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Chris Hipkins: Uphill battle looms for New Zealand’s next PM

The Labour party’s popularity has slumped, but Jacinda Ardern is still a hard act to follow.

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Ethiopia’s PM sees OLA rebellion grow in his own backyard

As rebels step up attacks, the government has responded with air strikes in the Oromia region.

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Ukraine war: Almost half Ukraine’s energy system disabled, PM says

As temperatures drop below freezing, Russian missiles have crippled parts of the country’s energy system.

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Alaa Abdel Fattah: British-Egyptian activist’s family pin hopes on PM

Alaa Abdel Fattah’s sister says she “hopes and trusts” Rishi Sunak will secure his release in Egypt.

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Giorgia Meloni: Italy’s new PM takes aim at migrant boats in debut speech

Giorgia Meloni uses her speech to MPs to return to a familiar theme in Italian politics.

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Sunak’s rise to PM a ‘ground-breaking milestone’ – Biden

US President Joe Biden says it “matters” that the UK will have its first British Asian prime minister.

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Ulf Kristersson: Swedish parliament elects new PM backed by far right

Ulf Kristersson forms a centre-right coalition, but with a far-right party wielding significant influence.

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Spain heatwave: PM tells workers to stop wearing ties to save energy

Pedro Sanchez says it will reduce air conditioner use and save energy as Spain endures a heatwave.

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Sri Lanka: Four key moments from storming of PM’s office

Protesters were met with tear gas and water cannon by authorities.

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Sri Lanka: Police fire tear gas as protesters storm PM’s office in Colombo

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has fled the country, while a state of emergency has been declared.

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The legacy of Japan’s longest serving PM

A contentious nationalist, he was known for his signature economic reforms and an assertive foreign policy.

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Yair Lapid: The ex-TV host set to be Israel’s new PM

The 58-year-old former boxer and TV presenter will take the top office for the first time.

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Israel set to get new PM and hold fifth election in less than four years

Naftali Bennett will hand over power to Foreign Minister Yair Lapid once parliament dissolves itself.

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Australia election: Do people trust their PM candidates?

The BBC speaks to voters in Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese’s seats ahead of Saturday’s election.

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Sri Lanka economy crisis to get worse before it gets better, PM says

Sri Lanka’s new PM tells the BBC the country’s dire economic crisis will get worse before it gets better.

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Imran Khan: Inside the huge rally in Lahore for Pakistan’s ousted PM

The former prime minister’s narrative of a US-led conspiracy to oust him is resonating with his supporters.

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Ukraine war: Mariupol defenders will fight to the end says PM

PM Denys Shmyhal says the city has not fallen to Russian forces because of the determined defence.

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Pakistan: Shehbaz Sharif chosen as PM after week-long uncertainty

Shehbaz Sharif is the brother of a former prime minister and the rival of recently ousted Imran Khan.

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Imran Khan: What we know so far as PM’s fate hangs in balance

The fate of Pakistan’s prime minister – and the country – teeters on a decision by the Supreme Court.

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Ukraine: Russia has attacked schools and hospitals, says deputy PM

Meanwhile, the UN says more than 1.5m people have now fled Ukraine since Russia invaded on 24 February.

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Australia: Grace Tame says caller ‘threatened’ against criticising PM

Sexual abuse survivor Grace Tame says a caller told her not imperil Scott Morrison’s election chances.

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Novak Djokovic will be deported if he hasn’t told truth, deputy PM says

Rich people are not above the law, Australia’s deputy PM says, as the player launches legal appeal.

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The ‘gals’ behind Samoa’s first woman PM

Samoa’s first woman prime minister has been supported throughout her career by a group of powerful female friends.

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Covid-positive Czech president appointed new PM from plexiglass box

Petr Fiala was appointed by a president who is in self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus.

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Sweden’s first female PM resigns hours after appointment

Magdalena Andersson, the country’s first female prime minister, resigns hours after taking the role.

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Ethiopia food crisis: Why does PM have a problem with wheat aid?

Ethiopia has been increasing its wheat production, but this is yet to catch up with growing wheat demand.

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Mark Rutte: Dutch police arrest politician over suspected plot to murder PM

Police said Arnoud van Doorn was interrogated after he was seen acting suspiciously in The Hague.

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Myanmar: State of emergency extended with coup leader as PM

Gen Min Aung Hlaing takes on the new title and says emergency rule may last until August 2023.

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PM says education is universal cure despite aid row

A global summit raises £2.9bn to support education in some of the world’s poorest countries.

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Tunisia: Key moments as political turmoil unfolds

Tunisia’s president sacks the PM and the speaker is barred entry to parliament following violent protests.