UK Conservative candidates throw hats in ring to replace Johnson | Politics News

UK Conservative candidates throw hats in ring to replace Johnson |  Politics News

Nine members of the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party have so far launched bids to replace Boris Johnson as the party head and next prime minister. The latest announcements on Sunday come three days after Johnson said he would step down following the resignations of several ministers and other officials in his government in the wake … Read more

In major blow, 2 key ministers leave Boris Johnson government

In major blow, 2 key ministers leave Boris Johnson government

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was clinging to power Tuesday after two of his most senior Cabinet ministers quit, saying they had lost confidence in Johnson’s leadership amid shifting explanations about his handling of a sexual misconduct scandal. Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid resigned within minutes of each … Read more

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Suspect confesses to killing Malta journalist

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Suspect confesses to killing Malta journalist

“If I knew, I would have gone for 10 million. Not 150,000,” he said, referring to the sum in euros that he said he was paid for killing the journalist. “For me it was just business. Yeah. Business as usual!” he told a Reuters reporter. He later added, “Of course I feel sorry.” His admission … Read more

Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid resign from UK government in blow to Boris Johnson

Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid resign from UK government in blow to Boris Johnson

London CNN — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was dealt a huge blow on Tuesday when two of his top ministers announced their resignations, saying they could no longer work for a government mired in scandal. Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid both announced they were quitting in letters posted to Twitter within minutes of … Read more

Suspect confesses to killing Malta journalist

Suspect confesses to killing Malta journalist

George Degiorgio confesses to crime in interview from jail Says he will implicate others in assassination plot Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered in 2017 VALLETTA, July 5 (Reuters) – The man accused of detonating a car bomb that killed a prominent Maltese journalist has confessed to the crime in an interview with a Reuters … Read more

Body parts, gear found on Italian glacier after avalanche

Body parts, gear found on Italian glacier after avalanche

CANAZEI, Italy (AP) — Rescuers found body parts and equipment as they searched Tuesday for hikers missing following a powerful avalanche that killed at least seven people and is being blamed in large part on rising temperatures that are melting glaciers. Officials initially feared 13 hikers were still missing, but the province of Trento on … Read more

Rain hampers search for missing in Italian glacier avalanche

Rain hampers search for missing in Italian glacier avalanche

ROME (AP) — Thunderstorms hampered Monday the search for more than a dozen hikers who remained unaccounted for a day after a huge chunk of an Alpine glacier in Italy broke off, sending an avalanche of ice, snow and rocks down the slope. Italy’s state TV said another body was recovered, raising the known death … Read more

Several dead in Copenhagen mall shooting; suspect arrested

Several dead in Copenhagen mall shooting;  suspect arrested

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a busy shopping mall in the Danish capital Sunday, killing several people and wounding several others, police said. A 22-year-old Danish man was arrested, Copenhagen police inspector Søren Thomassen told reporters, adding there was no indication that anyone else was involved in the attack, though police … Read more

Germany, Nigeria sign accord for return of looted Benin Bronzes | News

Germany, Nigeria sign accord for return of looted Benin Bronzes |  News

A British colonial expedition looted vast quantities of treasures in 1897 from the royal palace of the Kingdom of Benin. Germany and Nigeria have signed an agreement that paves the way for the return of hundreds of artefacts known as the Benin Bronzes that were looted and removed from Africa more than 120 years ago … Read more

A leader for all Israelis? Yair Lapid takes over as caretaker prime minister

A leader for all Israelis?  Yair Lapid takes over as caretaker prime minister

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Jerusalem CNN — Yair Lapid is used to being in the spotlight. The son of a prominent family, Lapid has dabbled in acting, screenwriting, music and even … Read more