New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday apologised for her party’s handling of sexual assault complaints against a party staffer and accepted the resignation of the party president over the matter.
At a media conference on Tuesday, Morrison had said he would drive cultural change amid mounting public dissatisfaction over a series of allegations about the mistreatment of women, and conceded there had been unhappiness with his handling of the issue.
Japan this month issued a state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas to tame a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases. The measure includes a request for restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m. although there are currently no penalties for non-compliance.
An apology from Colombia’s defense minister for police brutality failed to stop a third night of protests on Friday, after the death of a man in custody sparked deadly rioting in the capital and other cities.
South Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has apologised over the killing of a South Korea official. South Korea’s presidential office said on Friday that Kim conveyed an apology in a message to South Korea.
It added that Queen Elizabeth's grandson, officially titled the Duke of Sussex, had snubbed the armed forces and ignored correspondence from a former British military chief.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologised again on Tuesday and said she had heard the people “loud and clear” after some of the most violent protests in the Chinese-ruled city against an extradition bill that she promoted
Mohamad Imran Abdul Hamid’s proposed law sparked an outcry from politicians and women’s rights groups, who said it was unacceptable for men to blame women victims of sexual crimes.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a rare public apology as he cut short a Hawaiian vacation on Friday after two volunteer firefighters were killed battling blazes that are ravaging much of the country’s east coast.