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PM Has Called Trump Unfit. US Ambassador Isn't Worried

Woody Johnson says relationship between Boris Johnson, US president will be 'sensational'

(Newser) - President Trump thinks the United Kingdom's new prime minister will be "great," and the US ambassador to the UK seems to share similar optimism not only for Johnson's ability to, like Trump, "get things done," but also on the two leaders' future dealings. "... More »

Dude: Boris Johnson Rolls Out an Acronym

Incoming British prime minister promises to deliver, unite, defeat, and energize

(Newser) - In what has to be the first time a British leader used the word "dude" in a speech, incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson employed it as a rallying cry Tuesday. "I say to all the doubters—'Dude, we are going to energize the country,'" Johnson... More »

It's Boris: Britain Picks Its New Prime Minister

Johnson will replace Theresa May, and Trump predicts he'll be 'great!'

(Newser) - Boris Johnson will become Britain's new prime minister on Wednesday. The governing Conservative Party revealed Tuesday that the Brexit hardliner won a ballot of about 160,000 Conservative members to replace Theresa May, who announced her resignation last month, per the AP . Johnson, a former London mayor, had been... More »

Lowry Wins British Open in Wind That Could Break Umbrellas

Tommy Fleetwood took second and Tony Finau came in third

(Newser) - The long-awaited return of the British Open to Northern Ireland ended with Shane Lowry hoisting the silver claret jug on the Emerald Isle, the AP reports. Even as the rain stopped, the tears began flowing. Lowry, the 32-year-old Irishman with stout nerves and a soft touch around the greens, endured... More »

Hear the Iranians Seize the British Tanker

'If you obey, you will be safe,' commandos say as UK Navy tried in vain to ward them off

(Newser) - In an audio recording released Sunday, the AP reports that a British naval officer can be heard saying the transit of a British-flagged vessel through the Strait of Hormuz must not be impaired under international law as Iranian naval forces warn the vessel to change course. The audio, released by... More »

Mother Is 'Traumatized' by Treatment After Misdiagnosis

Sarah Boyle, 28, was told she had breast cancer

(Newser) - A British mother has gone to medical-treatment hell and back after being misdiagnosed with breast cancer, the BBC reports. Sarah Boyle, 28, was needlessly given chemotherapy and a double mastectomy. "Being told I had cancer was awful, but then to go through all of the treatment and surgery to... More »

Britain Warns of 'Robust' Response to Iran

The UK wants its seized tanker back

(Newser) - Iran's seizure of a British oil tanker appears to be a tit-for-tat response to the seizure of an Iranian tanker earlier this month. Still, the British foreign secretary warned Saturday that Iran is on a "dangerous path of illegal and destabilizing behavior," reports the Guardian . Jeremy Hunt... More »

YouTube Star Dead at 35

Emily Hartridge was only 35

(Newser) - British YouTuber and TV presenter Emily Hartridge died Friday in London when her e-scooter crashed into a truck, CNN reports. The 35-year-old's death was announced on her Instagram page: "This is a horrible thing to have to say over Instagram but we know many of you were expecting... More »

Death by Metal Drinking Straw Is Now a Thing

UK woman fatally impaled on straw stuck in lid

(Newser) - A coroner is warning people to never fix metal drinking straws in place after the truly horrifying case of an English woman impaled in the eye. Elena Struthers-Gardner died after collapsing on a 10-inch stainless steel straw she had stuck in a screw-top lid on a Mason jar-style drinking glass... More »

Trump Targeted Him. Now He Says His Job Is 'Impossible'

UK Ambassador to US Kim Darroch is stepping down

(Newser) - The British ambassador to the US whom President Trump said he'd "no longer deal with" is leaving his official capacity: The Wall Street Journal reports Kim Darroch is resigning. "Since the leak of official documents from this Embassy there has been a great deal of speculation surrounding... More »

Meghan Markle Called 'Diva' After Wimbledon Request

Duchess of Sussex is once more in unwanted spotlight with pleas for privacy

(Newser) - First Meghan Markle and Prince Harry irked taxpayers with their home redo . Then they set off an "almighty storm" with an ultra-private christening for baby Archie. Now Markle is being accused of harboring a "secretive, high-maintenance attitude," and making "diva-ish demands" after apparently trying to get... More »

Synagogue Arsonist Gets Face Full of Fire

Tristan Morgan was sentenced in a London courtroom

(Newser) - An Anti-Semitic extremist who set fire to a British synagogue—and, partly, to himself—has been sentenced to remain in a hospital indefinitely, CNN reports. Tristan Morgan, 52, was seen on CCTV footage setting fire to a synagogue in Exeter, England, last July with a flammable liquid. Video shows his... More »

UK Ambassador to US Blasts Trump in Leaked Memos

Kim Darroch advised his own government that White House is 'inept,' 'dysfunctional'

(Newser) - "Inept," "uniquely dysfunctional," and headed for a "crash and burn" might be terms you're used to seeing tossed around Facebook arguments and reality shows, but that is how the ambassador from America's closest ally is describing the president of the United States in... More »

She's Mentally Disabled and Pregnant. A Judge Has Ordered Abortion

'Horrendous,' say anti-abortion advocates of controversial case out of the UK

(Newser) - A UK judge's ruling is being called "horrendous" by anti-abortion advocates, with even abortion rights supporters acknowledging how "heartbreaking" it is. Per reports cited in the New York Times confirmed by a court rep, a mentally disabled woman in her 20s who's 22 weeks pregnant has... More »

Protester to UK Politician: You Need Anger Management

Mark Field is suspended after roughly escorting Greenpeace's Janet Barker from room

(Newser) - A British officeholder has been suspended by Prime Minister Theresa May after video showed him grabbing a protester at a London event and pushing her out of the room. Mark Field, who is a Conservative Party member of Parliament as well as an officer in the Foreign Office, has apologized,... More »

An Elderly Woman Was Strolling. Then, a Royal Collision

83-year-old in serious condition after being hit by motorcycle in William and Kate's convoy

(Newser) - The royals just can't seem to avoid proximity to car crashes lately. Five months after Prince Philip was in an accident that injured two women , the BBC reports a police motorcycle in the convoy of his grandson, Prince William, and William's wife, Kate, hit an elderly pedestrian Monday... More »

She Wanted a Mariah Carey Cake, Didn't Quite Get It

Store made a Marie Curie cake by mistake, and image is now going viral

(Newser) - A pioneering female scientist was registering on the world's radar Monday, but not for the reason you might expect. It seems a woman in England told her co-workers she'd like a cake featuring Mariah Carey for her birthday, explains Mashable . Instead, she got Marie Curie because the store... More »

Gang Demanded They Kiss. They Said No, and Beating Began

Gay couple says attack took place on London bus

(Newser) - Police in London have arrested four teenagers after an alleged homophobic attack on two gay women on a public bus, reports the Guardian . The high-profile incident already has drawn the condemnation of some of Britain's biggest public officials. The women say the men harassed them with lewd comments, ordered... More »

London Mayor Hits Back at 'Poster Boy for the Far-Right'

Sadiq Khan thinks Trump's UK visit is a mistake

(Newser) - London's mayor isn't losing any sleep over President Trump's view of him as a "stone cold loser." "This is the sort of behavior I would expect from an 11-year-old," Sadiq Khan tells CNN of Trump's tweeted remarks —apparently in response to... More »

Here Are Some Images of Trump in London

He got a smile from the queen

(Newser) - Mixing pageantry and political pugilism, President Trump opened a state visit to Britain on Monday by drawing a smile from Queen Elizabeth II and stepping up a long-running feud with London's anti-Trump mayor before his plane had touched down on English soil. Trump and his wife, Melania, flew by... More »

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