POST TIME: 15 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
News in brief

News in brief

Kuwait cabinet quits after disputes in parliament
AFP, Kuwait City

Kuwait’s prime minister submitted his resignation yesterday along with his cabinet, officials said, amid infighting between ministers and criticism of their performance. Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Sabah “submitted the resignation of the cabinet to the emir... in order to allow for a cabinet reshuffle,” government spokesman Tareq al-Mazrem said in a statement.

Clashes as acting  Bolivia leader aims to end power vacuum
AFP, La Paz

Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez moved Wednesday to fill the power vacuum left by the resignation of Evo Morales, who said he was ready to return from exile in Mexico to “pacify” the country, as riot police clashed with his supporters and one was killed. Anez, a 52-year-old deputy senate speaker before proclaiming herself acting president on Tuesday—a move endorsed by the Constitutional Court—named 11 cabinet ministers and appointed a new military high command.

Hitler memorabilia auction in Germany sparks protest
AFP, Berlin

Adolf Hitler’s top hat, Eva Braun’s dresses and a silver-covered edition of “Mein Kampf” are among the items being put up for sale by a German auction house, prompting protests from Jewish leaders. Munich-based Hermann Historica will be selling 147 items from the Third Reich on November 20. Rabbi Menachem Margolin, chairman of the European Jewish Association, has written to the auction house asking for the items to be withdrawn from sale.

Croatia calls December presidential poll
AFP, Zagreb

The Croatian government on Thursday called a presidential election for December 22, a vote seen as a key test for conservative Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic ahead of parliamentary polls next year. Incumbent President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, backed by Plenkovic’s ruling HDZ party, has announced she would run for a second term in the Balkan nation.