Prime Minister Edouard Philippe defied striking workers on Wednesday with plans for a long-anticipated overhaul of France’s byzantine pension system that he said would be fairer and encourage people to work longer.
An Algerian court sentenced two former prime ministers to long prison terms Tuesday in the first of a string of high-profile corruption trials launched after former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in the face of mass protests in April.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has told parliament on Monday a contested reform of the euro zone’s bailout fund was in Italy’s national interest, but that it should only be adopted as a package alongside other measures.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi says he intends to resign in response to a call by the country’s top Shia cleric, who urged Iraqi lawmakers to "reconsider" their options regarding the future of Iraq.
Lebanese banks on Friday reopened their doors to customers for the first time in two weeks as the people’s lives start to get back to normal after an unprecedented wave of protests that made Prime Minister Saad Hariri resign.
The next few days is set to determine the fate of Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal. Despite a major humiliation at the House of Commons on Saturday, and a further setback yesterday, the Prime Minister appears undaunted by the immediate challenges ahead.