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Austrian leader calls crisis meeting after deputy filmed discussing deals

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 19:25
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called a crisis meeting late on Friday after two German newspapers published footage purportedly showing his deputy discussing state contracts with a potential Russian backer in return for political support.
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Merkel's heir apparent denies pressuring German chancellor to resign

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:45
The presumptive heir to Angela Merkel denied a report on Friday that she had pressured the German chancellor to step down after an election later this month for the European Parliament in which their conservative party is set to lose ground.
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Trump denies friction with top aides over Iran policy

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:30
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied friction with his hawkish foreign policy advisers on Iran, specifically giving statements of support to White House national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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Protesters at Venezuela's U.S. Embassy appear in court to face criminal charges

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:21
Four protesters arrested on Thursday for occupying the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. appeared in federal court on Friday where they were charged with trespassing and interfering with the U.S. State Department's protective functions, the Justice Department said.
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Former CIA officer jailed for 20 years for spying for China

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:20
A former spy for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency was sentenced on Friday to 20 years in prison after being convicted on charges of conspiring to transmit U.S. defense secrets to China, the Justice Department said.
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Australian voters tipped to elect Labor government

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:07
Australian bookies predict a return to power for the Labor party in an election on Saturday after six years in the political wilderness and a campaign in which it has put climate change and tax reform at the top of its agenda.
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Christians seek refuge after deadly Burkina attacks

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 15:48
Concerned about a rise in violence against Christians in Burkina Faso, Pastor Jacques Ouedraogo changed the time of his Sunday service as a precaution. He believes this is what saved his life.
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Syrian TV says Damascus targeted 'from direction of' Israel

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 15:44
Loud blasts echoed across Damascus late on Friday, residents said, as Syrian state media reported "enemy targets" coming from the direction of Israel, which has previously acknowledged conducting repeated strikes inside Syria.
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Defiant Iran says it can 'easily' hit U.S. ships, works to counter sanctions

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:40
Iran said on Friday it could "easily" hit U.S. warships in the Gulf, the latest in days of saber rattling between Washington and Tehran, while its top diplomat worked to counter U.S. sanctions and salvage a nuclear deal denounced by President Donald Trump.
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Brazil to revamp Amazon Fund after finding irregularities: minister

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:06
Brazil will overhaul rules for selecting projects to reduce deforestation supported by the Amazon Fund, which is financed by Norway and Germany, after discovering irregularities in spending, Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said on Friday.
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Boris Johnson clear favorite among UK Conservative members to succeed PM May: poll

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:52
Boris Johnson, a prominent leader of the Brexit campaign and former foreign minister, is the top choice among members of Britain's ruling Conservative Party to replace Theresa May as prime minister, according to a poll published on Friday.
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Net neutrality supporter sentenced for death threats to FCC Chairman Pai

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:40
A California man was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty for threatening to kill the family of U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai over the regulator's successful effort to repeal net neutrality rules.
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Western powers clash at U.N. with Russia, Syria, on Syrian hospital attacks

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:35
The United Nations said on Friday at least 18 health centers have been attacked in the past three weeks in northwestern Syria, prompting a confrontation between western powers and Russia and Syria at the Security Council over who is to blame.
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U.S. has heard nothing from Iran on overtures for talks -official

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:29
The United States is "sitting by the phone" but has heard no message yet from Iran that it is willing to accept President Donald Trump's overtures for direct talks, a senior Trump administration official said on Friday.
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Turkey says Syrian government forces violating Idlib ceasefire

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:02
Turkey said on Friday Syrian government forces were violating a ceasefire agreement reached with Russia for Syria's Idlib.
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Egypt's President Sisi pardons 560 prisoners

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:40
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pardoned 560 prisoners, the majority of whom were accused of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, two judicial sources said on Friday.
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Italy's Salvini says EU vote will lead to big changes in Europe

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:37
This month's European Parliament election will shake up the continent, leading to a relaxation of budget rules and influencing the choice of the next central bank chief, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday.
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Boris Johnson clear favorite among UK Conservative members to success PM May: poll

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:26
Boris Johnson, a prominent leader of the Brexit campaign and former foreign minister, is the top choice among members of Britain's ruling Conservative Party to replace Theresa May as prime minister, according to a poll published on Friday.
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Germany designates BDS Israel boycott movement as anti-Semitic

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:22
The German parliament voted on Friday to condemn as anti-Semitic a movement that calls for economic pressure on Israel to end the occupation of Palestinian land, grant Arab citizens equal rights and recognize the right of return of Palestinian refugees.
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At his first news conference in India, PM Modi declines questions

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:15
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in power for five years, attended his first news conference ever in India on Friday but took no questions, prompting taunts from journalists and from opposition parties seeking to oust him in an election that ends on Sunday.
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