Accessibility links

Breaking News

Who is Britain’s new Prime Minister Keir Starmer?

Who is Britain’s new Prime Minister Keir Starmer?
please wait

No media source currently available

0:00 0:25:00 0:00

Britain’s Labour party swept into power Thursday, issuing a resounding defeat for the Conservatives leading the country for 14 years. Former Prime Minister Rishi Sunak apologized for loss in a speech Friday morning before resigning. Shortly thereafter, Keir Starmer addressed the nation as its new Prime Minister. Who is Starmer? VOA’s Henry Ridgwell shares details about his past and what impacts the new government may have on the world stage. What are the key challenges NATO is facing as it prepares to meet in Washington next week? Retired General Philip Breedlove, former Commander of U.S. European Command, and the 17th Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO Allied Command Operations shares his thoughts. Keyna’s President William Ruto announced steep cuts after he agreed to withdraw a controversial tax plan that led to weeks of protests.