Italy: Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigns
Conte, in power since 2018, has stood down after one of his governing partners pulled out of the coalition. The former law professor will try and form a new government to avoid a snap election.
Niger attacks killed 100, says prime minister
One hundred people were killed on Saturday in attacks on two villages in western Niger, Prime Minister Brigi Rafini said following one of the deadliest days in recent memory for a country ravaged by Islamist violence.
Prime minister Giuseppe Conte asks all Italians to get vaccinated against Covid
For almost three hours, Giuseppe Conte answered various questions from Italian journalists in a traditional end of the year press conference. The prime minister made an appeal to those reluctant to getting vaccinated against Covid-19 to put away their 'ideological' or 'emotional' reactions.
Ethiopia: Prime minister urges non-intervention in Tigray conflict
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has stressed calls for non-intervention in the country's ongoing conflict. International concerns for civilians continue unabated as tanks surround the regional capital.
UK announces biggest military spending boost since Cold War
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has earmarked space and cyber-defense projects and pledged to make Britain "the foremost naval power in Europe." The government wants to define its post-Brexit role on the world stage.
UK: Boris Johnson self-isolates as Brexit talks enter last leg
The British prime minister has taken the precautionary measure after coming in contact with a lawmaker who has since tested positive for COVID-19. The news comes as Britain and the EU hope to clinch a last-minute deal.
UK: Johnson's top adviser Dominic Cummings leaves 10 Downing Street, for good?
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's most powerful adviser was spotted carrying a cardboard box out of 10 Downing Street, a day after intimating that he would soon quit. UK media immediately reported that he would not return.
Paperwork in Japan: The battle to end faxes and 'hanko' seals
Despite having a reputation as a modern technological powerhouse, much of Japan's bureaucracy is steeped in analogue technology, with even fax machines still commonplace. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga wants to change that by reducing the use of paper and kickstarting a digital revolution. But in the country of origami, saying "sayonora" to paper is easier said than done. Our correspondents report.
Ethiopia nears war in Tigray as Abiy sends in troops
As Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sends troops into the Tigray region, the country could be on the brink of a civil war.
Kashmir: Militants shoot dead 3 BJP workers
Three workers, including a local youth wing leader, for India's Hindu-nationalist BJP were killed in Kashmir. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the attack on his party's members.