01 Dec 2022

Spanish PM targeted amid spate of explosive packages

Spain has increased security after a number of letter bombs have been sent to high-profile targets, including the prime minister. On Wednesday, a similar device was delivered tot he Ukrainian embassy in Madrid, slightly injuring an employee. The defense minister and the US embassy were also among the targets.  It

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03 Nov 2022

Pakistan ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan shot and wounded at protest march

Imran Khan, Pakistan’s former prime minister, was shot and wounded in the leg during an attack on his protest in Wazirabad, Pakistan. It remains unclear whether Khan was deliberately targeted or if he was the victim of stray or indiscriminate gunfire. Members of Khan’s PTI party confirmed that four other

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31 Oct 2022

Russia Suspected in Truss Phone Hacking Scandal

Earlier this year, former UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s personal phone was found to be infected by spyware distributed by foreign agents. This posed a signification national security risk, the UK stated. the incident was discovered over the summer during the Conservative Party leadership contest. Truss worried that the spyware

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24 Oct 2022

Rishi Sunak wins race to become the UK’s new prime minister

Rishi Sunak will become the United Kingdom’s new prime minister after winning the contest by the ruling Conservative Party. The contest was caused by the resignation of Liz Truss last week. Sunak’s win occurred on Monday. Liz Truss’s resignation occurred due to her disastrous tax plans and policy u-turns that

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21 Oct 2022

Johnson eyes race to replace Truss as UK PM

Liz Truss resigned as Prime Minister of the UK on Thursday after 45 days in office. Boris Johnson and former finance minister Rishi Sunak lead the potential contenders for Truss’ replacement. Johnson has not confirmed whether he will run, however, his allies are working to gather support.  Boris Johnson was

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21 Oct 2022

Far-right leader poised to govern Italy despite Putin row

Giorgia Meloni and her fiar-right coalition allies have met with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and stated they are ready to form a government. Mattarella is poised to ask Ms Meloni to become prime minister in the coming hours. Ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attended the talks, despite leaked pro-Putin remarks that

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14 Oct 2022

Jeremy Hunt replaces Kwasi Kwarteng as UK finance minister

British Prime Minister Liz Truss dismissed Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarteng on Friday and replaced him with former Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt. Truss and Kwarteng have been scrambling to reassure markets and lawmakers after a tax-cutting mini budget that was proposed on September 23 and created an economic maelstrom. It is

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26 Sep 2022

Italy’s far right on course to win election

The far-right leader Giorgia Meloni has won Italy’s election and is expected to become the country’s first female prime minister. Ms Meloni is also expected to form Italy’s most right-wing government since World War II. Italy is the EU’s third-biggest economy and Europe may be alarmed with the shift to

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23 Aug 2022

Malaysia’s ex-PM starts jail term after final appeal fails

Najib Razak, Malaysia’s former Prime Minister, has been jailed and will begin serving a 12-year sentence after his appeal was rejected by the top court. The charges surround a corruption scandal involving a state-owned wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad. He was convicted in July 2020, but had been out on

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15 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka swears in Ranil Wickremesinghe as acting leader after mass protests

Sri Lanka’s prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as acting president. He is replacing Gotabaya Rajapaksa who has fled to Singapore after mass protests and unrest led to his resignation.  Sri Lanka is experiencing shortages of fuel, food and basic necessities and is in economic chaos. Parliament will

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