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Pakistan PM Ousted by Supreme Court

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s highest court on Tuesday declared Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ineligible for office, throwing the country into fresh political uncertainty as it battles Islamic militancy and deals with a weak economy and deteriorating ties with the United States. The Supreme Court based its decision on an April 26 ruling that found Mr. Gilani in […]

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Pakistan Top Court Disqualifies PM from Office

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s highest court has declared Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani ineligible for office, throwing the country into a new round of political turmoil. On April 26, the Supreme Court found Mr. Gilani guilty of contempt for refusing to ask Swiss authorities to reopen their corruption investigation into President Asif Ali Zardari. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry […]

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Pakistan Top Court Disqualifies PM from Office

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s highest court has declared Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani ineligible for office, throwing the country into a new round of political turmoil. On April 26, the Supreme Court found Mr. Gilani guilty of contempt for refusing to ask Swiss authorities to reopen their corruption investigation into President Asif Ali Zardari. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry […]

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Pakistan Top Court Disqualifies PM from Office

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s highest court has declared Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani ineligible for office, throwing the country into a new round of political turmoil. On April 26, the Supreme Court found Mr. Gilani guilty of contempt for refusing to ask Swiss authorities to reopen their corruption investigation into President Asif Ali Zardari. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry […]

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Pakistan Top Court Disqualifies PM from Office

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s highest court has disqualified Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani from office, in a move likely to throw the country into a fresh round of political turmoil. The Supreme Court announced its decision Tuesday based on its earlier ruling that Mr. Gilani was guilty of contempt for refusing to reopen a corruption investigation of President […]

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Former Iceland PM Guilty of Negligence in 2008 Banking Crisis

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in Iceland has found former prime minister Geir Haarde guilty of negligence in his handling of the bank collapse in 2008, while acquitting him of more serious charges. Mr. Haarde is the first world leader to go on trial for his government’s handling of the global financial crisis. The court in Reykjavik convicted […]

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Haiti PM says Reconstruction Too Slow

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Haiti’s prime minister says the Caribbean nation’s post-earthquake reconstruction needs to move “faster” and “be more effective.” Prime Minister Garry Conille told VOA his trip to Washington was aimed at improving things, to coordinate with donors and partners to “see how we can make a difference much more quickly for the millions of Haitians that […]

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Australian Police Rescue PM from Unruly Crowd

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Riot police in the Australian capital moved in Thursday to rescue Prime Minister Julia Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott from a crowd of unruly protesters who were supporting indigenous rights. Photographs and television footage show plainclothes security personnel clutching the prime minister as they pulled her away from a Canberra restaurant surrounded by protesters […]

Australian Police Rescue PM from Unruly Crowd

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Riot police in the Australian capital moved in Thursday to rescue Prime Minister Julia Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott from a crowd of unruly protesters who were supporting indigenous rights. Photographs and television footage show plainclothes security personnel clutching the prime minister as they pulled her away from a Canberra restaurant surrounded by protesters […]

British Prime Minister Apologizes for Tourette’s Comments

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s prime minister has issued an apology after comparing heckling from a senior lawmaker to “having someone with Tourette’s sitting opposite you.” David Cameron made the comment about Ed Balls, the opposition’s shadow chancellor, in an interview in a British newspaper – The Sunday Telegraph. Balls’ gestures and comments have become a fixture of the […]

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