July 2016: Theresa May Is Britain's New Prime Minister
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of July 2016.
1. ISIS-Inspired Attacks Increasing 2. Death of Holocaust Survivor Elie Weisel 3. Oscar Pistorius Sentenced in Murder Case 4. Pokemon Go Launches 5. Violence in South Sudan 6. Portugal Tops France in Euro 2016 7. Wimbledon Winners 8. Australia's Turnbull Claims Victory 9. Theresa May: Britain's Next PM 10. North Korea Cuts U.S. Ties 11. International Court Rebukes China 12. Deadly Truck Attack in Nice, France 13. Attempted Coup in Turkey Fails 14. Henrik Stenson Wins British Open 15. Germany Gets Violent 16. Chris Froome Wins Tour de France 17. Japan Suffers Mass Stabbing 18. ISIS Kills Priest in France
- Theresa May Is Britain's New Prime Minister
- Theresa May is the next prime minister of Britain from the Conservative Party. The news is announced July 11, 2016 as her competitor, Andrea Leadsom drops out of the race. May takes over from David Cameron, who is resigning in light of the recent Brexit vote. May has been home secretary for 6 years, and is known to be an inscrutable and competent worker. She was on the Remain side in the Brexit Vote and has announced that she will not be rushing into Article 50, which are formal exit talks for Britain.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Max Nash