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Chief of Merkel’s junior coalition partner resigns

Andreas Nahles’s resignation fuels fears Germany’s embattled government may fall WT24 Desk The leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partner, the SPD, has announced she is resigning as party chief, raising the spectre that Germany’s embattled government could collapse, AFP reports. Andreas Nahles said in a statement: “The discussions in the parliamentary group and the broad feedback from the party ...

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Record number of women become MEPs – but men still dominate

Ratio of females in European parliament up to 39% from 36%, analysis of results shows WT24 Desk More women have been elected to the European parliament than ever before but men still account for 60% of MEPs, according to an early analysis of the European election results, The Guardian reports. The proportion of female MEPs has increased slightly from 36% five ...

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Tsipras faces fight to stay in power after EU elections mauling

Greek PM ‘ready for battle’ after calling snap elections, but centre-right opponents are making ground WT24 Desk Four days after announcing snap elections, the Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras faces an uphill struggle to remain in power as results from Sunday’s European elections showed voters abroad overwhelmingly rejecting the leftist leader, The Guardian reports. After suffering an unexpectedly heavy defeat at ...

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Political chaos in Israel deals blow to Jared Kushner’s peace plan

Snap polls threaten Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ as his son-in-law visits Jerusalem WT24 Desk Jared Kushner’s visit to Jerusalem to promote his troubled Middle East peace plan appeared to abruptly lose its remaining energy after an overnight crisis in Israeli politics plunged the country into a months-long election campaign, The Guardian reports. With no guarantees Benjamin Netanyahu’s Trump-friendly government will stay ...

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US will work closely with ‘great ally’ India: Trump administration

According to a compilation made by the Indian Embassy here, more than 50 Congressmen, Senators and the senior government officials have sent congratulatory messages to Modi. WT24 Desk India is a “great ally” and “partner” of the US and the Trump administration will work closely with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his second term on a range of issues, a ...

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European elections: triumphant Greens demand more radical climate action

Green politicians to push agenda urging climate action, social justice and civil liberties WT24 Desk Europe’s Greens, big winners in Sunday’s European elections, will use their newfound leverage in a fractured parliament to push an agenda of urgent climate action, social justice and civil liberties, the movement’s leaders say, The Guardian reports. “This was a great outcome for us – but ...

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After UP and Odisha, Congress chief in Jharkhand resigns

While Congress president Rahul Gandhi himself offered to quit, which was rejected, at the CWC meeting on Saturday, a bunch of resignation landed on his table with four state leaders quitting or offering to quit on Friday. WT24 Desk Jharkhand Congress chief Ajoy Kumar resigned from his post on Monday taking ‘moral responsibility’ for party’s poor performance in Lok Sabha ...

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Buttigieg slams Trump for considering war crime pardons

Veteran and 2020 candidate said Trump’s willingness to pardon soldiers ‘undermines the very foundations … of this country’ WT24 Desk Donald Trump’s willingness to consider pardons for US soldiers accused or convicted of war crimes “undermines the very foundations, legal and moral, of this country”, Democratic candidate for president Pete Buttigieg said, The Guardian reports. Amid reports that such pardons could ...

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Gonoforum iftar party

AL leader Faruk Khan among others join WT24 Desk Awami League presidium member Faruk Khan on Sunday joined an iftar party of BNP’s alliance partner Gonoforum on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Agencies report. Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain hosted the iftar at a city hotel in honour of political leaders and noted citizens. Since the formation of Dr ...

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Indians lucky to have Narendra Modi, says Donald Trump

The US president wrote on Twitter, “Just spoke to Prime Minister @NarendraModi where I congratulated him on his big political victory. He is a great man and leader for the people of India – they are lucky to have him!”. WT24 Desk US president Donald Trump said Friday the people of India “are lucky to have” Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ...

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