Britain's new top diplomat is gaffe-prone, pro-Brexit Boris Johnson

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says that Britain could play an even greater role in Europe despite voting to leave the European Union, a view he says is shared by the United States.

Speaking outside No 10, she said: "Not everybody knows this but the full title of my party is the Conservative and Unionist Party and that word unionist is very important to me".

The new PM is unlikely to have had much sleep on her first night in Downing Street yesterday as after she had unveiled some of the main Cabinet posts it was time to take calls from European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French president Francois Hollande and Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

She arrived at her new Downing Street residence with a promise to tackle "burning injustice".

According to German journalist Laura Schneider, German news broadcasters laughed outright after finding out Boris had been appointed to the senior post.

New Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has set out his vision for Britain to be a "great global player".

Making his first public appearance in his new role the former London Mayor said he was "thrilled" to be at the event before bursting into the French national anthem. "I was in NY and some photographers were trying to take a picture of me and a girl walked down the pavement towards me and she stopped and she said, 'Gee is that Trump?' It was one of the worst moments".

"I believed that Boris Johnson - who had campaigned alongside me with such energy and enthusiasm - could build and lead that team", he said.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier made clear in comments to the Bild am Sonntag newspaper published Thursday that Johnson must now adjust to new demands. But completely different political tasks now stand at the forefront: "this is about taking foreign policy responsibility beyond Brexit".

"First they make us pay in our taxes for Greek olive groves, many of which probably don't exist", he once said.

Germany's finance minister says Britain will need time to work out what relationship it wants with the European Union but it would be good to have clarity quickly.

Davis, the newly-appointed minister in charge of the UK's exit from the European Union, has indicated that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty - which triggers the formal two-year timeline for the exit negotiations - will be triggered by the end of this year.

May, 59, campaigned for the leadership of the governing centre-right Conservative Party as a safe pair of hands, after spending six years as home secretary, one of the toughest jobs in British politics. He said another bust of Churchill that had been on loan from the British government had been returned to Britain.

"God willing, he will not make such mistakes from now on and he will endeavor to win the hearts of Turks", he said when asked about the former London mayor's references to Turkey during the Brexit campaign.

Boris spearheaded the UK's Brexit campaign then infamously stepped out of the race for Tory leadership in the aftermath of the Out vote.

One of the things that could be said in Britain's favor since the June 23 vote is that it has faced the chaos and uncertainty since then with a pretty unflappable sense of humor. Britain's defence budget is the largest in the bloc.

He's not the rightwing Polish prime minister, who routinely abuses foreigners.

"Of course we've got to reduce the deficit further but looking at how and when and at what pace we do that...is something that we now need to consider in the light of the new circumstances that the economy is facing".

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