No-confidence motion against Spain’s PM flops

Socialist MPs applaud Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez after his intervention during the last day of the debate of the vote of no confidence against Pedro Sanchez at the Lower House in Madrid, Spain, 22 March 2023. EFE/ J.J. Guillen

Madrid, Mar 22 (EFE).- A no confidence motion filed by far-right politicians against the left-leaning coalition government of prime minister Pedro Sánchez flopped in parliament Wednesday. The Vox party presented 89-year-old economist Ramón Tamames, a former Communist Party member, as a replacement for the Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Sánchez. The motion provided a platform for … Read more

Police halt arrest of former PM Khan amid clashes with supporters

Islamabad, Mar 15 (EFE).- Pakistani police said Wednesday that they have suspended an operation to arrest former prime minister Imran Khan after two days of clashes with his supporters at his home in the eastern city of Lahore. Khan is wanted by police on charges relating to undeclared state gifts he received during his term … Read more

Israel’s judicial reforms approved in first parliamentary hearing

Police tries to separate protesters who tied themeselves with plastic pipes and iron chains outside the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, 14 March 2023. EFE/EPA/ABIR SULTAN

Jerusalem, Mar 13 (EFE).- The Israeli parliament on Tuesday approved in an initial hearing a controversial bill that would allow a simple parliamentary majority to overturn Supreme Court rulings, a key element of a broader judicial overhaul that has sparked the country’s largest protests in decades. The so-called annulment clause was approved by 61 votes … Read more

Xi: ‘China must work to achieve greater technological self-sufficiency’

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the Closing Session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, China, 13 March 2023. EFE-EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

Beijing (EFE).- Chinese President Xi Jinping said China “must work to achieve greater technological self-sufficiency” during a Monday speech at the closing of the National People’s Assembly, one of the country’s main political yearly events. “China must create a new development model,” said the president, who added that his country “must promote industrial transformation.” Xi … Read more

Nigeria’s ruling party candidate Tinubu wins controversial election

All Progressives Congress (APC)'s presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu (C), accompanied by his wife, Oluremi Tinubu, makes his way through the crowd after casting his vote at a polling station during the general elections, in the Ikeja district of Lagos, Nigeria, 25 February 2023. EFE-EPA/AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE

Lagos, Nigeria, Mar 1 (EFE).- The candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, won Nigeria’s controversial presidential elections held on Feb. 25, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced on Wednesday. Tinubu, 70, obtained 36 percent of the votes, or 8.79 million, INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu said. “Tinubu Bola Ahmed … Read more

Italians set to vote in historic elections

Rome, Sep 24 (EFE).- Italy’s political leaders wrapped up their campaigns ahead of decisive elections Sunday which is likely to bring to power the most right-wing government since the end of WWII. Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni is the favorite to to win the election, according to polls. Meloni, leader of the Brothers of Italy party, … Read more