Terror attack in Turkey kills 41: Three suicide bombers attacked Ataturk airport in Istanbul Tuesday leaving 41 dead and injuring over 230.
Opening fire with automatic weapons outside the airport facility, the attackers entered the international terminal randomly shooting at security and travelers. Of the three attackers, one detonated himself outside the terminal; two others gained entry and detonated themselves inside the airport.
Although Kurdish militias were also considered responsible, ISIS is suspected of perpetrating the attack.
Five Saudis, two Iraqis and citizens from China, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Iran, Jordan and Tunisia were killed in the suicide bombing.
Boris Johnson will not call elections if awarded Tory leadership: Following British Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation planned for early October, former London Mayor Boris Johnson has quietly told supporters he will stand for the Tory leadership position and if elected prime minister, he does not intend to call for general elections.
Aside from Johnson, Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb and Member of Parliament (MP) Liam Fox have announced their intent to stand for the Conservative leadership position. Among those rumored or preparing to stand for the Tory leadership are Home Secretary Theresa May, Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Two UK MPs submit proposal for second Brexit referendum: Inspired by the narrow victory for “Brexit” and mounting support for a second referendum to certify the June 23 “Leave” campaign, two British MPs, Geraint Davies (Swansea West) and Jonathan Edwards (Carmathen East and Dinefwr), have submitted a proposal for a second EU referendum.
Davies states negotiations with the EU should help assemble a “Brexit” plan, and a vote should take place prior to the UK triggering Article 50, which is the preliminary step taken to leave the economic alliance.
Although their motion has no legal standing, it is speculated Davies and Edwards are hoping to gain signatures in the House of Commons to advance the proposal.
Corbyn loses Labor no-confidence vote, refuses to step aside: Blamed by some Labor politicians for his lackluster effort to galvanize support to remain part of the EU, Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn lost a non-binding, no confidence vote in his leadership.
Corbyn was crushed 172-40 amid fears he is unable to help the party win future national elections and return Labor to a majority.
Declining to resign his party leadership post, Corbyn described the no-confidence vote as having “no constitutional legitimacy.”
Corbyn has stated his intent to stand for his leadership position should the party call for a leadership contest.
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