Stories tagged: prime minister
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 9 a.m.
As Brexit enters its endgame, the big divide is not between the U.K. and the European Union, but between Britain’s government and its Parliament.
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 1:59 p.m.
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel submitted his resignation Tuesday amid pressure on his government after the biggest coalition party quit over Michel’s support for a United Nations compact on international …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
The French government’s decision to suspend fuel tax and utility price hikes Tuesday did little to appease protesters, who called the move a “first step” and vowed to fight on …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 6 p.m.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he would take on the defense minister portfolio, rejecting calls to dissolve his government even as early elections appeared increasingly likely.
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 …