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October 17, 2019 - 12:47 pm
By RAF CASERT, JILL LAWLESS and LORI HINNANT Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's career of disdain for the European Union was a thing of the past on Thursday as he and the bloc's leaders celebrated their tentative Brexit deal. He now faces an opponent closer to...
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October 03, 2019 - 5:22 pm
By CARLO PIOVANO and LORNE COOK Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — The trade wars threatening to push the global economy into recession are entering a new phase, with the United States and European Union escalating a dispute that endangers the world’s biggest trade relationship. After the Trump...
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An unrepentant Boris Johnson faces raucous Parliament
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September 25, 2019 - 3:30 pm
By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — An unrepentant Prime Minister Boris Johnson brushed off cries of "Resign!" and dared the political opposition to try to topple him Wednesday at a raucous session of Parliament, a day after Britain's highest court ruled he acted...
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September 06, 2019 - 1:08 pm
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain's bedeviling Brexit dilemma intensified Friday, as opposition parties refused to support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for an election until he secures a delay to Britain's exit from the European Union — something he vows he'll never do...
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September 05, 2019 - 12:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's bad week got even worse Thursday when younger brother Jo walked away from his government post over their differing stances on Brexit. It was clearly a difficult decision for Jo Johnson, who had returned to government as an education minister when...
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September 03, 2019 - 5:41 pm
By DANICA KIRKA and GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a major defeat in Parliament on Tuesday night as rebellious lawmakers voted to seize control of the Brexit agenda. The prime minister immediately said he would call for a new general...
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September 03, 2019 - 12:37 pm
By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered key defections from his party Tuesday, losing a working majority in Parliament and weakening his position as he tried to prevent lawmakers from blocking his Brexit plans. On a day of high drama and acerbic...
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Jeff Katz
July 29, 2019 - 12:22 pm
New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is cleaning house and taking names already as he settles in to Parliament. Johnson has already warned the MPs that held up Brexit "their first job is to restore trust in democracy," according to The Sun . Boris Johnson says failing to leave the EU by 31...
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Associated Press
March 13, 2019 - 10:27 am
by Jill Lawless & Raf Casert LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union braced Wednesday for a chaotic, cliff-edge Brexit after U.K. lawmakers rejected the divorce deal that the two sides had agreed upon. Britain's Parliament was to hold votes later that aimed to rule out or postpone a...
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January 16, 2019 - 2:47 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's government has survived a no-confidence vote called after May's Brexit deal was overwhelmingly rejected by lawmakers. The House of Commons expressed confidence in the government by 325 votes to 306, meaning May can remain in office. Had the...
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