Cabinet

LONDON | UK PM May: I won’t agree on a Brexit deal ‘at any cost’

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain aims to reach a Brexit deal with the European Union as soon as possible, but that it can’t come “at any cost.” May on Tuesday briefed her Cabinet on progress toward an elusive divorce deal with the bloc. Talks are stuck on finding a way to … Continue reading LONDON | UK PM May: I won’t agree on a Brexit deal ‘at any cost’

SYDNEY | Australian PM starts work as anger over party vote simmers

SYDNEY  — Australia’s new leader Scott Morrison has spoken with President Donald Trump, organized his Cabinet and met drought-affected farmers as the backlash continues over another prime minister selected by an internal party vote. A day after replacing Malcolm Turnbull following a ballot among parliamentarians from the ruling Liberal Party, Morrison had what he called … Continue reading SYDNEY | Australian PM starts work as anger over party vote simmers

MINSK, Belarus | Belarusian leader Lukashenko fires Cabinet as economy tanks

MINSK, Belarus— Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has fired his Cabinet, accusing it of failing to fulfill his orders. Lukashenko emphasized that a strong economy is essential for Belarus to maintain and strengthen its independence. He also warned Saturday that Belarus will not turn into a “vassal” of its giant neighbor, Russia, even though he underlined … Continue reading MINSK, Belarus | Belarusian leader Lukashenko fires Cabinet as economy tanks

South Africa’s new president replaces finance minister

JOHANNESBURG/February 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —South Africa‘s new president announced a Cabinet shuffle late Monday that replaces the finance minister and puts a former finance minister in charge of the country’s troubled state-owned companies. President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was sworn in this month after former South African leader Jacob Zuma resigned in the face of multiple … Continue reading South Africa’s new president replaces finance minister

South African President Zuma succumbs to pressure, resigns

JOHANNESBURG/February 15, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — South African President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday in a televised address to the nation, ending a turbulent tenure marred by corruption scandals that sapped the popularity of the ruling African National Congress and hurt one of Africa’s biggest economies. The resignation signaled an imminent end to a leadership crisis in … Continue reading South African President Zuma succumbs to pressure, resigns

UK’s Northern Ireland minister quits as May shuffles Cabinet

LONDON/January 08, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —British Prime Minister Theresa May is starting the new political year with a shake-up of her Cabinet. May is trying to bolster her authority ahead of a crucial new phase in Brexit negotiations on Britain’s divorce from the European Union. As Parliament returned Monday from its Christmas break, May was summoning ministers to … Continue reading UK’s Northern Ireland minister quits as May shuffles Cabinet

UK’s May plans Cabinet changes as Brexit enters new phase

LONDON/January 07, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to shuffle her Cabinet as she tries to bolster her authority ahead of a crucial new phase in Brexit negotiations. May said she will re-jig government ranks “soon,” with changes expected as early as Monday. She did not indicate which ministers are set to lose their … Continue reading UK’s May plans Cabinet changes as Brexit enters new phase

Saudi Arabia heralds biggest spending plans yet amid deficit

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates /December 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Saudi Arabia is preparing for the biggest budget in its history, announcing Tuesday record expenditures of 978 billion riyals ($261 billion) this coming fiscal year as the government forecasts a boost in revenue from the introduction of a sales tax, plans to further reduce subsidies and … Continue reading Saudi Arabia heralds biggest spending plans yet amid deficit