Stories tagged: prime minister
Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:22 p.m.
The detained wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najjib Razak pleaded not guilty Thursday to laundering illegal proceeds from a graft scandal involving the 1MDB state investment fund, five months …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 1 p.m.
Pakistan’s newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Islamabad on Wednesday, saying he was “optimistic” he could reset the relationship with Washington after …
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 3:25 p.m.
Australia’s new prime minister, Scott Morrison, on Friday promised a stable government at the end of a tumultuous week in which his predecessor was forced out of office, 13 ministers …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 3:08 p.m.
Pakistan’s cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last …
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 8:38 a.m.
Thousands of Indians gathered Friday as the funeral pyre was lit for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who was respected across the political spectrum.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 8:12 p.m.
Pakistani lawmakers on Friday elected former cricket star and longtime politician Imran Khan as the country’s next prime minister, in a step toward the country’s third civilian transfer of power.
Tue., July 3, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested Tuesday by anti-graft investigators and will be charged over his alleged role in the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund, officials …
Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:50 p.m.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Tuesday appointed a new prime minister, the royal palace said, naming a leading reformer as head of government in hopes of quelling the largest anti-government …
Mon., June 4, 2018, 12:47 p.m.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Monday accepted the resignation of his embattled prime minister and reportedly tapped a leading reformer as a successor, hoping to quell the largest anti-government protests …
Thu., May 31, 2018, 10:24 p.m.
Political novice Giuseppe Conte was on Friday set to be sworn in as prime minister of Italy at the head of a populist coalition government, after President Sergio Mattarella accepted …
Mon., May 28, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Spain’s parliament agreed Monday to subject Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to a vote of no confidence this week in the wake of graft convictions of businesspeople and officials tied to …
Sun., April 29, 2018, 12:32 p.m.
The leader of the wave of protests that created a surprise power vacuum in Armenia said Sunday that he met with the country’s new president and hopes to secure his …
Thu., April 12, 2018, 12:47 p.m.
Ethiopia’s new prime minister is making a rare outreach to opposition parties, calling on them to prepare for “peaceful dialogue and negotiations” in an effort to broaden the political space.
Sat., March 17, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
Phan Van Khai, an architect of Vietnam’s economic rise and the country’s first prime minister to visit the United States after the end of the war, died Saturday. He was …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
A government council cleared Romania’s prime minister Monday of wrongdoing for using the word “autistic” to describe political rivals.
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 12:34 p.m.
Ethiopia’s prime minister announced Thursday he has submitted a resignation letter after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century, saying he hoped the surprise decision would help planned reforms succeed …
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
Romania’s first female prime minister was sworn in Wednesday as the country’s third head of government in a year amid ongoing anti-corruption protests.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 12:13 p.m.
Romania’s prime minister has resigned after his party withdrew its support amid a power struggle with the party chairman.
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
Anti-austerity protesters in Greece reached the entrance of the prime minister’s official residence Wednesday, as demonstrations have intensified against a new austerity bill due to be voted in parliament next …
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Thailand’s prime minister evaded journalists’ questions on Monday by bringing out a life-sized cardboard cutout of himself and telling the reporters to quiz it instead of him.
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 8:54 a.m.
An Egyptian former prime minister says he will not run against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in elections due later this year.
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Poland “fits the European puzzle” and should be allowed to protect its national interests and character even while being a member of the European Union, the country’s new prime minister …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Poland’s new prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, was officially sworn into office Monday along with the Cabinet members who served under his predecessor.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Poland’s prime minister has resigned and will be replaced by Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, the conservative ruling party announced Thursday.
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri walked back his resignation on Wednesday after weeks of intensive international diplomacy aimed at restoring the delicate political balance that has kept the country from …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
BEIRUT – French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday invited Saad Hariri and his family to come to France after the Lebanese prime minister’s surprise resignation earlier this month, amid allegations …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called Monday for a new “culture of respect” in public life amid what she called troubling allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in British politics.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Australia’s High Court on Friday disqualified the deputy prime minister and four senators from sitting in Parliament in a ruling that could cost the government its slender majority in Parliament.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Japan’s leader has scored a major victory in national elections that returned his ruling coalition to power in decisive fashion.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
When an Australian journalist wanted to find out how to correctly pronounce the name of New Zealand’s incoming prime minister, he – unknowingly – went straight to the top.