Boris Johnson arrives to attend a Conservative Party event in Nottingham on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on Oct.31, surged closer to power on Thursday, winning by far the most support from Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.
His victory catapults the United Kingdom towards a Brexit showdown with the EU and towards a constitutional crisis at home, as British lawmakers have vowed to bring down any government that tries to leave the bloc without a divorce deal.
On 8 May 1987 a Provisional IRA unit of eight men attacked a police station in the village of Loughgall in county Armagh 15 miles from the Irish border.
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.
South Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has apologised over the killing of a South Korea official. South Korea’s presidential office said on Friday that Kim conveyed an apology in a message to South Korea.