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Serbia gets first gay woman PM

Belgrade - The Serbian parliament on Thursday voted in Ana Brnabic, an openly gay woman, as the country's prime minister in a landmark move for the patriarchal conservative country and the entire Balkans region.

Serbia names gay woman as premier in Balkan first

Belgrade - Serbia's President on Thursday named an openly gay woman as the next prime minister, a milestone move for the deeply conservative country and the wider Balkan region.

Serbia president names gay woman as premier in Balkan first

Belgrade - Serbia's president on Thursday named Ana Brnabic as the next prime minister, making her the first openly gay premier in the conservative Balkan region and the first Serbian woman in the top job.

Ireland set for first openly gay prime minister

Dublin - Ireland looked set Friday to have its first openly gay prime minister after the governing Fine Gael party elected Leo Varadkar leader, a further sign of change in the once deeply conservative country.

Ireland set for first openly gay prime minister

Dublin - Ireland looked set Friday to have its first openly gay prime minister after the governing Fine Gael party elected Leo Varadkar leader, a further sign of change in the once deeply conservative country.

Ireland set for first openly gay prime minister

Dublin - Ireland looked set Friday to have its first openly gay prime minister after the governing Fine Gael party elected Leo Varadkar leader, a further sign of change in the once deeply conservative country.

Romania PM stands firm on corruption decrees despite mass protests

Bucharest - Romania's prime minister said Thursday his government will push ahead with decrees decriminalising a range of corruption offences, defying the country's biggest protests since the end of communism.

Iraq PM says US ban punishes those 'fighting terrorism'

Baghdad - Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's decision to ban Iraqis from travelling to the United States punishes those who are "fighting terrorism".

Romania president names new prime minister

Bucharest - Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Friday named social-democrat Sorin Grindeanu as the nation's new prime minister, bringing to a close weeks of uncertainty since the left won a parliamentary vote on December 11.

Estonia's Juri Ratas formally named PM

Tallinn - Estonia's President Kersti Kaljulaid on Sunday formally tasked centrist leader Juri Ratas with forming a new government, describing him as a "strong and energetic" choice for prime minister of the Baltic state.

Umaro Sissoco Embalo named PM of troubled Guinea-Bissau: decree

Bissau - Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz on Friday named Umaro Sissoco Embalo as prime minister of the troubled west African state, replacing Baciro Dja whose government he dissolved earlier in the week.

Scandal-rocked S. Korean president replaces PM

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye replaced her prime minister and finance minister Wednesday, as she scrambled to contain a damaging scandal over a close friend accused of meddling in state affairsThe top-level reshuffle, which also saw a new public...

Turkey PM vows retaliation after 'vile' Cizre attack

Istanbul - Turkey on Friday vowed to retaliate after a suicide truck bombing by suspected Kurdish militants in the southeastern town of Cizre, which killed at least 11 police officers.

Greek no to austerity a 'sublime act of resistance': PM

Atenas - Debt-laden Greece's rejection exactly a year ago of austerity measures proposed by international lenders was a "sublime act of resistance," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tweeted on Tuesday.

British PM says Brexit poses 'huge risk' to economy

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron warned Tuesday that a vote to leave the EU in less than 48 hours would damage the economy, representing a "huge risk" for jobs and families.

Brussels attacks a 'failure' but Belgium not a 'failed state', says PM

Brussels - The Islamic State attacks in Brussels represented a security "failure", Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel admitted Wednesday, but he rejected the notion his country was a "failed state".

Belgian PM says attacks are 'black day', many dead

Brussels - Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said Tuesday that the "blind, violent and cowardly" attacks on Brussels airport and the metro system were a "black day" for the country and had left many dead.

Turkey PM says evidence points to PKK being behind Ankara attack

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday that the evidence so far pointed to Kurdish rebels being behind a deadly suicide car bombing in Ankara.

Tunisia says Libya border attack aimed to set up IS 'emirate'

Tunis - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid said jihadists who carried out a deadly attack Monday on a town near the Libyan border had planned to establish an "emirate" of the Islamic State group.

Former South Korea PM gets suspended jail term for corruption

Seoul - Former South Korean prime minister Lee Wan-Koo was handed an eight-month suspended jail sentence on Friday following his conviction on corruption charges.

New Romania PM unveils technocrat government

Bucharest - Romania's prime minister-designate Dacian Ciolos named a technocrat government on Sunday, tapping European Union experts as well as private-sector leaders to steer the country until elections next year.

Former EU commissioner becomes new Romania PM

Bucharest - Former EU agriculture commissioner Dacian Ciolos was on Tuesday appointed Romania's new prime minister, following last week's resignation of Victor Ponta after mass anti-government protests sparked by a deadly nightclub fire.

Portugal president reappoints centre-right PM

Lisbon - Portugal's president on Thursday reappointed outgoing Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho and tasked him with forming a new centre-right coalition, despite the lack of a majority in parliament.

Veteran KP Sharma Oli elected new Nepal PM

Kathmandu - Nepal's parliament on Sunday chose veteran politician KP Sharma Oli as the new prime minister, weeks after the quake-devastated country adopted a new constitution, the speaker announced.

Toll from twin Ankara blasts climbs to 95: PM

Ankara - At least 95 people were killed in twin suicide bombings Saturday that ripped through a pro-Kurdish peace rally in Ankara, according to an updated toll announced by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's office.

Croatia PM cannot confirm death of IS hostage but fears worst

Zagreb - Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said Wednesday he was unable to confirm the death of a Croatian hostage that the Islamic State group claimed to have beheaded, but that he feared the worst.

Greece PM urges 'No' vote to 'live with dignity in Europe'

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday urged thousands of supporters gathered in Athens to vote "No" in the weekend referendum to "live with dignity in Europe".

Serbia PM 'shocked' by Hungary plan to build anti-migrant fence

Belgrade - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said he was "surprised and shocked" by the Hungarian government's plan to close the border with Serbia and erect a four-metre-high (13-foot) fence along their shared border to keep out migrants.

Singapore Prime Minister publishes his code for his Sudoku solver

In a rather unusual technology story, Singapore's Prime Minister has posted the code for his C++ Sudoku solving program onto his Facebook page and then asked members of programming communities to help him to debug the source he wrote a few years ago.

S. Korea's Park keeps PM who resigned over ferry disaster

Seoul - After two failed attempts to appoint a new prime minister, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye announced Thursday her "agonised" decision to retain the incumbent who resigned over April's ferry disaster.
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