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John Key

John Phillip Key is the 38th and current Prime Minister of New Zealand and leader of the New Zealand National Party.
After a career in foreign exchange Key entered the New Zealand House of Representatives in 2002 representing the Auckland constituency of Helensville, a seat that he has held since then. In 2004 he was appointed Finance Spokesman for National and eventually succeeded Don Brash as the National Party leader in 2006. Key led his party to victory in the November 2008 general election. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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New Zealand PM John Key 'Confident' Malaysia Will Return Diplomat to Face ...
2014-07-09
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is confident Malaysia will send back the accused diplomat Muhammad Rizalman bin Ismail. Although the government has not yet received any update, Mr Key assured reporters that Malaysia will comply with New ...
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  1. PM sure Malaysia will send diplomat

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John Key confident diplomat will return
2014-07-08
Prime Minister John Key does not have an update on when Malaysian diplomat Muhammad Rizalman will be returned to face sexual assault and burglary charges. Key told reporters today that indications from Malaysian authorities were that they would ...
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  1. Questions over Malaysian diplomat's return

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John Key encouraged by Japanese PM's commitment to TPP
2014-07-06
Prime Minister John Key and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe have wrapped up talks at Government House in Auckland by reiterating their commitment to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Prime Minister Abe took part in a powhiri on a grey ...
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  1. John Key 'must get whaling assurance'
  2. Key to confront Japan's PM on whaling
  3. Key expresses concern over Japan's whaling

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Mfat official takes blame
2014-07-03
Yesterday Prime Minister John Key dismissed questions about whether Foreign Minister Murray McCully should resign, saying he would not accept it if he did, because McCully had been let down by officials. He signalled that a Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...
(Marlborough Express)
  1. NZ Foreign Ministry head offers resignation over bungling of Malaysian aide case
  2. Accused diplomat to return to NZ
  3. McCully defends lack of action on diplomat's sex case

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diplomat 'hasn't got away with it'
2014-07-01
Mr McCully apologised to Prime Minister John Key this morning after discovering that the Malaysians had pulled out their diplomat, Muhhammed Rizalman Bin Ismail, in the belief that the New Zealand Government would not object. Until last night, both Mr ...
(New Zealand Herald)
  1. Malaysia will return diplomat to face attempted rape charge in New Zealand
  2. Diplomat bungle a major embarrassment for Key Government
  3. Malaysian to return to NZ to face sex charge

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John Key Pressured to Name Diplomat Accused of Attacking Young Woman
2014-07-01
The New Zealand government is under pressure to name the diplomat accused of assaulting a young woman and identify his home country. According to Prime Minister John Key, a court suppression order is blocking the government to reveal the identity of ...
(International Business Times AU)
  1. Key: 'Hands tied' over fleeing diplomat
  2. Diplomat will face charges at home, Key predicts
  3. Key vows to ensure diplomat charged in his own country

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NZEI calls on John Key to rule out ACT
2014-06-29
The primary teachers' union NZEI is calling on John Key to rule out a deal with ACT, over its policy of state schools "opting in" to the charter schools scheme. ACT wants it to be part of any coalition talks with National. But President Judith ...
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  1. PM must reject ACT's 'supermarket schooling' policy

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Interview: Prime Minister John Key
2014-06-28
The National Party conference is underway in Wellington this weekend, and a very happy party it is, with the latest 3 News-Reid Research poll giving it a 22-point lead over Labour – its largest since the 2011 election campaign. Yet this is MMP and even ...
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  1. Hero's welcome for John Key
  2. John Key avoids question about Craig
  3. Key warns against complacency ahead of election

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Prime Minister John Key silent on Conservative Party deal
2014-06-27
Prime Minister John Key will announce well before the election whether or not National will make a deal with Colin Craig's Conservative Party. Mr Craig is standing in the safe National seat of East Coast Bays, which he acknowledges he can't win unless ...
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  1. PM says McCully would stand aside if asked

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