Reuters - 1 hour 37 min ago
Japan's lower house of parliament approved on Tuesday a limited trade deal Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed with the United States, clearing the way for tariff cuts next year on items including U.S. farm goods and Japanese machine tools.
The Guardian - 3 hours 3 min ago
Deputy PM says decisions should not be outsourced' to the public service, after ministerial panel rejected departmental recommendations Michael McCormack has defended the Coalition's regional grants program, saying ministers overruled departmental advice based on what "is best" for regional Australia. The deputy prime minister, who was on the ministerial panels that oversaw the scandal-ridden $220m regional jobs and investment packages program in the last term of parliament, rejected...
Reuters - 3 hours 30 min ago
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tied Japan's record for longest-serving premier on Tuesday - a remarkable feat for a leader who once quit in humiliation - amid economic worries and allegations that he violated election laws.
Fox News - 5 hours 9 min ago
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pushed for a United States policy change on settlements for months, according to a report, which was published shortly after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement on Monday that the U.S. government will ease its stance on Israeli settlements.
Refinery29 - 5 hours 42 min ago
The Crown Queen Elizabeth II has seen more than a few prime ministers in her time. Over her 67 years on the throne, there have been a total of 13, and some were, naturally, better than others. But Season 3 of The Crown introduces Prime Minister Harold Wilson , who brings something the show hasn't had yet: a leader from the left-leaning Labour Party. On previous seasons of The Crown , we've seen Winston Churchill step down, Anthony Eden replace him and later resign, Harold Macmillan replace...
The Guardian - 7 hours 3 min ago
Former PM's comment puts him at odds with Paul Keating who claims relationship has been poisoned by hysteria Tony Abbott has accused China of bullying its neighbours and warned Australia's relations with it are unlikely to rise above a "cold peace". In a speech to the India Foundation in New Delhi overnight the former Liberal prime minister promised to champion further engagement with India, suggesting Australia had "put too many eggs into the China basket". Continue reading...
Reuters - 8 hours 29 min ago
Britain's opposition Labour Party will on Tuesday take aim at "obscene" billionaires, pledging a radical redistribution of wealth to cut the power of the super rich who it says bankroll Prime Minister Boris Johnson in return for tax breaks.
New York Times - 10 hours 39 min ago
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, in London last week with Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition in Britain's Dec. 12 general election.
Time - 12 hours 35 min ago
She allegedly received special treatment while Johnson was London's mayor...
UPI - 13 hours 42 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday he will delay a planned corporation tax cut to fund public priorities.
Financial Times - 13 hours 49 min ago
Voters know exactly what Jeremy Corbyn stands for. The prime minister is harder to pin down...
New York Times - 14 hours 16 min ago
Protestors in Uxbridge, England, demonstrated against Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday.
Reuters - 14 hours 35 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has extended its lead over the opposition Labour Party during the past week, an opinion poll by ICM for Reuters showed on Monday, ahead of a Dec. 12 election.
ABC News - 15 hours 19 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing new questions about his relationship with an American businesswoman who allegedly received favors and public funds while Johnson was the mayor of London...
Reuters - 17 hours 2 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he was putting on hold further cuts in corporation tax and told voters he would use the money for spending on health and other priorities.
Reuters - 18 hours 11 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused on Monday to get dragged into a scandal surrounding Prince Andrew, who has faced a backlash after an interview in which he denied having sex with a teenage girl and spoke of his relationship with U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Reuters - 18 hours 17 min ago
Australia's Pentecostal prime minister on Monday rebuked a former national rugby star who claimed recent deadly bushfires and a devastating drought were God's punishment for the country allowing same-sex marriage and abortion.
The Guardian - 18 hours 32 min ago
Embassy hits out at judges and warns of consequences' after the Tucholsky prize goes to jailed Hong Kong publisher Sweden's prime minister has rejected threats from China that Sweden will "suffer the consequences" for awarding a freedom of speech prize to the detained Chinese-born Swedish publisher Gui Minhai. Gui was one of the five Hong Kong-based publishers and booksellers who disappeared in 2015 having printed books critical of the Chinese government . He reappeared in 2016 in...
The Guardian - 18 hours 36 min ago
In a video posted online, Israel Folau has implied the recent Australian bushfires are a punishment from God for the country legalising abortion and same-sex marriage. During the 10-minute recording, Folau says the timing of the bushfire crisis is no coincidence but 'only a taste of God's judgment'. The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, said the comments were 'appallingly insensitive' Israel Folau under fire for implying bushfires are God's punishment Continue reading...
The Guardian - 18 hours 54 min ago
CBI told cancelling proposed reduction would save 6bn that could be spent on public services Latest election news - live updates Boris Johnson has told business leaders he will shelve a planned cut in corporation tax, claiming he would put 6bn into public services instead. The prime minister used a speech at the CBI conference to say corporation tax will not be cut from 19% to 17%, and issued a plea for business leaders to show understanding about his priorities. Continue reading...
Financial Times - 19 hours 4 min ago
Prime minister says move will save 6bn to use on public spending...
Reuters - 19 hours 9 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he was putting on hold further cuts in corporation tax and told voters he would pump the money into services such as health instead, addressing a central issue in the Dec. 12 election.
Reuters - 19 hours 34 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson twice refused on Monday to comment on Prince Andrew who has faced a backlash after denying he had sex with a teenage girl and talking about his relationship with late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Reuters - 19 hours 46 min ago
Britain remains "seriously concerned" by escalating violence in Hong Kong and urges the authorities to agree "to a path to resolve the situation", a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.