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Boris Johnson tries a more conciliatory tone on Brexit

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought Thursday to build a coalition in the House of Commons to support his fresh Brexit approach as the exit deadline looms _ even as European leaders offered a guarded welcome to the measure. Johnson pitched his message to lawmakers whose constituencies …

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow says he will step down, as lawmakers prepare for critical Brexit vote – The Washington Post

LONDON — The colorful and controversial speaker of the British House of Commons announced a surprise resignation Monday, hours before Parliament was expected to again reject Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call for early elections. John Bercow — known for his enthusiastic shouting of “order, order” and his stalwart defense of …