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Austria heading for September election after far-right video scandal

Austria's president on Sunday recommended a new election be held in early September, saying he wanted to restore trust in the government after a video scandal led to the resignation of the vice chancellor.


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Posted 2019/05/19 11:25:58

Swiss voters approve tighter gun control: TV

Swiss voters agreed on Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels, projections for Swiss broadcaster SRF showed.


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Posted 2019/05/19 11:12:16

Swiss voters approve tax and pension overhaul: TV

Swiss voters easily approved on Sunday a shake-up of the country's corporate tax system, heading off what its finance minister had called an existential threat to Switzerland's role as a business hub, projections for Swiss broadcaster SRF showed.


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Posted 2019/05/19 11:12:16

Austrian chancellor, president to discuss election after far-right video scandal

Austria's chancellor and president will discuss a date on Sunday for an early parliamentary election and the makeup of a caretaker government, after a video sting brought down the leader of the far-right junior partners in the ruling coalition.


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Posted 2019/05/19 09:24:36

Austrian government collapses as far right leader caught in video sting

Austria raced on Saturday toward a snap election as Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the plug on his coalition with the far right after its leader was caught on video offering to fix state contracts with a woman posing as a Russian oligarch's niece.


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Posted 2019/05/19 08:26:18

Modi’s jobs deficit: J&J’s largest India plant idle three years after completion

It was supposed to be Johnson & Johnson's biggest manufacturing plant in India. It was to eventually employ at least 1,500 people and help bring development to a rural area near Hyderabad in southern India.


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Posted 2019/05/19 08:20:30

First Republican lawmaker says Trump engaged in impeachable conduct

U.S. Representative Justin Amash, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, on Saturday became the first Republican lawmaker to say the president has engaged in impeachable behavior.


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Posted 2019/05/19 07:44:37

Argentine political fixer emerges from shadows to mount surprise presidential bid

After decades pulling political strings behind the scenes as a cabinet chief and strategist for Argentine presidents, Alberto Fernandez now aims to win the top job himself.


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Posted 2019/05/19 03:08:41

Trump may pardon military men accused or convicted of war crimes: New York Times

U.S. President Donald Trump has asked for files to be prepared on pardoning several U.S. military members accused of or convicted of war crimes, including one slated to stand trial on charges of shooting unarmed civilians while in Iraq, the New York Times reported on Saturday.


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Posted 2019/05/18 21:49:14

Suspect arrested in Detroit murder that sparked serial killer fears

A 50-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in the murder of a Detroit woman whose body was found in a trash dumpster, a crime that touched off what police called a "horrible rumor" that a serial killer was lurking in the Motor City.


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Posted 2019/05/18 20:56:52

Bernie Sanders proposes U.S. education overhaul in appeal to black voters

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled an education policy proposal on Saturday designed to pump billions of dollars into the public schools system, in a bid to appeal to black voters who shunned the U.S. senator during his previous presidential run.


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Posted 2019/05/18 19:58:40

Schwarzenegger struck by flying kick at South Africa sports event

A man struck Arnold Schwarzenegger with a flying kick at a sports event in South Africa on Saturday, though the actor and former California governor later reassured fans that they needn't worry about him.


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Posted 2019/05/18 19:42:59

Austrian government collapses after far right leader caught in video sting

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called on Saturday for a snap election, pulling the plug on his coalition with the far right after its leader was caught on video discussing state contracts with a woman posing as a Russian oligarch's niece.


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Posted 2019/05/18 19:13:48

Austrian president says snap election needed, details open

Austrian president Alexander Van der Bellen on Saturday said a snap election was necessary after the leader of the far-right Freedom Party stepped down as vice chancellor.


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Posted 2019/05/18 18:54:35

Iran dismisses possibility of conflict, says does not want war

Iran's top diplomat dismissed the possibility of war erupting in the region at a time of escalating confrontation with the United States, saying Tehran did not want conflict and no country had the "illusion it can confront Iran".


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Posted 2019/05/18 18:25:32

Merkel calls for Europe to stand up against far-right parties

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for Europe to push back against far-right parties, saying populist movements wanted to destroy core European values such as fighting corruption and protecting minorities.


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Posted 2019/05/18 17:58:43

Exxon evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield

Exxon Mobil has evacuated all of its foreign staff, around 60 people, from Iraq's West Qurna 1 oilfield and is flying them out to Dubai, a senior Iraqi official and three other sources told Reuters on Saturday.


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Posted 2019/05/18 16:58:42

Iran changes tactics, destinations on oil exports, maritime official says

Iran has adopted new tactics and new destinations in shipping its oil exports following the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions, a senior Iranian maritime official was quoted as saying on Saturday by the semi-official ILNA news agency.


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Posted 2019/05/18 16:58:42

Austrian Chancellor Kurz to issue statement at 1745 GMT

Austria's conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is due to issue a statement at 7:45 p.m. (1745 GMT) after far-right Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache stepped down on Saturday, Kurz's office said.


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Posted 2019/05/18 15:02:16

Austrian president to issue statement at 1835 GMT

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, who has the power to appoint ministers and dissolve the government, will issue a statement at 8:35 p.m. (1835 GMT) after Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache quit on Saturday, news agency APA reported.


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Posted 2019/05/18 14:49:35