left-wing leader alexis tsipras has been sworn in as prime minister of greece after his syriza party beat its conservative rivals in sunday's parliamentary elections. it's a second chance for tsipras to see through reforms and implement a third bailout with lenders.
serbia's prime minister has arrived in albania for an historic visit. aleksandar vucic is the first serbian leader to travel to the nation, with which his country has long had tense relations. he was welcomed in tirana by his albanian counterpart edi rama.
denmark's prime minister has called national elections for 18 june. helle thorning-schmidt's centre-left social democrats are set to face stiff competition from the centre-right liberals, who want more curbs on immigration and limits on state spending. polls suggest the liberals and their allies will be victorious, which could result in a coalition that includes the eurosceptic danish people's party, winner of eu parliamentary elections last year.
israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has met with damas pakada, the ethiopian israeli soldier who was seen on a close circuit video camera being beaten by police.
japanese prime minister shinzo abe has expressed deep repentance over his country's role in world war two, during a landmark speech to the us congress.
south korean protesters rally against an upcoming speech by japanese prime minister, shinzo abe, at a joint meeting of the u.s. senate and house representatives, becoming the first japanese leader to do so.
greek prime minister alexis tsipras has agreed a cooperation deal with the oecd group of industrialised nations in paris. the organisation for economic cooperation and development will help athens with reforms needed to unblock further aid as it runs out of money.
danish prime minister helle thorning-schmidt said denmark would not be the same without its jewish community. she was reacting israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu calls for european jews to move to israel after a jewish man was shot and killed in attack over the weekend outside copenhagen's main synagogue.
after choosing a non-religious swearing-in ceremony, alexis tsipras has made a second symbolic gesture. on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of auschwitz, the new greek prime minister made his first official visit. he laid flowers at kessariani memorial; a former shooting range, where resistance fighters were killed by nazis during the occupation.
A new prime minister of Haiti has taken office after weeks of unrest from protesters demanding long-overdue elections.
a man who allegedly threw two hand grenades near the turkish prime minister's office in istanbul has been arrested by police. the city's police chief selami altinok said the suspect had served time in prison and had links to what he called "terrorist" organisations. no further details were given.
the belarussian president alexander lukashenko has dismissed his prime minister and other senior government officials in the biggest government reshuffle since 2010. the reshuffle is linked to the fallout from the economic crisis in russia the country’s main trading partner and ally. the new premier is andrey kobyakov, until now lukashenko’s chief-of-staff. he replaces mikhaïl myasnikovich who had been pm for four years. no reason has been given but earlier this year the autocratic leader warned he might dismiss the government if it failed to achieve key economic objectives.
belgian prime minister charles michel was attacked by activists protesting european union austerity measures. the demonstrators threw french fries and mayonnaise at the politician during a visit to the town of namur. michel said he would not press charges
thousands of hungarians turned out on tuesday (december 16) to demand the resignation of prime minister viktor orban and to protest against tax hikes and perceived political corruption. it was the latest in a series of anti-government demonstrations in a month which has seen the approval rating of the ruling fidesz party fall by 10 percent.
kosovo’s new prime minister was sworn in on friday, six months after the june 8 general election.the outgoing prime minister, hashim thaci, will become deputy and foreign minister as part of a coalition deal. new leader, 63-year-old ısa mustafa served in an exile government during kosovo’s rebellion against serbian rule in the 1990s. he has already upset trade unions by vetoing an annual 25 percent public sector pay rise promised by his predecessor.
professor temple is heading up a panel of staffordshire university experts
sweden's minority centre-left government is in trouble after the anti-immigration sweden democrats said it would join the centre-right opposition in a vote against the government's budget plan. prime minister stefan lofven said he would resign if his finance bill fails to get the backing of parliament. sweden watchers say he could tweak his plan enough to bring the the centre-right bloc on board
spanish prime minister mariano rajoy has visited catalonia for the first time since the region held an informal referendum in which voters favoured separating from spain. speaking at a rally held by his popular party in barcelona, rajoy was on the offensive against the region's president artur mas.
bulgaria's new prime minister boiko borisov has been voted in by parliament and has promised immediate reforms to grow the economy and bring in investment. borisov was prime minister between 2009 and february 2013, when he stepped down after nationwide protests.
a man has run into british prime minister david cameron at an event in northern england, causing a major security alert. video footage shows how the man came into contact with cameron before being intercepted. the uk leader was then bundled into his official car by bodyguards
kyiv has issued a stark warning about potential attempts by russia to disrupt ukraine's parliamentary election on sunday (26 october). ukrainian prime minister arseniy yatseniuk said: "it's absolutely clear that there are still provocations from the russian side and that will continue in the future."
the romanian president has accused his prime minister of working as a spy ten years ago. in a television interview traian basescu said pm victor ponta was an undercover intelligence officer between 1997 and 2001 and that this was why his career had advanced so quickly. ponta has denied this.
the first cabinet meeting of a palestinian unity government in seven years has taken place in gaza - a symbolic move ahead of an all important international aid conference in cairo on october 12. it was convened by prime minister rami hamdallah who travelled to the hamas-dominated territory from the west bank.
the mayor of lisbon has been elected as the socialist party's candidate for prime minister at the next election. antonio costo beat the incumbent antonio jose seguro, picking up 70 percent of the party vote on sunday. the former justice and interior minister needs to maintain the party's lead in the polls ahead of next october's vote.
in pakistan, a huge demonstration has taken place in karachi calling for the prime minister, nawaz sharif, to resign. it was organised by opposition leader imran khan, who accuses nawaz sharif of fraud during last last year's election.
the new french government faces a no-confidence vote on tuesday just weeks after being reshuffled. prime minister manuel vals has called the motion to face off critics in and outside his party over his plans to boost employment. so far only 208 socialist mps have publicly declared their intentions to back the government.
turkey's new prime minister ahmet davutoglu is expected to unveil his cabinet line-up on friday. the former foreign minister has taken up the top job after recep tayyip erdogan was sworn in as the country's president.
thailand's army chief general prayuth chan-ocha has become the country's new prime minister. prayuth, 60, was officially sworn in during a ceremony in bangkok after being endorsed by king bhumibol adulyadej.
turkey's foreign minister ahmet davutoglu is to be the country's next prime minister - and many see the appointment as a sign that the man he replaces will be pulling the strings.
turkish foreign minister ahmet davutoglu has been tipped to take over as chairman of the country's ruling ak party by outgoing president abdullah gul.
there has been a suicide bomb attack near the home of the new iraqi prime minister haider al-abadi in baghdad. the bomber blew himself up outside the checkpoint that leads to the house on tuesday. there have been no reports of any casualties.
israeli prime minister benyameen netanyahu is due to address the press. this conference is netanyahu's first since israel stepped up its ground offensive in gaza earlier today - with artillery fire, tanks and infantry.
kurdish fighters have clashed with islamist insurgents. the peshmerga troops have been defending the oil town of kirkuk after the iraqi army abandoned positions last week.government forces have regrouped in parts and claim to have repelled an attempt by the sunni militants to seize baquba in a bloody battle close to baghdad.late on tuesday iraqi prime minister nuri al-maliki broadcast a joint appeal for national unity.
egypt’s new government has been sworn in, headed up by prime minister ibrahim mehleb.he was reappointed by former army chief-turned president, general abdel fattah al-sisi, who won an election victory last month.it comes just under a year since sisi, as head of the army, overthrew the former president mohammed morsi.the new cabinet includes 34 ministers, 14 are new appointments and just four are women.
a sunni rebel advance in iraq has made further gains after over running first the city of mosul and then tikrit. it’s now closing in on the baiji oil refinery which is the biggest in the country. the speed of the offensive by the al qaeda splinter group has shocked the shi’ite-led iraqi government in baghdad.
the us has led international condemnation of the seizure of the iraqi city of mosul by sunni islamist insurgents. around 150,000 civilians are thought to have fled as iraqi troops and police left their posts when hundreds of jihadists over ran the country's second biggest city.
pakistan's prime minister has condemned the stoning and bludgeoning to death of a woman outside one of the country's top courts and ordered "immediate action." 25 -year-old farzana parveen, who was three months pregnant, was brutally attacked outside lahore high court in broad daylight on tuesday. she was beaten with bricks by her father, brothers and a former fiance for marrying against their wishes.
pakistan's prime minister nawaz sharif has accepted an invitation to attend the inauguration of indian prime minister narendra modi on monday.
partial results suggest the opposition leader's bharatiya janata party will win the most decisive general election victory the country has seen in decades
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