Theresa May Flies to Meet Angela Merkel After a Confrontation in Parliament

Mrs. May faced down the opposition leader at home, Jeremy Corbyn, before she went to Berlin to discuss Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.


Trilobites: Old Teeth Tell New Stories About People Who Didn’t Get Enough Sun

Researchers discovered a permanent record of vitamin D deficiency in old teeth that could provide insights on rickets and children’s health today.


Theresa May’s Style: Put Your Head Down and Get to Work

Britain’s new prime minister is widely seen as a safe pair of hands, but the times may demand that she be both steady and bold.


Cameron Gives Last Remarks at Parliament

David Cameron appeared before Parliament for the final time, before his successor, Theresa May, was sworn in.


Jeremy Corbyn Will Be on Ballot as Labour Party Schedules Election in Britain

Mr. Corbyn faced a revolt by fellow Labour lawmakers after Britain’s June 23 referendum to leave the European Union.


David Cameron Gets Hustled Out of Downing Street, but the Cat Stays

The only resident of 10 Downing Street to be spared the indignity of one of Britain’s fastest political transitions in recent memory will be Larry the Cat.


‘Brexit’ Briefing: May and Leadsom Face Off to Become Prime Minister

The next premier will be a woman, consumer confidence has tanked and the trans-Atlantic alliance may be facing its most important moment since the Cold War.


Iraq Report Prompts More Defensiveness Than Regret From Tony Blair

An exhaustive study of how Britain went to war in 2003 led to soul searching by the former prime minister, but no acknowledgment that he got it wrong.


Race for Britain’s Prime Minister Down to Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom

Theresa May, the home secretary, and Andrea Leadsom, the energy minister, won the most votes in the second round of voting.


‘Brexit’ Briefing: Constitutional Conundrums, Real Estate Woes and Tory Voting

Updates on the aftershocks of Britain’s June 23 referendum to leave the European Union.


Chilcot Report on Iraq War Offers Devastating Critique of Tony Blair

The 2.6-million-word inquiry, seven years in the making, is a verdict on the former prime minister, who joined George W. Bush in waging war.


Theresa May, the Steely, Steady Woman Who Might Lead Britain

As lawmakers start voting to narrow the contenders for head of the party, Ms. May stands as a front-runner, with a reputation for seriousness and hard work behind her.


The 5 Conservatives Vying to Become Britain’s Next Prime Minister

After Boris Johnson’s decision not to seek the leadership of the Conservative Party, these are the main contenders.


Memo From London: Luck Runs Out for a Leader of ‘Brexit’ Campaign

Boris Johnson, the chronically disheveled former mayor of London, was done in by his own hubris and lack of preparation in the face of the Brexit result.


As Britain Faces Uncertainty, Europeans Jockey for London’s Business

Just days after the “Brexit” vote, companies and cities across Europe hope to profit by luring businesses and helping those wishing to move.


The Interpreter: The E.U. Is Democratic. It Just Doesn’t Feel That Way.

The bloc was designed to rise above and defuse nationalist politics. That is why, for many Europeans, it does not feel like a functioning democracy.


Boris Johnson Won’t Seek to Succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister

His decision not to run for the leadership of the Conservative Party in Britain followed the surprise decision of his ally Michael Gove to enter the contest.


Economic Fears Rising, Britain Hopes to Stay in E.U. Market

Leaders on both sides of the “Brexit” debate signaled that they wanted continued access to the free-trade zone, though the European Union may have other ideas.


DealBook: ‘Brexit’ Doesn’t Mean Game Over, but It May Be Just the First Domino

Yes, Britain’s economy is likely to suffer in the near term, but the most dire effects of the country’s split from the E.U. may be felt on the Continent.


In American Markets, Panic Begins to Subside

Stocks closed lower in the second-day aftermath of the British vote to leave the European Union, but there were signs a gradual calming.


Tough Choices and Hard Lessons for E.U. After ‘Brexit’ Vote

An altered power dynamic must be addressed as well as the question of whether to make fundamental changes or push ahead with deeper integration.


The Interpreter: After ‘Brexit,’ 3 Centuries of Unity in Britain Are in Danger

The United Kingdom is what the European Union aspired to be but never became: a multinational state. The vote to leave the union may push Scotland and Northern Ireland to … Continue Reading →


‘Brexit’ in America: A Warning Shot Against Globalization

Britain’s vote to leave the E.U. may not bring recession to the U.S., but it could mark the end of a period of economic integration and open markets.


Trump Packs His Blunt Phrase Book Abroad

In Scotland a day after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Mr. Trump said things that would have set off backlash for almost any other candidate.


Is ‘Brexit’ the Precursor to a Donald Trump Presidency? Not So Fast

Some impulses that drove the vote to leave the European Union are at play in the presidential race, but the differences are just as stark.


‘Brexit’ Aftershocks: More Rifts in Europe, and in Britain, Too

The British pound and stock prices plummeted, there was immediate pressure for another referendum on Scottish independence, and David Cameron said he would resign by October.


Britain Votes to Leave the European Union

The stunning outcome reflected populist sentiment and is sure to have far-reaching effects on Britain’s place in the world and the future of the E.U.


If Britain Favors ‘Brexit,’ Changes Will Come Slowly

For all the drama the vote would bring, change would not be instant: The separation would begin when a treaty clause with a two-year deadline is invoked.


Common Sense: Britain’s Dreams of a ‘Swiss Miracle’ Look More Like Fantasy

Supporters of a British exit from the European Union look to Switzerland, which rejected membership in 1992. But sovereignty from the bloc may be an illusion.


Suspense Is High as Britain Awaits Outcome of E.U. Referendum

The vote on Britain’s continued membership in the European Union sent currency traders scrambling and the pound first up and then down.


Stay or Go: ‘Brexit’ and the Risks of Democracy

Referendums can distill complex issues into a simplistic choice. But sometimes the people just need to be heard.


Stay or Go? E.U. Referendum Divides British Families

The vote this week over Britain’s membership in the European Union has prompted deep, sometimes bitter divisions, even between mothers and children.


Economic Scene: After Brexit Vote, a Choice for Europe: Move Forward, or Fall Back

Europe itself lacks a firm democratic foundation, leaving voters to express dissatisfaction only by supporting extremist political movements.


Stay or Go: Telling Sign? Many Supporters of ‘Brexit’ Expect Defeat

Research suggests that people’s predictions of a voting outcome are often more accurate than their stated intentions.