13 Jan 2021

Estonian opposition asked to step in after PM quits over scandal

Prime Minister Juri Ratas resigned after an inquiry into a property development, leading the president of Estonia to ask the leader of the opposition centre-right Reform Party to step in. On Wednesday, Kaja Kallas was asked to form the next government, but will need support from parliament for the nomination.

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12 Jan 2021

Malaysia’s king declares state of emergency to curb spread of Covid-19

The Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s hold on power was bolstered by the Malaysian King’s declaration of a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday. The state of emergency will stop opponents from forcing an early election for prime minister. The state of emergency could last until August 1 according to Muhyiddin

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18 Dec 2020

Meet the man Netanyahu has picked to lead Israel’s Mossad

Benjamin Netanyahu has announced who he will appoint be the 13th director of Mossad, a man known only as “D” until he is confirmed by a review board led by former Supreme Court Judge Eliezer Goldberg and the cabinet. D will replace outgoing chief Yossi Cohan, who has served for

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22 Oct 2020

Lebanon Brings Back Hariri as Prime Minister Amid Political Crisis

Saad Hariri, former Lebanese Prime Minister, has been nominated to serve again just a year after his resignation due to popular protests. Hariri’s nomination is risky due to ongoing protests over government negligence and protests seeking an overhaul of the political system following an explosion that rocked the capital city

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14 Sep 2020

Yoshihide Suga picked by Japan’s governing party to succeed Shinzo Abe

Last month, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation due to reasons of poor health. Japan’s governing party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has elected Yoshihide Suga as its nominee for a new leader to succeed Abe, which means that he is almost certain to hold the position. Suga

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28 Jul 2020

Malaysian ex-PM Najib given 12 years in jail in 1MDB scandal

On Tuesday, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was found guilty in the first of several corruption trials. The former PM allegedly played a role in the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund. Razak will serve 12 years in prison in accordance with the conviction. The jail time

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07 May 2020

Iraq Gets New Government After Months of Political Deadlock

Early this morning, Iraq swore in a new government after months of political deadlock that hindered the country’s ability to adequately respond to crises brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawmakers in protective gear voted in 15 ministerial candidates appointed by intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who will now become prime

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07 Apr 2020

Virus puts UK PM in intensive care; Japan declares emergency

On Tuesday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was transported to an intensive care unit (ICU) due to worsening COVID-19 symptoms. Meanwhile, Japan declared a monthlong state of emergency in Tokyo and six other regions to keep the virus from spreading through the country and devastating its elderly populations. Johnson was

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22 Jan 2020

Lebanon protests: New government ends months of deadlock

Lebanon’s installation of a new government marks the end of months of deadlock that crippled the country’s economy. Saad Hariri resigned as prime minister of Lebanon in October as a result of mass protests over government corruption. The Hezbollah movement within the country made moves to chose university professor, Hassan

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15 Jan 2020

Russian government resigns as Vladimir Putin plans future

Hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed constitutional changes that could prolong his stay in power, Russia’s government has resigned. The proposals made by President Putin would transfer power from the presidency to the parliament. Although Putin is due to step down in 2024 when he closes out his fourth

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