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UK Labour leader supports referendum on PM Johnson's Brexit dealBritain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said Prime Minister Boris Johnson had agreed a worse Brexit deal than his predecessor Theresa May, which was overwhelmingly rejected by..
UK PM Johnson would do worse than predecessor in an election now: ex-government adviserBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson would win fewer seats than his predecessor Theresa May if an election was held now, based on private polling for his office, a former government adviser said on..
UK parliament approves change to Brexit delay bill to allow vote on May's dealBritish lawmakers on Wednesday approved a change to a bill aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit that would allow lawmakers to vote on the existing Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by former Prime..
UK PM Johnson says £39 billion divorce bill not due in no-deal BrexitPrime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday that if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, it will no longer legally owe the 39 billion pound ($47.88 billion) divorce bill agreed by his..
Johnson to tell EU's Tusk UK won't pay £39 billion under no-deal Brexit: Sky NewsBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to tell European Council head Donald Tusk that the UK will only pay 9 billion pounds ($11 billion) instead of the 39 billion pound ($47.88 billion)..
British PM Boris Johnson's govt urges EU to renegotiate Brexit terms; 'Political realities have changed', says Brexit secretary Steve BarclayBoris Johnson's government has urged European Union (EU) leaders again to drop their opposition to renegotiating the terms of Brexit. Former prime minister Theresa May quit after delaying Brexit twice.
Factbox: What is the Irish 'backstop' at the heart of Brexit impasse?The Irish "backstop", part of the Withdrawal Agreement that former Prime Minister Theresa May struck in November, is the key sticking point in efforts to agree an orderly British exit from the European..
Dominic Raab appointed UK foreign secretary, first secretary of state: statementBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson named Dominic Raab as foreign minister and first secretary of state on Wednesday, a return to office for the former Brexit minister who quit Theresa May's..
New UK PM Johnson's arrival speech in Downing StreetBoris Johnson took over as Britain's prime minister on Wednesday, succeeding Theresa May with a promise to take the country out of the European Union on Oct. 31, "no ifs or buts".
Boris Johnson takes over as British PM; Theresa May says new govt's success 'will be country's success'The Buckingham Palace confirmed that Boris Johnson had been appointed "as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury."
UK PM May fights back tears as she is applauded out of parliamentBritish lawmakers gave outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May a standing ovation as they applauded her out of the House of Commons chamber after her final, at times emotional, appearance as leader on..
British PM May's parting shot for Labour's Corbyn: your time is upOutgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May issued a parting shot to opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday, using her final weekly parliamentary question session to suggest he follow her..
Britain's new leader Johnson: 'We are going to get Brexit done'Boris Johnson, the Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by the end of October, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the..
Factbox: Incoming PM Johnson's record as London mayorBoris Johnson has referred to his record as Mayor of London as a pointer to what he could achieve when he replaces Theresa May as Conservative Party leader and British prime minister.
New UK PM Johnson increases the chance of no-deal Brexit: Moody'sBritain is more likely to leave the European Union without a deal after Boris Johnson was chosen to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday, credit ratings agency Moody's said.
Boris Johnson is new British prime minister after defeating Jeremy Hunt; formal handover from Theresa May to take place tomorrowBrexit hardliner Boris Johnson has won the race to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party, and will become the country's next prime minister. He defeated his rival Jeremy Hunt overwhelmingly in a..
UK's Johnson pledges to get Brexit done on Oct 31 after winning race to be PMBoris Johnson promised to deliver Brexit on Oct. 31 after he was chosen by UK Conservative Party members to succeed Theresa May as Britain's prime minister on Tuesday.
Britain's new leader: Brexiteer Boris Johnson to be prime ministerBoris Johnson, the ebullient Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by Halloween, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the..
Factbox: Incoming UK PM Johnson's stance on Iran, Trump, Huawei and the economyFormer foreign minister Boris Johnson was elected leader of Britain's governing Conservative Party on Tuesday, and will take over as prime minister when Theresa May steps down on Wednesday.
Release tanker and crew immediately, Britain tells IranBritain called on Iran on Monday to release a British-flagged tanker and its crew immediately, describing the seizure of the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz as illegal, Prime Minister Theresa..
Britain's May to make a statement on Wednesday before resigning: spokesmanBritish Prime Minister Theresa May will make a statement on Wednesday afternoon before leaving her official Downing Street residence to tender her resignation to Queen Elizabeth, her spokesman said on..
EU executive ready to work with new UK PM: spokeswomanThe European Commission is ready to establish working relations with "any new prime minister of the United Kingdom", a spokeswoman said on Monday as Britain's Boris Johnson was expected to take over..
Resigning UK minister: Sad that Britain has to work under Brexit 'dark cloud'Foreign office minister Alan Duncan, who quit on Monday, said Britain was being forced to work under a "dark cloud" caused by Brexit, setting out the reasons for his resignation in a letter to Prime..
British PM Theresa May to hold emergency meeting today to discuss Iran's seizure of UK-flagged tanker in the GulfIran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain prepared for an emergency security meeting on Tehran's action
Boris Johnson tipped to succeed Theresa May amid Brexit chaos; UK's next PM will face several internal, external challengesThe buoyant former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, is so far ahead with bookies and pollsters that it will be a huge shock if rival Jeremy Hunt is declared the victor on Tuesday.
Merkel: Britain will remain partner even if it is no longer EU memberGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel said Britain would remain a partner even if it is no longer a member of the European Union in future, adding that work with British Prime Minister Theresa May's..
UK business and international development ministers both abstained on Brexit vote: aidesBritain's business minister and international development minister both abstained in a key vote on Thursday which the government lost, aides said, defying an instruction from Prime Minister Theresa..
UK PM May disappointed by ministers' voting after Brexit lossOutgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May was disappointed ministers did not vote with her on Thursday, her office said, after lawmakers backed a plan that would make it harder for her successor to..
Bid to stop no-deal Brexit is counterproductive to Northern Ireland legislation: PM May's spokesmanMeasures to try to force the government to report every two weeks on talks to restore the Northern Irish executive would be counterproductive to those negotiations, a spokesman for British Prime..
Outrageous to suspend parliament in October over no-deal Brexit: ministerIt would be outrageous for parliament to be suspended in October ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit, a possible tactic by Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister,..
UK ministers could resign in battle over suspending parliament: BBC reporterSome British cabinet ministers could resign on Thursday to vote to block Theresa May's successor as prime minister from suspending parliament, the political editor of BBC's Newsnight program said.
UK PM May pays tribute to Gibraltar's efforts in detaining Grace 1 tankerBritish Prime Minister Theresa May thanked Gibraltar's Chief Minister for upholding European Union sanctions against Syria by detaining an oil tanker, her office said on Wednesday, adding its..
Gibraltar chief minister discussed Grace 1 oil tanker with UK PM MayGibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo discussed the detained oil tanker Grace 1 with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Gibraltar said on Wednesday without giving details of the talks.
Criticizing populism, Britain's May has Brexit advice for successorPrime Minister Theresa May launched a broadside against populism on Wednesday, using a valedictory speech to encourage her successor to embrace compromise to secure Britain's exit from the European..
UK PM May says compromise deal remains best way to prevent Iran getting nuclear weaponA compromise deal remains the best way to prevent Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.
UK PM May says Brexit must be delivered in a way that brings country back togetherWhatever path Britain takes to leaving the European Union must be sustainable for the long term, outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, urging compromise over increasing polarization.
UK extremely concerned about jailed British-Iranian aid workerBritain is extremely concerned about the welfare of the jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and wants to see her released, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on..
UK PM May to discuss Grace 1 oil tanker with Gibraltar chief ministerBritish Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo later on Wednesday to discuss the detained Iranian oil tanker Grace 1, a spokesman for May said.
Gulf escalation is not in anyone's interests: UK PM May's spokesmanAn escalation of tensions between Western states and Iran is not in anybody's interest, British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Tuesday following threats of retaliation from Iran over..
UK PM May: Keep talking to businesses as Brexit nearsOutgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday told her top ministers to keep engaging with businesses over Brexit, and that firms expect her successor to keep up infrastructure investment and..
UK PM contender Johnson more radical on Irish Brexit backstop, lawmaker saysBoris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Theresa May as Britain's prime minister next week, has become more radical on the issue of the Irish backstop making the Brexit picture starker, Conservative..
UK PM candidates say time limit would not make Northern Irish backstop acceptableThe two candidates vying to be Britain's next prime minister both said on Monday that they would not be willing to accept the so-called Northern Irish backstop element of Theresa May's Brexit deal,..
Dancing queen? Theresa May boogies to Abba in final days as British PMTheresa May boogied away one of her last weekends as British prime minister, showing off some of her famously awkward dance moves to Abba hits such as "Dancing Queen" and "Mamma Mia" at a festival.
UK PM May says she will leave disappointed after Brexit failureBritish Prime Minister Theresa May said she will leave her job this month with a mixture of pride and disappointment after failing in her central pledge to lead the country out of the European Union..
Likely UK's new U.S. ambassador will be appointed by new PM: ministerThe appointment of Britain's ambassador to the United States is likely to be made by the next British prime minister rather than outgoing leader Theresa May, senior minister Liz Truss told journalists..
UK concerned by Iran actions, calls for de-escalation: PM May's spokesmanBritain is concerned about action by Iranian vessels to stop a commercial oil tanker, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Thursday, calling for a de-escalation of tensions.
UK PM spokesman declines to specify when new ambassador to U.S. will be appointedA new British ambassador to the United States will be appointed in due course, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, declining to offer a timetable for when that might happen.
UK's May says whoever wins Conservative battle will be an excellent PMWhoever wins the race to become Conservative Party leader will make an excellent prime minister, outgoing British leader Theresa May said in parliament on Wednesday.
UK PM May says she regrets resignation of ambassador to United StatesPrime Minister Theresa May said she regretted that Britain's ambassador to the United States had felt the need to resign, adding that officials needed to be able to give "full and frank advice".
UK PM May and Trump have no current plans to discuss escalating diplomatic rowPrime Minister Theresa May and Donald Trump have no current plans to discuss relations, May's spokesman said, after the president condemned Britain’s "stupid" ambassador to Washington over leaked..