Theresa May

  • United Kingdom Sep 14, 2019

    Former British PM David Cameron ‘Sorry’ for Creating Brexit Divisions

    The British prime minister who called the Brexit referendum and then saw the public vote to leave the European Union says he is sorry for the divisions it has caused. David Cameron said in an interview published Saturday that he thinks about the consequences of the Brexit referendum “every single day” and worries “desperately” about what will happen next. “I...

  • European Union Sep 3, 2019

    UK’s Johnson Suffers Defeat in Parliament Over Brexit

    On a day of humiliating setbacks, 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, prompting the embattled leader to say he would call for a new general election. The 328 to 301 vote, made possible by 21 fellow Conservatives who turned their back...

  • Donald Trump Jul 10, 2019

    UK Ambassador to US Resigns Over Leaked Cables Calling Trump Administration ‘Inept’

    Britain’s ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday after being branded a fool and made a diplomatic nobody by President Donald Trump following the leak of the envoy’s unflattering opinions about the U.S. administration. Storm clouds gathered over the trans-Atlantic relationship as veteran diplomat Kim Darroch said he could no longer do his job in Washington after Trump cut off...

  • Donald Trump Jul 10, 2019

    UK Ambassador to US Resigns Over Leaked Cables Calling Trump Administration ‘Inept’

    Britain’s ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday after being branded a fool and made a diplomatic nobody by President Donald Trump following the leak of the envoy’s unflattering opinions about the U.S. administration. Storm clouds gathered over the trans-Atlantic relationship as veteran diplomat Kim Darroch said he could no longer do his job in Washington after Trump cut off...

  • Mayor Jun 25, 2019

    UK’s Boris Johnson Fails to Answer Questions on Private Quarrel

    Boris Johnson failed to shut down questions about his private life Tuesday as a round of media appearances served only to bog him down further in questions about character and trust. Johnson, who is running to be the next leader for both the Conservative Party and the nation, has refused to address personal questions despite an ongoing clamor to face...

  • Donald Trump Jun 4, 2019

    AP Fact Check: Trump Spins Tale on London Protests, Brexit

    President Donald Trump is spinning a tall tale about crowd sizes and the protests in London. In a news conference Tuesday with British Prime Minister Theresa May, he asserted there have been few protests over his visit to the United Kingdom, insisting instead there was an outpouring of “great love” for him from thousands of people. That’s not the case....

  • Donald Trump Jun 4, 2019

    Full Press Conference: Donald Trump and Theresa May

    President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May talked about the future of Brexit and the relationship between the U.S. and the U.K. during a joint press conference Tuesday in London.

  • Donald Trump May 31, 2019

    On Eve of UK Visit, Trump Backs Boris Johnson, Dings Meghan Markle

    President Donald Trump is wading into the United Kingdom’s political maelstrom days before he is set to embark on his first state visit there, saying Boris Johnson would make an “excellent” prime minister and calling Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, “nasty.” In an interview Friday with the British tabloid The Sun, Trump expressed support for the controversial ex-foreign secretary in...

  • Mayor Apr 17, 2019

    Monty Python Celebrate ‘Life of Brian,’ Honor Ailing Jones

    Celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Monty Python comedy classic “Life of Brian” are being somewhat overshadowed by the health news of member Terry Jones. Jones is “very robust” although “on the downhill slope” due to dementia, according to his friend and colleague Michael Palin. Jones was diagnosed in 2015 with a form of dementia that impairs the ability...

  • president Apr 5, 2019

    UK’s May Asks the EU to Delay Brexit Until June 30

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday again sought to delay Brexit until June 30 to avoid a chaotic withdrawal from the European Union in one week, although a key leader of the bloc suggested an even longer pause in the difficult divorce proceedings. The question over timing is vital because Britain is set to leave the EU without a...

  • president Mar 20, 2019

    UK’s May Asks a Wary EU to Delay Brexit Until June 30

    Exactly 1,000 days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, and nine days before it is scheduled to walk out the door, Prime Minister Theresa May hit the pause button Wednesday, asking the bloc to postpone the U.K.’s departure until June 30. EU leaders, who are exasperated by Britain’s Brexit melodrama, will only grant the extension if May can...

  • United States Mar 17, 2019

    US Sen. Murphy to Travel to UK, Ireland to Talk Brexit

    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is scheduled to travel overseas to talk with officials in England, Ireland and Northern Ireland about how Brexit will affect relations between the United States and the United Kingdom.

  • Economy Jan 15, 2019

    US Won’t Escape the Pain of Brexit

    British lawmakers are set to vote Tuesday on whether to approve Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal that would take the country out of the European Union. Whatever the outcome, the world’s fifth-largest economy is set to take a massive hit — and so could the U.S. Brexit has already proven its potential to upset other economies. “With the original...

  • United Kingdom Jan 1, 2019

    UK Police: New Year’s Eve Stabbing of 3 Treated as Terrorism

    Police in the English city of Manchester said Tuesday they are treating the New Year’s Eve stabbing of three people as a terrorist incident. Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said two people suffered “very serious” injuries in the attack and remain in the hospital receiving treatment. A police sergeant who was stabbed in the shoulder has been released.

  • European Union Dec 17, 2018

    PM Theresa May Says Postponed Brexit Vote to Be Held Week of Jan 14

    Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that the postponed vote in Parliament on Britain’s Brexit agreement with the European Union will be held the week of Jan. 14 — more than a month after it was originally scheduled and just 10 weeks before Britain leaves the EU. But even as May insisted she could salvage her unpopular divorce deal, pressure...

  • United Kingdom Dec 12, 2018

    UK’s May Wins No-Confidence Vote by MPs Unhappy Over Brexit

    British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a political crisis over her Brexit deal Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership of party and country. But the margin of victory — 200 votes to 117 — leaves May a weakened leader who has lost the support of a big chunk of her party over...

  • Donald Trump Nov 20, 2018

    Darkening Clouds Start to Overhang Global Economic Expansion

    After galloping along for the past two years, the global economy is showing signs of weakening, with the United States, China and Europe all facing the rising threat of a slowdown. Few economists foresee an outright global recession within the next year. But the synchronized growth that powered most major economies since 2017 appears to be fading. The risks have...

  • United Kingdom Nov 16, 2018

    Allies Rally to UK’s May Amid Leadership Woes Over Brexit

    British Prime Minister Theresa May won support for her beleaguered Brexit deal Friday from key politicians and business groups, but she remained besieged by internal party opponents determined to oust her. In a tumultuous week, May finally clinched a divorce deal with the European Union — only for it to be savaged by the political opposition, her parliamentary allies and...

  • United Kingdom Nov 14, 2018

    May Wins Cabinet Backing for Brexit Deal but Pitfalls Remain

    In a hard-won victory, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday persuaded her Cabinet to back a draft divorce agreement with the European Union, a decision that triggers the final steps on the long and rocky road to Brexit. But she still faces pitfalls and threats from her domestic opponents as she tries to navigate the U.K.’s orderly exit from...

  • United Kingdom Jul 23, 2018

    UK Faces Calls to Liberalize Northern Ireland Abortion Laws

    The British government faced intensifying pressure Sunday to take steps to legalize abortions in Northern Ireland, where terminating a pregnancy remains a criminal offense even as tight abortion restrictions are being lifted in the Republic of Ireland. More than 170 politicians from political parties in Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland sent a letter to the Sunday Times that urged the...

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