UK government urged to help save Thomas Cook holiday firm
LONDON (AP) — The British government was urged Saturday to step in and prevent Thomas Cook, one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies, from going bust potentially within days, a...
UK blocks aerospace takeover by US investor over security
LONDON (AP) — The British government is halting the takeover of a U.K. aerospace company by a U.S. private equity firm to assess whether it affects national security.
Who who’s in Boris Johnson’s pro-Brexit new Cabinet
LONDON (AP) — Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved quickly to form a government, sweeping out many of the ministers who had served predecessor Theresa May and replacing them with...
Boris Johnson builds lead in race to be UK prime minister
LONDON (AP) — Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson increased his lead in the race to become Britain's next prime minister Tuesday in a Conservative Party vote that eliminated one of his rivals...
LONDON (AP) — British Home Secretary Sajid Javid is joining the race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Javid said in a video posted Monday on Twitter that his goal is to restore...
Michael Gove enters Conservative race to succeed Theresa May
LONDON (AP) — British Environment Secretary Michael Gove on Sunday became the eighth lawmaker to enter the race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, as other contenders staked out uncompromising...
New candidates vie to succeed UK’s May with focus on Brexit
LONDON (AP) — The race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May is heating up, the field of Conservative contenders is quickly growing and the focus is squarely on how to handle...
May to quit as party leader June 7, opening race for new PM
LONDON (AP) — Theresa May ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union on Friday, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and...
UK’s May delays Brexit bill, faces showdown on resignation
LONDON (AP) — Increasingly isolated, Prime Minister Theresa May backed down Thursday from plans to seek Parliament's support for a Brexit bill already rejected by much of her Conservative Party,...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):
The British government has delayed plans to hold a vote on its key Brexit bill, as...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
A senior member of Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet has quit over Brexit, in a new blow to the embattled British...
UK leader May rolling the dice again on Brexit deal
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May rolled the dice Thursday on another Brexit vote in Parliament, sending a tweaked and trimmed version of her EU divorce deal back to lawmakers who...
UK official says EU playing games over Brexit
LONDON (AP) — With tensions escalating, Britain's House of Commons leader said Saturday that European Union officials need to take seriously British proposals for ending the Brexit impasse before...
EU chief ponders ‘special place in hell’ for some Brexiteers
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk took a swipe Wednesday at some Brexit-backers in Britain, wondering aloud what "special place in hell" might be reserved for those who had no idea how to deliver the country's exit from the European Union.
The Latest: EU chief says May had no plan for help on Brexit
LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local):
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to bring a clear plan for how the European Union should help her get the Brexit deal past her recalcitrant parliament.
Juncker says that the British "still need to say what they want instead of asking us what we want."
He said early Tuesday after an EU summit that he will need answers "within a few weeks."
UK lawmakers agree to leave Parliament for years of repairs
LONDON (AP) — This is not a metaphor: Britain's Parliament is a mess.
The 19th-century building is crumbling, leaky, infested with vermin and riddled with asbestos.
After years of dithering, lawmakers voted Wednesday to move out of the building to allow several years of major repairs. The plan will cost billions, but experts say the alternative could be catastrophic.
UK lawmakers seek “zero tolerance” for sexual harassment
LONDON (AP) — The leader of Britain's House of Commons said Monday there should be "zero tolerance" for inappropriate behavior in Parliament as lawmakers debated a response to reports that dozens of members may be guilty of sexual harassment.
With Prime Minister Theresa May sitting beside her, Andrea Leadsom told the chamber there was no place for harassment or misconduct in politics as she outlined steps to repair a grievance system that she described as "inadequate."
UK’s contested Brexit bill faces Nov 14 battle in Parliament
LONDON (AP) — The centerpiece bill in Britain's Brexit plans will return next month to the House of Commons, where many lawmakers vow to oppose what they consider a government power grab.
Commons leader Andrea Leadsom said Thursday that Nov. 14 will be the first of several days of debate on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
The bill is designed to prevent a legal vacuum by converting some 12,000 EU laws into British statute on the day the U.K. leaves the bloc in 2019.
LONDON (AP) — A British legislator has told Parliament that Jane Austen — who died two centuries ago — was one of Britain's greatest living authors.
Andrea Leadsom quickly corrected herself Thursday after her comment provoked unwanted laughter in the House of Commons.
Leadsom's comment in Parliament came days after the 200th anniversary of the Austen's death, when Britain unveiled a new 10-pound ($13) note, featuring the "Pride and Prejudice" author.
LONDON (AP) — The British government plans to have the next Parliament hold a two-year session to deal with the expected onslaught of Brexit-related legislation.
Parliament normally sits for one year, but officials said late Saturday night more time will be needed.
House of Common leader Andrea Leadsom said Parliament will need "the maximum amount of time to scrutinize these bills" by holding a two-year session.
LONDON (AP) — The leader of Britain's House of Commons says the state opening of Parliament will take place on June 21.
The announcement by Andrea Leadsom suggests that Prime Minister Theresa May and the Northern Ireland-based Democratic Unionist Party have struck an agreement or are close to one.
May is holding talks Thursday with other Northern Ireland political parties amid warnings the expected DUP deal will undermine the peace process.
Brexit roiled global equity markets and geopolitics, and the messy succession process to replace Prime Minister David Cameron, who opposed the United Kingdom’s leaving the European Union, amplified the uncertainty. So it is a reassuring sign that Theresa May, a leader widely described as steady and steely, has become Britain’s next prime minister.
Like Cameron, May opposed Brexit (albeit quietly). But she wisely will act on voters’ will. “Brexit means Brexit, and...
Timeline: Who is Theresa May, Britain’s new prime minister?
David Cameron announced Monday that he will leave office by July 13, making Theresa May the next British Prime Minister. Cameron's decision comes after Andrea Leadsom left the race for PM, making Theresa May the only candidate and de facto winner.
Here's a look back at May's life, starting with her graduation from Oxford University in 1977.
Cameron to quit Wednesday; Theresa May to be new British PM
LONDON (AP) — A political era ended Monday — unexpectedly and without an election — as Prime Minister David Cameron said he will step down in two days in favor of Theresa May, a senior member of his Cabinet who will become Britain's second female leader.
Cameron announced his resignation last month because he backed the losing side in a referendum for Britain to leave the European Union. So did May — but infighting, bad timing and cold feet among leaders of the...
UK Shakeup: Theresa May to Become Prime Minister
Theresa May was set to become Britain's next prime minister on Wednesday after her sole remaining rival, Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom, withdrew from the race to lead the Conservative Party. (July 11)
Andrea Leadsom pulls out of race to become UK Conservative leader; Home Secretary Theresa May is only remaining candidate
LONDON (AP) — Andrea Leadsom pulls out of race to become UK Conservative leader; Home Secretary Theresa May is only remaining candidate .
Debate erupts: Is motherhood an advantage for UK’s next PM?
LONDON (AP) — Two Conservative women running to become Britain's next leader are facing a question that wouldn't be raised if there were male candidates for the job: Does being a mother make you better qualified to be prime minister?
A political maelstrom emerged Saturday when Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom suggested in an interview with the Times of London that her status as a mother gives her an advantage over rival Home Secretary Theresa May, who does not have...