Germany to push for reform of UN Security Council
01 January 2019 | 2:31 pm
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says the Council must include more permanent members to reflect today's world order. He also said Germany will not "shun its responsibility" for global conflict resolution.
In an interview with FRANCE 24 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Iraq's Foreign inister Fuad Hussein said he was hoping to host a meeting in Baghdad between the foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia. Hussein said that after five meetings between intelligence officials of the two rival powers in recent months, it was time to upgrade and have the two top diplomats meet in person.
US Secretary of State Blinken directly challenged Russia with allegations of war crimes in Ukraine. Blinken told UN Security Council members they should not let Putin "get away with it."
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz has named his son and heir Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the kingdom's prime minister and his second son Prince Khalid as defense minister in a Cabinet reshuffle.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire comes up with a sartorial suggestion to avoid the energy crisis: wearing turtleneck sweaters.
As Vladimir Putin annexes four Ukrainian provinces, representing 15 percent of Ukraine's territory, the Czech Republic's Minister for European Affairs Mikulas Bek told FRANCE 24 that this is "totally unacceptable… the EU cannot step down from our support for Ukraine".
The Green Party's Robert Habeck could not have imagined his first year in office would so turbulent. DW's Jens Thurau sums up a year of crises for the German Economy and Climate Minister.
The ex-opposition politician and former journalist replaces Albert Pahimi Padacke, who was appointed after President Mahamat Idriss Deby seized power in the wake of his father's death.
Prosecutors said the 75-year-old woman was involved in a far-right plot to kidnap Karl Lauterbach. He is associated with the country's stringent COVID-19 policies.
Prime Minister Liz Truss has said Kwarteng had "put the national interest first" by agreeing to her demand that he step aside less than six weeks into the job.
France warns that the UN mission in Mali is "in danger", a day after four peacekeepers were killed in an IED attack. Also, a powerful union in Tunisia throws its weight behind families demanding justice for relatives who died at sea.
UK Prime Minister Liz Truss announced her resignation less than seven weeks after taking the position after her failed tax-cutting budget spurred market turmoil and led to a lack of confidence within her party. Truss was appointed prime minister on September 6.
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