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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.