Cabinet

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

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