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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • The French Prime Minister facing lawmakers in Parliament

    By SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne is due to outline her top priorities in parliament on Wednesday after the government lost its majority in last month’s election. She is expected to face fierce criticism from lawmakers on the left and right, who together now outnumber government supporters in […]

  • French president reshuffles cabinet after election defeats

    By BARBARA SURK and MASHA MACPHERSON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron reorganized his cabinet on Monday after losing his parliamentary majority and called on his new government to “stay strong” amid Russia’s war in Ukraine and “transform” the economy. heavily indebted Frenchwoman. The new government includes familiar faces from Macron’s centrist […]

  • EU proposes to ban flavored heated tobacco products

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union executive on Wednesday proposed a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products as part of its plan to fight cancer. The European Commission said its proposal comes in response to a significant increase in the volume of such products being sold in the 27-nation bloc. A recent […]

  • Which Conservatives could succeed Johnson in the UK if he falls?

    By SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson dealt a blow after surviving a vote of no confidence from his own Conservative party, questions are already being asked about who could succeed him if he were forced out of office. functions. Tory lawmakers voted 211 to 148 to keep […]

  • Boris Johnson’s ups and downs in the UK: key events in his career

    By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) – A timeline of key events related to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson 2001-2008: Seated in the House of Commons representing the constituency of Henley. During his tenure, Johnson twice served as the Conservative critic for business, innovation and skills while the party is not in government. 2008-2016: […]

  • Minister of new French government denies rape allegations

    PARIS (AP) — A brewing scandal over accusations of rape by a minister in France’s new government could mar his first Cabinet meeting on Monday, which is supposed to focus on purchasing power. Damien Abad’s appointment on Friday had already been mocked by the right because it came the day after he left his mainstream […]