British PM May expected to announce on Friday that she will quit: The Times

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May remain as prime minister while her successor is elected in a two-stage process. (Reuters)
Updated 23 May 2019
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British PM May expected to announce on Friday that she will quit: The Times

  • British Prime Minister Theresa May will remain as prime minister while her successor is elected in a two-stage process

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected on Friday to announce her departure from office, The Times reported, without citing a source.
May will remain as prime minister while her successor is elected in a two-stage process under which two final candidates face a ballot of 125,000 Conservative Party members, the newspaper said.

Meanwhile, the British government on Thursday postponed a crucial Brexit vote scheduled for the week starting June 3, following an outcry from hardline Brexiteers over concessions made by Prime Minister Theresa May.
"We will update the house on the publication and introduction of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill on our return from the Whitsun recess," government official Mark Spencer told MPs.


Trump names Robert C. O'Brien as new national security adviser

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Trump names Robert C. O'Brien as new national security adviser

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has named hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien to be his new national security adviser.

Trump tweeted Wednesday that he has "worked long & hard" with O'Brien and that "he will do a great job!"

Trump's announcement about O'Brien comes a week after he ousted John Bolton from the national security adviser's post, citing policy disagreements.

Bolton was Trump's third national security adviser.