Tag: Associated Press

  • Japan’s PM to appoint new cabinet, changing some church ties

    By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is set to reshuffle his cabinet on Wednesday in a move seen as an attempt to distance his administration from controversial ties to the Unification Church following the assassination of the ex-leader Shinzo Abe. The Cabinet renewal will be the second in […]

  • Blinken meets Philippine President Marcos

    Blinken meets Philippine President MarcosAssociated press Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Philippine Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo during a virtual press availability – U.S. Department of Statestate department Joint patrols with US in WPS can be explored – DFA chief ManaloGMA News Online Blinken’s visit takes U.S.-Philippine relations to new levelPhilstar.com See full coverage on Google […]

  • Dutch government and farmers in talks over emission reduction targets

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Representatives of Dutch farmers were meeting Prime Minister Mark Rutte and other Cabinet ministers on Friday to discuss the government’s nitrogen emission reduction targets that have sparked disruptive protests these last weeks. But prospects for success looked dim, with the two main activist farmers’ organizations demanding concessions and not participating […]

  • Japanese cabinet holds Abe’s state funeral amid mixed public view

    By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s cabinet formally decided on Friday to hold a Sept. 27 state funeral for slain former prime minister Shinzo Abe amid a nationwide debate over the plan, which some criticize as an attempt to glorify a divisive political figure. Abe was shot dead earlier this month during […]

  • John Skvarla, twice NC Cabinet Secretary, dies at 73

    PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — John Skvarla, twice Cabinet Secretary to then-North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, during a long career in law, business and economic development , died on Tuesday. He was 73 years old. Skvarla, who was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, died in hospice care at Pinehurst, where he lived, according to Neal […]

  • Judge strikes down law changing ethics commission selections

    By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press A Kentucky judge has struck down a measure that would have weakened Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s nominating power over a key ethics commission by shifting the power to Republican officials to select a majority of members. In his ruling on Monday, Jefferson Circuit Judge McKay Chauvin said the measure significantly […]

  • UK defense minister withdraws from leadership race

    By SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A British cabinet minister tipped to be a frontrunner in the Conservative Party leadership race ruled himself out of the contest on Saturday. Defense Minister Ben Wallace has said that after “careful consideration” and discussion with colleagues and family he will not stand to replace Boris Johnson […]

  • Government spokesman says Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Cabinet ministers are back in Tokyo after Abe was shot dead

    TOKYO (AP) — The government spokesman said Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Cabinet ministers are back in Tokyo after Abe was shot dead. Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

  • UK PM clings to power despite resignations

    UK PM clings to power despite resignationsAssociated press Prime Minister Boris Johnson and UK Government News: Live UpdatesThe New York Times Who would replace Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party?Bloomberg The system is trying to eject Boris Johnson, but will he go?Al Jazeera English See full coverage on Google News

  • EXPLAINER: How Britain’s Tories can change leaders

    By SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is battling for his political future after two of his top Cabinet ministers quit and a string of more junior ministers resigned on Wednesday after months of political chaos. A growing number of opponents within his own Conservative party have openly […]