Politics David Cameron

  • LONDON, July 24- Boris Johnson will take office on Wednesday as British prime minister and will unveil the names of the team he has tasked with delivering Brexit by the end of October, with or without a deal. Johnson enters Downing Street at one of the most perilous junctures in post-World War British history- the United Kingdom is divided over Brexit and weakened...

  • *Conclusive win over rival to head Conservative Party. LONDON, July 24- Taking over as Britain's prime minister on Wednesday, Boris Johnson is expected unveil a more diverse top team in a government to be tasked with delivering Brexit by the end of October, with or without a deal. The former London mayor won the contest to succeed Theresa May on Tuesday by securing...

  • LONDON, July 22- A lawmaker in Britain's ruling Conservative Party has been charged with three counts of sexual assault against two women, the Crown Prosecution Service said on Monday. The Conservative Party said it had suspended Elphicke, who denies any wrongdoing. Elphicke had previously been suspended in November 2017 after allegations made against him...

  • Temerko, born in what was then Soviet Ukraine, presents himself in public as an entrepreneur who opposes Britain's departure from the European Union because it's bad for his UK energy business, and as a dissident critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. These new insights into Temerko's private thinking about Johnson, Brexit and Russia come as the ruling...

  • BRUSSELS, May 28- National parties in the newly elected European Parliament line up in pan-EU groups. Notables: German Chancellor Angela Merkel; outgoing European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker; Italian ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi; Polish EU summit chair Donald Tusk; Hungarian leader Viktor Orban, who is at risk of being expelled for anti-EU...

  • LONDON, May 25- The contest to replace Theresa May as British prime minister hotted up on Saturday with six candidates now vying for a job whose central task will be to find a way to take a divided Britain out of the European Union. Former foreign minister Boris Johnson, current foreign minister Jeremy Hunt, International Development Secretary Rory Stewart and...

  • LONDON, May 25- The contest to replace Theresa May as British prime minister hotted up on Saturday with five candidates now vying for a job whose central task will be to find a way to take a divided Britain out of the European Union. British health minister Matt Hancock became the latest figure to join the contest to replace May, following former foreign minister...

  • Notables: German Chancellor Angela Merkel; outgoing European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker; Italian ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi; Polish EU summit chair Donald Tusk; Hungarian leader Viktor Orban, at risk of being expelled for anti-EU nationalism. Lead candidate: Frans Timmermans, 58, Dutch, deputy head of European Commission, former foreign...

  • SIBIU, Romania, May 9- European Union leaders meet in Romania on Thursday to chart a way forward after the historic setback of Brexit and to have their first go at picking people to fill the bloc's top jobs later this year. The 27 national leaders- all except Britain- will meet on Europe Day in the town of Sibiu, which has German and Hungarian roots, 15 years after the EU's...

  • By Michael Holden, Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan. LONDON, April 3- British Prime Minister Theresa May met opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday to seek a way out of a Brexit stalemate, a gamble that could see a European Union divorce deal finally clear parliament but also tear her party apart. After her EU withdrawal deal was rejected three times by...

  • *UK's May invites Labour to break deadlock, talks at 1330 GMT. LONDON, April 3- British Prime Minister Theresa May was set to seek a Brexit compromise with opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday, a gamble that could see a European Union divorce deal finally clear parliament but also tear her party apart. After her EU withdrawal deal was rejected three times by...

  • LONDON, March 27- British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to sway hardline opponents of her European Union divorce deal on Wednesday with an offer to quit, but parliament's bid to agree an alternative fell short, leaving the Brexit process as deadlocked as ever. Britain was supposed to leave the bloc on Friday but Brussels agreed last week to put back the...

  • LONDON, March 27- British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she would quit if her European Union divorce deal passes at the third attempt, making a last-ditch sacrifice to try to win over dozens of rebels within her Conservative party. While her departure would not alter the terms of that withdrawal agreement, it could give Conservative eurosceptics...

  • SUNDERLAND, England March 16- Nigel Farage, the politician who probably did more than anyone else to force Britain's referendum on membership of the European Union, joined protesters at the start of a 270- mile march over what they call a betrayal of the Brexit vote. The march comes after another tumultuous week for Prime Minister Theresa May in which parliament...

  • Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond and Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai (C) pose with delegates for a group photo during the UK-China Economic Financial Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on December 16, 2017.

    China and Britain have vowed to continue and strengthen cooperation on a wide range of economic, financial and trade issues.

  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May reacts as she speaks at an election campaign event at Pride Park Stadium on June 1, 2017 in Derby, United Kingdom.

    U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May would only have herself to blame if the election results in embarrassment, analysts say.

  • The crowd listen to leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn as he delivers a speech at a campaign rally in Beaumont Park on May 16, 2017 in Huddersfield, England.

    CNBC takes a look at how the race for Downing Street has evolved and whether there really could be a shock in store.

  • Elections in the Netherlands, France and potentially Greece over the coming months could all prompt exit talks from the European Union.

  • Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow.

    A trip to the Houses of Parliament may not happen during President Donald Trump's state visit to the UK, NBC News reports.

  • Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital Founder and aide to President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York last month.

    Anthony Scaramucci, a top fundraiser during the campaign, will be appointed as a top Donald Trump adviser within the week, sources said.