Prime Minister http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29195/all en URGENT ¥¥¥ Spain PM to speak Saturday on corruption scandal: govt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/urgent-spain-pm-speak-saturday-corruption-scandal-govt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will speak out on Saturday after being named in a scandal over alleged undeclared payments in his party that has threatened to destabilise him, his deputy said.</p> <p>"The prime minister will make his position known tomorrow," Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria told a news conference, insisting that the government had "great stability".</p> <p>rlp/sg</p> Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Politics of Spain Prime Minister AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:30:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743003 at http://www.globalpost.com Islamists in key ministries must quit Tunisia govt: PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/islamists-key-ministries-must-quit-tunisia-govt-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tunisia's prime minister said Saturday that key ministries held by fellow Islamists would be re-assigned to independents in a new government of non-partisan technocrats, otherwise the country would "slide into chaos."</p> <p>"All the ministries will be independent, including the interior, justice and foreign affairs ministries," Hamadi Jebali told France 24, when asked by the satellite news channel about the plan which his Ennahda party opposes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/islamists-key-ministries-must-quit-tunisia-govt-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Hamadi Jebali Hamadi Jebali Prime Minister Tunisia AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 17:30:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751179 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Indian PM conveys 'concern' to Cameron over graft claims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/urgent-indian-pm-conveys-concern-cameron-over-graft-claims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday he had conveyed his "serious concern" to British counterpart David Cameron over allegations of corruption in a 2010 deal for Anglo-Italian helicopters.</p> <p>"I also conveyed to the prime minister our very serious concerns regarding allegations that unethical means were used in securing the 2010 contract for AgustaWestland," Singh told a joint press conference.</p> <p>He added: "Prime Minister David Cameron has assured me of the cooperation of his government in the investigation."</p> <p>adp/ac</p> Colleges of the University of Oxford Government Politics of the United Kingdom Prime Minister AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:31:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759649 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish PM says economic disaster averted http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/spanish-pm-says-economic-disaster-averted-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, delivering his first state of the nation address as he fended off a party slush-fund scandal, declared Wednesday that he had averted economic catastrophe for the country and vowed to crack down on corruption.</p> <p>The conservative 57-year-old leader lamented Spain's jobless queue of nearly six million people and a jobless rate of more than 26 percent, but vowed to press ahead with his programme of budget restraint and economic reforms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/spanish-pm-says-economic-disaster-averted-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Congress of Deputies Disaster Government of Spain Labor Mariano Rajoy Politics of Spain Prime Minister Social Issues AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:01:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761143 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda to pick hardliner for PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/update-1-outgoing-tunisian-pm-jebali-stand-down-ennahda-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ennahda says it will name next prime minister this week</p> <p>* Jebali resigned after plan for technocrat cabinet failed</p> <p>* Ennahda to choose PM from hardline wing-party official (Adds Jebali's speech apologising to people)</p> <p>By Tarek Amara</p> <p>TUNIS, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Tunisia's main Islamist Ennahda party will pick a hardliner to replace moderate outgoing Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali after he declined to head the next government, a party official said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/update-1-outgoing-tunisian-pm-jebali-stand-down-ennahda-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ennahda Entertainment Hamadi Jebali Hamadi Jebali Prime Minister Tunisia War Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:45:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762266 at http://www.globalpost.com Police stop knife-wielding man outside British PM office http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/police-stop-knife-wielding-man-outside-british-pm-office <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police used a taser gun on a man seen pointing a knife at his own throat outside the British prime minister's Downing Street residence, police said on Monday.</p> <p>The 42-year-old man, who had been shouting in the street, failed to respond when challenged by police shortly before 9:00 pm on Sunday, and was then hit with the electric weapon.</p> <p>He suffered a minor head injury when he fell and was taken to hospital as a precaution.</p> <p>He was later arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife and affray, and remained in custody Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/police-stop-knife-wielding-man-outside-british-pm-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of the United Kingdom Grade I listed buildings in London Prime Minister Royal Parks of London AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:45:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772755 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenia's incoming PM forms majority coalition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/slovenias-incoming-pm-forms-majority-coalition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marja Novak</p> <p>LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenia's incoming prime minister formed a four party-coalition on Wednesday which would command a firm majority in parliament as it attempts to pull the country out of a new recession and avoid an international bailout.</p> <p>The four parties, led by Prime Minister-designate Alenka Bratusek of centre-left Positive Slovenia, together hold 49 out of 90 seats in parliament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/slovenias-incoming-pm-forms-majority-coalition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Government Prime Minister Prime Ministers of Slovenia Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Mar 2013 22:17:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5782773 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Netanyahu apologised to Turkey PM for flotilla: US official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/urgent-netanyahu-apologised-turkey-pm-flotilla-us-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday apologised to his Turkish counterpart Friday for the deaths of nine Turks in a 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla, a senior US official said.</p> <p>"On behalf of Israelis, he apologised for any deaths those operational mistakes might have caused," the official said aboard Air Force One, indicating the exchange had taken place in a phone call.</p> <p>Turkish "Prime Minister (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan accepted the apology on behalf of Turkey."</p> <p>col-hmw/hc</p> Government Politics Prime Minister Recep AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:16:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791111 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria insurgents refuse to recognise new rebel PM: FSA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/syria-insurgents-refuse-recognise-new-rebel-pm-fsa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syria's mainstream insurgent Free Syrian Army does not recognise Ghassan Hitto, a rebel prime minister chosen by dissidents after hours of heated debate last week, a rebel official told AFP on Sunday.</p> <p>"We in the Free Syrian Army do not recognise Ghassan Hitto as prime minister because the (main opposition) National Coalition did not reach a consensus," at the March 18 vote, said FSA political and media coordinator Louay Muqdad.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/syria-insurgents-refuse-recognise-new-rebel-pm-fsa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Politics of Syria Prime Minister Syrian uprising AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:30:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5792471 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Syria insurgents refuse to recognise new rebel PM: FSA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/urgent-syria-insurgents-refuse-recognise-new-rebel-pm-fsa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syria's mainstream insurgent Free Syrian Army does not recognise Ghassan Hitto, a rebel prime minister chosen by dissidents after hours of heated last week, a rebel official told AFP on Sunday.</p> <p>"We in the Free Syrian Army do not recognise Ghassan Hitto as prime minister because the (main opposition) National Coalition did not reach a consensus," when they chose him on March 18, said Louay Muqdad, FSA political and media coordinator.</p> <p>ser/hkb</p> Asia Prime Minister Syrian uprising AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:31:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5792476 at http://www.globalpost.com Website of Parlamentskaya Gazeta, Russian parliament’s official body, removes interview of Nagorno Karabakh separatists’ “prime minister” http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/website-parlamentskaya-gazeta-russian-parliament-s-official-body-remove <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The interview of “prime minister” of the separatist regime in Nagorno Karabakh Ara Harutyunyan with Reuters published by the Russian parliament’s official body Parlamentskaya Gazeta has been removed from the newspaper’s website.</p><P>APA reports that the Parlamentskaya Gazeta has not written “Nagorno Karabakh Republic” in quotation marks in the article entitled “Prime minister of Nagorno Karabakh: The conflicting parties are not ready for compromise”.</p><P>The article contains the “prime minister’s” statements and his views on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/website-parlamentskaya-gazeta-russian-parliament-s-official-body-remove" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Political geography Prime Minister Technology War Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:32:52 +0000 Asianet 5800787 at http://www.globalpost.com PM Naval Chief calls on Prime Minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/pm-naval-chief-calls-prime-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Asif Sindhila, called on Prime Minister Justice R Mir Hazar Khan Khoso at Prime Minister House on Monday and briefed him on matters pertaining to professional preparedness of Pakistan’s Naval Forces.</p><P>The Prime Minister said that Pakistan Navy is playing an effective role not only in guarding the territorial waters of the country but also in providing relief in coastal areas in times of emergencies.</p><P>The Chief of the Naval Staff congratulated the Prime Minister on assuming charge of the interim Prime Minister.</p> Prime Minister Prime Minister of Canada Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:49:13 +0000 Asianet 5800869 at http://www.globalpost.com PM General Khalid Shameem Wynne calls on Prime Minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/pm-general-khalid-shameem-wynne-calls-prime-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee JCSC, General Khalid Shameem Wynne called on Prime Minister Justice R Mir Hazar Khan Khoso at the Prime Minister’s House on Wednesday.</p><P>He briefed the PM on matters pertaining to the three Armed Services of Pakistan as well as strategic issues.</p><P>General Khalid Shameem Wynne briefed the Prime Minister about the role, functions and organization of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and the overall preparedness of the Armed Services.</p> Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Khalid Shameem Wynne Military of Pakistan Politics Prime Minister Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:47:01 +0000 Asianet 5801877 at http://www.globalpost.com PM congratulates triumphant Jamaica http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/pm-congratulates-triumphant-jamaica <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has congratulated Jamaica’s athletes who dominated the just ended Carifta games in the Bahamas.</p><P>The Jamaican leader has described the team’s performance as outstanding and spectacular after they won 68 medals to cop their 29th consecutive title win at Carifta.</p><P>The Prime Minister said the success of Jamaica’s track and field athletes at the Carifta Games underscores the excellence of its sporting programme.</p><P>“The sheer brilliance, depth and dominance of Team Jamaica once again demonstrate to the world that we are indeed a sporting nati</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/pm-congratulates-triumphant-jamaica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CARIFTA Games Government Prime Minister Sports Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:17:31 +0000 Asianet 5802137 at http://www.globalpost.com PM Khoso keeps defence, foreign affairs portfolios http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/pm-khoso-keeps-defence-foreign-affairs-portfolios <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso has allocated portfolios to the caretaker federal ministers, except Sohail Wajahat, on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/pm-khoso-keeps-defence-foreign-affairs-portfolios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Demographics of Pakistan Ethnic groups in Pakistan Politics Prime Minister Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:35:13 +0000 Asianet 5802177 at http://www.globalpost.com