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Coronavirus: Japan ends state of emergency in all areas   -6%

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and four other remaining areas on Monday, ending the restrictions nationwide as businesses begin to reopen. Experts

Outrage Grows Over Boris Johnson Aides 260-Mile Trip During Lockdown   1%

Dominic Cummings, the British prime minister’s top adviser, said he behaved “reasonably and legally” in driving for child care needs while coming down with the coronavirus.

UK PM Boris Johnson to lead coronavirus news conference as adviser's future hangs in balance  

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will lead the daily coronavirus news conference on Sunday as the future of his senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who is under pressure over a journey made during the lockdown, hangs in the balance. The news conference will take place at 16:00 GMT, Downing Street office said. The PM last appeared at the daily briefing on May 11.

Spain encouraging visitors from abroad starting in July  

Spain will be not just welcoming, but encouraging international tourism starting in July, the prime minister said on May 23.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asks to skip opening of corruption trial due to coronavirus guidelines   10%

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s lawyers asked a Jerusalem court on Tuesday for their client to be exempted from attending the start of his impending corruption trial.The request from Netanyahu’s legal team, seen by AFP, comes after the justice ministry objected to the veteran premier missing his first hearing on May 24.Netanyahu’s presence in the court requires five bodyguards, his lawyers wrote, meaning the hearing would not be able to take place “within the limitations set by the…

Ottawa pushing provinces to bring in paid sick leave amid pandemic, Trudeau says   -71%

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is talking to the provinces about bringing in 10 days of paid sick leave for workers — something the NDP demanded in exchange for supporting the Liberals' plan to extend the suspension of the House of Commons during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19: Asian shares climb, Tokyo gains on hopes for reopening   -5%

Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, was expected to announced later Monday that the state of emergency imposed to fight the pandemic will end nationwide after a panel of experts approved the plan.

Corruption case aimed at toppling me, in any way possible: Netanyahu   -7%

Benjamin Netanyahu professed his innocence at the start of his corruption trial on Sunday, saying he was being framed in the first criminal prosecution of a serving Israeli prime minister.

As Netanyahu corruption trial opens, his team preps to fight 'every step of the way'   5%

In first for Israel, sitting prime minister faces trial ■ His lawyers are expected to take an aggressive approach to delay actual presentation of evidence ■ Likud lawmaker says conviction would be 'greatest injustice in Israel's history'

Trudeau defends Liberal Party's use of wage subsidy program  

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today defended the Liberal Party's decision to tap the federal wage subsidy program to pay its workers, saying the program is designed to help people working in all sectors of the economy.

Coronavirus: Palestinians easing COVID-19 restrictions in West Bank  

Mosques, churches and businesses in the occupied West Bank will reopen on Tuesday in an easing of coronavirus restrictions, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Monday.The Palestinian

New Zealand Earthquake Interrupts Jacinda Arderns TV Interview  

When the rattling from the magnitude-5.8 quake stopped, New Zealand’s prime minister continued the interview, seeming unruffled.

Japan lifts coronavirus emergency in all remaining areas   -6%

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and four other remaining areas on Monday, ending the restrictions nationwide as businesses begin to reopen.

Op-Ed: Iraq and the U.S., after years of conflict, still need each other  

A new Iraqi prime minister could help create a path toward a more productive bilateral relationship.

Beer With Bella: Malcolm Turnbull  

The former prime minister on negotiating with President Trump, the “terrorist” tactics of right-wing populists and his exercise routine while in Canberra.

UK to reopen thousands of shops as coronavirus lockdown eases, says Johnson   8%

Britain will reopen thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centers next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday, setting out a timetable for businesses as part of

New Zealand's Ardern stays cool as earthquake strikes during live interview   21%

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was unflustered by an earthquake that struck the capital Wellington on Monday while she was doing a live TV interview, and calmly continued with the programme.

UK lockdown: Can I see my family and friends under new coronavirus rules?   3%

Prime minister insists that social distancing measures must be maintained

Coronavirus: did British PM Boris Johnson pay tribute to Philippine nurses working in UK with this T-shirt?   17%

Philippine social media users have welcomed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s appearance on Thursday in a T-shirt bearing the country’s name, many interpreting it as a sign of gratitude for the work of Philippine nurses during the coronavirus pandemic.Johnson was diagnosed with coronavirus in April and was hospitalised in London before being moved to intensive care. Upon recovery, he paid tribute to NHS staff who he said “saved my life, no question”.The UK has so far recorded about 250,000…

Watch: New Zealands Ardern braves earthquake during live TV interview   21%

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was unflustered by an earthquake that struck the capital Wellington on Monday while she was doing a live TV interview, and calmly continued with the

Spain to reopen to foreign tourists from July as protesters urge PM to quit over coronavirus lockdown  

Spain will reopen its borders to tourists in July and its top soccer division will kick off again in June, the Prime Minister said on Saturday, as one of the world’s strictest lockdowns starts to ease.Pedro Sanchez’s dual announcements coincided with calls for his resignation over the lockdown’s impact on jobs and the economy from the far-right Vox party, which called a protest through cities across Spain that drew thousands of horn-blaring cars and motorbikes.“From July, foreign tourism will…

UK PM Johnson resists calls to fire adviser Cummings for breaking lockdown  

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resisted calls on Saturday from opposition parties to sack senior adviser Dominic Cummings after he travelled 400 km (250 miles) to northern England while his wife showed COVID-19 symptoms.

Unchecked migrants from India contribute to rising cases of Covid-19, says Nepal Prime Minister Oli   -16%

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday reiterated his previous statement where he had blamed those coming from India for the spread of coronavirus in the Himalayan nation.

Netanyahu slams false, trumped up charges against him during first session of landmark corruption trial   25%

Israel's prime minister accuses prosecutors and police of trying to 'depose' him as he becomes the country's first serving prime minister to stand trial

UK death toll from confirmed coronavirus cases rises by 118   50%

The United Kingdom’s death toll from confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 118 to 36,793, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday.

Netanyahu's son becomes star of German nationalist party after calling EU 'evil'  

AfD lawmaker tweets poster quoting Yair Netanyahu after the prime minister's son appealed for a return to a 'free, democratic and Christian' Europe

Netanyahu said to tell Likud MKs: West Bank annexation on for July  

At weekly faction meeting, prime minister says he has a date in mind and won't change it; also cautions a second, deadlier coronavirus wave could be on the way

Scotland lockdown: What does Nicola Sturgeons new roadmap mean for socialising and exercising?   25%

The first minister spoke at Holyrood on Thursday lunchtime

UK defends Boris Johnsons top aide Dominic Cummings over breaking lockdown rules  

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resisted calls on Saturday from opposition parties to sack adviser Dominic Cummings after he travelled 400km while his wife showed Covid-19 symptoms to ensure their son could be looked after by his parents.Cummings, who masterminded the 2016 campaign to leave the European Union during the Brexit referendum, travelled the 250 miles to Durham in northern England in late March, when a strict lockdown was already in place, The Guardian and Mirror newspapers…

UK plans cut in Huawei's 5G network involvement: newspaper report  

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to reduce Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's involvement in Britain's 5G network in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported

Gary Neville mocks Dominic Cummings over uncomfortable lockdown statement   35%

Prime minister Boris Johnson's special advisor has been accused of breaking the UK's coronavirus lockdown guidelines with a trip from London to Durham while he was symptomatic with the virus

Shin Bet changed security protocol for Netanyahus first day in court and didnt tell court guards  

The route inside the building that the prime minister took ended with him using his own podium to make his speech and have photographs taken in an area that violated court rules

Israels parliament swears in new unity government with PM Netanyahu at helm  

Israel's parliament swore in a new unity government on Sunday led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his former rival Benny Gantz, ending the longest political crisis in the nation's history.

France's health workers to get significant pay rises after coronavirus pandemic  

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Monday that health workers would soon get hefty pay increases as part of an overhaul of France's hospital system in response to the coronavirus crisis.

UK PM backs aide Cummings despite calls to resign over coronavirus lockdown travel  

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed his senior adviser Dominic Cummings on Sunday, despite calls from within his own Conservative Party for the aide to resign for traveling 250 miles during

Once-in-a-decade storm hits Australia leaving thousands without power   17%

'Some wild weather has affected large parts of WA, causing widespread damage and large scale power outage,' says prime minister

All aboard! Spain is reopening to international TOURISM from July   3%

Spain took a major step towards the return of normality on Saturday, as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that the country will reopen to international tourism from July.
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Japans Abe lifts state of emergency, says virus outbreak under control   -6%

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday lifted the state of emergency imposed nationally to combat coronavirus following a sharp decline in the number of new cases.

From the Archives, 1944: Government announces post-war migration plan   -6%

It was "populate or perish" as acting prime minister Frank Forde announced Australia's intention of embarking on an active postwar immigration policy.

Coronavirus: Youth mental health 'needs recovery plan'   10%

Thirty organisations write to the prime minister, calling for more support for young people.