Boris Johnson is on track to become British Prime Minister after winning the Conservative Party leadership vote. He will immediately have to deal with a burgeoning crisis with Iran and long-stalled Brexit negotiations.
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He has a penchant for gaffes, extramarital affairs and stirring up euroskepticism — and is set to be Britain's next PM.
Boris Johnson is set to be the UK's new prime minister. Rob Mudge asks how it could all go so horribly wrong.
After Iran seized a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the UK is looking for a diplomatic way forward. But if Tehran refuses to negotiate, London will have to consider taking a harder line.
South Korean fighter jets have fired warning shots at a Russian reconnaissance plane when it entered the country's airspace. The incident led to mutual recriminations from Moscow and Seoul.
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A 26-year-old Eritrean was apparently shot from a car by a man who later died, German authorities have said. Police believe the shooting was motivated by far-right extremism.
Former Chinese Premier Li Peng has died in Beijing. He was best known for leading the violent military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters at Tiananmen Square.
A search of the van found 273 kilograms of methylamphetamine with a street value of well in excess of $100 million. Sydney police called it "one of the easiest drug busts" in their history.
Analysts say the size of the new submarine suggests it has been designed to potentially carry ballistic missiles. North Korea has claimed to have tested submarine-launched ballistic missiles in the past.
Chris Kraft developed NASA's Mission Control system and was a key figure in the Apollo program. NASA described his "legendary" work as critical to advancing crewed space flight.
Caracas and other parts of Venezuela have been hit by a massive power cut. The government blamed the blackout on an "electromagnetic attack."
Pedro Sanchez was unsuccessful in getting parliamentary approval on Tuesday. He has another two days to build an agreement with the far-left Podemos party to secure his government's confirmation.
A long time ago, a galaxy not so far away merged with our own in a massive cosmic collision, scientists have discovered. The Milky Way's mass grew by over a quarter after the crash, speeding-up the formation of stars.
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