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Romania: minister, mayor resign before government reshuffle

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – Romania’s defense minister and the Bucharest mayor have resigned their positions in the ruling Social Democratic Party ahead of a government reshuffle. Social Democrat chairman Liviu Dragnea aims to strengthen [...]

Australia’s Prime Minister ‘Surprised’ by State’s Secret Deal With China

SYDNEY, Australia — Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia was blindsided by reports that a state government had quietly sidestepped federal regulators and signed a deal with China to participate in that country’s contentious [...]

Russian deputy foreign minister denounces US trolling case

MOSCOW (AP) – A top Russian diplomat says that the U.S. allegation that a Russian woman helped oversee a social media effort to influence the American midterm elections is shameful. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov made the comments [...]

Wentworth Defeat Pushes Australia’s Prime Minister Into Minority Government

He pointed to the election this past week in Bavaria that shook Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government in Germany, as voters shifted their allegiance away from her conservative allies toward the progressive, pro-refugee Greens. “Australians [...]

A Top Indian Minister Resigns, but Can #MeToo Reform Government?

NEW DELHI — An Indian cabinet minister quit on Wednesday after 21 women came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment, making him the most prominent figure so far to be felled by the #MeToo movement sweeping the world’s largest [...]

South African finance minister criticized after testimony

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – South Africa’s finance minister is under pressure after he acknowledged visiting the home of a business family linked to alleged corruption under former president Jacob Zuma. Opposition parties are criticizing Finance [...]

Official says wife of ex-Malaysian prime minister has been arrested and is expected to be charged in

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Official says wife of ex-Malaysian prime minister has been arrested and is expected to be charged in graft scandal. Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. The Washington Times Comment Policy The [...]

Is Italy’s Prime Minister Looking for a Backup Job?

ROME — Giuseppe Conte, finding himself in a traditionally precarious job, sought to avoid putting all his eggs in one professional basket by pursuing a fallback position as a teacher in a Rome university. The twist: The basket in [...]

Scott Morrison Is a New Kind of Australian Prime Minister: An Evangelical Christian

SYDNEY, Australia — At a regular Sunday morning service, before the praise songs and a sermon on resilience, a pastor at one of Sydney’s largest Pentecostal churches mentioned a congregant who was usually among those worshiping [...]

Australia’s New Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, Appoints a Cabinet

One lawmaker who mounted that challenge, only to lose in the final party vote — Peter Dutton, 47, a former police officer from Queensland — will return to the cabinet. He was appointed on Sunday to a role he has held before, home [...]