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EU braces for Boris Johnson as UK leader - and Brexit

Brussels is bracing for Boris and Brexit.

Three decades ago, journalist Boris Johnson wrote stories for London’s Daily Telegraph playing up stereotypes about bumbling bureaucrats in the European Union wasting money and tying up U.K. businesses in red tape ‚Äî articles the European officials deemed to be so false that they coined the word “Euromyth” to describe them.

Penguins can't resist lure of sushi

WELLINGTON, New Zealand—Two little blue penguins just couldn't stay away from a New Zealand sushi store, returning to nest there even after police had captured them and escorted them back to the ocean.

Wellington police described them as “waddling vagrants,” while the store's co-owner joked he had no idea that word of his tasty raw fish had reached as far as the subaquatic community.

Australian finds message in a bottle written 50 years ago

CANBERRA, Australia — A fisherman said on Wednesday he was looking for the author of a message in a bottle found off the southern Australian coast 50 years after it was written.

Paul Elliot told Australian Broadcasting Corp. that he and his son Jyah found the bottle on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia state while fishing.