He urged his successor, "a brilliant negotiator", to "try to be as close to the European Union as we can be, for the benefits of trade, of co-operation and of security". May has run Britain's home office for six years, dealing with policing, immigration and other tough issues. May, the second female British prime minister after Margaret Thatcher, also has said she will not initiate the exit negotiations before the end of the year.
Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr (left) shakes hands with Mongolia's former vice foreign minister Choinkhor Jalbuu at Chinggis Khaan International Airport for the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit of Heads of State and Government in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, on July 14, 2016.
Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn makes a statement on the deployment of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD ) in Seongju, located 296 kilometers south of Seoul , on July 15, 2016. "In the future, if large powers accidentally clash in northeast Asian region, there can be no guarantee that a nuclear weapon - coming from an unknown nationality - aimed at the THAAD system would not be dropped", the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK (CPRC) read.
Pro-Brexit former London Mayor Boris Johnson was tapped as foreign secretary. Sweden's former prime minister Carl Bildt tweeted the photo of Mr Johnson caught on a zip wire above the words: "I wish it was a joke, but I fear it isn't".
French President Francois Hollande had hours earlier said a state of emergency put in place after the Paris attacks in November would not be extended when it was due to expire on July 26. Republican candidate Trump said the USA needs to get "tough" on terrorists, and if he were president he would ask for a formal declaration of war from Congress against the Islamic State group, while Democrat Clinton urged caution and called for more intelligence gathering against terrorists.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an immediate arms embargo on South Sudan and technical support for the body's mission in the oil-producing African country, where the deaths of hundreds in the capital have raised the prospect of a return to all-out civil war.