Australia: Ex-PM under fire for secret power grab
19 August 2022 | 7:41 am
Australian former Prime Minister Scott Morrison is facing calls to resign after news broke that he secretly appointed himself to five separate minister roles.
A crowd playing music and singing "Bye Bye Boris" gathered outside Downing Street on Thursday (July 7) to boo British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he announced he would step down.
Action thriller "Raging Fire" won best film at the 40th Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday (July 17), taking home three other trophies for best director, best editing and best action choreography.
A five-yearly report by the Australian government said the country's flora and fauna was badly affected by bush fires, drought and global warming. It warned more species could head for extinction.
Britain's Prince Harry spoke on Monday at the United Nations about seeking insight from the words of Nelson Mandela during a time of "global uncertainty and division" and urged countries to take action to combat climate change.
Repairs to the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline linking Germany and Russia have been slammed by Ukraine's president Zelenskyy as showing "weakness" towards Moscow. DW's Richard Walker asked Slovenia's Prime Minister Robert Golob if he agreed.
Sri Lankan armed forces have moved to dismantle the main camp set up by anti-government protesters in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. Hours later, an ally of the Rajapaksa family was tapped as prime minister
Volodymyr Zelenskyy says it would encourage Russia aggression, prolong the war and give Moscow a chance to rearm. Meanwhile, Russia and Ukraine reached a key grain deal.
Ireland's foreign minister has told France 24 that Dublin sees the United Kingdom's search for a new prime minister as "an opportunity for a fresh start" in the two countries' relations. This Friday, the European Commission launched new legal action against the government of Boris Johnson — this, as it pushes on with moves to unilaterally breach part of the Brexit treaty relating to Northern Ireland.
The call between the leaders comes in the backdrop of concerns over Pelosi visiting Taiwan. Xi reportedly told Biden that China was strongly opposed to Taiwan's independence as well as any outside interference.
Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called on office workers to ditch their neckties. In a press conference with his collar open, he said saving energy ought trump sartorial style in searing temperatures.
Residents and criminal gangs in the country often engage in violence towards one another, often sparked by cattle theft. Security forces have been deployed to search for the culprits.
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