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UK leader appoints staunchly pro-Brexit lawmaker to key post

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London, Jul 9 (AP) - Britain's prime minister on Monday appointed Dominic Raab, a staunchly pro-Brexit lawmaker, to replace David Davis as the most senior official in charge of negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union.
Davis quit late Sunday, saying he could not support May's plan to maintain close trade and regulatory ties with the EU, commonly known as a "soft Brexit," after the departure takes place next year. The junior Brexit minis-ter Steve Baker also resigned, Downing Street...
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Ambulance leaves Thai cave on 2nd day of rescue operation

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Mae Sai, Jul 9 (AP) - An ambulance with flashing lights left the site of a flooded cave in northern Thailand where a youth soccer team has been trapped for two weeks, just hours after the second phase of a rescue opera-tion was launched on Monday.
The ambulance drove toward a helipad, where a...
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5 reported missing from sunken boat are alive

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Phuket, Jul 9 (AP) - Five people reported to have been missing from a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket are alive, Thai authorities said Monday, though it's unclear if the five survived the sinking or never got on the boat.
Phuket Gov. Norrapat Plodthong said...
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In blow to May, UK’s top Brexit official quits govt

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London, Jul 9 (AP) - Britain's most senior official in charge of negotiating the country's exit from the Europe-an Union resigned Sunday, accusing Prime Minister Theresa May of undermining Brexit with her plan to keep close trade ties with the bloc.
Brexit Secretary David Davis quit just two days...
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Italy wants to extend migrant rescue curbs to navy ships

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Rome, July 09 (AP) - The right-wing interior minister who closed Italy's ports to aid groups that rescue mi-grants in the Mediterranean said Sunday that he wants to extend the prohibition to foreign navy ships.
Matteo Salvini said he would bring up Italy's desire to keep navy ships carrying...
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