LONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservative Party narrowed the race to become the country's next prime minister to three candidates on Thursday, and is set to pick the final two contenders...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on choosing Britain's next prime minister (all times local):
The contest to become Britain's next prime minister is down to its final three...
LONDON (AP) — The race to become Britain's next prime minister is down to the final four on Wednesday, as Boris Johnson stretched his lead among Conservative lawmakers and upstart Rory Stewart was...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Conservative Party voting to pick Britain's next prime minister (all times local):
The contest to become Britain's next prime minister is down to...
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) — Candidates seeking to beat Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister accused the Brexit-backing front runner of trying to avoid scrutiny after he refused to take part in...
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...
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative Party is holding a contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who stepped down from the party helm last week after failing to deliver Brexit.
LONDON (AP) — Leading lawmakers from Britain's governing party battled over Brexit as the contest to become the next Conservative prime minister officially kicked off Monday with the declaration...
LONDON (AP) — Britain's environment secretary acknowledged using cocaine on "several occasions" two decades ago, the latest politician hoping to become prime minister to reveal past drug use to...
LONDON (AP) — The race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May is becoming a battle over whether Britain should leave the European Union without a divorce agreement — or whether that would cause...
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...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):
LONDON (AP) — Brexit talks between Britain's Conservative government and the main opposition Labour Party resumed Monday with little sign of progress, as the two parties remained far apart on...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Iran's decision to step away from embattled nuclear deal (all times local):
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States will...
LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Britain and America on Wednesday not to waver in their friendship as the two nations confront a series of global and trans-Atlantic...
LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local):
Britain's Parliament has passed a law designed to ensure the country does not leave the European Union without a...
BRUSSELS (AP) — Brexit talks with the European Union are making progress, a senior British government minister said Tuesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May seeks concessions from Brussels to help...
UK’s May, EU chief call latest Brexit talks ‘constructive’
BRUSSELS (AP) — After the resignations of three of her party's lawmakers over Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May came away from more talks on preventing the U.K. from crashing out of the...
UK’s Hunt says Brexit talks in ‘crucial final period’
BRUSSELS (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Brexit talks are entering a "crucial final period" but that an agreement can be sealed before Britain leaves the European Union on March 29.
Hunt told reporters Monday that "there is a way through this. We know how we can get a majority in Parliament" in the U.K., with less than six weeks to go before Brexit.
Speaking at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, Hunt said that "what we need is trust and vision on both sides."
Foreign Secretary: Brexit may have to be delayed
LONDON (AP) — A key member of Prime Minister Theresa May's government acknowledged Thursday that Britain's exit from the European Union may have to be delayed if negotiations on a divorce deal drag on.
The Latest: UK minister acknowledges possible Brexit delay
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
A key member of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's government has acknowledged that Britain's exit from the European Union may have to be delayed if negotiations on the divorce deal drag on until late March.
Venezuela crisis: Familiar geopolitical sides take shape
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia, China, Iran, Syria and Cuba have come down on one side. The United States, Canada, and countries in Western Europe are on the other.
As the crisis in Venezuela reaches a new boiling point — with embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro facing a challenge from opposition leader Juan Guaido — the geopolitical fault lines look familiar.
Top British diplomat to press Saudis over Khashoggi killing
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Britain's top diplomat met Monday with King Salman in Saudi Arabia, where he was expected to press the kingdom to fully cooperate with a Turkish investigation into last month's killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.
Brexit deal getting closer, European Commission chief says
LONDON (AP) — The chances of Britain and the European Union striking a Brexit deal on their divorce are rising, one of the bloc's leaders said, amid reports the two sides are moving closer on the fraught issue of the Irish border.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told three Austrian newspapers in comments published Saturday that "the rapprochement potential between both sides has increased in recent days."
Pressure on UK foreign minister to apologize for Soviet barb
BRUSSELS (AP) — Pressure mounted Tuesday on British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to apologize for recent remarks comparing the European Union to the Soviet Union.
While British Prime Minister Theresa May effectively rebuked her foreign secretary for making the comparison, leaders from the European Parliament urged Hunt to take back his remarks, which caused particular offense in those East European countries that were under the control of Moscow for 40-plus years after the end of World War II.
UK presses Iran’s leaders over detained charity worker
LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister has raised the case of a detained British-Iranian charity worker with the Iranian president.
British officials said Wednesday Theresa May expressed her concerns about the case directly to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during meetings Tuesday at the United Nations in New York.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested during a holiday with her toddler daughter in April 2016.
UK envoy urges EU to step back from the Brexit ‘abyss’
LONDON (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary on Saturday urged European Union leaders to "step back from the abyss" and seek a compromise over stalled Brexit negotiations.
Jeremy Hunt told the BBC that the EU should work with Britain to try to find a way to make British Prime Minister Theresa May's "sensible, concrete proposals actually work" in the divorce between Britain and the bloc.
UK’s Hunt says Britain can flourish even without Brexit deal
TOKYO (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Tuesday that the U.K. will flourish with or without an agreement on its relationship with the European Union after it leaves the grouping next year.
A "no-deal" Brexit is possible, he said in an interview in Tokyo, "but I don't think it's in anyone's interest for that to happen. So that's why we are cautiously optimistic that we will get a deal. But there's a lot of work to do to get there."
UK foreign secretary warns against messy EU divorce
VIENNA (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary warned anew against a "messy divorce" with the European Union that could poison future relations as he visited Austria on Wednesday, bringing his message to the country that holds the EU's rotating presidency.
PARIS (AP) — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian and his newly-appointed British counterpart, Jeremy Hunt, are holding their first working meeting in Paris.
Brexit negotiations are high on the agenda Tuesday for Hunt, who later heads to Austria to convince European counterparts to engage with British proposals for a deal.
BERLIN (AP) — Britain's top diplomat warned Monday that the country could crash out of the European Union next year without an agreement on future relations with Brussels because of the hard line taken by EU negotiators.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told reporters in Berlin after meeting German counterpart Heiko Maas that "there is now a very real risk of a Brexit no deal by accident."
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Tuesday that her plan to retain close ties with the European Union "absolutely keeps faith" with voters' decision to leave the bloc, as she tried to restore government unity after the resignations of two top ministers over Brexit.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
British Prime Minister Theresa May has named Jeremy Hunt to the job of foreign secretary after the resignation of Boris Johnson.
Hunt, who had been the health secretary, is considered one of May's most loyal ministers.
May's government was rocked Monday by the resignations of Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis. They quit amid divisions in the government over Brexit.
LONDON (AP) — Church services, tea parties and even a medically themed symphony were on the agenda as Britain marked the 70th anniversary Thursday of the National Health Service — a battered but beloved institution facing an uncertain future.
Public buildings were floodlit in medical blue and prayers were said at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the state-funded service, launched on July 5, 1948, in a country determined to build a fairer society out of the ruins of war.
LONDON (AP) — British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Britain must quickly review its policies on medical marijuana use in light of the case of a 12-year-old boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent dangerous seizures.
British officials intervened over the weekend to allow the boy to use cannabis oil even though it is banned in Britain. His mother said his life was in danger and clinicians said it was a medical emergency.
LONDON (AP) — Britain's health minister apologized Wednesday for what he called a "serious failure" that resulted in hundreds of thousands of women in England not being invited to a screening test for breast cancer.
Jeremy Hunt said Wednesday in Parliament that the mistake appeared to be the result of a "computer algorithm failure" dating back to 2009.
LONDON (AP) — Britain's health secretary says the government will introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don't do more to protect children.
In a strongly-worded letter to Facebook, Google, Snapchat, Twitter and others, Jeremy Hunt said their failure to prevent young children using social media and exposing children to its "harmful emotional side effects" was "unacceptable and irresponsible."
British officials condemn Trump remarks on UK health care
LONDON (AP) — British officials reacted angrily Monday to President Donald Trump's stark criticism of the U.K. health care system, which he said was breaking down.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he is proud of the National Health Service and rejected Trump's claim that it's collapsing.
The "NHS may have challenges but I'm proud to be from the country that invented universal coverage — where all get care no matter the size of their bank balance," he said.
UK’s May shuffles Cabinet, but Brexit divisions limit scope
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May attempted to re-energize her government with a Cabinet shake-up Monday as Britain prepares for a crucial phase in the negotiations over its departure from the European Union.
But May, who heads a minority government divided over Brexit, had limited room to make changes, and the overhaul could reinforce perceptions that her authority is fragile.
Badly strained UK hospitals to delay non-urgent procedures
LONDON (AP) — Officials say extreme seasonal pressure on Britain's hospital system means many non-urgent procedures must be put off for weeks.
National Health Service England officials are telling hospitals to delay some procedures to free up staff and beds to deal with emergency patients.
The restrictions are set to last until at least the end of January and are predicted to affect around 55,000 operations.
UK’s May ‘had to sack’ close ally in government
LONDON (AP) — A senior member of the British cabinet said Thursday that British Prime Minister Theresa May had no choice but to dismiss her close ally for making misleading statements during an investigation into pornography found on his computer.
UK to investigate minister who asked aide to buy sex toys
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Cabinet Office will investigate whether an international trade minister breached conduct rules by asking his secretary to buy sex toys as widening allegations of sexual harassment roil Parliament.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Mark Garnier will face an investigation after the minister's former secretary told The Mail on Sunday that Garnier gave her money to buy two vibrators at a Soho sex shop and called her a disparaging name in front of witnesses.