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Argentine political fixer emerges from shadows to mount surprise presidential bid

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:08pm
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.

Australia's conservative government revels in 'miracle' re-election

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 9:19pm
Australia's conservative government celebrated on Sunday its surprise election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls, with U.S. and Israeli leaders welcoming Prime Minister Scott Morrison's return to office.

Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran's court

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:27pm
Saudi Arabia wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength and determination" following last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets, a senior official said on Sunday, adding that the ball was now in Iran's court.

First Republican lawmaker says Trump engaged in impeachable conduct

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:10pm
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.

UAE calls for Arab unity at 'critical' time after tanker attacks

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:03pm
The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that "critical circumstances" in the region require a united Gulf Arab and Arab stand, amid heightened tensions with Iran following last week's attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the UAE.

Saudi Arabia says does not want war but ready to respond with 'all strength'

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:03pm
Saudi Arabia will do its best to avoid war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength and determination," following last week's attacks on Saudi oil tankers and installations, a senior official said on Sunday.

At campaign rally, Biden decries Democratic 'anger' and pledges unity

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 5:38pm
Seeking to build on early momentum in his 2020 presidential bid, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday condemned "anger" within his own Democratic Party and pledged to work to unify the country in the wake of Donald Trump's presidency.

UK PM May says Brexit legislation to have 'improved package of measures'

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 5:16pm
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said she will present a "new bold offer" to lawmakers with "an improved package of measures" in a final attempt to get the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill through parliament before she leaves office.

Canada vows 'full steam ahead' on ratifying trade pact after U.S. lifts metals tariffs

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 4:49pm
Canada will move quickly to ratify the new North American trade pact, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Saturday, a day after the United States agreed to lift tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.

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

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 4:49pm
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.

Austrian government collapses as far right leader caught in video sting

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 4:46pm
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.

Suspect arrested in Detroit murder that sparked serial killer fears

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 3:56pm
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.

Huawei founder says growth 'may slow, but only slightly' after U.S. restrictions

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 3:47pm
Huawei Technologies' founder and chief executive Ren Zhengfei said on Saturday the growth of the Chinese tech giant "may slow, but only slightly" due to recent U.S. restrictions.

UK's Brexit Party maintains big lead in EU election poll

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 3:22pm
Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party has kept a big lead over both the ruling Conservative Party and the opposition Labour Party in a poll on voting intentions for the European elections.

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

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 2:58pm
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.

Schwarzenegger struck by flying kick at South Africa sports event

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 2:42pm
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.

Austrian Social Democrats' leader says won't oppose snap election

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 2:13pm
The leader of Austria's opposition Social Democrats, Pamela Rendi-Wagner, will not oppose a snap election if a bill proposing one is put to parliament, she told national broadcaster ORF on Saturday.

Cheers and jeers as Europe's far-right rallies in Milan

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 2:00pm
Nationalist parties from across Europe held a rally on Saturday, led by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, promising to reshape the continent following next week's EU parliamentary election.

Austrian president says snap election needed, details open

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 1:54pm
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.

China's top diplomat calls for U.S. restraint on trade, Iran

World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:34am
China's senior diplomat Wang Yi told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that recent U.S. words and actions had harmed the interests of China and its enterprises, and it should show restraint, China's foreign ministry said on Saturday.