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 ...

Michael Gove enters Conservative race to succeed Theresa May

World / Politics May 27, 2019

Michael Gove enters Conservative race to succeed Theresa May

British Environment Secretary Michael Gove on Sunday became the eighth lawmaker to enter the race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, as other contenders staked out uncompromising positions on Brexit. Gove said Sunday that "I can confirm that I will be putting my name forward ...

World / Politics May 3, 2019

Main U.K. parties take Brexit battering in local elections

Britain's governing Conservatives and the Labour main opposition took a drubbing Friday in English local elections as voters vented their frustration with the Brexit deadlock. Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives lost control of several local authorities and hundreds of seats but Labour failed to capitalize, ...

Republican urges conservatives to run against Trump in 2020

World / Politics Nov 19, 2018

Republican urges conservatives to run against Trump in 2020

A Republican senator said Sunday that a conservative should run against U.S. President Donald Trump for the party's presidential nomination in 2020. Jeff Flake, a vocal critic of the president, said he did not think he would run but that someone else should. "I have said ...