News Headlines - 29 May 2016

Senior Tory MP Andrew Bridgen says David Cameron is 'finished' as party leader

A senior Conservative MP has broken ranks for the first time to declare that David Cameron is “finished” as Tory leader and will have to be replaced after the European Union referendum.

European migrant crisis:: Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants' - BBC News

Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says. The boats sank south of Italy on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as the migrants tried to reach Europe in unseaworthy vessels.

Turkey's new prime minister wins vote of confidence in parliament | Reuters

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim's government on Sunday won a vote of confidence in parliament as well as approval for his legislative program, parliament speaker Ismail Kahraman said.

Verdun battle centenary marked by France and Germany - BBC News

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are marking the 100th anniversary of the battle of Verdun, the longest of World War One.

Japan's Abe to delay sales tax hike until 2019: government source | Reuters

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to delay an increase in sales tax by two and a half years, a government official said on Sunday, as the economy sputters and Abe prepares for a national election.








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