LONDON Urged on by hardcore Brexiters, Boris Johnson has made his campaign for the premiership all about one date: Oct 31. His comment yesterday that the UK would be leaving the EU by then "do or die" has captured newspaper headlines this morning and came with a challenge to his rival Jeremy Hunt to make a similar commitment.
LONDON Boris Johnson and his team are trying to move on from some of the question marks over his premiership campaign, re-focusing in a BBC interview on his promise to pull the UK out of the EU at all costs on Oct 31.
LONDON UK premiership front-runner Boris Johnson saw his poll lead over rival Jeremy Hunt shrink at the weekend following reports of a noisy domestic row with his girlfriend and his decision not to explain what had happened.
LONDON It's been a tough week for Emmanuel Macron on Europe. Yesterday Nathalie Loiseau, his gaffe-prone pick to run the liberal grouping in the new European Parliament, had to throw in the towel after making derogatory remarks about future potential colleagues.
LONDON UK Conservative lawmakers begin voting today in the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May. Under the rules, any candidate with 16 votes or fewer in the first round will be eliminated; if all candidates have more than 16 votes, the person with the fewest votes must bow out.
LONDON British ex-foreign secretary Boris Johnson launches his campaign for the Conservative Party leadership today, breaking his relative silence in the race thus far.
LONDON Spain's Pedro Sanchez, invited last week by King Felipe VI to try and form a government without a parliamentary majority, pursues meetings today with leaders of the various opposition parties aimed at winning their support.
LONDON The race to succeed Theresa May as head of the Conservative Party and prime minister gathered pace at the weekend.
LONDON The newly formed Brexit Party has failed in its ambition to win a first seat in parliament, narrowly losing a by-election in the eastern city of Peterborough on Thursday, results overnight show.
LONDON Today the European Commission will announce whether it will launch disciplinary proceedings against Italy over its debt-laden public finances, with the prospect of hefty fines if it does not agree to comply with European Union budget rules.