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Second Dutch minister resigns over Afghan evacuation crisis

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Russian minister complains to US about role of ‘digital giants’ in election

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The Russian foreign ministry has summoned the US ambassador, John Sullivan, to complain about alleged interference by “American digital giants” in Russia’s upcoming parliamentary election. According to a ministry stat...

France’s former health minister charged over handling of Covid crisis

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France’s former health minister Agnès Buzyn has been charged over her handling of the Covid-19 pandemic after investigators at a special court in Paris concluded there were grounds to prosecute her. Buzyn has been cha...

Minister refuses to apologise for swearing at ‘Stop Brexit man’

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A minister has refused to apologise after admitting to using “colourful language” in a terse encounter outside parliament with a regular Westminster protester. In a video shared by Steve Bray, an activist known for sh...

NZ prime minister Jacinda Ardern struggles with tough question during Covid press conference – video

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At Thursday's daily Covid-19 briefing, the typically unflappable prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, could barely contain her expression when asked to respond to an allegation that a visitor and a patient had sex in a sha...

Taro Kono, the political maverick who could be Japan’s next prime minister

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Japan’s straight-talking, social media-savvy minister for vaccines and reform, Taro Kono, is the frontrunner to become the country’s next leader. Seen as a maverick in Japan’s staid political world, Kono has set his s...

Former minister urges police investigation into ‘honorary’ CBE for Saudi businessman

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Allegations that a wealthy Saudi businessman was offered help to secure an honour and British citizenship after donating to Prince Charles’s charities have been reported to the police and should be the subject of an i...

Vaccine passports needed to keep venues in England open, says minister

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Vaccine passports will be required for nightclubs, mass events and large venues in England by the end of September, the vaccines minister has confirmed, saying that would allow businesses to stay open during the winte...

Federal minister admits Australia’s reopening plan ‘could change’ as Covid continues to strain hospitals

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A Morrison government minister has left the door open to changing the national reopening plan amid growing concerns about the health system’s capacity to cope with increasing Covid-19 case numbers. “Goodness, anything...

UK’s sport minister denies London 2012 failed in aim to inspire more to exercise

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The UK’s minister for sport, Nigel Huddleston, has denied that London 2012 failed to deliver on its legacy of increased physical activity and suggested falling levels might have been even worse without the experience ...

Northern Ireland deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill tests positive for Covid

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Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister, Michelle O’Neill, has said she has contracted Covid-19. The Sinn Féin politician tweeted that she was in self-isolation but hoped to return to public duties next week. She wr...

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