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Tory leadership rivals say there must be no ‘coronation’ for Boris Johnson

Rivals for the Conservative leadership have said there must be no uncontested "coronation" for leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson. Several candidates said the party needed to learn from the experience of electing Theresa May unopposed in 2016."Let's not make the same mistake again," said Home Secretary Sajid Javid.Mr Johnson was criticised for avoiding scrutiny and taking a "presidential" approach to the...

Two British teenagers killed in car crash while travelling across world’s largest salt flats

Bolivian driver also killed after car flips and third British man taken to hospitalA pair of British teenagers have been killed after their car flipped while travelling on the world’s largest salt flats in Bolivia.Freddie McLennan and Joe Atkins, both 19, died in the crash on Sunday while a third British man was taken to hospital.The 22-year-old Bolivian driver,...

Farage faces inquiry over ‘gifts’ worth £450,000

Brexit Party leader failed to declare £450,000 allegedly spent on him by Arron Banks, MEP claimsNigel Farage is facing an investigation by European parliament authorities over claims that he failed to declare nearly half a million pounds in gifts from an insurance tycoon under investigation by the National Crime Agency.It was claimed this week that the Brexit Party leader...

North Korea fires three missiles into sea

North Korea has fired three short-range ballistic missiles, the US military says.WASHINGTON: North Korea launched a barrage of missiles Saturday, less than one week after being praised by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for showing 'restraint' in its weapons program.Pyongyang fired three short-range ballistic missiles from the Kangwon province, according to US Pacific Command.The launches occurred in the...

Report: Only 33% of American Voters Approve Trump

Only 33% of American voters approve of how President Donald Trump is performing as president, a new Quinnipiac University poll has found. The findings mark Trump's lowest approval rating and highest disapproval rating in the Quinnipiac poll. Sixty-one percent of respondents say they disapprove of the President's performance, with 55% of people saying they strongly disapprove -- the highest share of...

Actress Debbie Reynolds dies day after daughter Carrie Fisher’s death

Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, who sang and danced her way into the hearts of millions of moviegoers around the world in musicals like "Singin' in the Rain," died on Wednesday at age 84, her son said.Reynolds, one of the most enduring and endearing Hollywood actresses, died hours after being rushed to the hospital in Los Angeles after suffering...

US sanctions Russia over alleged election hacking, Moscow to retaliate

President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia's interference in the US presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama has issued new sanctions against Russian people and companies that the US government has accused of hacking American institutions ahead of the election. The Treasury Department announced...

Pearl Harbor brings US and Japan closer

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is the first to go to the hallowed memorial above the sunken USS ArizonaPEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — In a historic pilgrimage, the leaders of Japan and the United States took to the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor on Tuesday to prove that even the bitterest enemies can become allies. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...

‘Star Wars’ actress Carrie Fisher dies at 60

Best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, Fisher died days after suffering cardiac arrest.Carrie Fisher, the actor best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars films and her unflinching self-honesty that contrasted with the artifice of Hollywood celebrity, has died in Los Angeles. She was 60 years old. Her death came...

Donald J. Trump Elected the 45th President of the United States

Donald John Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on Tuesday in a stunning culmination of an explosive, populist and polarizing campaign that took relentless aim at the institutions and long-held ideals of American democracy.The surprise outcome, defying late polls that showed Hillary Clinton with a modest but persistent edge, threatened convulsions...