Johnson’s Conservatives Garner Impressive Win, Paving Way for Speedy Brexit United Kingdom
Johnson’s Conservatives Garner Impressive Win, Paving Way for Speedy Brexit

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party appeared to win a decisive parliamentary majority in Thursday’s election, putting the country on track for a historic rupture with the European Union early next year. With all 650 seats in... Read More

Johnson in the Lead as U.K. Election Campaign Enters Final Days Brexit
Johnson in the Lead as U.K. Election Campaign Enters Final Days

LONDON — With four days until the U.K. goes to the polls in a general election that will determine its relationship with the European Union, polls suggest that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on course to win a majority —... Read More

Boris Johnson’s Election Bid Casts Doubt Over EU Brexit Delay Brexit
Boris Johnson’s Election Bid Casts Doubt Over EU Brexit Delay

LONDON — Boris Johnson’s efforts to break three years of gridlock in the U.K. Parliament with another election were thrown into doubt, after his main opponent demanded he rule out a no-deal Brexit first. Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn said... Read More

Johnson to Renew Push to Get Brexit Deal Through Parliament Brexit
Johnson to Renew Push to Get Brexit Deal Through Parliament

LONDON — Boris Johnson will make a fresh attempt to deliver on his pledge to take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 as optimism grows that he now has enough support to get his deal through Parliament.... Read More

Brexit Deal Prospects Fade as Talks Stall, EU Signals Pessimism Brexit
Brexit Deal Prospects Fade as Talks Stall, EU Signals Pessimism

LONDON — Prospects of a Brexit deal faded after talks between the two sides stalled and European leaders cast doubt on reaching an agreement in time for Halloween. Boris Johnson struck a defiant tone on Sunday, saying the U.K. will... Read More

Critics Demand Boris Johnson’s Resignation After Ruling Goes Against Him Foreign Affairs
Critics Demand Boris Johnson’s Resignation After Ruling Goes Against Him

LONDON — Britain’s Supreme Court dealt Prime Minister Boris Johnson a staggering blow Tuesday, unanimously ruling that he acted unlawfully in suspending Parliament earlier this month during a crucial countdown to the country’s departure from the European Union. The ruling,... Read More

Trump Administration Wades Again Into Brexit Quagmire Foreign Affairs
Trump Administration Wades Again Into Brexit Quagmire

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson — weathering a week in which Parliament rejected his hard-line Brexit strategy, a score of party loyalists turned against him and his brother quit the government to protest his policies — was all smiles Thursday... Read More

Defying Prime Minister, UK Lawmakers Pass Bill to Block No-Deal Brexit Foreign Affairs
Defying Prime Minister, UK Lawmakers Pass Bill to Block No-Deal Brexit

Britain’s messy, drawn-out exit from the European Union — Brexit — has already toppled two prime ministers. Now the tenure of a third leader, Boris Johnson, is hanging by a thread, and there’s new uncertainty over when and how the... Read More

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Suspends Parliament to Further Brexit Foreign Affairs
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Suspends Parliament to Further Brexit

LONDON — A scant nine weeks before Britain is due to exit the European Union, Boris Johnson has made his first big power play as prime minister — one that heightens the prospects of a chaotic departure, a bruising general... Read More

How Macron Pulled A Fast One On Trump With a Gamble Over Iran Foreign Affairs
How Macron Pulled A Fast One On Trump With a Gamble Over Iran

BIARRITZ, France — In a break in summit talks on Sunday afternoon, cameras caught British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulating his French host on his handling of a tense dinner the night before. “Well played,” Johnson told Emmanuel Macron, breaking,... Read More

Neither EU Nor U.K. Ready For No-Deal Brexit, Study Finds In The News
Neither EU Nor U.K. Ready For No-Deal Brexit, Study Finds

LONDON — Neither the European Union nor Britain is ready for a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31, according to a study of contingency plans by the U.K.’s biggest business lobby group. “There are no areas of relevance to the economy... Read More

Brexit Booster Boris Johnson Wins Race to be UK Prime Minister Foreign Affairs
Brexit Booster Boris Johnson Wins Race to be UK Prime Minister

LONDON — Boris Johnson helped sow the Brexit wind. Now, victorious in the race for British prime minister, he’ll reap the whirlwind. An eccentric and unpredictable politician with a winning populist touch, Johnson overwhelmingly won a party leadership contest on... Read More

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