In a surprising and unprompted statement, Turkey's military leaders in April publicly dismissed rumors of a possible coup against Erdogan's government. The military has issued statements, which have been published in some Turkish media, and not others, and reported by the Reuters news agency, claiming it has "fully seized control of Turkey" to maintain democratic order, that rule of law must remain a priority and global relations must remain.
In other major moves expected to be announced in the coming days Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, could become the new Chancellor and swap roles with Mr Osborne, who is being tipped as the new Foreign Secretary. The move to accommodate more eurosceptic MPs and women could spell the end of some current Cabinet careers, while considerably changing the course of others.
Manafort fanned speculation saying that despite reports - including CNN's - that Trump has picked Pence, "until he announces it, it's not final". Therefore, Trump's pick of Pence would also help to quell concerns among social conservatives that the NY billionaire developer is too liberal on social issues.
Some 150,000 Conservative Party members will now vote by postal ballot, with the result announced September 9. The choice means that the next British prime minister is guaranteed to be a woman, the second after Margaret Thatcher. Michael Gove has remained silent on who he is backing to become the next Conservative Party leader as he dodged reporters on a jog outside his London home.
There will be a new occupant at No 10 later in the day when present Home Secretary Theresa May takes over as Britain's second woman Prime Minister. European Parliament chief Martin Schulz on Thursday took aim at British Prime Minister Theresa May's new cabinet, saying it continued a "dangerously vicious cycle" that will hurt Britain and Europe.
Trump offered the vice presidential spot to Pence Thursday, and the governor boarded a plane for NY in anticipation of a Friday announcement, according to a Republican with knowledge of the process. His apparent selection signals Trump is serious about addressing GOP concerns about his own conservative credentials and lack of Washington experience.