No letup for UK lawmakers: Johnson presses ahead with Brexit

LONDON (AP) — There will be no letup for U.K. lawmakers worn out after Britain’s bruising election campaign. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to begin “before Christmas” the push to secure Parliamentary approval for his Brexit deal. Buoyed by its landslide victory in Thursday’s election, Johnson’s Conservative government plans to move fast to make […]

UK’s Johnson asks for Brexit delay, but argues against it

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson grudgingly asked the European Union late Saturday to delay Brexit after the British Parliament postponed a decision on whether to back his divorce deal. But the defiant Johnson also made clear that he personally opposed delaying the U.K.’s exit, scheduled for Oct. 31. A law passed by Parliament last […]

Another fine mess: Brexit-dogged Johnson’s UN trip goes awry

NEW YORK (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson landed in New York this week on a speedy Royal Air Force jet, bringing his vision of a post-Brexit “Global Britain” to the United Nations. Then he sat on the tarmac for more than an hour. The captain informed passengers that another VIP’s plane was occupying […]

Johnson seeks UK election bid as political foes push back

LONDON (AP) — Boxed in by opponents and abandoned politically even by his own brother, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggled Thursday to keep his Brexit plans on track, and he accused lawmakers of thwarting democracy by blocking his call for a new election. Johnson remained determined to secure an election after lawmakers rejected his […]

Johnson’s Brexit plans in crisis after 3rd defeat in 2 days

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Wednesday for a national election on Oct. 15, saying it was the only way out of Britain’s Brexit impasse after lawmakers moved to block his plan to leave the European Union next month without a divorce deal. But Parliament delivered Johnson his third defeat in two days […]

Major defeat for British PM as lawmakers seize Brexit agenda

LONDON (AP) — On a day of humiliating setbacks, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a major defeat in Parliament on Tuesday night as rebellious lawmakers voted to seize control of the Brexit agenda, prompting the embattled leader to say he would call for a new general election. The 328 to 301 vote, made possible […]

Brexit backer vying to lead UK talks getting tough with EU

LONDON (AP) — British politician Boris Johnson, a Brexit supporter who is the current favorite to be the U.K.’s next prime minister, has stepped up his bid for support by challenging the European Union on the terms of the country’s delayed departure. Johnson told the Sunday Times that if he succeeds Prime Minister Theresa May, […]

Warnings of chaotic ‘no-deal’ grow amid UK Brexit deadlock

LONDON (AP) — The alarms are flashing, the cliff-edge is coming closer — but can Britain avoid tumbling out of the European Union? After lawmakers rejected the government’s Brexit deal on three occasions, and twice failed to agree on any other option, the U.K. has just 10 days to come up with a new plan […]

UK, EU to hold more Brexit talks as May woos opposition

LONDON (AP) — Senior European Union and British officials are set to hold more Brexit talks less than a month before the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the bloc, as U.K. officials denied Monday that attempts to seal a divorce deal are deadlocked. EU and U.K. officials said the bloc’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, […]

UK, EU leaders spar during ‘robust’ Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker sparred on Thursday during “robust” talks on the U.K.’s Brexit plans, and agreed to hold more negotiations until the end of the month — a process that looks set to push the sealing of any deal to within a month of […]