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UK's Boris Johnson defends his fraught Brexit language

Sep. 27, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday rebuffed allegations that he was inciting violence by accusing his Brexit opponents of "surrender" and "betrayal," saying the only way to calm the simmering tensions was to stop delaying and leave the European Union. Johnson, a Conservative, took...

The Latest: Macron praises Chirac as 'statesman we loved'

Sep. 26, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on former French President Jacques Chirac's death (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Parisians and visitors are writing messages in condolence books left outside Paris city hall to pay tribute to former President Jacques Chirac, who died Thursday at age 86. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo...

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...

The Latest: British PM Boris Johnson rejects calls to resign

Sep. 24, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the legal challenge to the British Prime Minister (all times local): 5:50 p.m. In a major blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Britain's highest court has ruled that his decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks in the crucial countdown to the country's Brexit deadline was...

Timeline of events leading up to key UK Supreme Court ruling

Sep. 24, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court is set to rule Tuesday on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson's five-week suspension of Parliament was legal. Here's how we got here. July 24, 2019: Boris Johnson becomes prime minister after winning a party leadership contest to succeed Theresa May. He vows to leave...

Editorials from around New England

Sep. 20, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Tolls, groceries, vaccinations. Is Gov. Lamont the do-over governor? Hartford Courant Sept. 20 Gov. Ned Lamont and his administration are awash on tides of public outcry. Thursday night's grocery tax reversal is just the latest in a series of ham-handed executions...

UK top court aims to rule next week on Parliament shutdown

Sep. 19, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by one of the country's former leaders of obstructing Parliament by shutting down the legislature for five weeks, as a landmark legal challenge to the suspension wrapped up Thursday at the U.K. Supreme Court. But a government lawyer warned the...

The Latest: UK's Supreme Court aims to rule early next week

Sep. 19, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Britain's Supreme Court says it is aiming to hand down its judgment in a landmark legal challenge to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament early next week. The country's top court must...

High drama at UK Supreme Court in Brexit challenge case

Sep. 17, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government and its opponents faced off Tuesday at the U.K. Supreme Court in a high-stakes legal drama over Brexit that will determine whether new Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law by suspending Parliament at a crucial time ahead of Britain's impending departure from the...

Is Parliament's suspension illegal? UK's top court to decide

Sep. 17, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Brexit battle is heading to the country's top court. The Supreme Court is set to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended Parliament on Sept. 9, sending lawmakers home until Oct. 14 — just over two weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the...