Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt in runoff for UK prime minister

Europe 06/20/19, 13:21

Britain's next prime minister will be a man in his 50s who went to Oxford University — either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, the two finalists selected Thursday in a race to lead the governing Conservative Party. Johnson , a flamboyant former foreign secretary and ex-mayor of London, topped a ballot ...

Contenders to be next UK leader divided over no-deal Brexit

World 05/28/19, 04:22

The race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May is becoming a battle over whether Britain should leave the European Union without a divorce agreement — or whether that would cause economic and political mayhem.May's Conservatives are reeling after the upstart Brexit Party won Britain's election for European Parliament seats. The ...

Pompeo in London to discuss the UK-US ‘special relationship’

Politics 05/08/19, 06:58

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in London for talks with British officials on the status of the special relationship between the nations amid heightened tensions with Iran and uncertainty over Britain's exit from the European Union. Pompeo is meeting Wednesday with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary ...

Update: UK leaving ‘no stone unturned’ to resolve Brexit

Europe 04/08/19, 04:05

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):10 a.m.British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says that Prime Minister Theresa May "is leaving no stone unturned to try to resolve Brexit," two days before a European Union summit to consider an extension to Britain's exit date.Hunt said of the other 27 EU leaders ...

Update: Media freedom campaign launched on G-7 sidelines

Europe 04/05/19, 06:08

The Latest on the Group of Seven meeting (all times local):1:05 p.m.British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched a media freedom campaign alongside international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney from the sidelines of the Group of Seven foreign ministers' meeting in the French Atlantic resort of Dinard.U.S. Homeland Security official ...

UK minister says Brexit talks yield ‘positive’ signals

Europe 03/05/19, 08:50

Brexit talks with the European Union are making progress, a senior British government minister said Tuesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May seeks concessions from Brussels to help persuade lawmakers to back her deal in a series of crucial votes next week.Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29 ...

Britain presses EU for Brexit compromise as clock ticks

Europe 02/20/19, 06:30

Britain's foreign secretary said that securing an orderly Brexit is "of paramount importance" as he visited Germany on Wednesday, and insisted the UK can leave the European Union on March 29 as planned if a compromise deal is found.Jeremy Hunt was meeting officials in Berlin ahead of Prime Minister Theresa ...

Update: UK minister acknowledges possible Brexit delay

Europe 01/31/19, 06:58

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):11:55 a.m.A key member of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's government has acknowledged that Britain's exit from the European Union may have to be delayed if negotiations on the divorce deal drag on until late March.Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has told the BBC that ...

Venezuela crisis: Familiar geopolitical sides take shape

Europe 01/24/19, 13:15

Russia, China, Iran, Syria and Cuba have come down on one side. The United States, Canada, and countries in Western Europe are on the other. As the crisis in Venezuela reaches a new boiling point — with embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro facing a challenge from opposition leader Juan Guaido — ...

UK foreign secretary cautiously optimistic about Brexit deal

Europe 10/15/18, 04:17

Britain's foreign secretary is cautiously optimistic that the U.K. and the European Union will secure an agreement on Britain leaving the bloc although perhaps not at an EU summit this week.Jeremy Hunt said Monday that "there are one or two very difficult outstanding issues, but I think we can get ...

Brexit deal getting closer, European Commission chief says

Europe 10/06/18, 03:12

The chances of Britain and European Union striking a Brexit deal are rising, one of the bloc's leaders has said, amid reports the two sides are moving closer on the fraught issue of the Irish border.European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told three Austrian newspapers in comments published Saturday that "the ...

Pressure on UK foreign minister to apologize for Soviet barb

Europe 10/02/18, 06:43

Pressure mounted Tuesday on British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to apologize for recent remarks comparing the European Union to the Soviet Union.While British Prime Minister Theresa May effectively rebuked her foreign secretary for making the comparison, leaders from the European Parliament urged Hunt to take back his remarks, which caused ...

UK envoy urges EU to step back from the Brexit ‘abyss’

Business 09/22/18, 07:46

Britain's foreign secretary on Saturday urged European Union leaders to "step back from the abyss" and seek a compromise over stalled Brexit negotiations.Jeremy Hunt told the BBC that the EU should work with Britain to try to find a way to make British Prime Minister Theresa May's "sensible, concrete proposals ...

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