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Boris Johnson named British foreign secretary; Brexit minister added

Johnson himself said he was "humbled". Having quickly fallen out of the race to be prime minister following the referendum vote to leave the European Union, the appointment promises a high-profile role on the world stage for the man who vowed repeatedly that Britain would "take back control" outside the EU.



Former London Mayor Boris Johnson Now Foreign Secretary

Johnson served as Mayor of London from 2008 until this year when he was replaced by Sadiq Khan. At least one of his supporters has pointed out that as London's figurehead, he travelled the world in search of inward investment into the British capital.


China Ire Over Missile Defense Worries Korea's Tourist Industry

China Ire Over Missile Defense Worries Korea's Tourist Industry

A potential backlash from China against the deployment of a missile defense system on the Korean peninsula is raising worries among South Korea's tourism and leisure industries that increasingly rely on Chinese tourists to drive sales. As the new missile system will be deployed in the southern part of the country, South Korea's military plans to increase the deployment of its own Patriot medium-altitude missile interceptors in the populous capital area, Yoo said.



Philippines: Firebrand Rodrigo Duterte Sworn In as President

RODRIGO DUTERTE was sworn in as president of the Philippines yesterday, vowing a "bloody war" on crime but hoping for detente with China. "Love of country, subordination of personal interests to the common good, concern and care for the helpless and the impoverished - these are among the lost and faded values that we seek to recover and revitalise as we commence our journey towards a better Philippines,"he said in a modest ceremony at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, the president's ...



Theresa May Gets Set for UK Leadership, With Brexit Top of Agenda

She spoke of the "precious bond" between the nations of the United Kingdom, implicit recognition of the tensions generated by the referendum in which England and Wales chose to quit the European Union, but Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to stay, raising the possibility of a new Scottish vote on independence.



British Prime Minister David Cameron Formally Resigns

Before Mrs May's visit to Buckingham Palace, the Queen had accepted Mr Cameron's resignation as prime minister. May faces the daunting task of leading the United Kingdom after the Brexit vote to leave the European Union, which precipitated the downfall of Cameron's government.