Learn more about some of the world's most famous prime ministers, including "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher, the first woman to hold the position; Winston Churchill, who stood against Adolph Hitler's threat to control Europe during World War II; Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister; and his daughter, Indira Gandhi, who served three consecutive terms as prime minister before she was assassinated by her bodyguards in 1984.
Theresa May is heading two key meetings with her cabinet ministers to discuss the future of the UK and EU relations following Brexit, including Northern Ireland, immigration and trade. The EU will suspend "certain benefits” to the single market after the UK’s planned exit in March 2019.
Vladimir Putin won his fourth election to a six-year presidential term with more than three-quarters of the vote and 67% turnout. While there were some reports of election irregularities, extensive rigging was unlikely because of Putin’s real popularity among Russians.
Silvio Berlusconi appeared at a political rally a week before parliamentary elections to support his party. Pundits say the former Italian president, who is still popular among fans despite a series of sex scandals and legal cases, may be trying to make a political comeback.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu served the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, dessert in a shoe--highly offensive to Japanese. Several Israeli officials and diplomats voiced disbelief, as the Japanese are known not to wear shoes at home or often even at work.
Zimbabwe’s army said it has President Robert Mugabe, one of the world’s longest-serving authoritarian leaders, in custody. The military denied a government coup; supporters praised the move as a “bloodless correction of gross abuse of power.”
Donald Trump's team blamed Justin Trudeau for the president’s refusal to sign the G-7 summit joint statement following a fight over trade deficits. They accused the Canadian PM of stabbing Trump in the back just ahead of his Tuesday meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.