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 European Central Bank will try to give the ailing euro zone economy a fresh boost today - but ECB President Mario Draghi will want to keep some powder dry as an escalating global trade war could necessitate further action down the line.
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.
LONDON When Barack Obama visited Britain two months before the Brexit vote of June 2016, he famously warned that the UK would be at the "back of the queue" for any trade deal with the United States if it voted to leave the EU.
LONDON Donald Trump's three-day UK visit starting today will be to a country bitterly divided over Brexit, led by a weakened prime minister eking out the last few days of a disastrous term in office, and where he is loathed by much of the population.
LONDON Senior UK Conservatives opposed to the possibility of a no-deal Brexit have stepped up their case in the past couple of days.
LONDON The British constitution gives the government of the day most of the best cards in the pack in any stand-off with parliament but the assembly does have a few tricks up its sleeve - and that counts when the parliamentary speaker is ready to play them.