign Thursday after days of defections crippled the controversial leader and left him unable to govern. Johnson finally agreed to step down after one of his closest allies, Treasury Chief Nadhim Zahawi, told the prime...

British media Sky and BBC say Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed to resign, ending unprecedented stalemate

Jul. 07, 2022 04:16 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — British media Sky and BBC say Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed to resign, ending unprecedented stalemate.

Britain's Boris Johnson battles to stay as PM amid revolt

Jul. 06, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson battled to remain in office Wednesday, brushing off calls for his resignation after three Cabinet ministers and a slew of junior officials said they could no longer serve under his scandal-plagued leadership. Johnson rejected...

Slovakia's coalition in crisis over tackling high inflation

Jul. 06, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s government is facing another serious crisis after a junior party threatened on Wednesday to withdraw from the four-party coalition over disagreements about how to deal with rising inflation. The liberal Freedom and Solidarity party said it...

Timeline of crises that have rocked UK's Boris Johnson

Jul. 06, 2022 05:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been dealt a major blow with the resignation of two of his most senior Cabinet ministers, who said they had lost confidence in Johnson’s leadership. The departures of Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid...

Argentina's economic change underlines president's weakening

Jul. 06, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The abrupt resignation of Argentina’s economy minister has engulfed the country in an all-too familiar anxiety that flows from its periodic financial crises in recent decades. The departure of moderate Martín Guzmán on Saturday also gave another...

In major blow, 2 key ministers quit Boris Johnson government

Jul. 05, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was clinging to power Tuesday after two of his most senior Cabinet ministers quit, saying they had lost confidence in Johnson’s leadership amid shifting explanations about his handling of a sexual misconduct scandal. Treasury...

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 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.