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Irish PM survives leadership challenge

Irish PM survives leadership challenge

DUBLIN – Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen set his sights Wednesday on a looming election after seeing off a leadership challenge from his foreign minister, who had criticised his handling of an EU-IMF bailout.
A majority of the 71 lawmakers from the ruling Fianna Fail party backed Cowen in a secret confidence vote on Tuesday night. Foreign Minister Micheal Martin, who had called for a new leader and criticised Cowen over his handling of the economic crisis, quit after his failed

Irish prime minister in party leadership crisis

DUBLIN – Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen fought for his political life on Monday after his foreign minister announced he would vote against him in a snap party leadership election.
But while Foreign Minister Micheal Martin’s challenge raised the stakes for Cowen, the government’s chief whip predicted that the revolt against the prime minister would fizzle out and Martin received little support in the press. Cowen’s allies were spending the day ensuring support for Tuesday’s

Intikhab praises Misbah’s leadership

LAHORE – Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam has given the all the credit of win in the opening Test match against New Zealand to captain Misbahul Haq. Talking from the New Zealand to DW, Intikhab said under Misbah the whole team fought as a unit.
All coaches also played their part and its wonderful gift of new year to the whole nation. Intikhab, who was the captain when Pakistan won their maiden series against the Black Caps in 1973, said that this team will not let the golden

Wasim Akram questions Afridi’s leadership skills

LAHORE – Pakistan’s former skipper Wasim Akram has questioned the leadership ability of national team skipper Shahid Afridi.
Talking to a private channel, Akram said that the team failed to put up good show against New Zealand in T20 series because it could not play as a unit, and if this continues, making an impact in the World Cup would be difficult for the team.
The former skipper said, “Because the team is not playing as a unit, they are facing many problems. One saw a

PPP leadership shedding crocodile tears: Mumtaz

KARACHI – Sindh National Front (SNF) chief Mumtaz Bhutto went on an all-out attack against the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leadership on Monday again, questioning their right to, in his words, “shed crocodile tears” over former PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto’s grave during her death anniversary.
“These people took over power and have enjoyed themselves after her death, but even after the passage of three years, no action has been taken against Benazir Bhutto’s murderers,” he