Priti Patel said on Monday she would step down as Britain’s Home Secretary, or Home Secretary, once Liz Truss officially takes office as the country’s prime minister.
His resignation comes just hours after Truss was named the winner of a Conservative Party leadership race to become the next prime minister. Truss will take office on Tuesday.
“I congratulate Liz Truss on being elected our new leader and I will give her my support as the new Prime Minister,” Patel said in her resignation letter to current Prime Minister Boris Johnson, which she posted on Twitter.
“It is my choice to continue my public service to the country and to Witham constituency from the back seats, once Liz officially takes office and a new Home Secretary is appointed.”
Pakistan: 500% rise in onion price worsens inflation
An additional problem Soaring food prices will add stress to an already fragile and politically divided economy that has just regained some funding strength after securing a $1.16 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund and $9 billion from pledges from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The floods, which will cost an estimated $10 billion in damage, have claimed the lives of more than 1,300 people and forced half a million people into camps.
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Powerful earthquake hits southwest China’s Sichuan province
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit a mountainous region in western China’s Sichuan Province on Monday afternoon, the China Seismic Network Center said. The epicenter was located in the city of Luding at a depth of 16 kilometers, the center said, about 180 km (111 miles) southwest of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan. A few minutes later, a second earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 hit the town of Yaan near Luding, according to the center.
10 killed, 15 injured in wave of stabbings in Canada
Canadian law enforcement was looking for two suspects, after a series of stabbings left ten dead on Sunday in the western Prairie province of Saskatchewan. According to the Saskatchewan Unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the attacks were carried out at 13 locations and at least 15 people were injured other than those killed. The incidents occurred in the James Smith Cree Nation area and in the town of Weldon.
‘Horrible, heartbreaking’: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saskatchewan stabbings
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the horrific stabbings in Saskatchewan and described the incident as “horrible and heartbreaking”. At least 10 people were killed and 15 others were injured in a series of stabbing attacks in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan early Sunday morning (local time). Fugitive Suspects Canadian Police have named two suspects – Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson – who are currently at large.