Liz Truss set to become the new UK Conservative prime minister

LONDON (AP) — Liz Truss has been elected as the Conservative Party’s new leader, the party announced Monday, and she will take office Tuesday as Britain’s new prime minister to steer the country through an acute cost-of-living crisis. The 47-year-old Truss, who is currently foreign secretary, beat former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak after a leadership … Read more

Britain to learn who will succeed Johnson as prime minister

LONDON (AP) — Britain finally learns who its next prime minister will be on Monday after two months of political uncertainty during which energy prices skyrocketed and tens of thousands of workers went on strike. The governing Conservative Party plans to announce whether Foreign Secretary Liz Truss or former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak has won … Read more

Controversial comedian Jerry Sadowitz defends his Edinburgh Fringe show

A comedian who was canceled by an Edinburgh Fringe venue after he ‘got his penis out on stage’ has hit back at critics, saying it was a joke and that people who were offended should stick to Carry On Films, but admitted he doesn’t ‘always get it right’. Jerry Sadowitz, who also performs magic as … Read more

‘China threat’ emerges in elections from UK to Australia

LONDON (AP) — It’s not just the economy. While inflation and recession fears weigh heavily on the minds of voters, another issue is popping up in political campaigns from the UK and Australia to the US and beyond: the “China threat.” The two finalists are vying to become Britain’s next prime minister, Liz Truss and … Read more

Who’ll Replace Boris Johnson? Maybe Boris Johnson

With the skill and diligence of a circular firing squad, Britain’s Conservative members of Parliament are thinning the ranks of contenders to replace Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Last week they reduced the field from eight to five in two rounds of voting. By the end of this week, two will still be standing. The finalists … Read more

UK Leadership Front-Runner Rishi Sunak Gains Key Backers

LONDON— Rishi Sunak, the former British Treasury chief whose resignation spurred Boris Johnson’s ouster as prime minister, gained early momentum in the race to become the country’s next leader, as the Conservative Party began to whittle down a crowded list of contenders. Mr. Sunak launched his campaign in central London on Tuesday, promising integrity and … Read more

UK Leadership Front-Runner Rishi Sunak Gains Key Backers

LONDON— Rishi Sunak, the former British Treasury chief whose resignation spurred Boris Johnson’s ouster as prime minister, gained early momentum in the race to become the country’s next leader, as the Conservative Party began to whittle down a crowded list of contenders. Mr. Sunak launched his campaign in central London on Tuesday, promising integrity and … Read more