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

Amid Trade Disputes and Reform Demands: WTO Stands at a Crossroads
Foreign Affairs
Amid Trade Disputes and Reform Demands: WTO Stands at a Crossroads
2019-09-06 21:51:07
by HJ Mai

WASHINGTON - International trade disputes have dominated the newscycle in 2019. Whether it’s the United States and China, the U.S. and the European Union or the EU and China, a functioning world economy needs a fair and regulated trade system. ... 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

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

Leak of Diplomatic Cables Won’t Have Lasting Effect on US-UK Relationship
Foreign Affairs
Leak of Diplomatic Cables Won’t Have Lasting Effect on US-UK Relationship
2019-07-12 19:16:48
by HJ Mai

WASHINGTON - The diplomatic relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom has been rattled by the recent leak of diplomatic cables that described the Trump administration as in a state of disarray.  The leak led to the resignation... Read More

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