Pakistans prime minister Nawaz Sharif Resigns over Panama Papers Corruption Court Ruling

Pakistans prime minister Nawaz Sharif Resigns over Panama Papers Corruption Court Ruling

This is the third time Sharifs stint in office has been cut short. His government was dissolved in April 1993 by President Ghulam Ishaq Khan, however Sharif successfully challenged that decision to become prime minister again in May. He then resigned from the post in July, forcing the removal of President Khan as well.After re-election in 1997, he was then forced out by a military coup in 1999. He came back from exile to secure a major victory in the 2013 polls. This latest disqualification comes roughly a year before his term was to conclude, ending his chance of creating history by becoming the first Pakistani prime minister to complete a full five-year term in office. Pakistans powerful military has ruled the country for roughly half of its nearly 70-year-history. 26 days ago
Republican bill to repeal Obamacare fails in US senate

Republican bill to repeal Obamacare fails in US senate

In a stinging blow to President Donald Trump, US Senate Republicans failed on Friday (28 July) to dismantle Obamacare, falling short on a major campaign promise and perhaps ending a seven-year quest by their party to gut the healthcare law. Voting in the early hours, three Republican senators, John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, crossed party lines to join Democrats in a dramatic 49-to-51 vote to reject a skinny repeal bill that would have killed some parts of Obamacare. The setback leaves Trump without a major legislative win after more than six months in power, despite Republicans controlling the White House, Senate and House. It will also be a let-down for financial markets, which expected Trump to make rapid changes to healthcare, taxes and infrastructure spending. 26 days ago
Anthony Scaramucci threatens to kill all the leakers in obscene rant

Anthony Scaramucci threatens to kill all the leakers in obscene rant

Anthony Scaramucci has found himself in hot water following a foul-mouthed interview with the New Yorker. The incoming White House communications director for Donald Trumps administration reportedly threatened to kill all the leakers and slammed his colleagues. 26 days ago
Britain risks tensions with Beijing by patrolling South China Sea

Britain risks tensions with Beijing by patrolling South China Sea

Britains Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and Defence Minister Michael Fallon have said the country plans to send their two new aircraft carriers to the disputed South China Sea, a move likely to anger Beijing. On an official visit to Australia, Johnson said on July 27 that sailing through the Straits of Malacca would be one of the carrierss first missions, and that all parties should respect freedom of navigation and international law. 26 days ago