Boris Johnson says U.K. envoy's departure has been politicized

World / Politics Jul 12, 2019

Boris Johnson says U.K. envoy's departure has been politicized

Boris Johnson, the favorite to succeed Theresa May as U.K. prime minister, said the departure of Britain's ambassador to the U.S. has been politicized as he sought to deflect criticism of his reaction to the transatlantic diplomatic spat. The envoy, Sir Kim Darroch, quit Wednesday ...

Britain's U.S. ambassador resigns after Trump spat

World / Politics Jul 10, 2019

Britain's U.S. ambassador resigns after Trump spat

Britain's ambassador to Washington resigned Wednesday after being targeted by U.S. President Donald Trump following the leak of highly critical diplomatic cables. Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May had offered her full support to Kim Darroch after he was revealed to have described the Trump administration ...

BBC to scrap free TV licenses for people over 75

Business Jun 11, 2019

BBC to scrap free TV licenses for people over 75

Pensioners in Britain who have watched television programs such as "Blue Planet" and "Doctor Who" for free will have to start paying after the publicly funded BBC said it would scrap free licenses for people over 75 years old. The BBC, which is funded by ...