Boris Johnson gestures as he talks during the launch of his campaign in London. Reuters
Johnson, who officially took over from Theresa May on Wednesday and swiftly sacked most of her ministerial team, held the first meeting of his new cabinet of ministers on Thursday.
He is already facing strong opposition in the 650-seat parliament to his plan to take Britain out of the European Union without a deal if necessary on Oct.31.
Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt took aim at rival Boris Johnson’s “do or die” pledge to take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 no matter what, saying the frontrunner to become prime minister could destroy Brexit and the government.
Chinese authorities have demolished thousands of mosques in Xinjiang, an Australian think tank said on Friday, in the latest report of widespread human rights abuses in the restive region.
Australian school student Ambrose Hayes, 15, should be at home studying but instead he is in court trying to protect his future from climate change. Hayes is one of eight students who have launched a class action to stop the environment minister approving an expansion of a coal mine
Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah will not be granting an audience to anyone for a week as he is under observation at a hospital, a palace official said on Friday, as opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim seeks a meeting with him to form a new government.