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May resigns; Britain's new PM in place by July 20: Conservatives

May resigns; Britain's new PM in place by July 20: Conservatives

Britain's governing Conservatives said Friday that Theresa May's successor as party leader and prime minister was expected to be in place by parliament's summer recess -- set for July 20.

Omanis praise compatriot for 'historic' Man Booker literature prize

Omanis praise compatriot for 'historic' Man Booker literature prize

Omanis on Wednesday hailed writer Jokha Alharthi's "historical achievement" and praised her for bringing "honour" to their Gulf nation after she became the first Arab author to win the Man Booker International prize.

Britain's May offers ‘new deal’ to try to break Brexit deadlock

Britain's May offers ‘new deal’ to try to break Brexit deadlock

Prime Minister Theresa May set out on Tuesday a ‘new deal’ for Britain's departure from the European Union, offering sweeteners to opposition parties in her fourth attempt to break an impasse in parliament over Brexit.

Britain's Brexit talks collapse as May's premiership crumbles

Britain's Brexit talks collapse as May's premiership crumbles

Britain's tumultuous divorce from the European Union was again in disarray on Friday after the opposition Labour Party declared last-ditch talks dead due to Prime Minister Theresa May's crumbling government.

Boris Johnson says will stand as UK PM agrees to set exit date

Boris Johnson says will stand as UK PM agrees to set exit date

Britain's Boris Johnson confirmed Thursday he will seek to become prime minister when Theresa May quits, reports said, as she promised to set out a departure timetable early next month.

London anti-knife protesters target YouTube

London anti-knife protesters target YouTube

Anti-knife crime protesters smeared themselves with fake blood outside YouTube's London offices in protest at the Google company's alleged promotion of graphic content.

Pompeo warns UK over China network role

Pompeo warns UK over China network role

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Britain Wednesday to be cautious about China's role in its 5G network, during a visit to London that also highlighted the old allies' differences on Iran.

Britain's May stands by promise to resign after phase on of Brexit

Britain's May stands by promise to resign after phase on of Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May stands by her commitment to resign after she completes "phase one" of the Brexit process to open the way for a new leader to negotiate the second phase, her spokesman said on Wednesday.

"It's magic": Prince Harry and Meghan show baby son to the world

"It's magic": Prince Harry and Meghan show baby son to the world

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan showed off their newborn son to the world on Wednesday, describing having a baby as "magic".

Meghan gives birth to a boy, says 'thrilled' Prince Harry

Meghan gives birth to a boy, says 'thrilled' Prince Harry

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to a boy, her husband Prince Harry announced in a statement to television cameras on Monday, adding that mother and baby were ‘doing incredibly well’.

Assange jailed for 50 weeks for UK bail breach

Assange jailed for 50 weeks for UK bail breach

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was sentenced Wednesday to 50 weeks in jail for breaching a British court order seven years ago, when he took refuge in Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden.

Two arrested in UK over online image of Sala's body

Two arrested in UK over online image of Sala's body

Two people have been arrested after a photograph appeared online apparently showing the body of footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash in January, British police said.