It’s been a bad week for England. First, the country led the United Kingdom in a ‘Brexit’ referendum to leave the European Union, sending the markets into free-fall and resulting in Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation. Later, on Monday, the English soccer team crashed out of Euro 2016 after a shocking loss to tournament first-timers Iceland.
Twitter, of course, couldn’t stop making Brexit jokes.
England needs a new PM, a new opposition leader AND a new football coach.
Egyptian officials say the black box recorder from EgyptAir Flight 804 has been repaired, moving investigators a step closer to finding out why the plane crashed into the sea on May 19 in fine weather on its way from Paris to Cairo.
The crash was initially suspected to be a terrorist attack, but French authorities have launched an accident inquiry, saying they no longer believe the plane was downed deliberately.
Reuters reports that the data recorders, which were recovered from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, were sent to France so that salt deposits could be removed.
British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has publicly announced that he will not seek to replace David Cameron as the country’s Prime Minister, saying he does not want to be tasked with leading the government as it leaves the European Union.
“It isn’t in my nature to do things by half-measure, and I fought the referendum campaign with everything I’ve got.