Tory rivals plot to stop Boris juggernaut

Rivals to be Britain’s next prime minister are holding private talks over joining forces in an attempt to stop the pro-Brexit favourite, Boris Johnson, running away with the contest. Two of the candidates- home secretary Sajid Javid and health secretary Matt Hancock – met to discuss options after Johnson took a huge lead in the race for the Conservative Party leadership in the first round of voting.

Iran a ‘nation of terror’, was behind tanker attacks: Trump

While Iran has denied being involved in the attacks, US Central Command released footage it said shows Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from the Japanese-owned tanker Kokuka Courageous. Trump said Iran’s culpability was “exposed” by US and called it a “nation of terror”. He added that Iran has been told that US wants it back on negotiating table.