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British Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson arrives for a live TV debate in central London Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Britain's Conservative Party will continue to hold elimination votes until the final two contenders will be put to a vote of party members nationwide, with the winner due to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as party leader and prime minister.(AP Photo/Vudi Xhymshiti)
June 18, 2019 - 7:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson increased his lead in the race to become Britain's next prime minister Tuesday in a Conservative Party vote that eliminated one of his rivals and enabled upstart candidate Rory Stewart to defy expectations by remaining in the contest. Johnson, a...
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British Conservative party leadership contender Boris Johnson gets in a car as he leaves his home in south London, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Contenders for leadership in Britain's ruling Conservative Party to become the next Prime Minister, jostled for attention Monday as the race narrowed into a contest to seize the mantle of challenger to front-runner Boris Johnson. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 18, 2019 - 3:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the voting to elect Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 8:25 p.m. The five men competing to be Britain's next prime minister are taking part in a televised debate where they traded barbs about who will get Britain out of the European Union fastest. Front-...
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Conservative party leadership contender Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Monday June 17, 2019. Candidates seeking to beat Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister accused the Brexit-backing front runner of trying to avoid scrutiny after he refused to take part in a televised debate alongside his five rivals Sunday. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 9:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Contenders for leadership in Britain's Conservative Party jostled for attention Monday as the race narrowed into a contest to seize the mantle of challenger to front-runner Boris Johnson. With Johnson solidly ahead after winning 114 of the 313 votes in first-round voting among party...
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A poster is brandished during a public demonstration as Conservative party leadership contender Rory Stewart arrives at the television studios ahead of a scheduled live television debate for the Conservative Party leadership candidates, in London, Sunday June 16, 2019. Five out of the six candidates will appear in the first TV debate, with Boris Johnson declining to take part, although other candidates accuse him of trying to avoid scrutiny. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 16, 2019 - 3:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Candidates seeking to beat Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister accused the Brexit-backing front runner of trying to avoid scrutiny after he refused to take part in a televised debate alongside his five rivals Sunday. "Where is Boris?" Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt...
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British Conservative party lawmaker Boris Johnson leaves home in south London, Friday, June 14, 2019. Johnson is a leading candidate in the Conservative Party leadership campaign to be the next British Prime Minister. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 14, 2019 - 6:42 am
LONDON (AP) — One of seven contenders to replace Prime Minister Theresa May quit the Conservative Party leadership race on Friday, as front-runner Boris Johnson was accused of trying to dodge media scrutiny. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said after the first round of voting, it was clear he did not...
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Britain's Conservative Party lawmaker Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks during the official launch of his leadership campaign, in London, Wednesday June 12, 2019. Boris Johnson solidified his front-runner status in the race to become Britain's next prime minister on Tuesday, gaining backing from leading pro-Brexit lawmakers.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 13, 2019 - 1:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — The flamboyant, divisive 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 the first round of voting by Conservative Party lawmakers. Johnson, a former foreign secretary and leading...
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June 13, 2019 - 12:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — British police say they are "assessing" a comedian's joke about throwing battery acid at politicians, a quip that was condemned by Brexit Party chief Nigel Farage. Discussing recent milkshake-hurlings at politicians including Farage, Jo Brand said on a BBC radio comedy show: "'Why...
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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks during an event in Brussels Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is in Brussels Tuesday to meet with European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 13, 2019 - 2:08 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Brexit and the "horror show" of the British government leadership contest are signs that Scotland needs to chart a different future path, probably outside the United Kingdom. Sturgeon said Tuesday that "increasingly, Scotland and the U...
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This combination photo shows Britain's Secretary of State for International Development, Rory Stewart, leaving 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, left, and Conservative Party lawmaker Boris Johnson speaking during the official launch of his leadership campaign, in London, Wednesday June 12, 2019. The populist and the pragmatist: of the ten candidates running to become Britain's next prime minister, they're the ones generating most of the buzz. The former is Boris Johnson, who ran London as mayor for eight years until 2016 and then became foreign secretary until his resignation last summer. The pragmatist is International Development Secretary Rory Stewart, the self-styled "anti-Boris," who accuses Johnson of selling the public "fairy tales" about a clean and simple exit from the EU. (AP Photo)
June 12, 2019 - 2:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — The populist and the pragmatist: of the 10 candidates running to become Britain's next prime minister, they're the ones generating most of the buzz. The populist is former Boris Johnson, who ran London as mayor for eight years until 2016 and then became Britain's foreign secretary...
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British Conservative Party lawmaker Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Britain's Conservative Party is holding an election to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned last week after failing to lead Britain out of the European Union on schedule. Former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is currently the bookies favorite to replace May. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 11, 2019 - 9:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson solidified his front-runner status in the race to become Britain's next prime minister on Tuesday, gaining backing from leading pro-Brexit lawmakers. But he faced calls from his rivals to abandon his low-profile campaign strategy and start answering questions from...
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