Czech president appoints a new prime minister — from inside a transparent cube.

President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic, who tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, appointed the country’s new prime minister on Sunday while sitting inside a transparent cube. Mr. Zeman, 77, was discharged from a hospital in Prague on Saturday and is currently required to isolate. He rolled in a wheelchair into the clear … Read more

Magdalena Andersson Elected As Sweden’s First Woman Prime Minister Again

Sweden elected Magdalena Andersson, five days after her first bid lasted only hours. (File) Stockholm: Sweden’s parliament on Monday elected Magdalena Andersson as the country’s prime minister, the first woman to hold the post, five days after her first bid lasted only hours. Despite being a nation that has long championed gender equality, Sweden has … Read more

Japan To Ban Foreign Arrivals Over New Covid Variant, Says Prime Minister

Japan’s Fumio Kishida commented on the country’s plans to reinstate tough border measures. (File) Tokyo: Japan will reinstate tough border measures, barring all new foreign arrivals over the Omicron Covid variant, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Monday, just weeks after a softening of strict entry rules. “We will ban the (new) entry of foreigners from … Read more

Covid-Positive Czech President Appoints New Prime Minister From Glass Box

Czech President Milos Zeman appoints Petr Fiala as Prime Minister in a Covid-safe ceremony. Prague: Czech President Milos Zeman appointed the leader of a centre-right alliance Petr Fiala as Prime Minister on Sunday in a ceremony he performed from a plexiglass cubicle after testing positive for COVID-19. Fiala leads a bloc of five centre and … Read more

Botswana Detects 19 New ‘Omicron’ Covid Variant Cases: Health Minister

Botswana is only African country outside South Africa to have reported Omicron cases. Gaborone, Botswana: Botswana, the only African country outside South Africa to have reported Omicron cases, said Sunday it had detected 19 infections of the new Covid variant, including the first four declared last week. “As of today we have recorded a total … Read more

Off-Duty Police Officer Stabbed In Paris, Investigation Opened: Interior Minister

An off-duty police officer was stabbed and seriously wounded in Paris. (Representational) Paris: An off-duty police officer was stabbed and seriously wounded in Paris on Sunday, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said. Darmanin said in a Twitter post that an investigation had been opened and everything was being done to find the perpetrator. He did … Read more

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh says, Science blended with Creative Innovation brings “Ease of Living” for common man

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh says, Science blended with Creative Innovation brings “Ease of Living” for common man – India Education | Latest Education News | Global Educational News | Recent Educational News Home National News Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh says, Science blended with … Read more

taliban: Afghan Prime Minister defends Taliban’s rule amid crisis – Times of India

KABUL: Afghanistan’s Taliban Prime Minister defended the group’s rule in a public address Saturday, saying it was not to blame for a worsening economic crisis and is working to repair the corruption of the ousted government. He also dismissed international pressure for the formation of a more inclusive Cabinet. The half-hour audio played on state-run … Read more

‘Bulldozer’ Andersson: Sweden’s Short-Lived First Woman Prime Minister

A recent TV profile of Magdalena Andersson was titled “The Bulldozer”. (File) Stockholm: Social Democrat Magdalena Andersson, who quit just hours after becoming the first woman elected Sweden’s prime minister, is a “bulldozer” who faces a tough battle fending off an unprecedented challenge by the right-wing and far-right in next year’s general election. The 54-year-old, … Read more

Foreign Minister To Represent India At SCO Meet On Thursday

The meeting will be attended by heads of government of the SCO member states. (File) New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will represent India at a meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Thursday. The meeting is expected to deliberate on a range of pressing regional … Read more