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Austrian president, Kurz due to speak after far-right leader quits

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:27am
Austria's vice chancellor and longtime far-right leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, said on Saturday he was stepping down over "catastrophic" video footage of him that threatens to bring down the right-wing coalition government.

Canada vows 'full steam ahead' on ratifying trade pact after US lifts metals tariffs

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:22am
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.

Austrian Chancellor Kurz to issue statement at 1745 GMT

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:02am
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.

Europe's far-right rallies in Milan ahead of EU vote

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:00am
Nationalist and far-right 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.

Australia's conservative government on course for 'miracle' election victory

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 9:58am
Australia's Liberal-led conservative government was headed for a remarkable win at the national election early on Sunday after uncovering a narrow path to victory that twisted through urban fringes and rural townships.

Austrian president to issue statement at 1835 GMT

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 9:49am
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.

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

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 9:37am
Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Saturday announced an education policy proposal designed to pump billions of dollars into the public schools system in a direct appeal to black voters who shunned the U.S. senator in his previous presidential bid.

Australian PM Morrison celebrates unexpected election victory

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 9:19am
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government had delivered a miracle result in Saturday's election where it unexpectedly looks set to retain office, saying the victory was for the "quiet Australians" who supported him.

Biden holds U.S. election kick-off rally as Democratic rivals sharpen attacks

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:59am
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday will hold a presidential-style rally intended to make his march toward becoming the Democrat to take on President Donald Trump seem inevitable, even as rivals search for ways to slow him down.

Exxon evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:59am
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.

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

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:59am
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.

Labor leader concedes cannot win Australian election

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:51am
Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten said late on Saturday evening that the Labor Party would not be able to form government and he had called conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison to congratulate him on the election result.

Exclusive: Saudi's Falih says sees no oil shortage, but OPEC to act if needed

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:33am
Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday that he saw no oil supply shortage as global oil inventories are still rising, particularly from the United States, but OPEC will be responsive to the oil market's needs.

ABC TV: most likely election result is return of Australia government

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:25am
Australia's conservative coalition government looks like it would be returned to office in Saturday's election, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation said, though it was unclear if it would hold an outright majority.

Iran dismisses possibility of conflict, says does not want war

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:15am
Iran's top diplomat on Saturday dismissed the possibility of war erupting in the region, saying Tehran did not want a conflict and that no country had the "illusion it can confront Iran", the state news agency IRNA reported.

Factbox: Five facts about designated Austrian FPO leader Hofer

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 6:15am
Norbert Hofer, proposed to replace scandal-tainted Heinz-Christian Strache as leader of Austria's Freedom Party, is the country's transport minister who nearly became western Europe's first far-right president in 2016.

Exclusive: Saudi's Falih says not sure there is oil shortage, OPEC will act

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:29pm
Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday that OPEC will be responsive to the oil market's needs, but that he was not sure there is an oil shortage with data, particularly from the United States, still showing inventories building.

Migrant families being flown to San Diego from Texas in U.S. border crisis

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:31pm
Hundreds of detainees from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities in Texas and elsewhere are being flown to San Diego for processing beginning on Friday, the agency said.

Nearly 180 former Ohio State University students claim sexual abuse by doctor

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:31pm
Nearly 180 men who attended Ohio State University claim they were sexually abused more than two decades ago by a now-deceased doctor, and university staff who knew of the abuse failed to act, a report released by the school on Friday said.

U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin rejects subpoena for Trump tax returns

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:29pm
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defied a congressional subpoena seeking six years of President Donald Trump's tax returns on Friday, all but guaranteeing a federal court battle with Congress over the records.