But Leadsom unexpectedly withdrew, paving the way for May to take over sooner. The most prominent contenders to replace him - including "leave" campaign leaders Boris Johnson and Michael Gove - withdrew or were eliminated from contention one by one amid allegations of treachery and scheming.
After he was sidelined during the July 10 Euro final for a shocking knee injury, Cristiano and Portugal's trophy were inseparable. It was a mostly boring and stodgy final but the record books will only show that Portugal went from third-place in its group to champion, and with little help from Ronaldo in its last match.
There have since been hundreds of demonstrations against Sterling's and Castile's deaths in USA cities - while most have been peaceful, at least 309 people have been arrested in clashes between police and protesters. The crowds chanted "We are one" and "No justice, no peace". Traffic came to a standstill as police escorted demonstrators through the city. The protesters included Sandy and Beatrice Pierre, sisters who live in Tampa.
Philippines, on the other hand, said it has claims over Spratly islands because of its geographical proximity. But its claims came into conflict with the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan as they hardly have exclusive economic zones (EEZ) provided by UNCLOS which Beijing declined to recognise.
Army Reserve soldier who authorities said embraced black nationalism. The fatal shooting of the five officers has not slowed the protests, and more demonstrations against police violence broke out in several USA cities on Saturday. Reverend Eugene Azorji based his sermon on the Biblical tale of the Good Samaritan, which chronicles the life-saving actions of a stranger to a man in need.
China however, refused to participate in the arbitration case and has boycotted the hearings at the arbitration court. China has also sparred with Indonesia after Jakarta arrested Chinese fishermen operating close to Indonesia's Natuna Islands, where Indonesian waters appear to overlap with China's "nine- dash line" claim to the South China Sea.