Cabinet

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

The Latest: Trump to meet with Cabinet members at Camp David

WASHINGTON / December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —The Latest on the tax plan in Congress (all times local): 4:10 p.m. President Donald Trump will be holding a series of weekend meetings with Cabinet members at Camp David. A White House spokeswoman said Saturday that Trump would meet with Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steve … Continue reading The Latest: Trump to meet with Cabinet members at Camp David

Poland’s new prime minister sworn in with old Cabinet

WARSAW, Poland /December 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Poland’s new prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, was officially sworn into office Monday along with the Cabinet members who served under his predecessor. The country’s prime minister of the last two years, Beata Szydlo, was sworn in as deputy prime minister during the ceremony at the Presidential Palace. There … Continue reading Poland’s new prime minister sworn in with old Cabinet