Stories tagged: prime minister
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 12:13 p.m.
Romania’s PM resigns after he loses support from party
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.
Greece: austerity protesters reach prime minister’s office
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.
Thai leader tells reporters to quiz cardboard mock-up
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.
Egyptian former PM not to run in 2018 presidential elections
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.
New PM: Poland needs to protect its national interests
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 sworn in with old Cabinet
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.
Polish finance chief Morawiecki to be the new prime minister
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.
Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold, in surprise reversal
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.
Lebanese PM invited to France amid resignation crisis
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.
U.K. PM May urges ‘culture of respect’ after abuse scandal
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.
Australian court disqualifies deputy prime minister for dual citizenship
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.
Japanese Prime Minister Abe heads to impressive election win
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.
New Zealand’s new leader impresses by answering the phone
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.
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.