Tag Archives: Government

19Nov/17

Mnangagwa to be nominated as Zanu-PF’s candidate for Zimbabwe president

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (REUTERS) – Zimbabwe’s ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday (November 19), replacing him with Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy he sacked this month, a senior party official told a news conference. Continue reading

12Nov/17

Forty Conservative MPs ready to oust May – Sunday Times

Forty members of parliament are ready to sign a letter of no-confidence in British Prime Minister Theresa May. Katie Mark reports Continue reading

12Nov/17

Trump tweets that North Korean leader insulted him by calling him “old”

INTERNET (NOVEMBER 11, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet that North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Un had insulted him by calling him “old” and said he would never call Kim “short and fat.” Continue reading

11Nov/17

How Saudi Arabia turned on Lebanon’s Hariri

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (SAUDI TV) – From the moment former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri’s plane touched down in Saudi Arabia on Friday (November 3), he was in for a surprise. There was no line-up of Saudi princes or ministry officials, as would typically greet a prime minister on an official visit to King Salman, senior sources close to Hariri and top Lebanese political and security officials said. His phone was confiscated, and the next day he was forced to resign as prime minister in a statement broadcast by a Saudi-owned TV channel. Continue reading

21Oct/17

Rajoy calls emergency cabinet meeting to halt Catalonia’s independence bid

SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday (October 21) to pave the way for Madrid establishing central control in the Catalonia and check the regional government’s push for independence. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Congo ban on non-biometric passports sparks outcry

Democratic Republic of Congo’s decision to ban semi-biometric passports by October 16th has sparked criticism with many saying they were not given sufficient time to prepare for new passports. The new passports are among the most expensive in the world and a Reuters investigation showed that one-third of the sticker price goes to a company believed to be controlled by a close relative of President Joseph Kabila.
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25Sep/17

German market analyst says ‘Jamaica’ coalition will be very difficult

FRANKFURT, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – The Euro slipped 0.4 per cent in early trading on Monday (September 25) after Germany’s election showed surging support for a far-right party that left Chancellor Angela Merkel scrambling to form a governing coalition. Continue reading

19Sep/17

Germany on high alert over cyber attacks at election nears

SHOWS: BERLIN, GERMANY (REUTERS) – Germany is on high alert ahead of the Sept. 24 election, but government officials say they have not seen signs of any new cyber attacks or suspicious news leaks despite months of warnings about possible foreign meddling. Continue reading

19Sep/17

A look at the reign of Angela Merkel: from Helmut Kohl’s little girl to mother of the nation

ROEVERSHAGEN, GERMANY (REUTERS) – With German elections looming, polls indicate that Europe’s longest-serving female Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to emerge triumphant for a fourth term.
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19Sep/17

Germany: economy propels Merkel towards 4th term

German investor sentiment has improved by more than expected in September in readings that bode well for Chancellor Angela Merkel as she seeks a fourth term in Sunday’s national election. As David Pollard reports, an opposition campaign to highlight inequality appears to be gaining little traction with voters. Continue reading