Theresa May’s new-look cabinet meet / France and Belgium fight to reach final / Trump travels to Brussels to begin European tour

By Luke Christou

Good morning, here’s your Tuesday morning briefing to set you up for the day ahead. Look out for these three things happening around the world today.

Theresa May’s new-look cabinet meet

Following a manic Monday which saw foreign secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit secretary David Davis quit their positions within the United Kingdom government, Theresa May has called a meeting between her new-look cabinet at 10 Downing Street today.

The likes of Jeremy Hunt, who has replaced Johnson, and Dominic Raab, who replaced Davis, will join May as she attempts to stop her government from collapsing.

Both Davis and Johnson expressed dissatisfaction towards the way that May has handled Brexit negotiations so far.

The UK is set to leave the European Union in March 2019. However, UK and the EU have yet to come to an agreement on key issues such as trade.

France and Belgium fight for place in the final

The World Cup will recommence today, with European neighbours France and Belgium set to fight for a place in the final, where they will face either Croatia or England for the World Cup trophy.

The match will kick off at 7pm at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.

France are slight favourites to go through. However, both sides have plenty of talent and will be confident of progressing.

The match will pit some of the world’s best players against each other, with the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku appearing for Belgium and Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappé for France.

Trump travels to Brussels to begin European tour

Those that aren’t packing into Brussels pubs, bars and clubs to watch the game will undoubtedly take to the streets to protest today as Donald Trump arrives in the Belgian capital to begin his week-long tour of Europe.

The President of the United States will fly in today ahead of the NATO Summit which is taking place on Wednesday and Thursday. He will then fly to the UK on Thursday afternoon to meet with key officials like Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth.

Trump can expect protesters everywhere that he goes in Europe. In London, a giant orange blimp complete with the president’s face, aptly named Baby Trump, will fly over the city during his stay.

Trump is expected to avoid London, where the biggest protests are likely to be held. He will not visit Downing Street, Buckingham Palace or Parliament during his first UK visit.

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