Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s public support slips to a new low

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s public support have slipped to a new low. A Kyodo news poll found that support for Kishida’s government has dropped to 33.1 per cent from 37.6 per cent a month earlier, marking his lowest rating in polls conducted by the organisation since he took office in October 2021. Even the $200 […]

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Belarus foreign minister Vladimir Makei dies at the age of 64

Vladimir Makei, the long-standing foreign minister of Belarus has passed away suddenly at the age of 64, the state news agency Belta reported on Saturday (November 26).  Makei, who held his post since 2012, was supposed to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Minsk on Monday.  Belta state news agency reported citing the foreign […]

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Rishi Sunak criticises former UK health minister for appearing on reality TV show

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Tuesday that he has not seen any of former health minister Matt Hancock’s appearances on the reality TV show “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!”. Hancock was dismissed from the Conservative Party after he signed with the show and Sunak said that politics should be “noble” […]

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‘I’m afraid’: UK Finance Minister Jeremy Hunt warns of tax hikes to cope with inflation after Truss fiasco

The new UK government issued a warning on Sunday (November 13) about the upcoming tax increase, particularly for the wealthy ones, as the administration aims to repair the economic damage caused by the Truss administration.  The administration is expected to release an emergency budget on Thursday.  Also read | New plan by UK PM Sunak and […]

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Over 2,000 environment damages filed, Russia must be held responsible, says Kyiv’s minister 

The Ukrainian Environment Minister Ruslan Strilets on Monday (November 14) said at UN climate talks that Russia must accept responsibility for the environmental damage brought on by its invasion of Ukraine. He said, “Russia must be held responsible not only to Ukraine but also to the whole world.” The key issue, he continued that with […]

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Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov reportedly taken to hospital in Bali, Russia denies

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has been taken to hospital after his arrival in Bali, Indonesia for G20 summit, reported AP citing Indonesian officials.  Lavrov is attending the G20 summit in place of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia is expected to face flak in the summit for Ukraine war. AP said that Indonesian medical officials declined to […]

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Hundreds of Portuguese protest over climate concerns, demands resignation of economic minister

On Saturday (November 12), hundreds of protesters enraged by the climate issue took to the streets of Lisbon, with several stormed into a building where the Portuguese Economic Minister Antonio Costa e Silva was giving a speech and demanded his resignation.  Chanting slogans while waving the banners, protesters called for action against climate change. The […]

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Premature to suggest India’s mediation role in Ukraine war: Foreign minister S Jaishankar

Responding to speculative reports about the possibility of India mediating between Russia and Ukraine to help stop the ongoing war, India’s external affairs minister S Jaishankar on Thursday it was ‘premature’ to think of it. Jaishankar said it will be “premature” to speak of India acting as a facilitator to broker peace between Russia and Ukraine, […]

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India: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar embarks on Russia trip, ahead of the G-20 summit

India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is heading to Russia for a two-day bilateral visit. The top Indian minister is expected to hold an audience with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday. However, it is not clear if he will be meeting President […]

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Will not pay for Twitter blue tick, says French minister

As Twitter began unrolling its ‘paid’ blue tick, Olivier Veran, French minister and government spokesperson, said on Sunday (November 6) that he will not pay USD 7.99 a month fee for account verification. He added that he had concerns about ambitions of the social media platform’s new owner Elon Musk.   On Saturday, Twitter began […]

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