Boris Johnson advises the next prime minister

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, London. Picture date: Wednesday July 20, 2022. House Of Commons | Off Images | Getty Images Departing UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson bid farewell to lawmakers in his own inimitable style as he implored British parliamentarians not to pay too much … Read more

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Boris Johnson advises the next prime minister

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, London. Picture date: Wednesday July 20, 2022. House Of Commons | Off Images | Getty Images Departing UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson bid farewell to lawmakers in his own inimitable style as he implored British parliamentarians not to pay too much … Read more

Luria, Kinzinger put careers on line in Jan. 6 investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reps. Elaine Luria and Adam Kinzinger, who will lead questioning in the closing summer hearing of the Jan. 6 committee on Thursday night, are from different parties but agree emphatically on one thing: The investigation into the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol is worth sacrificing their political careers. Luria, a Democrat … Read more

Who is UK’s PM candidate Rishi Sunak? | Politics News

Rishi Sunak is currently the favorite in the race to succeed United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but opinions on him are divided. To some, he is a child of immigrants who has made it to the top of British society and politics under adverse circumstances. To others, he is simply the embodiment of Westminster, … Read more

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are final candidates in the race to succeed Boris Johnson as UK Prime Minister

London CNN — Boris Johnson will be succeeded as prime minister of the United Kingdom by either Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss after the Conservative Party leadership race was on Wednesday narrowed down to the final two candidates. Johnson resigned as party leader earlier this month after a series of scandals led to dozens of … Read more

Italian bonds push higher as PM Mario Draghi suggests he’ll stay in power

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi Antonio Masiello | Getty Images News | Getty Images Italy’s Mario Draghi said Wednesday he will stay in power provided parliamentarians back his coalition government — offering some relief to bond markets ahead of a key European Central Bank meeting Thursday. Political instability returned to Rome last week when one … Read more

US launches initiative to support Ukrainian farmers hit by Russia’s war

Some Ukrainian farms have turned into battlefields, and farmers who have maintained their harvests have been unable to get machinery and other key supplies including fertilizer, seeds and storage bins that would typically arrive through Black Sea ports due to Russia’s ongoing blockade of Ukrainian ports. Ukraine — the world’s fourth-largest exporter of corn and … Read more

Ukraine graft concerns resurface as Russia war goes on

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s dismissal of senior officials is casting an inconvenient light on an issue that the Biden administration has largely ignored since the outbreak of war with Russia: Ukraine’s history of rampant corruption and shaky governance. As it presses ahead with providing tens of billions of dollars in military, economic … Read more

Italy could be headed for a snap election as Draghi considers resignation

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi Antonio Masiello | Getty Images News | Getty Images Italy’s Mario Draghi on Wednesday is due to tell lawmakers whether or not he’ll stay on as prime minister — in what could create further market volatility ahead of a crucial meeting of the European Central Bank later this week. Political … Read more

Here’s what’s at stake if Russia doesn’t get a key European gas pipeline back up and running this week

Investors will soon find out whether the world’s largest subsea pipeline, all 759 miles of it sitting under the Baltic Sea, will save Europe from a potentially devastating winter. The so-called Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which normally transmits 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year from Russia to Germany, has been under planned … Read more