Wednesday, July 13, 2016

World News Briefs -- July 13, 2016

Britain's outgoing Prime Minister, David Cameron, accompanied by his wife Samantha, daughters Nancy and Florence and son Arthur, speaks in front of number 10 Downing Street, on his last day in office as Prime Minister, in central London, Britain July 13, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Daily Mail: David Cameron and his family leave Downing Street for the last time: PM said serving Britain was 'the greatest honour of my life' before visiting Buckingham Palace to resign

* David Cameron gives goodbye speech in Downing Street flanked by family before heading to see the Queen
* Earlier he took his final PMQs in the House of Commons before handing over to Theresa May
* Joked that the diary for the rest of his day looks 'remarkably light' apart from seeing the Queen
* Also paid tribute to wife Samantha and their children, who were watching his last appearance from public gallery
* Said he would miss the 'roar of the crowd' and referred to his 2005 jibe at Tony Blair, saying: 'I was the future once'
* Home Secretary Theresa May, already Tory leader, will be the new Prime Minister by the end of the day

David Cameron insisted he was leaving Britain 'stronger' tonight as he said an emotional goodbye to Downing Street flanked by wife Samantha and their children.

In a parting speech before heading to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation, the Prime Minister admitted he had not got everything right.

'It's not been easy going and of course we have not got every decision right. But I do believe that today our country is much stronger,' he said.

Mr Cameron thanked his family for keeping him 'sane' during his time in office, and described Samantha as the 'love of my life'.

An official communication issued by Buckingham Palace just before 5.25pm said: 'The Right Honourable David Cameron MP had an Audience of The Queen this evening and tendered his resignation as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury, which Her Majesty was graciously pleased to accept.'

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Air strikes kill 24 in rebel-held Syrian towns: monitoring group. Syria conflict: Russian jets 'bomb refugee camp on Jordan border'.

Aleppo rebels brace for long Syrian government siege.

Iraq: ISIL claims deadly checkpoint attack near Baghdad.

Gaza crossing opening for goods for first time in nine years.

France closes missions in Turkey over security fears.

Saudi reform drive confronts jobs challenge.

A year later, Iran nuclear deal is holding but fragile.


Death toll rises to 32 in worst Kashmir violence since 2010. Kashmir protests over Burhan Wani leave 36 dead.

China vows to protect South China Sea sovereignty, Manila upbeat. China attacks international court after South China Sea ruling.

Beijing blames Philippines for South China Sea trouble.

China to ignore international court ruling over South China Sea rights.

China trade falls on weaker yuan and global demand.

No-confidence motion filed against Nepal prime minister.

Thousands of S. Koreans protest US missile defense system as Seoul announces location.

Japan cuts growth forecast to 0.9% as economy falters.

Japanese Emperor Akihito 'wishes to abdicate'.


Ceasefire holds for second day in South Sudan capital. S. Sudan president 'grants amnesty' to ex-rebels in Juba clashes.

EU citizens evacuated from South Sudan. South Sudan: Mass evacuation of foreigners.

U.S. troops sent to protect American embassy in South Sudan.

S. Sudan situation 'totally unacceptable' says African Union.

Mali protesters call for government resignations after shootings.

Egypt sees 'unprecedented spike' in forced disappearances, says Amnesty. Amnesty: Hundreds abducted, tortured in Egypt.

Anti-Mugabe pastor charged with trying to overthrow Zimbabwean state.

Zimbabwe’s crackdown on nationwide protests seems to be working, for now.

Tunisia PM won't quit to allow unity government, wants parliament to decide.

Burundi crisis: MP Hafsa Mossi shot dead in Bujumbura.


Cameron out, May in on dramatic day in British politics. Keep Britain close to EU, Cameron urges incoming PM May.

Putin to receive Kerry, Lavrov to discuss Ukraine, Syria - Kremlin. Kerry to meet Putin in bid to save Syria peace process.

Putin to Merkel, Hollande: Help avoid Ukraine escalation.

NATO, Russia to discuss increased Baltic tensions.

Spain's Socialists say 'no' to conservative government, extending deadlock.

Slovenian finance minister resigns, opposition calls for early elections.

Russian athlete branded a 'traitor' over plans to compete under neutral flag in Rio.


Aiming for Friday announcement, Trump narrows his VP list. Trump meets with Indiana Governor Pence amid vice presidential speculation.

Bernie Sanders says, 'my job' is to make sure Hillary Clinton is elected President.

National poll: Trump tightens gap with Clinton.

Venezuelan military takes over food distribution.

Colombia, FARC dispute details of military clash during cease-fire.

Brazil beefs up security ahead of Olympic Games in Rio.

Speaker race in Brazil's Congress holds key to reform agenda.


Pakistan says leader of school attack killed in U.S. drone strike.

Saudi Arabia's new jihadists: poorly trained but hard to stop.

Kazakhstan jails 12 'who tried to join IS'.


Shoppers frustrated on Amazon Prime Day.

Boeing inks jet deals with Chinese, Spanish carriers.

U.S. arms sales approvals on track to reach nearly $40 billion.

Google piracy report criticised by music industry.

1 comment:

TWN said...

Don't let the door hit your curly tail on the way out Dave.