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prime minister bill english ahead in new zealand election


vote counts on saturday night in new zealand's general election showed prime minister bill english's national party ahead but not by enough to form a government without help from other parties.






early count puts bill english ahead in new zealand election


auckland, new zealand (ap) — early vote counts on saturday night in new zealand’s general election showed prime minister bill english’s national party ahead but not by enough to form a government without help from other parties. that means new zealanders may need to wait for days or weeks before knowing who their next leader […]






ap interview: new zealand pm wants to extend economic gains


new zealand prime minister bill english is fighting to keep his job when the nation votes in the general election on saturday.






fbi boss comey arrives in new zealand ahead of conference


wellington, new zealand (ap) — fbi director james comey arrived in new zealand on sunday ahead of a conference, although officials were being cagey about the exact nature of his visit. comey disembarked from a gulfstream jet after touching down at the queenstown airport. a spokeswoman for new zealand prime minister bill english said new […]






fbi boss comey arrives in new zealand ahead of conference


wellington, new zealand (ap) — fbi director james comey arrived in new zealand on sunday ahead of a conference, although officials were being cagey about the exact nature of his visit. comey disembarked from a gulfstream jet after touching down at the queenstown airport. a spokeswoman for new zealand prime minister bill english said new […]






new zealand’s new leader sets september date for election


wellington, new zealand (ap) — new zealand’s recently appointed prime minister bill english announced wednesday that the country will hold a national election in september in what will be a test of his popularity following the surprise resignation of former leader john key. english said his conservative national party will paign on its strong record […]






new zealand’s new leader sets september date for election


wellington, new zealand (ap) — new zealand’s recently appointed prime minister bill english announced wednesday that the country will hold a national election in september in what will be a test of his popularity following the surprise resignation of former leader john key. english said his conservative national party will paign on its strong record […]






polls close in new zealand’s neck-and-neck national election


auckland, new zealand (ap) — polls have closed in new zealand’s national elections and the first results are trickling in for what is shaping up to be a close race between conservative prime minister bill english and liberal challenger jacinda ardern. early results on saturday showed english’s national party a little ahead of ardern’s labour […]






new zealand's new leader sets september date for election


new zealand's recently appointed prime minister bill english announced wednesday that the country will hold a national election in september in what will be a test of his popularity following the surprise resignation of former leader john key.






new zealand leader faces questions over alleged secret tapes


wellington, new zealand (ap) — three months out from an election, new zealand prime minister bill english is facing awkward questions about how he handled a lawmaker who is accused of making secret recordings. english on tuesday released a statement he made last year to police, saying that lawmaker todd barclay told him he left […]






new zealand leader faces questions over alleged secret tapes


wellington, new zealand (ap) — three months away from an election, new zealand prime minister bill english is facing awkward questions about how he handled a lawmaker who is accused of making secret recordings. english on tuesday released a statement he made last year to police, saying that lawmaker todd barclay told him he left […]






selfies and self-reflection mark new zealand election race


sitting on his campaign bus as it rattles through some of new zealand's struggling smaller towns, prime minister bill english says the meteoric rise of his young opponent, jacinda ardern, took the nation by surprise and made him question himself.






new zealand pm wins most votes but needs help to form gov't


prime minister bill english's national party won the most votes in new zealand's general election on saturday but not enough to form a government without help from other political parties.






ap interview: new zealand hopeful targets sustainable growth


jacinda ardern has been riding a wave of popularity since taking over as new zealand's opposition leader last month. the 37-year-old is hoping to unseat conservative prime minister bill english, 55, when the nation votes in the general election on saturday.






new zealand leader faces questions over alleged secret tapes


three months away from an election, new zealand prime minister bill english is facing awkward questions about how he handled a lawmaker who is accused of making secret recordings.






new zealand leader faces questions over alleged secret tapes


three months away from an election, new zealand prime minister bill english is facing awkward questions about how he handled a lawmaker who is accused of making secret recordings and then lying about what he did.






new zealand leader has ‘sensible, polite’ talk with trump


wellington, new zealand (ap) — new zealand’s prime minister bill english says he told president donald trump during a phone call that he disagreed with his travel and refugee ban but that the conver ion remained amicable. last week trump had a testy exchange with australia’s prime minister malcolm turnbull over a deal australia reached with […]






new zealand leader has ‘sensible, polite’ talk with trump


wellington, new zealand (ap) — new zealand’s prime minister bill english said tuesday he told president donald trump during a phone call that he disagreed with his travel and refugee ban but that the conver ion remained amicable. last week trump had a testy exchange with australia’s prime minister malcolm turnbull over a deal australia reached […]






new zealand leader has ‘sensible, polite’ talk with trump


wellington, new zealand (ap) — new zealand’s prime minister bill english said tuesday he told president donald trump during a phone call that he disagreed with his travel and refugee ban but that the conver ion remained amicable. last week trump had a testy exchange with australia’s prime minister malcolm turnbull over a deal australia reached […]






new zealand leader has 'sensible, polite' talk with trump


new zealand's prime minister bill english says he told president donald trump during a phone call that he disagreed with his travel and refugee ban but that the conver ion remained amicable.






new zealand and china plan to expand free-trade deal


wellington, new zealand (ap) — new zealand and china announced monday they would open talks soon to expand a successful free-trade deal in place for nearly a decade. the announcement came during a visit by chinese premier li keqiang. new zealand prime minister bill english said the 9-year-old deal had been a huge success and […]






new zealanders to wait weeks for next leader after election


wellington, new zealand (ap) — new zealanders will likely need to wait two or three weeks to find out who will next lead their country after a general election on saturday ended with an inconclusive result. prime minister bill english’s national party won the most votes but not enough to form a government without help […]






new zealand unveils national memorial for quake victims


wellington, new zealand (ap) — the new zealand city of christchurch has unveiled a national memorial to commemorate the 185 people who died in an earthquake six years ago. prime minister bill english joined other dignitaries to unveil the memorial wall wednesday, the anniversary of the 2011 magnitude 6.3 quake that destroyed thousands of buildings […]






new zealand and china plan to renegotiate free trade deal


wellington, new zealand (ap) — new zealand and china say they plan to renegotiate their 9-year-old free trade deal. the countries made the announcement monday during a visit by chinese premier li keqiang new zealand prime minister bill english said the deal had been a huge success and resulted in trade between the countries tripling. […]






new zealand unveils national memorial for quake victims


wellington, new zealand (ap) — the new zealand city of christchurch unveiled a national memorial wednesday to commemorate the 185 people who died in an earthquake six years ago. prime minister bill english joined other dignitaries to unveil the memorial wall on the anniversary of the 2011 quake. “the earthquake, we saw so dramatically, took […]






3 weeks from new zealand election, poll puts liberals ahead


wellington, new zealand (ap) — three weeks before a general election, the dramatic rise of new zealand opposition leader jacinda ardern was highlighted by an opinion poll that put her liberal party ahead of the ruling conservatives for the first time in more than a decade. the unexpected result late thursday caused the new zealand […]






iceland prime minister resigns, new election expected on nov.4


iceland's president on saturday accepted the resignation of the volcanic island's prime minister, who says a new election mostly likely will be held on nov. 4. prime minister bjarni benediktsson lost his nine-month-old, center-right coalition after one party quit over an attempt by the prime minister's...






iceland prime minister resigns; new election expected on nov. 4


iceland's president on saturday accepted the resignation of the volcanic island's prime minister, who says a new election will most likely be held on nov. 4. prime minister bjarni benediktsson lost his nine-month-old, center-right coalition after one party quit over an attempt by the prime minister's...






3rd new zealand party leader quits in close election race


wellington, new zealand (ap) — three weeks ago, new zealand’s conservative national party appeared to be cruising to a fourth straight election victory. opinion polls showed the party had strong support and the opposition was struggling to inspire people ahead of september’s general election. but much has changed since then due to the rise of […]






new zealanders head to polls for neck-and-neck national vote


new zealanders were voting saturday in a national election that appears to be a close race between conservative prime minister bill english and liberal challenger jacinda ardern.






new zealand officer who left gun in parliament keeps job


wellington, new zealand (ap) — a new zealand police officer assigned to protect the prime minister has managed to keep his job despite leaving his gun in a public bathroom at the nation’s parliament and then enlisting a colleague to drive back and retrieve it. police on friday released the results of their yearlong investigation […]






theresa may vows to hang on as british prime minister, but the road ahead is roc


a defiant theresa may vowed to stay on as prime minister and continue to lead the united kingdom out of the european union after her disastrous election gamble led to the loss of her conservative party’s majority in parliament. despite calls to step down — including from opposition labor party...






japanese prime minister calls for an early election


japanese prime minister shinzo abe announced monday he will call a snap election for parliament's more powerful lower house for next month. abe said at a news conference that he will dissolve the chamber on thursday when it convenes after a three-month summer recess. the election is to be held...






uk prime minister appoints cabinet after election drubbing


prime minister theresa may has named a cabinet to lead her conservative minority government after last week's humbling election result. some of the key players:






despite white house warning, israel pushes settlement bill


jerusalem (ap) — israel’s prime minister is moving ahead with a contentious law that would legalize dozens of settlement outposts in the west bank, despite claims by experts that the bill itself is illegal and a warning from the white house that settlement construction “may not be helpful.” prime minister benjamin netanyahu is under intense […]