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Argentina's Cristina Fernandez shakes up presidential race with VP pivot

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:11
Argentina's Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will run as a vice presidential candidate in elections later this year, a surprise move by the firebrand former leader who had been widely expected to be the main challenger to incumbent Mauricio Macri.
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Austrian Chancellor Kurz to issue statement at 1745 GMT

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:02
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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Europe's far-right rallies in Milan ahead of EU vote

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:00
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.
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Australia's conservative government on course for 'miracle' election victory

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:58
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.
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Elite Iranian force raids modeling agencies for 'promoting vulgarity'

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:51
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards force has raided three underground modeling agencies, accusing the companies and their aspiring models of flouting strict Islamic dress codes for women, Iranian news agencies reported on Saturday.
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Austrian president to issue statement at 1835 GMT

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:49
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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Australian PM Morrison celebrates unexpected election victory

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:19
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.
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Labor leader concedes cannot win Australian election

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 09:51
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.
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Two guards killed in suspected Islamic State attack outside Libyan oilfield

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 09:48
Two guards were killed and four others were kidnapped early on Saturday in a suspected Islamic State attack targeting Libya's Zella oilfield, a security source said.
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Australia's conservative government moves into election-winning position

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 09:25
Australia's Liberal-led conservative government is in position to win the national election with more than half the votes counted on Saturday, media projected, though it is unclear whether it can govern with an outright majority.
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ABC TV: most likely election result is return of Australia government

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 09:25
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.
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Argentina's Cristina Fernandez to run as vice presidential candidate

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 09:22
Argentina's Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will run as a vice presidential candidate in elections later this year, a surprise move by the firebrand former leader who had been widely expected to be the main challenger to incumbent Mauricio Macri.
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Iran dismisses possibility of conflict, says does not want war

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 09:15
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.
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Austrian far-right leader quits over video sting as coalition teeters

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 08:47
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 threatened to bring down the right-wing coalition government.
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Bahrain asks its citizens to leave Iran, Iraq 'immediately'

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 08:41
U.S.-allied Bahrain warned its citizens on Saturday against travel to Iraq and Iran and asked those already there to return "immediately" for their safety, state news agency BNA said.
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Australia staring at election cliff-hanger as poll predictions fall flat

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 07:24
Australia's two major political parties are locked in a tight contest with more than one-third of votes counted in the national election on Saturday, running counter to pre-election opinion polls that had predicted a change in government.
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U.S. embassy issues Indonesia security alert ahead of election results

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 07:20
The U.S. embassy in Jakarta has issued a security alert ahead of election results due on Wednesday, as Indonesian authorities have arrested nearly 30 suspected militants, including some who police say are able to detonate bombs using Wi-Fi networks.
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Austrian vice chancellor quits over video as coalition teeters

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 07:16
Austria's vice chancellor and longtime far-right leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, said on Saturday he was stepping down over video footage that threatened to bring down the right-wing coalition government.
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Factbox: Five facts about designated Austrian FPO leader Hofer

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 07:15
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.
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There will be no war as we don't want war, and no can confront Iran: Zarif

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 06:40
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday he did not believe a war would break out in the region as Tehran did not want a conflict and no country had the "illusion it could confront Iran", the state news agency IRNA reported.
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