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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS:  Moon Jae-in Struggles to Form Cabinet Meeting His Ethics Standards

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Struggles to Form Cabinet Meeting His Ethics Standards

South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s quest for a squeaky-clean government is leading to delays in forming his cabinet more than three weeks into office, as efforts to find candidates free of even the slightest of ethics issues have proved challenging.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Cabinet Approves Bill to Allow Emperor to Abdicate

JAPAN POLITICS: Cabinet Approves Bill to Allow Emperor to Abdicate

Japan’s cabinet approved bill to allow Emperor Akihito to step down, paving the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in nearly two centuries.

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SOMALIA POLITICS: 26-Minister Cabinet Named By Hassan Ali Khaire

SOMALIA POLITICS: 26-Minister Cabinet Named By Hassan Ali Khaire

Hassan Ali Khaire, who was appointed to the post by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed last month, read out his list of cabinet ministers to reporters.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe to Propose New Cabinet Level U.S.-Japan Talks

JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe to Propose New Cabinet Level U.S.-Japan Talks

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will propose new cabinet level U.S.-Japan talks on trade, security and macroeconomic issues, including currencies, when he meets U.S. President Donald Trump.

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USA POLITICS: Official: Jeff Sessions Becomes Attorney General

USA POLITICS: Official: Jeff Sessions Becomes Attorney General

“Denigrating people who disagree with us, I think, is not a healthy trend for our body,” Senator Jeff Sessions said, referring to the Senate.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Downplays Cabinet Reshuffle Rumours

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Downplays Cabinet Reshuffle Rumours

“Just forget about it. I will tell you when I need to tell you,” South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said.

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GAMBIA POLITICS: 10 New Cabinet Ministers Sworn In

GAMBIA POLITICS: 10 New Cabinet Ministers Sworn In

Ten of the new Gambian government’s 18 ministers were sworn in, less than a week after freshly-elected President Adama Barrow arrived in the country following a major political crisis.

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ROMANIA POLITICS: Florin Jianu Cabinet Minister Resigns

ROMANIA POLITICS: Florin Jianu Cabinet Minister Resigns

Florin Jianu, Romania’s minister of business, trade and entrepreneurship, announced on Facebook that he was resigning. It is the “ethical to do,” he said, “not for my professional honesty, my conscience is clean on that front, but for my child.”

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USA POLITICS: Donald Trump in First Full Week As U.S. President

USA POLITICS: Donald Trump in First Full Week As U.S. President

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses business and trade issues on Monday. Highlights of the day follow…

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Scandal Exposed! Sussan Ley Resigns

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Scandal Exposed! Sussan Ley Resigns

Australian Health Minister Sussan Ley said she had resigned from her Cabinet position amid an expenses scandal that has proved to be an embarrassing.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: After Anti-Settlement UN Vote, Netanyahu Hopes In Trump

ISRAEL POLITICS: After Anti-Settlement UN Vote, Netanyahu Hopes In Trump

“We have no doubt the Obama Administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed,” PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Nominates Vincent Viola As Army Secretary

USA POLITICS: Trump Nominates Vincent Viola As Army Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Vincent Viola, an Army veteran and founder of a high-speed trading firm, to be secretary of the Army.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Secrecy Damaging PM’s Brexit Preparations’

UK POLITICS: ‘Secrecy Damaging PM’s Brexit Preparations’

Secrecy damaging Theresa May’s preparations for triggering Article 50 and the Government’s plans for Brexit negotiations with the EU, Whitehall experts say.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Retains Top Prosecutor Preet Bharara

USA POLITICS: Trump Retains Top Prosecutor Preet Bharara

Trump retains Preet Bharara, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan known for pursuing cases targeting public corruption and crime on Wall Street.

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USA POLITICS: President-Elect Trump Back To Business

USA POLITICS: President-Elect Trump Back To Business

Trump has series of meetings scheduled to narrow down the foundation of his cabinet after spending Thanksgiving weekend at his Palm Beach, Fla. estate.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Nominates Nikki Haley For UN Ambassador

USA POLITICS: Trump Nominates Nikki Haley For UN Ambassador

Donald Trump praised Haley in a statement as having “a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Outlines Plans For First Day In Office

USA POLITICS: Trump Outlines Plans For First Day In Office

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump outlined his plans: “My agenda will be based on a simple core principle: putting America first.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Cabinet Hopefuls And Their Trek To Trump Tower

USA POLITICS: Trump Cabinet Hopefuls And Their Trek To Trump Tower

“Politicians try to keep everything behind a secret hinged door. He’s been somebody who’s been very transparent throughout,” Kellyanne Conway.

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USA POLITICS: Elizabeth Warren Criticizes Trump For Lack Of Diversity In His Cabinet Picks

USA POLITICS: Elizabeth Warren Criticizes Trump For Lack Of Diversity In His Cabinet Picks

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts continued with her attacks against the transition to the Donald Trump White House

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USA POLITICS: Trump Eyes Only Loyalists For His Cabinet

USA POLITICS: Trump Eyes Only Loyalists For His Cabinet

“This is to ensure President-elect Trump’s commitment to ban lobbyist involvement is being upheld at all levels of the transition,” the aide said.

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