Boris Johnson

LONDON | Boris Johnson’s Brexit ‘suicide vest’ comment sparks furor

LONDON  — Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has compared Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for Brexit to putting the country’s constitution in a “suicide vest” and handing the detonator to the European Union. The attack, and Johnson’s choice of language, widened the divide in the governing Conservative Party over Brexit. Johnson, a strong supporter … Continue reading LONDON | Boris Johnson’s Brexit ‘suicide vest’ comment sparks furor

LONDON  |The Latest: Trump views joint military exercise with May

LONDON  — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Europe (all times local): 11:15 a.m. President Donald Trump has viewed a joint military exercise along with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Trump’s visit to the military academy on Friday morning was closed to the media. The military demonstration … Continue reading LONDON  |The Latest: Trump views joint military exercise with May

LONDON | Regret, relief at departure of Boris Johnson as top UK envoy

LONDON  — Diplomats and politicians around the world are bidding a not-always fond farewell to Boris Johnson after the politician’s bombshell resignation as Britain’s foreign secretary. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said her government would “miss Boris.” But John McKendrick, attorney-general of the British overseas territory of Anguilla, called Johnson “the worst Foreign Secretary we’ve … Continue reading LONDON | Regret, relief at departure of Boris Johnson as top UK envoy

LONDON | UK prime minister fights to stop Cabinet exodus over Brexit

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May has met with her Cabinet as she tries to restore government unity after the resignations of two top ministers over Brexit. Tuesday’s meeting comes after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis quit, saying May’s plans for future relations with the European Union don’t live up … Continue reading LONDON | UK prime minister fights to stop Cabinet exodus over Brexit

WASHINGTON  | Trump to open trip by meeting with nervous NATO leaders

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s four-nation European tour has allies fretting over the risk of damage he could do to the decades-old NATO alliance. They’re also worried about his potential embrace of Russia’s Vladimir Putin during a summit in Helsinki. The trip that begins Tuesday in Brussels will also take Trump to London, where Prime … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump to open trip by meeting with nervous NATO leaders

LONDON | The Latest: Australia to push ahead with free trade talks

LONDON — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Australia’s foreign minister says her government is determined to push ahead with free trade talks with Britain despite Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson‘s resignation. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop refuses to speculate on what sort of a prime minister Johnson would make he is challenges for … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Australia to push ahead with free trade talks

LONDON | Boris Johnson quits as UK’s May faces mounting Brexit crisis

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May dug in her heels Monday after the resignation of two top government ministers over Brexit negotiations whipped up a storm that threatened to topple her fragile minority government Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit with a resignation letter accusing May of flying “white flags” of surrender in negotiations with … Continue reading LONDON | Boris Johnson quits as UK’s May faces mounting Brexit crisis