New Zealand PM Ardern seeks to prevent Christchurch trial from being platform for hate
New Zealand’s prime minister said she will do what she can to prevent the man accused of attacking two Christchurch mosques and killing 51 Muslim worshipers from using his upcoming trial to promote his white supremacist views. “It’s clear that a part of this individual’s motivation is creating a platform for himself. I think that’s absolutely clear,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told The Associated Press Thursday in an interview. “And I think every opportunity we can to deprive the alleged terrorist of that should be utilized.
A 34 -year-old transport minister has been tapped to become Finland ' s youngest prime minister ever and its third female government leader. The candidate for the next Prime Minister of Finland , Sanna Marin , smiles after she won the SDP' s Prime Minister candidate vote against Antti Lindtman, in
Sanna Marin , aged 34 , will become the world ' s youngest prime minister as head of a women-led The transportation minister was picked by her Social Democratic party to take charge after PM Antti Rinne quit. When she takes office, Ms Marin will be the world ' s youngest sitting prime minister .
- 34-year-old Sanna Marin will soon be the world's youngest sitting prime minister.
- Marin was selected by Finland's Social Democratic party on Sunday to take over as the country's leader after former Prime Minister Antti Rinne resigned last week.
- Marin formerly served as Finland's Minister of Transport and Communications.
- Marin's age and progressive politics, along with the fact that , have .
34-year-old Sanna Marin, formerly Finland's Minister of Transport and Communications, will soon make history as the country's youngest prime minister ever.
Pope meets with embattled Malta PM despite plea to cancel
Pope Francis held a private audience with outgoing Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Saturday, despite a plea to cancel the meeting over a scandal-hit investigation into the murder of a journalist. Twenty-two Maltese academics sent the pope a letter, dated before Muscat's decision to step down, asking Francis to cancel a meeting they slammed as a "propaganda exercise" for the prime minister.The Argentine pontiff met Muscat and his family for an event the Vatican said had been scheduled months ago.
Finland ’ s transportation minister , Sanna Marin , has been selected to lead the Social Democratic party, making her the country’ s youngest prime minister ever. The 34 -year-old Marin , whose party is the largest in a five-member governing coalition, will be the world ’ s youngest -serving prime
A 34 -year-old minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland ' s youngest prime minister ever and its third female government leader. © Provided by Associated Press The candidate for the next Prime Minister of Finland , Sanna Marin , left, smiles after she won the SDP' s Prime Minister
Marin was selected by her Social Democratic party on Sunday to take over as the country's leader after former Prime Minister Antti Rinne resigned last week. She will become the world's youngest sitting prime minister once she takes office this week.
Marin will also become Finland's third female prime minister.
The Social Democrats are the largest party in the country's governing coalition. Marin told reporters that she would work to rebuild trust within the coalition after a postal strike shook confidence in Rinne's leadership.
"We have a lot of work ahead to rebuild trust,".
The other parties in Finland's coalition government are also led by women, several of whom are under the age of 35.
Finland’s government is now led by these five party leaders.
Female minister, 34, tapped to become Finland's youngest PM
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A 34-year-old minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland's youngest prime minister ever and its third female government leader. The council of Finland's ruling Social Democratic Party in a tight 32-29 vote late Sunday picked Sanna Marin over rival Antti Lindtman to take over the government's top post from incumbent Antti Rinne. Having emerged as Finland's largest party in the April election, the Social Democrats can appoint one of their own to the post of prime minister in the Nordic nation of 5.5 million.— Tuomas Niskakangas (@TNiskakangas)
Finland ' s prime minister resigned Tuesday after a key coalition partner withdrew its support from his five-party Cabinet. TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A 34 -year-old transport minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland ' s youngest prime minister ever and its third female government
TALLINN, Estonia — A 34 -year-old transport minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland ’ s youngest prime minister ever and its third female government leader. Finland ’ s ruling Social Democratic Party council voted 32-29 late Sunday to name Sanna Marin over rival Antti
Marin joins other young world leaders, including 39-year-old Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's prime minister, and 35-year-old Oleksiy Honcharuk, the prime minister of Ukraine.
Marin's age and progressive politics, along with the fact that, have .
Marin entered into politics at age 27, becoming the head of the City Council in her hometown of Tampere.
"I have never thought about my age or gender, I think of the reasons I got into politics and those things for which we have won the trust of the electorate," she said.
Her designation comes as several of the country's largest companies plan to strike on Monday,. The strike is estimated to result in a loss of about 500 million euros ($550 million), according to the Confederation of Finnish Industries.
Estonia apologizes after minister calls Finland prime minister Sanna Marin a 'sales girl' .
Estonia's president has apologized after the country's interior minister mocked Finland's newly elected leader and described her as a "sales girl."The leader of Estonia's populist far-right party EKRE, Mart Helme, questioned the ability of Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, 34, to run her country on Sunday.