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# prime-minister - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Is this the end? British PM David Cameron debuts his glasses
# Deja Vu
# Deja Vu

Is this the end? British PM David Cameron debuts his glasses

Sep 10th 2013, 9:45 PM 12,925 Views 17 Comments

It’s seen as a big deal in Britain.

# prime-minister - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

'No place' for sexism in Australia, says Rudd
# Australia
# Australia

'No place' for sexism in Australia, says Rudd

Aug 14th 2013, 10:44 AM 4,995 Views 26 Comments

The country’s prime minister made the comment after his election rival touted a candidate’s sex appeal.

# prime-minister - Monday 15 July, 2013

Spanish PM under pressure in party slush fund scandal
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish PM under pressure in party slush fund scandal

Jul 15th 2013, 2:15 PM 2,773 Views 5 Comments

Mariano Rajoy is facing calls to explain himself or resign over his alleged support for the Luis Barcenas, former treasurer of the Popular Party.

# prime-minister - Monday 17 June, 2013

Czech PM resigns in corruption scandal
# So Long
# So Long

Czech PM resigns in corruption scandal

Jun 17th 2013, 7:52 AM 3,640 Views 3 Comments

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas is stepping down amid a scandal which saw his top aide indicted for bribery.

# prime-minister - Friday 7 June, 2013

Turkey: Supporters of PM threaten to 'crush' protesters
# Turkey
# Turkey

Turkey: Supporters of PM threaten to 'crush' protesters

Jun 7th 2013, 7:41 AM 3,577 Views 10 Comments

Erdogan has just returned from an official trip and called for an immediate end to mass protests against his rule.

# prime-minister - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Kenny to discuss economic recovery with Greek Prime Minister
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

Kenny to discuss economic recovery with Greek Prime Minister

May 23rd 2013, 7:52 AM 3,656 Views 50 Comments

The short trip comes a day after the Taoiseach’s comments on Ireland not giving special tax deals.

# prime-minister - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

After two months, Italy's finally getting a new government
# Italy
# Italy

After two months, Italy's finally getting a new government

Apr 30th 2013, 4:10 PM 2,529 Views 5 Comments

The Chamber of Deputies has passed a motion of confidence in the broad coalition led by new premier Enrico Letta.

# prime-minister - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Rich pensioners 'should give back any handouts they don't need'
# Britain
# Britain

Rich pensioners 'should give back any handouts they don't need'

Apr 28th 2013, 5:36 PM 7,649 Views 32 Comments

Free bus travel, free television licences, heating bill payments – one Conservative minister in Britain has suggested rich pensioners may not need them all.

# prime-minister - Saturday 27 April, 2013

It's taken two months, but Italy has (finally) unveiled its new government
# No Rush
# No Rush

It's taken two months, but Italy has (finally) unveiled its new government

Apr 27th 2013, 6:15 PM 4,472 Views 10 Comments

These things take time.

# prime-minister - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Musharraf in Pakistan court over Bhutto killing
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Musharraf in Pakistan court over Bhutto killing

Apr 23rd 2013, 2:00 PM 3,830 Views 2 Comments

He appeared before an anti-terrorism court for the first time over the murder of the former prime minister.

# prime-minister - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Column: Margaret Thatcher, a feminist icon? She certainly wouldn’t have called herself one
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Margaret Thatcher, a feminist icon? She certainly wouldn’t have called herself one

Apr 18th 2013, 7:00 AM 579 Views 50 Comments

Margaret Thatcher normalised female success, challenging the prevailing orthodoxy that women were unsuited to the pursuit of power, but mechanisms, such as electoral gender quotas would have been anathema to her, writes Margaret O’Keefe.

# prime-minister - Monday 8 April, 2013

“First lady of girl power”: Thatcher’s death – the Twitter reaction
# Margaret Thatcher
# Margaret Thatcher

“First lady of girl power”: Thatcher’s death – the Twitter reaction

Apr 8th 2013, 7:15 PM 16,101 Views 75 Comments

Britain’s first female prime minister died today at the age of 87. The reaction on Twitter was somewhat mixed…

In pics: Margaret Thatcher and Ireland
# Margaret Thatcher
# Margaret Thatcher

In pics: Margaret Thatcher and Ireland

Apr 8th 2013, 1:16 PM 19,541 Views 143 Comments

Britain’s first female prime minister died following a stroke this morning.

# prime-minister - Monday 4 February, 2013

Turkish PM says delay in country joining the EU is "unforgivable"
# Long Wait
# Long Wait

Turkish PM says delay in country joining the EU is "unforgivable"

Feb 4th 2013, 7:27 PM 7,611 Views 55 Comments

“Let’s not delay it, let’s finish it,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters, saying Turkey has been trying to join the EU since 1959.

# prime-minister - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

French minister says the country is "totally bankrupt"
# Bankrupt
# Bankrupt

French minister says the country is "totally bankrupt"

Jan 29th 2013, 2:10 PM 11,220 Views 55 Comments

The minister said reducing the country’s deficit was fundamental for the economy, enterprise and jobs.

# prime-minister - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Pakistan court orders PM arrest as protesters defiant
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Pakistan court orders PM arrest as protesters defiant

Jan 15th 2013, 1:30 PM 3,232 Views 4 Comments

Police fired tear gas in clashes with protesters throwing stones and brandishing sticks.

# prime-minister - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Doctors battle to save India gang-rape victim
# India
# India

Doctors battle to save India gang-rape victim

Dec 27th 2012, 9:33 AM 15,477 Views 17 Comments

The 23-year-old student was airlifted from India to Singapore overnight in a bid to save her life after a vicious gang-rape on a New Dehli bus left her with severe injuries.

# prime-minister - Friday 21 December, 2012

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher undergoes bladder surgery
# Thatcher
# Thatcher

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher undergoes bladder surgery

Dec 21st 2012, 9:17 PM 12,979 Views 105 Comments

The 87-year-old former leader has suffered a number of health problems in recent years.

# prime-minister - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Berlusconi announces fresh run for prime minister
# Italy
# Italy

Berlusconi announces fresh run for prime minister

Dec 8th 2012, 4:06 PM 5,502 Views 36 Comments

This will be the the politician’s sixth bid to become prime minister, a post he has held three times already.

# prime-minister - Monday 26 November, 2012

Canadian PM is OK with Justin Bieber's dungarees
# Justin Bieber
From The Daily Edge
# Justin Bieber

Canadian PM is OK with Justin Bieber's dungarees

Nov 26th 2012, 3:17 PM 926 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Harper has tweeted to say he doesn’t mind that Bieber was wearing overalls when he met him.

# prime-minister - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Berlusconi's accountant held hostage for €35 million ransom
# Ransom
# Ransom

Berlusconi's accountant held hostage for €35 million ransom

Nov 20th 2012, 10:15 AM 4,805 Views 4 Comments

Armed intruders demanded the ransom from the former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi after holding his accountant hostage for a night.

# prime-minister - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation
# Tensions
# Tensions

Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation

Nov 18th 2012, 10:55 AM 5,559 Views 163 Comments

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this morning that Israel is “extracting a heavy price from Hamas and the terror organisations”.

# prime-minister - Monday 29 October, 2012

New Dutch government scraps Olympics bid, raises drinking age
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

New Dutch government scraps Olympics bid, raises drinking age

Oct 29th 2012, 6:52 PM 12,917 Views 20 Comments

The Liberal-Labour coalition will also cut government spending by €16 billion over the next five years.

# prime-minister - Friday 26 October, 2012

Irish Aid: Tánaiste "absolutely disgusted" after alleged Uganda aid fraud
# Uganda
# Uganda

Irish Aid: Tánaiste "absolutely disgusted" after alleged Uganda aid fraud

Oct 26th 2012, 9:37 AM 5,059 Views 0 Comments

It is believed that around €4 million of Irish aid money may have been misappropriated by the Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda.

# prime-minister - Monday 22 October, 2012

Finnish PM unharmed after attack by knife-wielding man
# Attack
# Attack

Finnish PM unharmed after attack by knife-wielding man

Oct 22nd 2012, 6:18 PM 5,672 Views 14 Comments

The man approached prime minister Jyrki Katainen to shake his hand but was apprehended by security guards.

Mixed fortunes for ruling party in Spanish polls
# Spain
# Spain

Mixed fortunes for ruling party in Spanish polls

Oct 22nd 2012, 10:58 AM 2,007 Views 2 Comments

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy’s conservatives have retained power in his home region of Galicia, but separatists made a strong showing in the Basque Country.

# prime-minister - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Slideshow: The EU summit in Brussels
# EU Summit
# EU Summit

Slideshow: The EU summit in Brussels

Oct 18th 2012, 7:36 PM 5,621 Views 32 Comments

Greater European Union control of national budgets, oh and what the heads of state will be dining on tonight.

# prime-minister - Monday 15 October, 2012

Libya elects interim prime minister after predecessor is sacked
# Libya
# Libya

Libya elects interim prime minister after predecessor is sacked

Oct 15th 2012, 10:13 AM 1,810 Views 3 Comments

Ali Zidan, a former independent congressman, was elected a week after Mustafa Abushagur was dismissed.

# prime-minister - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister calls for early elections
# Israel
# Israel

Israeli Prime Minister calls for early elections

Oct 10th 2012, 11:29 AM 2,202 Views 63 Comments

The date for the election is likely to be set next week when the parliament reconvenes for its winter session.

# prime-minister - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

VIDEO: Australian PM lashes out at 'sexist' Abbott
# Australia
# Australia

VIDEO: Australian PM lashes out at 'sexist' Abbott

Oct 9th 2012, 9:03 AM 7,798 Views 23 Comments

Gillard accused Abbott of hypocrisy and double-standards after he called for the removal of speaker Peter Slipper over lurid text messages.

# prime-minister - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Mike Tyson refused visa to New Zealand due to prior rape conviction
# Denied
From The42
# Denied

Mike Tyson refused visa to New Zealand due to prior rape conviction

Oct 3rd 2012, 1:44 PM 740 Views 0 Comments

Kiwi Prime Minister John Keys says he has ‘something deeply personal against people who rape other people’.

# prime-minister - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Dutch Prime Minister claims victory for his Liberal party in close election
# Victory
# Victory

Dutch Prime Minister claims victory for his Liberal party in close election

Sep 13th 2012, 8:50 AM 2,526 Views 23 Comments

The far-right PVV party, led by Geert Wilders, suffered a humiliating defeat in the election.

# prime-minister - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Andalucía Masters cancelled due to Spanish economic woes
# Hasta La Vista
From The42
# Hasta La Vista

Andalucía Masters cancelled due to Spanish economic woes

Sep 12th 2012, 1:19 PM 474 Views 0 Comments

George O’Grady of the European Tour has laid the blame at the door of the region’s government.

# prime-minister - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Twitter agrees to block fake Indian PM accounts
# Hoax
# Hoax

Twitter agrees to block fake Indian PM accounts

Aug 23rd 2012, 12:31 PM 2,530 Views 1 Comment

The government asked Twitter to take down the accounts because they risked increasing ethnic and religious tension.

# prime-minister - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Syrian PM was "planning break from regime for two months"
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian PM was "planning break from regime for two months"

Aug 7th 2012, 7:39 AM 2,839 Views 13 Comments

The country’s prime minister defected yesterday from what he described as a “regime of killing and terror”.

# prime-minister - Monday 6 August, 2012

Syrian Prime Minister defects to Jordan
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian Prime Minister defects to Jordan

Aug 6th 2012, 12:47 PM 3,280 Views 15 Comments

State-run television in Syria says Riad Hijab has been sacked but opposition sources say he has fled to Jordan.

# prime-minister - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Iran 'says it is not involved in Bulgarian bombing'
# Bulgaria
# Bulgaria

Iran 'says it is not involved in Bulgarian bombing'

Jul 19th 2012, 10:11 AM 2,193 Views 13 Comments

Iran’s state TV is rejecting accusations of Tehran’s involvement in the bombing, which killed seven yesterday.

# prime-minister - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Former Serbian president shakes hand with Kosovo's prime minister
# Handshake
# Handshake

Former Serbian president shakes hand with Kosovo's prime minister

Jul 7th 2012, 3:45 PM 2,675 Views 20 Comments

Former president Boris Tadic said he was ready to contribute at any time towards solving the Kosovo problem.

# prime-minister - Monday 2 July, 2012

UK to hold banking inquiry over lending rates scandal
# Investigation
# Investigation

UK to hold banking inquiry over lending rates scandal

Jul 2nd 2012, 7:08 PM 2,817 Views 16 Comments

David Cameron announced the inquiry in parliament this morning over the major scandal involving inter-bank lending rates.

# prime-minister - Friday 29 June, 2012

We Know How You Feel Photo of the Day
# OMG
# OMG

We Know How You Feel Photo of the Day

Jun 29th 2012, 1:01 PM 5,240 Views 19 Comments

This is Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker at summit of EU leaders in Brussels. Maybe he knows something we don’t…