An unrepentant Boris Johnson faces raucous Parliament
LONDON (AP) — An unrepentant Prime Minister Boris Johnson brushed off cries of "Resign!" and dared his foes to try to topple him Wednesday at a raucous session of Parliament, a day after Britain's...
The Latest: Brexit: UK minister tours Calais port
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
France's customs minister says that crossing the English Channel from Calais will be more difficult should there be a...
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, Jeremy Hunt in runoff for UK prime minister
LONDON (AP) — Britain's next prime minister will be a man in his 50s who went to Oxford University — either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, the two finalists selected Thursday in a race to lead the...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on choosing Britain's next prime minister (all times local):
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt will compete to become Britain's next prime minister in a...
UK Tory race down to 4 as rivals vie to catch Boris Johnson
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...
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...
Boris Johnson takes strong lead in race for next UK leader
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.
10 candidates running in Brexit-dominated UK leadership race
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...
Third candidate for UK prime minister reveals past drug use
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...
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...
LONDON (AP) — Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg has accused adults of stealing young people's future as she met senior British politicians at Parliament.
The Latest: UK minister says Brexit bill can pass Parliament
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
Britain's environmental secretary says Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit bill can survive in Parliament despite strong opposition.
Michael Gove said Friday he thinks the contentious bill can pass in Parliament although he did not offer details about how parliamentary support can be gained in the coming weeks.
"Yes, I think it can," he said when asked about whether the bill could win a majority in Parliament.
UK’s Theresa May: Quiet, steely vicar’s daughter
LONDON (AP) — She is a quiet, determined vicar's daughter who rose to the heights of British political power by outmaneuvering better known, more outspoken men.
The favorites in a 2016 Conservative Party leadership competiton were Boris Johnson and Michael Gove. The winner was Theresa May, who became prime minister on a difficult mission to deliver Brexit.
Leading Brexit supporters deny plot to topple Theresa May
LONDON (AP) — Leading Brexit-supporting lawmakers insisted Wednesday that they aren't about to topple Prime Minister Theresa May, despite strong opposition to her plan for taking Britain out of the European Union.
A faction of May's Conservative Party opposes her proposal to keep the U.K. aligned to EU rules after Brexit in return for free trade in goods. They say that would keep Britain tethered to the bloc and unable to strike new trade deals around the world.
UK mulls plan to ban plastic straws and cut waste
LONDON (AP) — Britain's government wants to take action to ban plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds — and is urging other Commonwealth nations to follow suit.
LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will ban the sale of ivory, no matter how old, to help protect the world's elephant population.
The government said Tuesday that the ban is the toughest in Europe and will impose a maximum five-year prison sentence for offenders.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove says "the abhorrent ivory trade should become a thing of the past."
Key Brexit advocate says voters can change UK deal with EU
LONDON (AP) — British voters will be able to change the final Brexit agreement with the European Union if they aren't happy with what the British government delivers, a key Brexit supporter claimed Saturday.
UK official apologizes for Harvey Weinstein remark
LONDON (AP) — A British Cabinet minister has apologized after joking that being interviewed by a senior BBC radio presenter was like "going into Harvey Weinstein's bedroom."
Environment Secretary Michael Gove sent a tweet apologizing "unreservedly" for making a "clumsy attempt at humour" when the BBC's John Humphrys, known for his tough interviewing style, asked what it was like to appear on the network's flagship morning radio program "Today."
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the British election outcome (all times local):
British Prime Minister Theresa May insists she is staying put, despite calls for her resignation after the Conservative Party's poor election result.
Asked Sunday if she is now just a caretaker leader, May noted that "I said during the election campaign that if elected I would intend to serve a full term."
UK’s May removes another Cameron supporter as minister
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has made more changes to the government, removing another key supporter of predecessor David Cameron and appointing several new ministers.
Downing Street said on Saturday that arts minister Ed Vaizey, a friend of Cameron, had left the government. Ros Altmann, Cameron's minister for pensions, was also dismissed, along with business minister Anna Soubry, a leading voice on the "remain" side during Britain's recent European...
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...
UK to get 2nd female PM: May, Leadsom in Conservative runoff
LONDON (AP) — Britain is on course to get its second female prime minister, after Conservative lawmakers chose Home Secretary Theresa May and Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom on Thursday to fight a runoff contest for leadership of the country's governing party.
The race pits a stalwart of the center-right government — May — against a rising star of the party's right. The winner will become the first woman to lead Britain since Margaret Thatcher, who governed from 1979...