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Malta PM: Brexit hits 'hard,' migrant system 'dysfunctional'

The reality of Brexit is hitting Europe “hard on the nose” and the migrant crisis has arisen from a “dysfunctional” system, Malta’s prime minister has told…

The reality of Brexit is hitting Europe “hard on the nose” and the migrant crisis has arisen from a “dysfunctional” system, Malta’s prime minister has told…

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Trump 'abruptly ends' phone call with Australian PM Turnbull in refugee row

President Donald Trump reportedly cut short a phone call with the leader of staunch US ally Australia, casting doubt over his commitment to a refugee resettlement…

President Donald Trump reportedly cut short a phone call with the leader of staunch US ally Australia, casting doubt over his commitment to a refugee resettlement…

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No soft Brexit for the UK

The UK is to leave the single market when it exits the European Union says Prime Minister Theresa May, confirming that a "hard Brexit" is on the cards.

The UK is to leave the single market when it exits the European Union says Prime Minister Theresa May, confirming that a "hard Brexit" is on the cards.

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Japan's prime minister makes key visit to Manila

The crucial trip aims at shoring up ties with the new leader of Tokyo's neighbour and boosting its ecnomic foothold in the face of anticipated competition from China.

The crucial trip aims at shoring up ties with the new leader of Tokyo's neighbour and boosting its ecnomic foothold in the face of anticipated competition from China.

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Ex-Kosovo PM arrested in France

Kosovo has called for the immediate release of its former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj after his arrest by French police.

Kosovo has called for the immediate release of its former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj after his arrest by French police.

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Netanyahu calls for pardon of convicted soldier

Israel’s Prime Minister has joined calls to pardon a soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian.

Israel’s Prime Minister has joined calls to pardon a soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian.

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Romania's new government begins naming ministers

The line-up will be rubber-stamped in a vote on Wednesday in parliament, where the Social Democrats and their junior coalition party ALDE have an overall majority.

The line-up will be rubber-stamped in a vote on Wednesday in parliament, where the Social Democrats and their junior coalition party ALDE have an overall majority.

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Romanian Social Democrats offer second nomination for prime minister

Romania’s Social Democrat party (PSD), which earlier this month won the country’s general election, has proposed former telecommunications minister Sorin Grindeanu for Prime Minister, after their firs

Romania’s Social Democrat party (PSD), which earlier this month won the country’s general election, has proposed former telecommunications minister Sorin Grindeanu for Prime Minister, after their firs

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Anger in Romania as president blocks female Muslim as PM nominee

Romania was tipped to have its first female and first Muslim prime minister, until the country’s president on Tuesday rejected the Social Democrat Party’s…

Romania was tipped to have its first female and first Muslim prime minister, until the country’s president on Tuesday rejected the Social Democrat Party’s…

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Romania poised for first female and first Muslim Prime Minister

Sevil Shhaideh, a Muslim woman from Romania's Tartar minority, was nominated on Wednesday for the role of PM, a double first for Romania

Sevil Shhaideh, a Muslim woman from Romania's Tartar minority, was nominated on Wednesday for the role of PM, a double first for Romania

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France's Cazeneuve officially takes over as PM

France’s new prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve has officially taken office during a handover ceremony in Paris.

France’s new prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve has officially taken office during a handover ceremony in Paris.

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Bernard Cazeneuve becomes new French PM

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who has led France’s response to a deadly wave of terrorism, was named the country’s new prime minister on Tuesday.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who has led France’s response to a deadly wave of terrorism, was named the country’s new prime minister on Tuesday.

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Hariri officially invited to form new Lebanese government

Hariri was prime minister of Lebanon from 2009 to 2011 and he's expected to take up that role again as part of a political deal

Hariri was prime minister of Lebanon from 2009 to 2011 and he's expected to take up that role again as part of a political deal

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South Korea names new PM amid scandal

South Korea’s prime minister and finance minister have both been replaced in a high-level shake-up, critics say is aimed at deflecting attention from a major presidential…

South Korea’s prime minister and finance minister have both been replaced in a high-level shake-up, critics say is aimed at deflecting attention from a major presidential…

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Spain's Rajoy pleas for support to avoid third election

Spain’s caretaker prime minister Mariano Rajoy has called for a “stable,” “long-term” government, as he addressed parliament ahead of a confidence vote for a second term in…

Spain’s caretaker prime minister Mariano Rajoy has called for a “stable,” “long-term” government, as he addressed parliament ahead of a confidence vote for a second term in…

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Spain's Rajoy pleas for 'stable' government ahead of confidence vote

Spain’s caretaker prime minister Mariano Rajoy has told parliament that it’s “urgent” for the country to get a “long-term,” “stable” government – to end an eight-month political…

Spain’s caretaker prime minister Mariano Rajoy has told parliament that it’s “urgent” for the country to get a “long-term,” “stable” government – to end an eight-month political…

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Tunisia's new PM says economy and fighting terrorism are priorities

Tunisia’s new prime minister Youssef Chahed says boosting the economy and fighting terrorism are his priorities, as the country’s unity government officially takes…

Tunisia’s new prime minister Youssef Chahed says boosting the economy and fighting terrorism are his priorities, as the country’s unity government officially takes…

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Tunisia: MPs vote to oust PM Habib Essid

MPs in Tunisia vote overwhelmingly to dismiss Prime Minister Habib Essid amid discontent over delayed reforms.

MPs in Tunisia vote overwhelmingly to dismiss Prime Minister Habib Essid amid discontent over delayed reforms.

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Generals resign ahead of military overhaul in Turkey

In Turkey two senior generals have resigned, as the prime minister prepared to meet military commanders for a major overhaul the armed forces in the wake of a failed…

In Turkey two senior generals have resigned, as the prime minister prepared to meet military commanders for a major overhaul the armed forces in the wake of a failed…