Boris Johnson's busy agenda raises UK election speculation

LONDON (AP) — With Britain's departure from the European Union due in less than 100 days, new Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a man in a hurry. But he's not rushing off to Brussels. ...

Boris Johnson's chaotic path to power finally pays off

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson aspires to be a modern-day Winston Churchill. Critics fear he's a British Donald Trump. Johnson won the contest to lead the governing Conservative Party o...

A tiny, unrepresentative electorate picks UK's new leader

LONDON (AP) — Britain's next prime minister will govern a nation of 66 million people, but only 0.25% of them had a say in the choice. Either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will be ann...

With Boris Johnson tipped to win PM race, UK eyes rocky ride

LONDON (AP) — Britain is getting a new prime minister. Buckle up for a rocky ride. On Tuesday, the U.K.'s governing Conservatives will announce the winner of a contest to replace The...

Who will choose the next UK leader? Mostly older white men

LONDON (AP) — There's an election underway to choose Britain's next prime minister, but only one in 400 people gets a vote. And most of those are well-off older white men. The countr...

Blond ambition: Boris Johnson hones in on goal of leading UK

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson once said he had as much chance of becoming Britain's prime minister as of finding Elvis on Mars. It was typical Johnson: a joke to deflect attention from...

Who is still standing in the race to be UK prime minister?

LONDON (AP) — The contest to be Britain's next prime minister shrank to five candidates on Tuesday, with Boris Johnson bolstering his substantial lead in the second round of voting by Conservative Par...

Boris Johnson takes strong lead in race for next UK leader

LONDON (AP) — 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 first-round voting by Conservative Pa...

Boris, Jeremy, Sajid: Who is running to be next UK leader?

LONDON (AP) — Britain is set to get a new prime minister, but only members of the Conservative Party have a say in the decision. The Conservatives are holding an election to replace Prime Minister The...

Olivia Colman gets royal honor ahead of debut in 'The Crown'

LONDON (AP) — Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II — the monarch she is about to play on television in "The Crown." Colman was named a C...

Diligent Theresa May failed to solve the UK's Brexit puzzle

LONDON (AP) — If all had gone to plan, Britain would be starting its first summer out of the European Union and Prime Minister Theresa May would be looking forward to a well-earned vacation. ...

Trump baby blimp flies in London as protests greet president

LONDON (AP) — As British Prime Minister Theresa May meets President Donald Trump on Tuesday, thousands of protesters plan to tell the U.S. leader he should have stayed at home. Trade...

UK's anxiety takes center stage at Hay ideas festival

HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) — At Britain's leading literary gathering, the word of the year was anxiety. Fifty shades of worry —about climate change, mental health and of course Brexit — ...

Review: Justin Rutledge turns the pages in 'Passages'

Justin Rutledge, "Passages" (Outside Music) Justin Rutledge stands in a strong tradition of literate Canadian singer-songwriters — think Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell or t...

UK Conservatives fear wipeout in Brexit-dominated EU poll

LONDON (AP) — Anti-EU and pro-EU parties look set to make gains in a Brexit-dominated election for British seats in the European Parliament, while the governing Conservative Party is bracing for one o...