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David Gauke to quit Government on Wednesday if Boris Johnson wins race to be PM  

Justice Secretary David Gauke will quit the Government on Wednesday if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister.

Trump offers to vouch for bail of US rapper jailed in Sweden  

Donald Trump said he has spoken to Sweden’s prime minister about jailed US rapper ASAP Rocky and “offered to personally vouch for his bail”.

Trumps bail offer for jailed rapper rings hollow in Sweden   -5%

U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Sweden's prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and "offered to personally vouch for his bail," a hollow offer in a … Click to Continue »

Kosovo's Prime Minister Resigns, Citing Hague Designation As 'Suspect'   -33%

Kosovo's prime minister, Ramush Haradinaj, has announced his resignation after his designation as a suspect by The Hague-based arm of Kosovo's judicial system that pursues serious crimes committed during and immediately after the 1998-99 Kosovo War.

U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky to remain in Swedish custody, Trump plans to intervene  

Swedish prosecutors on Friday extended American rapper A$AP Rocky's detention by six days amid their ongoing investigation into a street fight in Stockholm as U.S. President Donald Trump said he planned to call Sweden's prime minister about the case.

Trump says Britain's Johnson would do 'great job' as prime minister  

U.S. President Trump said on Friday he was looking forward to working with Boris Johnson, the front-runner to be Britain's next prime minister, and believes Johnson will work out Brexit.

UK delay on Huawei 5G decision harming ties, lawmakers say   12%

A powerful committee of British lawmakers on Friday urged the next prime minister to decide quickly on the role China's Huawei will have in next-generation 5G telecommunications networks to avert more damage to Britain's international relations.

Irish, EU governments sound out Johnson to avoid no-deal Brexit: Sunday Times   -13%

Ahead of Boris Johnson's likely election next week as Britain's prime minister, EU countries are secretly wooing him in a bid to thrash out a new Brexit plan that would avoid a no-deal disaster, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.

Last Qaddafi PM freed in Libya for health reasons   -5%

Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, Libya’s last prime minister under ousted leader Muammar Qaddafi, has been released from jail for health reasons four years after being sentenced to death, Tripoli’s

Pound sinks below $1.24, engulfed by Tory Brexit perfect storm   8%

Sterling plunged briefly below $1.24 for the first time in 27 months on Tuesday and also hit six-month troughs against the euro as the two candidates to be Britain’s next prime minister vied to

Opinion: Boris Johnson in Brussels visibly invisible  

Boris Johnson's ubiquity these days can be tiresome. But as a newspaper hack in Brussels he preferred to keep a low profile. Jim Gibbons recounts the many faces of the man who could be the UK's next prime minister.

UK pro-EU campaigners hold 'No to Boris' march in London  

Anti-Brexit campaigners have marched through central London in a show of opposition to Britain's exit from the EU. Among the attractions was a giant balloon effigy of Britain's likely next prime minister, Boris Johnson.

Kosovo PM Haradinaj resigns after court summons on suspicion of war crimes   17%

Ramush Haradinaj, Kosovo's prime minister and a former guerilla commander, gave up his post after being summoned as a war crimes suspect before a special court. He has already been acquitted twice before in The Hague.

Pakistani PM Imran Khan draws ire over taxes, rising inflation   10%

Pakistan's prime minister is facing a backlash over his economic policies, with public discontent growing over increased taxes and rising inflation. On Saturday, a countrywide traders' strike paralyzed business.

I will guarantee bail for A$AP Rocky, Donald Trump tells Swedens Stefan Lofven   45%

US President Donald Trump said he spoke with Sweden’s prime minister on Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and “offered to personally vouch for his bail.”Trump tweeted that during a “a very good call” with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, he also “assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk.” The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist has been in custody since early this month over an alleged fight.Urged on by the first lady Melania Trump and celebrities, including Kanye West and Kim…

Malaysias Anwar-Azmin rivalry expected to end in uneasy truce, for now, as PM Mahathir Mohamad enters fray   -25%

An ugly public stand-off between Malaysian political heavyweights Anwar Ibrahim and Azmin Ali over a leaked gay sex tape may be staved off, at least for the moment, said insiders and analysts on Friday as the prime minister entered the fray in purported truce talks.Mahathir Mohamad attended a “retreat” organised by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) late on Friday, even though the elder statesman is from a different political party.In a speech, he did not make a reference to the sex videos or any…

Anwar Ibrahim says he has numbers to become Malaysian PM, decries sex tape gutter politics  

Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim, jailed twice for what he says were trumped-up sodomy charges, said on Thursday he has the support needed to become prime minister and denied calling for a potential challenger to resign over an unfolding gay sex video scandal.Indications of divisions in Anwar’s People’s Justice Party (PKR) surfaced after a series of videos circulated among politicians and journalists in June, allegedly showing Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali and another man having sex.Gay sex is…

Boris Johnson could be the UKs last prime minister, ex-leader Gordon Brown warns   14%

Boris Johnson could be the UK’s last prime minister, Gordon Brown has warned, as the Conservative leadership front runner met Scottish MPs to reassure them he wants to bolster the union.Johnson met 11 out of the 13 Scottish Conservatives at Westminster on Wednesday, which was described as “positive” and “businesslike”, and is understood to have covered when he should first visit Scotland if elected, how colleagues north of the border will feed into policy decisions and future structuring of…

British PM hopefuls Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt slam Donald Trumps go back tweets, but refuse to call them racist   -3%

The two candidates vying to become Britain’s next prime minister both condemned on Monday US President Donald Trump’s xenophobic tweets about progressive Democrat congresswomen as “totally offensive” and “totally unacceptable”.But front runner Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt refused to call the tweets racist when pressed to do so during their last debate before next week’s announcement of who will succeed Prime Minister Theresa May.May’s spokesman had earlier said that the…

Hung out to dry: Boris Johnson under pressure over British ambassador Kim Darrochs downfall  

Boris Johnson is under pressure over his role in Kim Darroch’s resignation as Britain’s ambassador to Washington, with critics accusing the likely next prime minister of throwing the diplomat “under the bus”.Politicians from both government and opposition parties have accused Johnson of failing to defend the envoy, and said the removal of a British ambassador because of pressure from a foreign leader was a severe blow to British diplomacy and power.Johnson told The Sun newspaper it was “bizarre…

Lieberman is laying a trap for Netanyahu  

The prime minister has handed his rivals a gift they could never have dreamed of

'Boris blimp' at London rally as thousands march against Brexit  

Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest days before the UK is due to install a new prime minister.

Tory leadership candidates compared: Johnson v Hunt  

We take a look at the two Conservative MPs going head-to-head to become the next prime minister.

Hunt v Johnson: The business view  

Businesses in a Tory heartland give their views on what they want from the next prime minister.

Netanyahu just passed Ben-Gurion as Israel's longest serving leader  

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu became the country's longest-serving prime minister Saturday, as the clock ticked midnight on his 4,876th (non-consecutive) day in office.

Trump says he's working with Swedish PM to free rapper   -2%

President Donald Trump said that he is working with the prime minister of Sweden to resolve US rapper A$AP Rocky's arrest after celebrities, politicians and fans have called his ongoing detention a human rights violation.

Will federal leaders back the legal challenge to Quebec's religious symbols ban with an election looming?   10%

The prime minister, along with Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, all say they do not support the law. But no party has come forward to back a legal challenge.

Trump offers to guarantee rapper A$AP Rocky's bail in Sweden  

U.S. President Donald Trump says he has spoken to the Swedish prime minister, telling him American rapper A$AP Rocky is not a flight risk. The performer is in police custody in Sweden on assault allegations.

U.K. Lawmakers Create Hurdle to No-Deal Brexit, in Blow to Boris Johnson  

They approved a plan to stop the next prime minister from suspending Parliament as a means of forcing through Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

ASAP Rocky Wont Get Special Treatment, Swedish Prime Minister Says  

The rapper has been held in Sweden on an assault charge. President Trump, lobbied by celebrities, called the prime minister to try to get him released.

Spain's Socialists and far-left party Podemos step closer to government deal   25%

Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez's chances of winning a confidence vote in parliament next week to stay on as prime minister received a boost Friday after the head of far-left party Podemos agreed not to take a government post.

Pregnant women, children killed in Papua New Guinea tribal violence   -27%

Twenty-four people have died -- including two pregnant women with their unborn children -- in tribal fighting in Papua New Guinea's lawless highlands, prompting the prime minister on Wednesday to vow to avenge the brutal killings.

Kosovo PM resigns following summons from Hague war court  

Kosovo's prime minister has resigned after being invited for questioning by a Hague-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war.

British pound sinks to new low for 2019  

The pound fell to the lowest level since 2017 as the market once again reckoned with no-deal risk after the contenders to be U.K. prime minister intensified demands to renegotiate on Brexit. Sterling was at its weakest level in more than two years versus the dollar and hit a six-month low against the euro, as Brexit negotiations appeared to turn more hostile. Both leadership contenders, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, have said the so-called backstop plan to avoid a hard border in Ireland, considered essential by Brussels, would need to be scrapped.