1. BREXIT: LINDSAY HOYLE CHOSEN TO REPLACE BERCOW
Long-serving Labour Party lawmaker Lindsay Hoyle has been elected the new speaker of Britain’s House of Commons.
He succeeds the influential but divisive John Bercow.
The 62-year-old legislator won 325 of 540 votes cast by lawmakers in a final round of voting on Monday.
Hoyle emerged as the winner from a field of seven candidates after four rounds of secret-ballot voting that took several hours.
2. XI PROMISES GRADUAL OPENING OF CHINESE MARKETS
President Xi Jinping promised more gradual market-opening steps at the start of an import fair.
Xi Jinping said at the Second China International Import Expo that the door China is Opening will only open further and wider.
He affirmed promises to reduce restrictions on foreign investment and an offer, first made in June, to accelerate work on a China-Europe investment treaty.
Xi made no mention of the battle with Washington but called for building an ‘open and shared world economy’.
3. TURKEY SAYS IT CAPTURED SLAIN IS LEADER’S SISTER
Turkey captured the elder sister of the slain leader of the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria.
The Turkish official said the 65-year-old known as Rasmiya Awad is suspected of being affiliated with the extremist group.
The official said the sister was with her husband, daughter-in-law and five children.