Tag: minister

Sort: Date | Title | Views | | Random Sort Ascending
View:

‘People are tired’: Chris Hipkins, the New Zealand minister battling to eliminate Covid

26 Views0 Comments

It’s New Zealand’s 1pm Covid press conference, and Chris Hipkins is eyeballing a room of journalists. He stands, sanitising his hands, and takes a moment to look around. “We’ll start with some good news,” he begins. ...

Equalities minister under fire for writing she does not ‘care about colonialism’

25 Views0 Comments

The equalities minister, Kemi Badenoch, has been criticised after leaked messages revealed she claimed not to “care about colonialism”, amid warnings that Conservatives could haemorrhage support from the black communi...

UK pensions shortfall is ‘tip of the iceberg,’ says former minister

18 Views0 Comments

The pension underpayment scandal could be the tip of the iceberg affecting many thousands more people, according to Sir Steve Webb, the former pensions minister who has led the campaign to raise awareness on the issue...

True Calling review – a government minister goes awol on long night of the soul

27 Views0 Comments

This tiny-budget British drama, written and directed by Erik Knudsen, begins intriguingly as the government’s energy minister goes awol a few days before the election. An energy crisis is brewing; his phone is ringing...

Brazilian minister tests positive for Covid after meeting maskless Johnson

23 Views0 Comments

Brazil’s health minister, Marcelo Queiroga, has tested positive for Covid and gone into isolation, 24 hours after meeting a maskless Boris Johnson and other British officials in New York. Queiroga, who sat close to Jo...

Coronavirus live news: Brazil health minister tests positive at UN; India urges UK to resolve quarantine dispute

29 Views0 Comments

Marcelo Quiroga tests positive after Jair Bolsonaro speaks at UN in New York; India asks UK to scrap rule for vaccinated Indian travellers

Aukus: French minister bemoans lack of trust in British alliance

17 Views0 Comments

The British-French alliance lacks trust, France’s EU affairs minister has said, citing Downing Street’s approach to the post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland and the secretly negotiated defence agreement with ...

Did you solve it? Russia’s Prime Minister sets a geometry puzzle

19 Views0 Comments

Earlier today I set you the following puzzle, which was a challenge Russia’s Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, gave to a class of Russian sixth formers earlier this month. Construct a perpendicular from the (red) poi...

Minister, this is inappropriate!: Spanish politician sparks row after volcano tourism remarks

19 Views0 Comments

Spain’s tourism minister has been accused of insensitivity after suggesting a devastating and ongoing volcanic eruption on the Canary island of La Palma could be used as an “attraction” to lure visitors to the archipe...

Can you solve it? Russia’s Prime Minister sets a geometry puzzle

15 Views0 Comments

Earlier this month, Russia’s Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, marked the first day of the school year by visiting a sixth form maths class at one of his country’s top science-oriented schools. The class was studying...

Second Dutch minister resigns over Afghan evacuation crisis

37 Views0 Comments

The Dutch defence minister has became the second cabinet member to resign over the Afghan evacuation debacle. Ank Bijleveld resigned on Friday, following the foreign minister, Sigrid Kaag, out of the door after parlia...

Japan’s race for new prime minister kicks off with tight battle for leadership

11 Views0 Comments

The campaign to become Japan’s next prime minister has kicked off, with four candidates vying for leadership of the ruling party in an unusually close race. The candidates include two women hoping to lead a country th...

Dutch foreign minister resigns over Afghanistan debacle

32 Views0 Comments

The foreign minister of the Netherlands, Sigrid Kaag, has resigned after the lower house of parliament passed a motion of censure against the government over its handling of evacuations from Afghanistan amid the Talib...

Labour’s shadow equalities secretary quits as does shadow women’s minister

28 Views0 Comments

Marsha de Cordova, the shadow equalities secretary, has resigned from Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet with immediate effect citing a desire to focus on her marginal constituency. The Guardian understands that the shadow...

Haiti prosecutor calls for prime minister to be charged over president’s killing

18 Views0 Comments

The investigation into the assassination of the Haitian president Jovenel Moïse has taken a sensational turn after the country’s chief prosecutor asked a judge to charge Haiti’s prime minister in connection with the c...

Replacing Suga as prime minister will do little to resolve Japan’s political crisis

33 Views0 Comments

Japan will soon have a new prime minister. Not because there is a general election coming up – although there is – but because the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic party (LDP), the deeply unpopular Yoshihide Su...

« Prev