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16/09/2011 - Denmark

Left victory brings Denmark's first woman PM

Denmark has its first-ever woman prime minister after Helle Thorning-Schmidt and her centre-left bloc narrowly won Thursday’s general election.


14/09/2011 - France

French ex-PM Villepin acquitted of plotting to smear Sarkozy

Former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin congratulated the country’s legal system for standing up to “political pressure” after being acquitted of smearing President ...
03/09/2011 - Ireland-Vatican

Vatican admits mistakes in Irish abuse scandal

In a long-awaited reaction to an official report, the Vatican has admitted "grave failures" over the handling of a child sex abuse scandal involving priests in southern Ireland but denied ...
Japan's new  prime minister Yoshihiko Noda ‎
29/08/2011 - Japan

Noda beats Kaieda to become Japan's new prime minister

Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda looks set to become Japan’s sixth prime minister in five years after winning a party vote on Monday.
Naoto Kan's resignation makes way for Japan's sixth premier in five years
26/08/2011 - Japan

Prime Minister Kan resigns

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan has stepped down in a long-awaited move which paves the way for the election of the country’s sixth premier in five years.
05/08/2011 - Thailand

Yingluck Shinawatra becomes Thailand's first woman Prime Minister

Thailand’s parliament declared Yingluck Shinawatra the country’s first female – and youngest-ever - prime minister on Friday.
03/08/2011 - Haiti

Haiti's Senate blocks Martelly's prime minister nominee again

Haiti’s Senate has blocked the president’s nomination for prime minister for the second time since May’s election, leaving the country still in the hands of the outgoing ...
02/08/2011 - Thailand

Thailand's new parliament elects speaker

Thailand's new parliament convened for business for the first time on Tuesday, electing a speaker from premier-in-waiting Yingluck Shinawatra's Puea Thai party.
19/07/2011 - Egypt

Egypt's new trade minister tells RFI he will not take office

Egypt’s new Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmed Fekri Abdel Wahab told RFI on Tuesday that he would not be taking office after all.

08/07/2011 - Italy

Berlusconi not to be PM after next Italian election

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi does not intend to take up the post again after the next election, handing over the reigns of his party to Justice Minister Angelino Alfano.