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Prime Minister

Rajoy breaks his silence on corruption scandal

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy yesterday fought back over allegations that he received undeclared payments from his ruling party, as he sunk deeper into a major corruption scandal.

Sunday, 3 February, 2013, 5:26am

Dynastic succession in Asian politics is no guarantee of success

To the extent that culture matters in politics, the recent spate of leadership changes in northeast Asia suggests that Asian societies are more tolerant - if not supportive - of dynastic succession. South Korea's recently elected president, Park Geun-hye, is the daughter of Park Chung-hee, who ruled the country from 1961 to 1979.

8 Jan 2013 - 2:57am 4 comments

Scandal-prone Silvio Berlusconi confirms new push to be Italian prime minister

Silvio Berlusconi yesterday ended weeks of speculation by announcing that he would run again for the job of prime minister, the post he was forced out of last year.

"I am running to win," the leader of the right-wing populist People of Freedom (PDL) party told journalists in Milanello, near the northern city of Milan.

9 Dec 2012 - 3:50am

India's parliament too petty to get the job done

In a subversion of its true function in a democracy, India's current parliament rarely passes laws. Instead, the government wields parliament as a weapon to stonewall the opposition, and the opposition uses it to extract concessions from the government by continually disrupting proceedings.

3 Dec 2012 - 2:34am

Who said it?

The task of protecting our Far Eastern territories from excessive expansion by bordering states remains in place

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's warning to China

Liberal studies trains students' way of thinking, while Chinese history deals with historical facts

Education chief Eddie Ng Hak-kim defends national education

15 Aug 2012 - 11:29pm

Who said it?

Japanese society cannot survive if we stop all nuclear reactors or keep them halted

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda

Afghanistan has entered into a critical transition period. China is a trustworthy neighbour and friend

President Hu Jintao's message to his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai (above)

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Bomb scare at Russian consulate closes road

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am