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Moldovan President Nominates Ex-Finance Minister As Prime Minister  

Moldovan President Maia Sandu has nominated former Finance Minister Natalia Gavrilita to try to become the country's new prime minister.

CNN mocks Boris Johnsons epic battle with his umbrella: I should warn you, you may be shocked by this   36%

CNN’s John Berman calls the umbrella struggle ‘a tortured process of self-discovery for the prime minister, who seems to be familiarizing himself with this advanced technology for the very first time’

On China, Covid-19 and being the first woman in the job: Samoas first female PM video   9%

Samoa's first female prime minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa in her first sit-down interview with foreign media since taking office this week says there was 'a lot of excitement' in the Pacific nation about her election among women and girls . She also opened up about Samoa's relationship with China, saying that while 'of course we know what's happening in the global context' with the US-China tensions Samoa needed to be 'very focused on how we navigate our way through international relations'.

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I wouldnt sign a China trade deal now: Tony Abbott   40%

As prime minister, Abbott struck the China-Australia free trade deal in 2014 and lauded it as one of his government’s biggest achievements in office.

Samoas new PM Mataafa confirms cancellation of US$100 million China-funded port   15%

The new prime minister of Samoa has confirmed she will cancel a China-backed port project, but hasn’t closed the door to the world’s second-largest economy as she navigates a path for the Pacific nation against a backdrop of intensifying regional competition between Beijing and Washington.Fiame Naomi Mataafa indicated she would only approve investments that had clear benefits for her country as she expressed doubts about the upside for the Pacific in being a pawn in a geopolitical tussle…

Israel to offer third coronavirus booster shot to older citizens   5%

Israel’s prime minister on Thursday announced that the country would offer a coronavirus booster to people over 60 who have already been vaccinated.The announcement by Naftali Bennett makes Israel the first country to offer a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to its citizens on a wide scale.“I’m announcing this evening the beginning of the campaign to receive the booster vaccine, the third vaccine,” Bennett said in a nationally televised address.“Reality proves the vaccines are safe…

Norway marks 10 years since massacre by neo-Nazi Anders Behring Breivik left 77 dead   -30%

Norway’s prime minister on Thursday called for the country to stand up against the hatred that killed 77 people on July 22, 2011, 10 years after the attacks by neo-Nazi Anders Behring Breivik.“We must not let hate stand unopposed,” Erna Solberg said in a speech at a memorial ceremony near the government headquarters in Oslo.This was the place where Breivik set off a bomb that killed eight people before going on a shooting spree at a summer camp for left-wing youths on the island of Utoya,…

Businessman Najib Mikati on course to be named Lebanons next prime minister   19%

Lebanon’s wealthy businessman and former premier Najib Mikati is poised to be designated prime minister on Monday after winning the support of most major parties to form a new government facing a crippling financial crisis, political sources said.Earlier, a club of former Lebanese Sunni prime ministers said on Sunday that they endorsed the choice of Mikati, who held the post twice, in yet another attempt to bring Lebanon’s political deadlock to an end.Among Mikati’s endorsers was veteran…

Israels Naftali Bennett urges citizens to get vaccinated as coronavirus variant spreads   25%

Israel’s prime minister on Thursday called upon hundreds of thousands of citizens who have not yet been vaccinated against the coronavirus to get the shot. His appeal came as new infections climbed precipitously in recent weeks.Naftali Bennett’s televised address was the latest sign of concern in a country that has been among world leaders in vaccinating its people. Just a few weeks ago, Israel lifted almost all remaining virus restrictions.But the arrival of the highly contagious Delta variant…

Not a coup, Tunisia president declares with nation on edge  

Tunisia’s president said his suspension of parliament and firing of the prime minister were to restore order and retake the country from “thieves”, dismissing claims he orchestrated a coup in the Arab spring’s birthplace.Kais Saied’s comments – a staunch defence of his moves a day earlier – came as he ordered a 7pm to 6am curfew through August 27 and barred public gatherings for more than three people. The combined steps have rattled the nation’s already brittle democracy and thrust it into…

The political compromise that saved Tunisia is now tearing it apart   15%

The Tunisian president's decision this week to fire the prime minister and suspend parliament marks a new age in the country's politics – or the end of its relative calm

Bennetts COVID gamble, and the price he could pay  

The prime minister seems to have opted to risk more coronavirus cases without taking steps that would hinder Israelis’ lives ■ Why the current dilemma is reminiscent of the second intifada

In a world first, Bennett announces third COVID jab campaign for Israelis over 60   25%

'Call your parents and grandparents now and make sure they get the third shot,' Israel's prime minister told a televised press briefing, announcing President Herzog will get his COVID vaccine booster shot on Friday

Israel's Knesset approves rotation law after 15 hours of debate  

Law stipulates when and how Yair Lapid would replace Naftali Bennett as prime minister; opposition members leave the chamber in protest

"It Is Offensive": Haitian Activist Says It's Not Up to U.S. to Determine Haiti's PM or Future  

Two weeks after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, Ariel Henry has been sworn in as Haiti's new prime minister, after acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph announced he was relinquishing power. Henry is a neurosurgeon who was appointed by President Jovenel Moïse shortly before he was assassinated, but not formally sworn in. Both Joseph and Henry had claimed power following Moïse's death. Over the weekend, the United States and other members of the so-called Core Group threw their support behind Henry, who will become Haiti's seventh prime minister in four years. Monique Clesca, a Haitian pro-democracy advocate based in Port-au-Prince, says despite the polarization and turmoil in the country, it is ultimately up to Haitians to find a political solution. ​​"It is not up to the United States State Department to tell us who should be the prime minister of Haiti," Clesca says. "It is offensive. It should not be done. It is unacceptable."

Boris Johnson on Covid infection rates falling for six days   22%

The prime minister urges people not to “run away with premature conclusions” amid a fall in positive test numbers.

Israel to offer COVID-19 booster vaccine shot to citizens over 60   5%

Israel's prime minister on Thursday announced that the country would offer a coronavirus booster to people over 60 who have already been vaccinated. The announcement by Naftali Bennett makes Israel the first country to offer a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to its citizens on a wide scale.

Lebanon Turns to Billionaire Tycoon to Form Next Government   -25%

Najib Mikati, who has served as prime minister twice before, will try to form a government that can please Lebanon’s politicians and address its financial meltdown. His two predecessors failed.

Justin Trudeau Calls Out NHL Team for Drafting Player Who Leaked Sex Photo   -37%

The prime minister said he’s “deeply disappointed” in the Montreal Canadiens for selecting Logan Mailloux in last week’s draft.

Lebanese billionaire Najib Mikati picked as new PM-designate  

Leading Lebanese businessman Najib Mikati secured enough votes in parliamentary consultations on Monday to be designated the next prime minister, raising hopes for an urgently needed viable government to tackle a crippling financial crisis.

Lebanese pound dips after wild rally   -16%

The Lebanese pound fell on the black market Tuesday, trading at LL18,950 against the dollar, after rallying in previous days on the designation of a new prime minister.

Tokyo's New COVID-19 Infections Hit A Record Again, Topping 4,000 For The First Time   5%

Daily infections are nearly quadruple the numbers reported just a week ago. Japan's prime minister, who has denied the Olympics are to blame, has extended a state of emergency to the end of August.