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“Even though there is one year to go in my tenure and there are challenges to be met, I have decided to stand down as prime minister,” said Abe at a press conference in Tokyo on Friday. “For almost eight years I controlled my chronic disease, however, this year in June I had a regular …

The announcement on Tuesday that locally acquired cases of coronavirus had been confirmed in the New Zealand’s biggest city, Auckland, prompted the government to introduce strict level three lockdown measures on August 12. This comes after around 100 days without community spread. The rest of the country was put into level two lockdown, with both …

Marc Kielburger, the co-founder of the WE Charity along with his brother Craig, informed the Commons Finance Committee on Tuesday that in addition to the previously discovered $312,000 paid to Margaret Trudeau for speaking at WE Day, the prime minister’s mother was also reimbursed $167,944 in expenses. Perhaps most shockingly, during the testimony, the Kielburgers …

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern assured the host that she was safe and the interview resumed. Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was unflustered by an earthquake that struck the capital Wellington on Monday while she was doing a live TV interview, and calmly continued with the programme. Ardern, who became prime minister in …

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday that the country has “won” the battle against widespread community transmission of the coronavirus, for now. The country is also dropping from Alert Level Four to Alert Level Three, as the number of new coronavirus cases continue to remain low. Over the past several days, new cases of …

Asia Pacific stocks were mixed in Monday afternoon trade as China cut its benchmark lending rate. Mainland Chinese stocks were higher by the afternoon. The Shanghai composite gained 0.3% while the Shenzhen composite edged 0.654% higher. That came as China cut its one-year loan prime rate to 3.85% from 4.05%. The five-year loan prime rate was …

“Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this,” Johnson wrote. In a video, Johnson said he was experiencing a temperature and a persistent …

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street on his way to Buckingham Palace after the general election in London, Britain, December 13, 2019. Thomas Mukoya | Reuters UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, and that he was experiencing “mild symptoms.” Johnson, 55, said in a …

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ordered Britons to stay at home to try to halt the spread of coronavirus, imposing curbs on everyday life without precedent in peacetime. All but essential shops will close and people should no longer meet family or friends or risk being fined, Johnson said on Monday in a televised …

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has tested positive for coronavirus.    Trudeau’s office released a statement Thursday night confirming that the 44-year-old has tested positive for the virus a day after she reported feeling mild flu-like symptoms, including a low fever, on Wednesday night.    ‘She is feeling well, is taking all the …