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 […]

New British PM Johnson begins to assemble Cabinet

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson officially became Britain’s new prime minister. Johnson seems to be clearing out top ministers, firing several members of former leader Theresa May’s Cabinet. So far, May’s secretaries in defense, business, education, transport, local government and international trade have all announced they are leaving government. That comes hours after Treasury chief […]

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 and enabled upstart candidate Rory Stewart to defy expectations by remaining in the contest.Johnson, a flamboyant former foreign secretary, won 126 of the […]

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, […]