Israel’s Netanyahu warned to stay out of push for judicial changes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint press conference with US Secretary of State (not in image) , on Jan 30, 2023 in Jerusalem. (PHOTO / AFP) JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must stay out of his government's push to overhaul the Israeli judicial system, the country's attorney-general said on Thursday. Netanyahu […]

Thai ruling party picks veteran kingmaker as PM candidate

Then acting prime minister and current Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon attends a meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on Aug 25, 2022. (PHOTO / THAILAND GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN'S OFFICE VIA AP) BANGKOK – Thailand's ruling pro-military Palang Pracharat party has chosen political veteran and former army chief Prawit Wongsuwon as its prime minister candidate, a senior official […]

NZ’s incoming PM ‘making haste’ on changes in priorities

New Zealand's new Prime Minister Chris Hipkins (left) and his Depute Prime Minister Carmel Sepuloni attend their first press conference at Parliament in Wellington on Jan 22, 2023. (MARTY MELVILLE / AFP) WELLINGTON – New Zealand's incoming Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said on Monday that his government would be "making haste" on reprioritizing and looking […]

NZ’s incoming PM says he’s ‘making haste’ on changes in priorities

New Zealand's new Prime Minister Chris Hipkins speaks at his first press conference at Parliament in Wellington on Jan 22, 2023. (MARTY MELVILLE / AFP) WELLINGTON – New Zealand's incoming Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said on Monday that his government would be "making haste" on reprioritizing and looking at whether current policies need to be […]

Candidates to replace Jacinda Ardern to start making their bids

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses members of the media during a joint news conference hosted with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, following their annual Leaders' Meeting, at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices in Sydney, Australia, July 8, 2022. (LOREN ELLIOTT / FILE PHOTO / REUTERS) WELLINGTON – Candidates to replace Jacinda Ardern as New […]

Israel’s top judge: Govt judicial reform will crush justice system

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads a weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, on Jan 8, 2023. (RONEN ZVULUN / POOL / AFP) JERUSALEM – The president of Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday said that a judicial reform plan proposed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government would crush the justice system […]

Australia PM to push defense ties on Papua New Guinea visit

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speaks with media after Parliamentary church service in Canberra on July 26, 2022. (STR / AFP) SYDNEY – Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will urge Papua New Guinea to deepen defense ties in an address to its parliament on Thursday highlighting Australian investment. Albanese will be the first foreign leader […]

Nepali PM wins vote of confidence

Nepal's newly-elected Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal (right) is sworn-in by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari (left) as outgoing prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba (second right) watches at the President's House in Kathmandu on Dec 26, 2022. (PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP) KATHMANDU – Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal won a vote of confidence comfortably in […]

Rabuka expected to be next prime minister after support

Fiji Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe 'Frank' Bainimarama attends a meeting during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, Nov 2, 2021. (PHIL NOBLE / REUTERS) Fiji's opposition leader Sitiveni Rabuka is expected to become prime minister when parliament sits on Saturday after winning backing from a coalition of three parties, signalling an […]

Disputed election: Fiji military called in to ‘help maintain order’

Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama drops his ballot paper into the box at Yat Sen Secondary School polling station during the general elections in Fiji’s capital city Suva on Dec 14, 2022. (SAEED KHAN / AFP) Fiji's military will help police maintain law and order, Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said on Thursday, citing growing concerns of […]

Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd appointed ambassador to US

Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd answers questions from media at a book promotion event during the Penn Wharton China Summit in University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States, April 14, 2018. (PHOTO / XINHUA) SYDNEY – Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has been appointed Australia's next ambassador to the United States at […]

Pakistani PM, Bill Gates discuss public health, social programs

This handout photograph taken and released by Pakistan's Press Information Department (PID) on Feb 2, 2021, shows Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan (C back) witnessing the first Chinese-made COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine being administered to a frontline health worker in Islamabad. (PID / AFP) ISLAMABAD — Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has held a telephone conversation […]