Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has
ruled himself out of the running to succeed Conservative
Prime Minister David Cameron, citing his fierce advocacy of
staying in the European Union.
Britons trying to hang onto EU citizenship have inundated
Ireland's embassy in London and post offices in British-run
Northern Ireland with passport inquiries and requests for
application forms, the Irish foreign office says.
The US Supreme Court has expanded the types of domestic
violence convictions that can trigger the loss of gun
ownership rights in a ruling issued amid fierce debate about
reducing firearms violence in America.
Turkey has announced the restoration of diplomatic ties with
Israel after a six-year rupture and expressed regret to
Russia over the downing of a warplane, seeking to mend
strained alliances and ease a sense of isolation on the world
Firefighters in the foothills of central California have made
significant gains against a blaze that has killed at least
two people and destroyed scores of homes in a devastating
start to the state's wildfire season, authorities say.