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EU official: May statement underscores risk of no-deal Brexit

Apo - British Prime Minister Theresa May's statement to parliament on Brexit negotiations has underlined how hard it will be to reach an amicable divorce, a European official warned Tuesday.

UK PM rallies ministers on eve of Brexit summit

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May gathered her divided cabinet Tuesday to seek their support for her approach to Brexit, the day before she addresses EU leaders at a crucial Brussels summit.

Sudan gets new government as PM keeps finance

Khartoum - Sudan's new 21-member cabinet was sworn in on Saturday, with Prime Minister Moutaz Mousa Abdallah also assuming the finance portfolio in a bid to revive the country's ailing economy.

Bashir appoints new PM as cabinet sacked

Khartoum - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir Sunday sacked the country's 31-member cabinet and appointed a new prime minister who will form a smaller government to tackle a growing economic crisis in the African country.

Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture

Apo - Saudi Arabia announced another cabinet reshuffle Saturday with a heavy focus on culture and religion, as the kingdom undergoes a major image overhaul.

Haiti PM shuffles cabinet after ultimatum

Port-au-prince - Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, a political novice just over a year into governing the impoverished Caribbean country, has made his first cabinet shuffle after pressure from legislators.

Merkel cabinet complete as SPD claims key finance, foreign ministries

Berlin - Germany's second biggest party, the Social Democrats, on Friday named their ministers in Chancellor Angela Merkel's next government, completing a cabinet lineup in which they snatched the trophy finance and foreign affairs portfolios.

German SPD names trophy finance, foreign minister posts

Berlin - Germany's second biggest party, the Social Democrats, on Friday named their ministers in Chancellor Angela Merkel's next government, completing a cabinet lineup in which they snatched the trophy finance and foreign affairs portfolios.

Liberia's Weah makes first cabinet appointments

Monrovia - New Liberian President George Weah has appointed the first members of his cabinet, all of them men, largely naming party allies but picking a foreign minister close to former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

British PM's cabinet reshuffle marred by resignation

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May's long-awaited government reshuffle Monday was branded ineffectual and shambolic after she promoted few fresh faces to her top team and a minister resigned rather than accept a new post.

May to reshuffle govt in new year reboot as Brexit looms

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May will begin reshuffling her cabinet Monday in a bid to reassert authority after a torrid 2017 in which she lost her working majority and several ministers to scandals.

Modi appoints India's first female defence minister

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi named a female legislator as India's new defence minister Sunday, the first time a woman has been appointed to the key portfolio overseeing border tensions with China and Pakistan.

New French government unveiled, Le Drian foreign minister

Paris - Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron appointed his first government on Wednesday, naming veteran Socialist Jean-Yves Le Drian to foreign affairs and European lawmaker Sylvie Goulard as defence minister.

Ethics concerns delay French cabinet announcement

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron has delayed the announcement of his first cabinet by 24 hours until Wednesday, with his office saying extra checks had to be made on the tax affairs of potential ministers.

New Zealand PM announces cabinet reshuffle

Wellington - New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English unveiled a new-look cabinet on Sunday, marking his first major move since taking over the country's top job six days ago.

Trump picks ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson as top diplomat

Washington - President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday tapped ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson, an oilman with deep ties to Russia, as his nominee to be secretary of state, promising that the CEO, who is personal friends with Vladimir Putin, has "second to none" relati...

Trump's cabinet picks so far

Washington - US President-elect Donald Trump has added a new name to his cabinet, tapping retired general James Mattis to be his secretary of defense.

Turkish interior minister resigns in surprise move

Istanbul - Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala, a loyalist of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Wednesday resigned in a surprise move, the prime minister announced.

Iraq MPs approve five new ministers after long delay

Baghdad - Iraq's parliament on Monday approved five new ministers after months of delay and repeated setbacks to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's efforts to replace the cabinet.

Japan PM picks nationalist Tomomi Inada as defence chief

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday picked a close confidante with staunchly nationalist views as the new defence minister, a move likely to raise concerns in China and South Korea.

EU's Schulz slams new UK cabinet

Brussels - European Parliament chief Martin Schulz on Thursday took aim at British Prime Minister Theresa May's new cabinet, saying it continued a "dangerously vicious cycle" that will hurt Britain and Europe.

Key figures in Britain's new cabinet

London - New British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed allies and rivals to her cabinet, and created two new posts to deal with the repercussions of Brexit.

Brazil's new president names business-friendly cabinet

Bras - Brazil's acting president Michel Temer named a business-friendly cabinet Thursday after his former boss Dilma Rousseff was suspended from office, ending 13 years of leftist rule.

Iraq PM to attend parliament for cabinet vote: Speaker

Baghdad - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will attend parliament on Thursday for a vote on a new cabinet lineup, after two previous sessions ended in chaos, the speaker's office said.

Turkey's new cabinet meets with first pro-Kurdish, veiled ministers

Ankara - Turkey's new caretaker government that includes the first ever representatives from a pro-Kurdish party and a veiled minister held its first meeting on Tuesday to prepare to rule until snap polls in November.

Mexico president reshuffles cabinet

- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto appointed seven new ministers Thursday in a cabinet reshuffle, including naming a new foreign minister, in a mid-term shakeup of his administration.

Modi set to expand cabinet to speed up economic reforms

New Delhi - Indian premier Narendra Modi is set to appoint a new defence minister Sunday in a major cabinet expansion aimed at speeding up promised economic reforms, after storming to power in May.

Egypt's Sisi tells outgoing PM to form new govt

Cairo - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who took office on Monday, tasked prime minister Ibrahim Mahlab with forming a new government after the previous cabinet resigned, the presidency said.

Tunisia PM designate says has formed new government

Tunis - Tunisia's premier-designate Mehdi Jomaa said Sunday he has presented the president with the list of his proposed cabinet of independents, under a roadmap aimed at ending months of political crisis.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano leaving DC for UC

Washington - After more than four years as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Napolitano announced in a statement today that she will be leaving the post to head the University of California System.
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