France’s departing prime minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, leaves the Hôtel Matignon after a handover ceremony in Paris. He has been replaced by Manuel Valls, who poses a potential threat to President François Hollande, whose popularity remains low.
A flag covers the face of an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony for the visiting Mongolian prime minister Norovyn Altankhuyag, outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China
Supporters of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue party (CNRP) at a protest in Phnom Penh. The party rejected the official results of the fifth national assembly elections, which declared Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s party as winner, and called for mass demonstrations to support a petition to the United Nations.
Workers prepare the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, ahead of Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper, delivering the Speech from the Throne on October 16, which will outline his government’s agenda
Conservative leader and prime minister, David Cameron, delivers his keynote speech to close the party’s annual conference in Manchester on Wednesday.
David Cameron, UK prime minister, leaves Number 10 Downing Street to attend parliament in London on Thursday. Britain’s parliament has been recalled to vote on how to respond to Syria’s suspected use of chemical weapons
UK Prime Minister David Cameron welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Lough Erne golf resort where the G8 summit is taking place in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.
A protester sleeps at a bus stop sprayed with graffiti at Taksim Square in Istanbul on Tuesday. Pockets of protesters clashed with Turkish riot police overnight and a union federation began a two-day strike on Tuesday as anti-government demonstrations in which two people have died stretched into a fifth day. Hundreds of police and protesters have been injured since Friday, when a demonstration to halt construction in a park in an Istanbul square grew into mass protests against a heavy-handed police crackdown and what opponents call Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian policies
US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron walk off the stage after their joint news conference on Monday in the East Room of the White House in Washington, where they talked about various topics including Syria’s civil war.
A man takes a rest next to a wall covered with ripped pre-election posters of Boyko Borisov, the leader of the Bulgarian conservative GERB party and a former prime minister, in a Sofia suburb. Bulgaria faced fresh political uncertainty on Monday after tough guy ex-premier Mr Borisov fell way short of a majority in elections held three months after mass demonstrations forced his government’s resignation.
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard poses for photographers with students from Marianville girls secondary school on Friday in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The three-day visit is a chance for the two nations to strengthen economic ties, with talks being held on key issues including, trade, military defense and the controversial Australian detention center on Manus Island. The trip is the first official visit for Prime Minister Gillard to the Pacific island nation and the first visit since former Prime Minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007.