Stories tagged: prime minister
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
UK ‘bitterly disappointed’ as U.S. trade ruling threatens jobs
British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday she was “bitterly disappointed” with the U.S. government’s decision to slap duties of almost 220 percent on Bombardier’s C series aircraft, which threatens …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
May tries to reboot Brexit, offers 2-year transition period
British Prime Minister Theresa May will try Friday to revive foundering Brexit talks – and unify her fractious government – by proposing a two-year transition after Britain’s departure from the …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Greek PM: Creditor supervision of economy to end in 2018
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Saturday that the Greek economy is turning around and will no longer be under the supervision of the country’s creditors in 2018.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
Kosovo lawmakers choose Haradinaj as the new prime minister
Ramush Haradinaj, ex-prime minister of Kosovo and a former guerrilla fighter, has been voted the country’s new premier.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Thai court to issue arrest warrant after ex-PM doesn’t show
Thailand’s Supreme Court said it will issue an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra after she failed to show Friday for a contentious trial verdict in which she …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Australian PM: Tony Abbott was once too drunk for Parliament
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told Melbourne Radio 3AW on Friday that he was opposition leader in 2009 when then-Prime Minister Tony Abbott was incapable of voting against government legislation to …
UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Pakistan names Abbasi interim prime minister
Pakistan’s ruling party named senior lawmaker Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as successor to the deposed prime minister on Saturday, a day after the Supreme Court removed Nawaz Sharif from office for …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Rolling Stone cover asks why Canada’s Justin Trudeau can’t be U.S. president
Rolling Stone magazine has put liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the cover of its latest issue and asks: “Why Can’t He Be Our President?”
Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
UK’s May promises voters immigration curbs, fairer society
Prime Minister Theresa May revealed her core election promises and political vision Thursday, saying she will slash immigration and take Britain definitively out of the EU, then build a “great …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
France’s new president wastes no time: names PM, sees Merkel
French President Emmanuel Macron met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday, being greeted on a red carpet outside the chancellery with military honors on a busy first …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Turkey votes to expand president’s powers; critics cry fraud
Voters in Turkey’s landmark referendum Sunday appeared to approve constitutional changes that will greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to near-complete results carried by Turkey’s official …
Tue., July 12, 2016, 10:51 a.m.
Britain’s prime minister chairs his final Cabinet meeting
LONDON – British Prime Minister David Cameron chaired a farewell Cabinet meeting Tuesday as moving vans pulled up to his 10 Downing St. residence a day before he is replaced …
Mon., July 11, 2016, 8:15 a.m.
Theresa May will be new UK leader after rival quits
Theresa May looked set to become Britain’s next prime minister Monday after her sole remaining rival, Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom, unexpectedly withdrew from the race to lead the Conservative Party.
Fri., June 17, 2016
Croatian lawmakers topple the prime minister and government
Croatia’s parliament voted overwhelmingly Thursday to oust Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic, triggering the fall of the government and raising the prospect of an early election in the European Union’s newest …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Irish lawmakers fail for 3rd time to elect a prime minister
Ireland’s lawmakers have failed for a third time to select a prime minister, leaving the country in political limbo for a record 48 days following an inconclusive Feb. 26 election.
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 10:08 p.m.
Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada’s new prime minister
Justin Trudeau was sworn in Wednesday as Canada’s new Liberal prime minister, and his new cabinet ministers vowed to honor campaign pledges to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end …
Thu., July 24, 2014, 8:56 a.m.
Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday following turmoil in government.
Mon., April 29, 2013, 8:31 a.m.
Syrian premier escapes bomb attack in Damascus
DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria’s prime minister escaped a brazen assassination attempt today when a bomb exploded near his convoy in Damascus, state media reported, in the latest attack to target …