New Zealand PM Abruptly Announces Resignation

New Zealand PM Abruptly Announces Resignation

The National Party caucus will hold a special meeting on 12 December to select a new leader, after which Key will formally resign as prime minister. But as Opposition leader he led the part to its worst ever defeat in 2002 against Helen Clark, handing the role over to Don Brash in 2003. National MPs meet this morning for the first time since John Key's bombshell announcement yesterday that he's resigning as Prime Minister.

Populists win Italian vote; prime minister to resign

Merkel stressed that it was an Italian domestic decision. But the referendum outcome sends a message to Italy's European Union partners of more uncertainty ahead. "I believe that this vote, this strong result a vote against the government basically", says Italian journalist Anna Mazzone . Some of Italy's banks are drowning in bad debt - a legacy of years of economic stagnation - and urgently need to raise new funds.

Philippines President Duterte Phones Trump

The call lasted just over seven minutes, Go, said in a text message to media, which gave few details. "Trump wishes the Philippine government to succeed in its drive against drugs", President Rodrigo Duterte quoted Trump on his phone call.

Nuclear agreement with United States is not in jeopardy: Mohammad Javad Zarif

Congressman have said the Iran Sanctions Act extension only continues sanctions already in place, so it isn't in violation of the nuclear deal, and they hadn't heard of any other key partners who opposed the extension. President-Elect Trump said on the campaign trail that he would rip up the Iran deal. The Obama administration will "take a look" at the bill extending sanctions authority, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Thursday, stopping short of threatening a veto of it.

Strong quake hits northeastern Japan, tsunami warning issued

In a statement, the agency said the quake was thought to be an aftershock of the 9.0-magnitude event that devastated the same region in 2011. According to The Japan News , the tsunami warning that was issued earlier has been lifted while advisory remains in place for waves up to one metre in length along Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures.

Henry Burris arrives in Ottawa after epic Grey Cup victory

Now his energy is even more real at the 104 Grey Cup , as his mother Renee Hill was at the game. "So it (expletive) hurts", he said, using an F-bomb in anger. Slotback Jerome Messam , form nearby Brampton, capped the drive, coming out of the backfield to haul in a seven-yard touchdown pass from Mitchell. As reporters walked away, Buckley turned and banged his head against his locker.