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Australian PM Turnbull Survives One Leadership Challenge, Immediately Faces Another

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull narrowly defeated a leadership challenge on Tuesday, only to face calls for another on Wednesday. The new vote will likely take place on Thursday and has a good chance of adding Turnbull’s name to the long list of Australian prime ministers who didn’t make it to the end of their three-year term.

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Pakistan’s Lawmakers to Replace Prime Minister, Opposition Denounces ‘Monarchy’

Pakistan’s parliament is set to elect a new prime minister on Tuesday, replacing fallen PM Nawaz Sharif after he was ruled ineligible for public office by the country’s highest court. Opposition leaders complain the parliamentary “election” is a sham in which the ruling party will appoint a placeholder until they can install Sharif’s brother Shahbaz as the new prime minister.

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Ireland’s First Gay Prime Minister Enters Office

DUBLIN (AFP) – Leo Varadkar promised a “republic of opportunity” Wednesday after he became Ireland’s youngest prime minister and the first who is openly gay. The Dublin-born politician’s Indian immigrant father and Irish mother were in parliament to watch as

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Ex Aussie PM John Howard: The Case For Conservatism

John Howard, former Prime Minister of Australia, has a fair claim to the title “greatest living conservative statesman”. This week, at London’s National Gallery, he was presented by the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE) with the Edmund Burke Award.

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Obama: Peres Was Essence Of Israel Itself

TEL AVIV – President Barack Obama joined statesmen from all over the world in eulogizing former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, who passed away at the age of 93 on Tuesday night, calling him “the essence of Israel itself.”

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So Farewell Then, David Cameron…

David Cameron has announced that he will shortly be resigning his comfy Oxfordshire safe seat, Witney. Some readers may have trouble remembering who, exactly, this sleek, flush-faced back bench Tory MP is. So let me remind you: he was until really quite

David Cameron has announced that he will shortly be resigning his …

David Cameron’s Dodgy Honours List: A Fitting Epitaph For A Rubbish Regime

I can think of only two explanations for David Cameron’s dodgy resignation honours list, in which he has showered knighthoods and gongs on all manner of cronies, lickspittles and catamites, ranging from his wife’s fashion stylist to the Labour apparatchik who ran the mendacious and unsuccessful Remain campaign, and which one former cabinet minister has described as “sticking two fingers up” at the Tory party.

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Theresa May’s new Cabinet: Brexit Is On!

My first reaction on new British Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet appointments: I’m happy, hope you’re happy too… As an ardent Brexiteer, certainly, I feel a lot more optimistic about the future than I did two days when I penned this

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