The queen has seen this before: The UK power handover

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has seen this production before. Before Wednesday, the monarch has had 13 people form a government for her since becoming queen in 1952. That means Boris Johnson was the 14th prime minister of her reign so far. Here’s a look at the British power handover: MAY’S MOMENT After being […]

Weirdos wanted: top adviser to UK’s Boris Johnson seeks help

LONDON (AP) — Britain is looking for a few good weirdos. That’s the word from one of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top advisers, who in a lengthy blog post Friday appealed for a wide range of applicants for government positions. Dominic Cummings said one of his goals is to attract “super-talented weirdos” to government posts. […]

UK government refuses to release report on Russian meddling

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government refused again Tuesday to publish a report into possible Russian interference in U.K. elections, arguing that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government needs more time to properly scrutinize the document. The Intelligence and Security Committee report was sent to the prime minister on Oct. 17, and it needs government approval before […]

EU chief warns UK must compromise to get Brexit trade deal

LONDON (AP) — Three weeks before Britain is due to leave the European Union, the president of the European Commission warned Wednesday that the U.K. won’t get the “highest quality access” to the European Union’s market after Brexit unless it makes major concessions. In a friendly but frank message to the U.K., Ursula von der […]

UK’s Boris Johnson talks with Trump, welcomes new lawmakers

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s new political landscape began to take shape Monday as triumphant Prime Minister Boris Johnson talked trade with President Donald Trump and gavea pep talk to his new Conservative Party lawmakers. The incoming class of new Conservative legislators was so big — 109 lawmakers — that organizers had to procure an extra […]

UK says chances of Brexit deal slim; EU chides ‘blame game’

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union traded ill-tempered barbs Tuesday as the U.K. said a Brexit deal might be impossible, while insisting it was still working for one with just over three weeks until its scheduled departure from the bloc. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said EU intransigence had led to a […]

Making nice at end, Trump praises outgoing May

Making nice at the end, President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his frequent criticisms of outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the tortured Brexit deal, declaring that history will remember her fondly if the United Kingdom can successfully leave the European Union.

UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer

LONDON (AP) — The British government has announced plans for special events on the night of Jan. 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union but the country’s treasury chief has admitted that some U.K. business sectors will suffer as a result. Sajid Javid told the Financial Times in an interview Saturday that Britain’s […]

The Latest: EU Parliament’s Brexit chief slams no-deal aim

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The European Parliament’s chief Brexit official is warning proponents of a no-deal divorce in Britain that the thorny issues that have hobbled discussions won’t miraculously go away. Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt said issues about the future relationship between Britain and the European Union […]

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