Boris Johnson takes strong lead in race for next U.K. leader

World / Politics Jun 14, 2019

Boris Johnson takes strong lead in race for next U.K. leader

The flamboyant, divisive Boris Johnson took a commanding lead Thursday in the contest to become Britain's next prime minister, winning by far the largest share of support in the first round of voting by Conservative Party lawmakers. Johnson, a former foreign secretary and leading Brexit ...

Boris Johnson wins Brexit case hounding his leadership bid

World / Politics Jun 8, 2019

Boris Johnson wins Brexit case hounding his leadership bid

Former U.K. Foreign Minister Boris Johnson's bid to succeed Theresa May as prime minister received a big boost Friday when a London court quashed his summons to answer charges that he lied during the Brexit referendum campaign. His lawyers claimed that the private prosecution was ...

Stepping down, Theresa May's legacy sunk by Brexit

World / Politics Jun 7, 2019

Stepping down, Theresa May's legacy sunk by Brexit

Theresa May had a mission to fight Britain's "burning injustices" through strong and stable leadership — but her legacy as prime minister will be anything but. The Conservative premier's turbulent time in office was swamped and ultimately sunk by her legacy-defining battle to secure a ...

Ford to shut Welsh engine plant with loss of 1,700 jobs

Business / Corporate Jun 7, 2019

Ford to shut Welsh engine plant with loss of 1,700 jobs

Ford will shut its engine plant in Wales next year, costing about 1,700 jobs, the U.S. auto giant announced Thursday in a further blow to Britain's embattled car sector struggling with Brexit uncertainty and a global race to meet rising demand for electric vehicles. The ...

As he arrives, Trump says Brexit will be fine for Ireland

World / Politics Jun 6, 2019

As he arrives, Trump says Brexit will be fine for Ireland

Donald Trump, arriving in Ireland for the first time as U.S. president on Wednesday, sought to reassure the country that Britain's exit from the European Union would work out fine for its near neighbor. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar planned to use a meeting with Trump, ...