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The Latest: Johnson visits flood-hit area, to cold reception

Nov. 13, 2019 7:09 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on campaigning for Britain's general election (all times local): 12:05 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has received a frosty reception in flood-hit areas of northern England after victims of torrential rains lashed out at his slow response in coming to survey the damage....

Ex-Tory minister advises public to vote against party

Nov. 13, 2019 6:08 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A former Conservative Party Cabinet minister said Wednesday that giving the party a majority in next month's election would be "disastrous" for the U.K., in the latest example of how the Brexit debate has shattered traditional party alliances in this deeply divided country. David Gauke, who...

Neglected heartland seen as key to Brexit-dominated election

Nov. 13, 2019 5:30 AM EST

HARTLEPOOL, England (AP) — In Hartlepool, a tough, proud English port town whipped by bitter North Sea winds, people have long felt ignored by politicians in far-off London. But not anymore. Political parties in Britain's Brexit-dominated December election are battling fiercely to win Hartlepool and places...

Clinton: UK voters must see Russian influence report

Nov. 12, 2019 12:30 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she's "dumbfounded" that the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics before the country holds a national election next month. The former U.S. presidential candidate told British media that the public needs to know what is in...

The Latest: EU asks UK to name commissioner even temporarily

Nov. 12, 2019 7:27 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Dec. 12 election and the country's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Even though the British government desperately wants to leave the EU, the bloc itself desperately wants a new U.K. Commissioner on its executive team, even if...

Brexit Party shifts tactics, won't challenge Tories in vote

Nov. 11, 2019 2:24 PM EST

HARTLEPOOL, England (AP) — Brexit Party chief Nigel Farage changed course Monday, announcing that his party would not challenge Conservative candidates in nearly half of the U.K.'s districts, a tactical move that may make it easier for pro-Brexit forces to prevail in the Dec. 12 election. Farage said his...

Macron marks Armistice Day in homage to dead soldiers

Nov. 11, 2019 11:12 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron led Armistice Day commemorations on Monday by visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under Paris' Arc de Triomphe, as a giant tricolor flag flew overhead. Greeted by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, Macron laid a wreath and inspected troops during the...

The Latest: Corbyn: Brexit Party move is a "Trump alliance"

Nov. 11, 2019 10:00 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's national election on Dec. 12 and its impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Labour Party chief Jeremy Corbyn has denounced the decision by Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage not to challenge the Conservative Party in seats it won at the...

China-US trade uncertainty weighs on global stocks

Nov. 11, 2019 7:58 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Shares around the world fell Monday as hopes for a breakthrough in the trade war between the United States and China diminished after President Donald Trump said Washington had not agreed to gradually roll back tariffs as negotiations progress. Hopes were shaken when Trump on Friday dismissed...

UK avoids recession but economy growing at near decade lows

Nov. 11, 2019 7:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British economy avoided falling into recession in the third quarter of the year, but annual growth is running at a near-decade low rate as a result of ongoing uncertainty related to Britain's departure from the European Union and a subdued global backdrop, official figures showed Monday....