MADRID — The Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, will travel next week to China for talks with President Xi Jinping, and intends to discuss China’s framework for negotiating a peace agreement between Russia and Ukraine, he announced on Thursday. Mr. Sánchez, speaking to reporters at a European Union meeting in Brussels, said he intended to […]
LONDON — Brexit destroyed the careers of two recent British prime ministers, so resolving one of its most poisonous legacies was never going to be easy for the latest, Rishi Sunak. Predictably enough, things are not going to plan. Throughout Britain’s tortuous exit from the European Union, successive prime ministers have sought to broker a […]
After days of political chaos, Malaysia has a new prime minister, its fifth in less than five years. The country is now relying on a veteran politician to bring back political stability while leading a polarized electorate — split between one faction that sees itself as modern and multicultural, and another that is driven by […]
The opposition’s lines of attack, starting with Mr. Sunak’s choice of home secretary and his wife’s wealth, gave a glimpse of where it sees vulnerabilities in the governing Conservatives.
In his first address as leader, Mr. Sunak said “mistakes were made” by his predecessor, Liz Truss. He promised to fix them.
The former chancellor of the Exchequer emerged as the clear front-runner after Boris Johnson dropped out of the race. Mr. Sunak would become the first person of color to lead the country.
Pulling out of the race to succeed Liz Truss, the former prime minister eased a path for Rishi Sunak, his former chancellor of Britain’s treasury.
Her departure, after six weeks in office, came as virtually all of her signature tax cuts were being reversed, a stark repudiation of her leadership.
Ms. Truss is expected to speak on Tuesday afternoon amid a worsening cost-of-living crisis in Britain. She took office after meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral in Scotland.