• head Jul 29, 2019

    Johnson Presses EU to Give Way Amid No-Deal Brexit Warnings

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushed Britain closer to a no-deal exit from the European Union on Monday, insisting he will not hold Brexit talks with EU leaders unless the bloc lifts its refusal to reopen the existing divorce deal. Johnson is trying to pressure the EU to give ground by intensifying preparations for the U.K. to leave in three months...

  • Associated Press Jun 17, 2019

    Hunt for Cause of Massive South America Power Outage Begins as Lights Turn Back on

    The lights were back on Monday across Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after a huge blackout that affected tens of millions people, but authorities remained in the dark about the cause of the grid collapse and continued to calculate the economic damage. Argentine President Mauricio Macri promised a thorough investigation into what he called an “unprecedented” outage, one that raised questions...

  • European Union Jun 10, 2019

    Conservative Contenders Line Up in Race to Be UK's Next Leader

    Nominations close Monday in the Brexit-dominated race to become Britain’s next prime minister, a contest that will be decided by lawmakers and members of the governing Conservative Party. With a 5 p.m. (1600 GMT, noon EDT) deadline to submit nomination papers, almost a dozen contenders were already battling it out over tax policy, past drug use — and, of course,...

  • European Union Jun 7, 2019

    UK's Brexit Party Narrowly Defeated in Key Electoral Test

    Britain’s upstart Brexit Party failed in its first attempt to win a seat in Parliament, narrowly losing early Friday to the left-of-center Labour Party in a special election. Labour candidate Lisa Forbes won the Peterborough constituency in eastern England by 683 votes over the Brexit Party’s Mike Greene. Forbes said the Brexit Party’s defeat “shows that the politics of division...

  • European Union May 24, 2019

    UK's May to Quit as Party Leader June 7, Opening Race for New PM

    Theresa May announced Friday that she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, admitting defeat in her attempt to take Britain out of the European Union and sparking a contest to become the country’s next prime minister. She will stay as caretaker prime minister until the new leader is chosen, a process likely to take several...

  • European Union May 24, 2019

    British PM Theresa May Announces Resignation

    Theresa May announced Friday that she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, sparking a contest to become Britain’s next prime minister. She’ll stay as prime minister until a new party leader is chosen.

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 8, 2019

    Omar Praises House Vote as Condemning ‘Anti-Muslim Bigotry,' Other Bigotry

    Divided in debate but mostly united in a final vote, the House passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry. Democrats are trying to push past a dispute that has overwhelmed their agenda and exposed fault lines that could shadow them through next year’s elections. The one-sided 407-23 vote Thursday belied the emotional infighting over how to respond to freshman...

  • DONALD TRUMP Feb 12, 2019

    In Texas, Trump Backs Wall While O'Rourke Rallies Opponents

    President Donald Trump charged ahead Monday with his pledge to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, skimming over the details of lawmakers’ tentative deal that would give him far less than he’s been demanding and declaring he’s “setting the stage” to deliver on his signature campaign promise. In the first dueling rallies of the 2020 campaign season, Trump’s “Finish...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jan 27, 2019

    Conservatives Say Trump Caved, but Confident He'll Get Wall

    President Donald Trump defended himself Saturday from the conservative backlash to his decision to end the 35-day-old partial government shutdown — the longest in U.S. history — without money for his promised border wall. He said if he didn’t get a fair deal from Congress, the government would shut down again on Feb. 15 or he would use his executive...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 27, 2018

    4 Come Forward Vouching for Kavanaugh Accuser Ford

    Four people who know professor Christine Blasey Ford have signed sworn affidavits that say she’s previously told them about being assaulted by a federal judge when the were both teenagers, evidence meant to bolster he allegation that Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s sexually assaulted her when they were in high school in the 1980s. The affidavits from her husband and three friends...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 26, 2018

    Lawyer for 2nd Kavanaugh Accuser Says GOP Does Not Want Her Testimony

    The lawyer for Deborah Ramirez, the second woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, said she wants to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee but that the committee were not interested in hearing her speak. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump remained in staunch defense of his nominee, calling the accusations a “con job.”

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 26, 2018

    Trump Hits ‘Con Job' on Kavanaugh Before Showdown Hearing

    President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical “con job” on Tuesday and launched a dismissive attack on a second woman accusing the nominee of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, asserting she “has nothing.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted that Kavanaugh would win approval, despite the new allegations and uncertainty about...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 8, 2018

    GOP Moderate: Tentative Immigration Deal With Conservatives

    A leader of House Republican moderates said Thursday that a tentative deal with conservatives was being discussed to help young “Dreamer” immigrants stay in the U.S. legally. Conservatives said later that no agreement has been reached, underscoring how elusive it has been for the GOP to resolve its long-running schism over the issue.

  • DONALD TRUMP Jan 22, 2018

    Federal Government Shutdown Takes Effect After Senate Talks Fail

    The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night vote, causing the fourth government shutdown in a quarter century. Behind...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jan 21, 2018

    Democrats, GOP Try to Dodge Blame for Shuttered Government

    Hours after shuttering much of the federal government, feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress spent Saturday dodging blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showed few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end it. The finger-pointing played out in rare weekend proceedings in both the House and Senate, where lawmakers were eager to show voters they were actively...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jan 21, 2018

    Trump the Dealmaker Comes Up Short Ahead of Shutdown

    He wrote a book on the art of negotiation and was elected to office claiming he alone could end Washington gridlock, but President Donald Trump’s latest attempt to broker a big, bipartisan deal has turned into a big mess. The failure to find consensus on immigration and spending is a blow to Trump’s presidency on the one-year anniversary of his...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jan 20, 2018

    Analysis: Emboldened Democrats Take a Risk on a Shutdown

    Congressional Democrats are taking a page from the playbook of President Donald Trump and hard-line conservatives: Fight for your base and don’t blink. In forcing a showdown over immigration — and triggering a government shutdown — Democrats have embraced a confrontational, rule-breaking strategy they once blasted as irresponsible when practiced by the other party. But the Trump-era appears to come...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jan 19, 2018

    House Votes to Avert Federal Shutdown, Senate Chances Dim

    On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline — setting up an eleventh-hour standoff in the Senate, where Democrats have vowed to kill the measure. The partisan roadblock in the GOP-controlled Senate left just a day and little hope for negotiators searching for a way to...

  • leader Jun 10, 2017

    UK Leader May Strikes Tentative Deal With N Ireland Party

    Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May was working to fill out the ranks of her minority government Saturday after an election that proved a disaster for her Conservative Party, a headache for Britain’s exit from the European Union — and potentially a fatal blow to May’s premiership. May’s office has said that the most senior Cabinet members — including Treasury...

  • Europe Jun 29, 2016

    EU to Britain: No Access to Single Market Without Migration

    European Union leaders spelled out stark conditions for a new relationship with a departing Britain on Wednesday, warning that if British business wants to keep access to Europe’s single market, the country must accept European workers, too. The leaders produced no clear rehaul for their shaken union after an unusual and emotionally charged summit, but agreed they must make it...

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