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Japan’s ruling party to vote for new leader who is likely to become next PM

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Japan’s ruling party will vote for a new leader on Wednesday who will almost certainly become the next prime minister ahead of a general election due in weeks, and with the economy under pressure from the Covid-19 pan...

Caribbean leader warns against challenge to Commonwealth secretary general

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Efforts to oust the Commonwealth’s secretary general risk dividing member states when they should be united on Covid-19 and the climate crisis, the chair of a bloc of Caribbean nations has warned fellow leaders in a p...

Starmer ditches key part of plan to change Labour leader selection rules

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Keir Starmer has abandoned one of the most controversial aspects of his plans to change how the party selects its leaders, but will seek to bring in changes to significantly toughen selection of leadership candidates....

Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont arrested in Sardinia

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The former Catalan government head Carles Puigdemont has been detained by Italian police in Sardinia, his office said in a statement. Puigdemont was detained on Thursday when he travelled to the city of Alghero from B...

New Unite leader skips Labour conference to prioritise work disputes

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The new leader of Unite will miss Labour’s annual conference, saying she needs to prioritise her job of sorting out industrial disputes. Sharon Graham, who was elected as Unite leader on a promise to take the union “b...

Major row brewing over plans to change way Labour elects party leader

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Labour is set to reignite a major row over how it selects its party leader, with a vote expected on a return to the system that hands MPs more power. Keir Starmer outlined plans for a return of an electoral college sy...

Canada’s opposition leader concedes defeat after Trudeau victory – video

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Canada's opposition leader, Erin O’Toole, conceded defeat early on Tuesday, despite his Conservative party leading in the national popular vote.O’Toole's centrist campaign failed to persuade enough voters to toss out ...

Hong Kong leader defends election after single opposition figure makes it to 1,500-strong committee

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Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, has defended the weekend’s election of a powerful committee to appoint senior leaders, after just one non-establishment candidate was elected among the 1,500 positions. Under a...

Top Thai union leader ‘targeted’ with jail for rail safety campaign

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One of Thailand’s most prominent union leaders is facing three years in prison for his role in organising a railway safety campaign, in a case described as the biggest attack on organised labour in the country in deca...

‘They won’t win’: Oldham council leader speaks out on arson attack

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The leader of Oldham council has spoken out about the firebomb attack on her car, and her determination that whoever was behind it would not stop her doing her job. Arooj Shah, who became the town’s first female Musli...

Islamic State affiliate leader killed in raid, says Indonesian military

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Indonesia’s most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State (IS) group has been killed in a gun battle with security forces, the military said, in a victory for the counter-terrorism campaign against extremists in...

Shining Path’s brutal messianic leader is dead. What to do with the body?

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Nearly a week after the death of Abimael Guzmán, the messianic leader of Peru’s Shining Path insurgency which killed tens of thousands of people in the 1980s and 90s, the country remains gripped by the debate over wha...

Taliban raise flag over presidential palace on 9/11 anniversary as brother of resistance leader slain

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The Taliban raised their flag over the Afghan presidential palace on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, as news emerged that the regime’s fighters had killed the brother of the country’s former vice-president a...

Chile protest leader reveals he lied about having cancer

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Chile’s efforts to rewrite its Pinochet-era constitution have been rocked by the revelation that one of its most prominent members has been lying about his very public battle with cancer. Rodrigo Rojas Vade, 37, admit...

Belarus opposition leader jailed in Lukashenko ‘purge’

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A Belarusian court has sentenced the senior opposition leader Maria Kalesnikava to 11 years in prison, punishing one of the most prominent opponents of the country’s authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko. Kalesni...

Exam system in England needs an overhaul, says schools leader

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England’s school exam system needs an overhaul to lower the mental burdens they place on teenagers striving for the “holy grail” of results, according to the new leader of the Girls’ School Association. Samantha Price...

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