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Ministers and governors met to discuss plans aimed at advancing the economy by improving tourism
Theresa May, the longest-serving home secretary of recent times, has been known as a modernizer, an authoritarian – and above all, a pragmatist. Samira Shackle reports from London on Britain’s new prime minister.
The UK has tried hard to strengthen its already robust economic relationship with Chinese politicians and businessmen. But many now question Britain’s future as an investment destination – and a gateway to the EU.
Japan’s Nikkei index has rebounded after a week of losses, bolstered by expectations of fresh government stimulus to kickstart anemic growth and following a landslide election victory of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
A plan to topple Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn appears set to plunge the party into a political civil war after UK voters opted for Brexit. Recriminations have mounted amid warnings that the party’s existence is at stake.
Conservative MPs have picked an experienced minister and a novice Brexiter as their leadership candidates. The selection of two women closed the door on Justice Secretary Michael Gove, Samira Shackle reports from London.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is touring Mozambique, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. His huge country is looking for raw materials and allies in its quest for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.
Japanese voters are set to cast their ballots this weekend to elect a new upper house of parliament. And PM Shinzo Abe’s ruling party is expected to secure a big victory. Martin Fritz reports from Tokyo.
Israel’s prime minister has pledged to help Africa fight terrorism on day two of his tour of the continent. Netanyahu said that in matters of security, Africa had no better friend than the state of Israel.
Two million words long, seven years in the making: The Chilcot Inquiry called 129 witnesses, including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Blair can expect a critical review, but probably not a future court date.
Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Uganda on Monday as the first Israeli prime minister to visit sub-Saharan Africa in 30 years. For personal reasons, this could be an emotionally-charged visit for the 66-year-old leader.
Israel has bolstered security in a major crackdown around Hebron that is affecting tens of thousands of civilians. The lockdown comes in response to two recent attacks on Jewish settlers.
Instead of securing the comfortable majority it wanted, Turnbull’s Liberal party is in a neck-and-neck election. Even if the Liberals pull off a narrow win it’s unclear if Turnbull will form a government.
Bangladesh’s prime minister has decreed the next two days a mourning period. The world is reeling from a terror attack that left 28 people dead.
Old school values and an inward focus: On Saturday, Australia goes to the polls to elect its sixth prime minister in six years in a campaign with no foreign focus. Helen Clark reports from Melbourne.
In a bid to improve India’s image, PM Narendra Modi launched a campaign in 2014 to improve sanitation and public cleanliness. Activist Bindeshwar Pathak tells DW the drive needs better coordination between stakeholders.
The Turkish president has expressed regret for the downing of a Russian warplane in 2015. But Putin’s spokesman warned it would take “more than one step” to mend ties between the countries.
The UK has voted to leave the EU in a referendum and the prime minister who called it, David Cameron, says he will quit. Cameron said the vote “must be respected,” but that another prime minister should implement it.
The cabinet of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the holding of an auction of mobile phone radio waves. It is expected to be the biggest-ever held in the country, bringing in a record sum in revenue.
No longer a failed state, though struggling to rise from the ashes. Mohamed Omer Arteh, Somalia’s Deputy Prime Minister, is Michel Friedman’s guest on Conflict Zone.
Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos has pledged an additional $3 billion (2.6 billion euros) in investments in India, banking on exponential growth in the online shopping sector in the Asia’s third largest economy.
Governors instructed to follow up on service projects, connect homes to water and sewage grids
In light of the Syrian civil war and the ongoing refugee crisis, the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has been largely pushed into the background in recent months. But the conference in Paris which opened on Friday aimed to begin a new peace initiative between the two conflict parties. Envoys from some 28 countries and …
Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe will delay a controversial increase in sales tax due to concerns for the country’s fragile economy. The move is a blow to his economic policy aimed at boosting growth and inflation.
Center-right politician Avi Gabbay has stepped down as environment minister, saying the governnment has swung too far to the right. His resignation comes shortly after Prime Minister Netanyahu reshuffled his cabinet.
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Turkey’s ruling party is set to hold an extraordinary congress to decide the fate of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The past few weeks have seen increasing speculation and tension between Davutoglu and the president.
The appeal court acquitted Nazif from charges of illicit gains
Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Abadi has failed to abolish sectarian and party quotas for government positions. The threat of a shutdown now looms, while “Islamic State” continues to control large parts of the country.
Only 38 voted against the programme, while five abstained from voting