ISIS names new leader as ‘The Professor’ Abdullah Qardash and threatens US with revenge attacks over Baghdadi's death

A FORMER officer in Saddam Hussein’s army has taken over as the leader of ISIS after the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the terror group confirmed today Abdullah Qardash – known as the Professor – has assumed control of the day-to-day running of the ruthless jihadi group. Baghdadi was killed when US forces swooped on his compound in northwestern Syria

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Japan warns UK PM candidates: We don't want a no-deal Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Japan on Thursday publicly cautioned the two candidates vying to replace Prime Minister Theresa May that Japanese investment could leave the country if there is a no-deal Brexit, urging Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to avoid such a scenario. Japan, one of the biggest investors in the British economy, is very concerned about a disorderly Brexit that

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UK PM candidate Hunt: Boris Johnson is a 'coward' for avoiding debates on Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Jeremy Hunt, one of the two candidates vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday that rival Boris Johnson was a coward for avoiding public head-to-head debates on what to do about Brexit. “On the question of debates, he is being a coward,” Foreign Secretary Hunt said. “It is cowardice not to appear in

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UK PM candidate Johnson increases support in third round of leadership contest

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson cemented his position as the favorite to be Britain’s next prime minister on Wednesday after he increased his support in the third round of the Conservative Party leadership contest. Johnson got 143 out of 313 votes, with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in second place with 54 votes and environment minister Michael Gove third with 51

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What would Churchill say? UK PM contest rivals say Boris Johnson needs scrutiny

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Theresa May as Britain’s prime minister, must face more scrutiny over his Brexit plans, his closest rival said on Friday with a taunt that his hero Winston Churchill would not shy away from the media. Johnson has pledged that Britain will exit the European Union on Oct. 31, warning his divided

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