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A protester holds a placard stating "Sunak Supports Genocide" in support of Palestinians as police stand guard during a visit from Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Rishi Sunak to Cannock College, in Cannock, Staffordshire, England, on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
May 25, 2024
Sometimes U.S. and U.K. politics seem in lock step. Not this year.
In 2016, Britain voted for Brexit and America for Trump, heralding a populist wave. Both countries face pivotal elections this year — but their paths appear to have diverged.
Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales, appears in this still image taken from video released Friday in which she announced that she is undergoing preventative chemotherapy after cancer was found to have been present, following her abdominal surgery in January.
WORLD
Mar 23, 2024
Catherine’s cancer diagnosis puts U.K. royals on even more uncertain terrain
First King Charles and now Catherine, Princess of Wales, are facing grave health concerns, stretching an already slimmed-down monarchy.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Jun 12, 2023
Boris Johnson’s comeback hopes may be dimmer than he thinks
With little support beyond a rump of hardcore Brexiteers in Parliament, and a British public that has grown weary of the Boris soap opera, analysts see a limited path back to power.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 3, 2023
For leaders abroad, the prospect of a Trump revival is ever-present
The indictment last week of the former U.S. president has not changed the calculations of many world leaders who view his political resilience as inevitable.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 18, 2023
Arrest warrant from criminal court pierces Putin’s aura of impunity
A highly symbolic move by the International Criminal Court, which accused President Vladimir Putin of war crimes, carries moral weight.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 19, 2023
At wartime Davos forum, calls for European unity are eased by relief
“Our energy supply for this winter is secure,” Germany’s chancellor declared as government and business leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 26, 2022
Charles charts a path as a king for all holiday seasons
Adding a Hanukkah party and Diwali treats to the traditional Christmas address, King Charles III is publicly embracing a more inclusive monarchy in his first months.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 22, 2022
Could Boris Johnson make a comeback as Britain’s prime minister?
A comeback by Johnson is viewed as a very real possibility, delighting some Conservative Party lawmakers and repelling others.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 21, 2022
Liz Truss defied the markets, and they ruthlessly sealed her fate
World leaders buffeted by economic challenges are watching the turmoil in Britain, hoping that Liz Truss' woes won't be their own.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 28, 2022
Liz Truss takes a bold economic gamble. Will it sink her government?
Her Conservative Party is gripped by anxiety, with a new poll showing that the opposition Labour Party has taken a 17 percentage-point lead over the Tories.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 18, 2022
Britons undeterred by daylong waits to mourn a queen they loved
Queen Elizabeth II's coffin will lie in state at the Palace of Westminster until Monday morning, when it will be carried to Westminster Abbey for the funeral service.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 13, 2022
From policy to pageantry: Prime Minister Liz Truss’ dizzying first week
Truss took over a British government facing an economic emergency. But those problems have been eclipsed by the queen's death, an epochal event that has put politics on hold.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 10, 2022
Charles, in first speech as king, pledges a reign of service to Britain
The king's speech capped a day of mourning across Britain, but it was also a vivid demonstration of continuity in this constitutional monarchy.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 9, 2022
Queen Elizabeth’s death comes at moment of great uncertainty for Britain
The country faces its gravest economic threats in a generation, besieged by inflation, soaring energy bills and the specter of a prolonged recession.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 9, 2022
Charles ascends to a role he has prepared for all his life
Once an awkward, self-doubting young man, he comes to the throne, at 73, as a self-assured, gray-haired eminence.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 13, 2022
Rivals vying to replace Johnson are diverse in background, not in plans
The degree of uniformity is especially striking, given that the candidates are competing to replace a prime minister who was criticized for lurching wildly from crisis to crisis.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 8, 2022
For Boris Johnson, a tumultuous tenure ends with a messy exit
The risk-taking bravado of Britain's colorful prime minister was not enough to compensate for his shortcomings, or overcome a catastrophic loss of party support.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 15, 2022
Diplomacy quickens to halt Ukraine war or stop its expansion
A flurry of recent developments suggest that people are groping for a way out of the crisis — or, failing that, for ways to prevent it from mutating into a wider proxy war.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 6, 2022
How the West marshaled a stunning show of unity against Russia
In a few frantic days, the West threw out the playbook it used for decades against the Kremlin and isolated Russia with unparalleled sanctions and penalties.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 20, 2022
Queen Elizabeth tests positive for coronavirus, as England is poised to relax rules
The health of the queen, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has been in the spotlight since she spent a night in hospital last October for an unspecified ailment.

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