Heads of state

Liz Truss becomes Britain’s new prime minister

Liz Truss became Britain's next prime minister on Tuesday after meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, who asked her to form a new government as the country faces an acute cost-of-living crisis.

Truss, 47, took office in the carefully choreographed ceremony with the monarch a day after the ruling Conservative Party announced that Truss was elected as its leader.

Liz Truss to be next UK prime minister after winning party vote?

Liz Truss will be the UK's new prime minister after beating Rishi Sunak in the race to lead the Conservative Party.
Truss, who will become prime minister when Queen Elizabeth II invites her to form a new government at a reception at Balmoral Castle in Scotland tomorrow, defeated former finance minister Rishi Sunak in an intra-party vote.

Pirc Musar’s bid gets boost after Kos quits, poll shows

Ljubljana – Lawyer Nataša Pirc Musar has increased her lead in the presidential race after the ruling party’s candidate Marta Kos pulled out, a poll run by the newspaper Delo on Saturday suggests. Pirc Musar gained five percentage points in a fortnight to 31% as Anže Logar, the former foreign minister, stayed at 23%.

Drama at the airport in Paris

French Border police at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris shot - and killed - man who was wielding a knife in the public area of the airport.
"Police officers shot and killed a man who brandished a knife at the Charles de Gaulle airport", the police said on Twitter.

The Czech Exception: A Public Broadcaster Dodges the Illiberal Bullet

In the early years of the transition from communism, the erstwhile one-party states of eastern Europe would put Michnik's dictum to the test. In 1991, a former Czech dissident and lawyer, Hana Marvanova, was working on new regulations designed to remake her country's national broadcaster in the image of the BBC.