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Britain will have second woman PM after Thatcher Britain will have second woman PM after Thatcher
- July 11, 2016

The victor will replace David Cameron, who announced his resignation shortly after the UK Independence Party's "leave" campaign won a referendum to exit the European Union. Leadsom, a committed Christian who says she participates in a Bible study group in Parliament, said she is looking to "banish the pessimists" on the risks to the economy of leaving the EU. (more...)
British ex-Deputy Prime Minister now says Iraq war was illegal
- July 11, 2016

Former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Deputy Prime Minister, Lord John Prescott speaks during a visit to an amateur boxing club in Redcar, England, May 1, 2015. The report, however, did not rule on the legality of the war. Tony Blair has said that his decision to take military action against Saddam Hussain was taken "in good faith and in what I believed to be the best interests of the country". (more...)
UK's Osborne welcomes prospect of May becoming prime minister UK's Osborne welcomes prospect of May becoming prime minister
- July 11, 2016

Cameron's resignation announcement the next day triggered the Tory leadership race. "There is no greater privilege than to lead the Conservative Party in government and I would have been deeply honoured to do it". Margaret Thatcher, a fellow conservative, governed the country from 1979 - 1990 and is the current longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century. (more...)
David Cameron leaves office humming a happy tune David Cameron leaves office humming a happy tune
- July 11, 2016

But maybe David Cameron could have done a better job of hiding his relief after announcing he would be replaced by a successor by Wednesday. The outgoing Tory leader can be heard humming happily, "Doo doo doo doo" before ending his tune abruptly, saying, "Right", and closing the door behind him, adding, "Good". (more...)
Theresa May becomes sole contender for British PM
- July 11, 2016

Labour election co-ordinator Jon Trickett said he was putting the whole party on general election footing, on the very day when its own leadership contest was kicked off by a formal challenge to Jeremy Corbyn from Angela Eagle. May's triumph is no surprise to colleagues who say she is cool and calm under pressure. The time between Gordon Brown winning the Labour leadership uncontested and succeeding Tony Blair as prime minister was 38 days. (more...)
China intensifies opposition ahead of South China Sea ruling China intensifies opposition ahead of South China Sea ruling
- July 11, 2016

Gatchalian said he disagrees with the Duterte administration's approach in resolving the issue to the exclusion of other countries that also have territorial claims in the South China Sea. The Philippines deliberately grounded the BRP Sierra Madre in the late 1990s on the Second Thomas Shoal, a chain of islets around shallow waters, to mark its claims on the Spratly archipelago. (more...)
Police officer Michael Smith, among Dallas victims, was an Army Ranger vet
- July 11, 2016

A Dallas police spokeswoman said earlier Saturday that the department received an anonymous threat against law enforcement across the city and has tightened security. Many reached out to local police departments offering support. As thousands marched in USA cities overnight, there were nasty scenes in Phoenix, Arizona , where police used pepper spray to disperse stone-throwing protesters. (more...)
Theresa May is set to become Britain's next prime minister
- July 11, 2016

ANDREA Leadsom will be confident of earning a seat at the Cabinet table after standing down from the Conservative leadership race and giving Theresa May a clear path to Number 10. The home secretary took top slot in the MPs' ballot last week with 199 votes to Ms Leadsom's 84. He said: "We should now move as quickly as possible to ensure Theresa May can take over as leader". (more...)
Angela Eagle is facing a vote of no confidence from her constituency Angela Eagle is facing a vote of no confidence from her constituency
- July 11, 2016

It has been suggested that Corbyn would need to find the support of 51 Labour MPs in order to be on the ballot, as Neil Kinnock did in 1988 when he was challenged by Tony Benn. The former shadow Business Secretary said that last month's vote for Brexit had been a "howl of pain" from people who felt their leaders no longer listened to them. (more...)
Euro final preview: Portugal vs Euro final preview: Portugal vs
- July 11, 2016

Pepe said Portugal were strong because they want to win. The last ten meetings between the sides have all gone in favour of France, who have won all 10, going all the way back to 1975. Speaking to the media, Ronaldo said: "France is a bit more the favourites than us, but I think Portugal will win". Lloris, 29, added: "We have had some tough times, with tragic events and events off the field, but we are proud to be on the pitch and really feel the French population behind us". (more...)
Mark Hughes, Man Mistakenly Identified in Dallas Shooting, Gets Death Threats
- July 11, 2016

Since January, people in Texas can also carry handguns openly in public, but for that, they do need a license. About 20 such armed men had joined a march Thursday over the deaths days earlier of two black men at the hands of police, in Louisiana and Minnesota. (more...)
Erdogan speaks with Abbas on Turkish-Israeli deal Erdogan speaks with Abbas on Turkish-Israeli deal
- July 11, 2016

A 200-bed Turkey-Palestine " friendship hospital " will also be put into service as soon as possible under the deal, he said . The deal gave a welcome boost to the leaders of the two countries, both of whom have seen their worldwide standing deteriorate in recent months. (more...)
Serena Williams wins Wimbledon for historic 22nd grand slam title
- July 11, 2016

But she lost in the semifinals of last year's U.S. Open, where she had a chance to become the first woman since Graf in 1988 to win all four Grand Slam titles in the same season. " I have definitely had some sleepless nights , if I'm just honest, with a lot of stuff". "Yeah, it's been incredibly hard not to think about it. I had a couple of tries this year", Williams said during the trophy ceremony. (more...)
Man called 911, ambushed officer Man called 911, ambushed officer
- July 11, 2016

Turner and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed also said people have the right to protest recent police shootings of civilians at events planned this weekend in Atlanta but urged them to cooperate with law enforcement. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Friday. The police chief said Hancock was wearing a body camera, and its video footage had been turned over to the GBI. (more...)
Korea vows to end diplomat communication channel with US Korea vows to end diplomat communication channel with US
- July 11, 2016

Seoul's officials are expected to use the visit as a chance to share their opinions on the North's violation of the sanctions and discuss global cooperation on their faithful enforcement, they added. THAAD will be focused exclusively on North Korean nuclear and missile threats and would not be directed towards any third-party nations, the two countries said last week.The historic allies have moved the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system to the Korean peninsula to ... (more...)
Minnesota, Louisiana leaders say they will not tolerate violent protests Minnesota, Louisiana leaders say they will not tolerate violent protests
- July 11, 2016

He was among hundreds of individuals protesting against the shooting death Tuesday by police of 37-year-old Alton Sterling. Mckesson, who is best-known for documenting the protests in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of Michael Brown, was filming the protest when he was detained by police. (more...)
Security forces should exercise maximum restrain: Omar Abdullah tells Rajnath
- July 11, 2016

Rajnath, along with his team of ministers and officials, also kept a "close watch" on the Kashmir situation during the day. Mobile internet services continued to remain suspended for since Saturday. At the same time, government sources asserted that those holding the gun and targeting civilians or security forces would be dealt with sternly. With Kashmir on the boil over the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday said there can be no compromise ... (more...)
At least four people reported shot at MI courthouse
- July 11, 2016

According to Gov. Rick Snyder, Michigan State Police have secured the scene and started investigating. The Berrien County Commissioner told ABC 57's Brian Dorman that the suspect was being taken to jail when he stole a gun from a deputy and opened fire. (more...)
Obama says US 'not as divided as some have suggested'
- July 11, 2016

The NATO summit in Warsaw was a demonstration of the unity of the alliance and a clear signal to Russian Federation, experts have said , though some believe strengthening the eastern flank with four multinational battalions is a largely symbolic move. (more...)
Prosecutor In Alton Sterling Shooting Case Recuses Himself
- July 11, 2016

By Sunday night, a few hundred people aimed for an on-ramp of Interstate 110 in Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Police Department handed over the investigation into the shooting to the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation a day after the shooting. (more...)
Dallas mother thanks police for shielding her and her son Dallas mother thanks police for shielding her and her son
- July 11, 2016

That's when Andrew went inside his mother's hospital room to reassure her that her sons were alive. Shetamia Taylor broke down in tears while sitting alongside her doctors and family Sunday at Baylor University Medical Center. By the time they reached Baylor Medical Center, she said, the car's tires were flat and they were driving "on rims only". As Taylor began to receive treatment - she would need surgery - the brothers worked to get to safety and find each other. (more...)
Israeli group sues Facebook over Palestinian violence Israeli group sues Facebook over Palestinian violence
- July 11, 2016

The suit was filed on behalf of families of five victims injured or killed in Israel , in incidents beginning with the kidnapping and killing of 16-year-old U.S. The suit comes as Israel is considering how to contain what it sees as rampant Palestinian incitement on social media. The suit claims Facebook's conduct was "intentional and malicious" and demands the court enter a judgment against Facebook for "compensatory damages" of at least $1 billion, in addition to punitive damages in ... (more...)
Celtics take back qualifying offer to forward Sullinger Celtics take back qualifying offer to forward Sullinger
- July 11, 2016

While it's unlikely that Sullinger will get that many years guaranteed, do not be surprised if the 24-year-old inks a one or two-year deal that averages around $6 million or so per season. Nothing bothers me more than lazy one-and-done possessions on offense, and I feel that Sullinger would often take deep two point shots with plenty of time on the shot clock with little willingness to let the offense develop around him. (more...)
Pokemon Go Is Installed on More Android Phones Than Tinder Pokemon Go Is Installed on More Android Phones Than Tinder
- July 11, 2016

Of course, it's still early days yet, and the game is only available in the likes of Australia, New Zealand and USA. Pokémon Go hasn't officially been released in the United Kingdom but around the world trainers are finding themselves getting into trouble. (more...)
Germany: likely impossible to solve many New Year crimes Germany: likely impossible to solve many New Year crimes
- July 11, 2016

It took days for authorities to admit that dozens of women in Cologne, Germany were assaulted on New Years Eve by immigrant men. The German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and other German broadcasters published a leaked police document Sunday that shed some light on the details surrounding the mass sex crimes, according to The Washington Post . (more...)

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