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Earlier this month, the anonymous footballer opened a Twitter account under the name ‘The Gay Footballer’, claiming he was a Championship player under the age of 23 and would be “revealing identity soon”. But the night before before he was expected to hold a press conference to announce his identity on Wednesday (24 July), he informed his more than 50,000 followers that the plan had changed, and that he would no longer be coming out. “I thought I was stronger....

Boris Johnson is set to become the UK's prime minister after outgoing leader Theresa May resigns later today. The 55-year-old former journalist is facing a challenging period as soon as he steps into the role with the looming Brexit deadline approaching at the end of October. So how has Europe's media reacted to the new appointment? BELGIUM De Morgen "The EU is not afraid of Johnson." De Tijd "Boris Johnson has 100 days to prepare for Brexit." L'Echo "The 100 days of Bojo before a hard Brexit." FRANCE Le Figaro "Boris...

A gay couple is suing the State Department for refusing to recognize their daughter as an American citizen. Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg filed a federal lawsuit against the State Department because they are being forced to go through a lengthy process to get an American passport for their daughter Simone, who was born to a surrogate in England with the help of an anonymous egg donor. Mize and Gregg are married, both are listed on their daughter’s birth certificate, and...

MNEK, AJ Pritchard and Curtis Pritchard have been announced as guest judges for Drag Race UK. They will join RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Alan Carr and Graham Norton on the judging panel alongside Cheryl, Maisie Williams, Geri Halliwell, Andrew Garfield, Michaela Coel, Jade Thirwall and Twiggy. “I had so much fun working with the queens on Drag Race UK!” said MNEK. “The public is in for a real treat.” AJ also said in a statement: “I am such a fan of RuPaul and...

Formal proceedings have begun for the UK's new Conservative Party head Boris Johnson to take over as prime minister from outgoing leader Theresa May. You can follow the day's developments by clicking on the player above, and watching the live blog below. Source

European leaders congratulated Boris Johnson after he won the race to lead the UK's Conservative party and become the UK's next prime minister, but many acknowledged the challenges that lie ahead. Johnson has said that the UK should be willing to consider a no-deal Brexit. After current leader Theresa May announced her departure in May, he commented: "We will leave the EU on October 31, deal or no deal. The way to get a good deal is to prepare for a...

Another heatwave is set to engulf parts of central and northern Europe this week, bringing expected record-breaking temperatures after a similar weather event in June. The UK's Met Office said on Monday that the country's all-time temperature record could be broken by Thursday, surpassing the high of 38.5°C recorded in Kent in August 2003. Paul Gundersen, the Met Office's chief meteorologist, said the setup was "broadly similar" to the June heatwave, when an area of hot air moving north from the...

The British Conservative party is set to announce a new prime minister that will replace Theresa May as leader of the party and the country on Tuesday. London’s former mayor Boris Johnson is the favourite to win the contest against rival UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt. Johnson is so far ahead with bookmakers and pollsters that if he doesn’t win it will be a huge shock. Johnson campaigned to revive the country’s “mojo” and promised Britain would leave the EU on...

The British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced on Sunday that he would resign if Conservative leader candidate Boris Johnson is elected as next British prime minister on Wednesday (July 24). "I intend to resign after Prime minister's questions on Wednesday", Hammond told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show. Hammond is expected to be sacked when Boris Johnson, the favourite to become Britain's next prime minister, takes office. Johnson is believed to require a "loyalty pledge" for all his future cabinet...

British Airways cancelled all flights to Cairo for a week on Saturday as a security “precaution”. Lufthansa followed suit, abruptly suspended flights to Cairo too. Lufthansa later said it had cancelled its flights to Cairo on Saturday from Munich and Frankfurt and will resume its flights on Sunday (July 21). British Airways said that it would never operate an aircraft unless it was safe to do so. When asked for more details about why flights had been suspended and what security...

Pro-EU protesters are taking to the streets of London to rally against the expected appointment of former foreign secretary Boris Johnson as the UK's next prime minister. You can watch live footage in the video player, above. Johnson is the favourite to win the race to be next Conservative Party leader — and PM — after incumbent Theresa May announced she was quitting. He has vowed to conclude Brexit by October 31, even if that is without a deal being agreed...

A British-flagged tanker was seized in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday, according to statements from the ship's owner and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. The tanker — Stena Impero — was "approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter during transit of the Strait of Hormuz". The company that owns it, Stena Bulk, and the one that manages it, Northern Marine Management, said they were "unable to contact the vessel which is now heading north towards Iran". The ship has 23...

UK MPs today approved an amendment by 315 votes to 274 that makes it more difficult for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending Parliament. The amendment blocks a suspension between October 9 and December 18 unless a Northern Ireland executive is formed. The House of Lords got behind the measure on Wednesday evening. The frontrunner in the Conservative leadership race, Boris Johnson, has not ruled out suspending Parliament if he becomes prime...

We finally have an update on when we’ll be introduced to the queens of Drag Race UK. The official Twitter account of DragCon left fans cooped, gooped and gagged when they tweeted earlier this week: “The British are coming, bbs! Ready to meet the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK?” They then revealed that the highly-anticipated cast will head across the pond this September to attend the event and “sip scalding tea with the Queen’s queens”, adding: “Snatch your tickets today!”...

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