Tag: President

Kiribati’s President appreciative of Australia’s ‘very active’ function at Paris climate talks

Updated December 15, 2015 01:11:04 The President of Kiribati, a tiny island nation in the Pacific at danger of disappearing if sea levels rise, says he is quite appreciative of Australia’s “quite active” part at the Paris climate talks. President Anote Tong, an outspoken advocate for international action on climate adjust, mentioned the agreement reached…


NT Treasurer employing power debt to push for freehold of land, Bagot president says

By Sally Brooks Updated December 08, 2015 12:11:59 The president of a single of Darwin’s oldest Aboriginal communities says it has been proposed it freeholds and sell some land to pay off a debt to the Power and Water Corporation. Founded in 1938, Bagot Neighborhood was formed to take the place of the Kahlin Compound…


Ex-US president Jimmy Carter says he is free of charge of cancer

Posted December 07, 2015 08:54:26 Former US president Jimmy Carter has told church parishioners in his native Georgia that he is free of charge of cancer. The 91-year-old Nobel peace laureate and international humanitarian lately had a tumour removed from his liver, only to find four melanoma spots on his brain. “My most recent MRI…


Brazil speaker opens impeachment proceedings against president

Posted December 03, 2015 10:31:03 Brazil’s decrease home speaker has triggered impeachment proceedings against president Dilma Rousseff, setting the stage for a political battle that could see the country’s first female leader forced from workplace. “It’s to authorise the begin [of impeachment], not to judge on its merits,” speaker Eduardo Cunha told journalists soon after…


Myanmar’s Suu Kyi discusses transfer of power with president, military

Posted December 02, 2015 17:09:11 Photo: Leader of the victorious NLD party Aung San Suu Kyi (L) meets with incumbent president Thein Sein. (Supplied: Myanmar President Office) Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has discussed the smooth transfer of power to her party with president Thein Sein, the first time the two have met…


Turkish president Erdogan warns Russia not to ‘play with fire’

Posted November 28, 2015 01:37:21 Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan has warned Russia not to “play with fire”, but added he did not want to harm relations with Moscow, comments that appear more likely to inflame than quell the dispute over a downed Russian bomber this week. Relations among the former Cold War antagonists are at…


In Rebuke to Kirchner, Argentines Elect Opposition Leader Mauricio Macri as President

Photo Supporters of the presidential candidate Mauricio Macri cheered in Buenos Aires on Sunday. Credit Emiliano Lasalvia/Agence France-Presse â?? Getty Images BUENOS AIRES â?? Argentine voters handed a decisive victory to Mauricio Macri in the countryâ??s presidential election on Sunday, delivering a strong mandate to an opposition political figure in search of to roll back…


Trump won’t rule out independent run for president

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Linked Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Donald Trump on Sunday once more refused to rule out an independent candidate for president in 2016, and he dug in on generating a database to track Muslims in the U.S. Asked on ABC’s “This Week” whether he’d jump to an independent candidacy, Trump mentioned, “I…


Kim Young-sam, Former President of South Korea, Dies at 87

Photo Kim Young-sam waving in the course of a parade on Feb. 25, 1993, in Seoul, soon after getting sworn in as South Korea’s 14th president. Credit Yonhap/European Pressphoto Agency SEOUL, South Korea â?? Kim Young-sam, the former president of South Korea who replaced the final of the countryâ??s military leaders, purged politicized generals and…