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

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 15:13
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.
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Malawi's president makes final plea for re-election in tight race

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 14:56
Malawi's President Peter Mutharika made a last-ditch bid to win re-election on Saturday as candidates for next week's hotly contested election wrapped up their campaigns at rival rallies across the country.
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Austrian president says snap election needed, details open

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 14:54
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.
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Merkel says Croatia's euro ambitions very realistic

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 14:42
German chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday Croatia was well on track to join the European common currency by 2024, citing the youngest EU member's economic development.
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Austria far right leader quits after video corruption sting; snap election possible

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 14:39
Austria appeared headed for a snap election on Saturday after its far right party leader quit as the government's number two, over video showing him discussing state contracts in return for favors from a woman posing as a Russian oligarch's niece.
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Austria's Kurz pulls plug on coalition, calls for snap election

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 14:39
Conservative Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the plug on Saturday on his coalition with the far-right Freedom Party after a damaging video prompted its leader to step down as vice chancellor.
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Syrian state media: projectiles fired from Israeli-held territory

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 14:38
Syrian air defenses targeted projectiles fired from "occupied territory" on Saturday, state media said, referring to territory held by Israel.
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Merkel calls for Europe to stand up against far-right parties

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 13:58
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for Europe to push back against far-right parties, saying populist movements wanted to destroy core European values such as fighting corruption and protecting minorities.
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Cheers and jeers as Europe's far-right rallies in Milan

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 13:26
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.
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Sri Lanka's Buddhists mark somber Vesak after Easter Sunday attacks

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 13:24
Buddhist Sri Lankans marked the festival of Vesak in low key celebrations on Saturday amid heightened religious tensions in the Indian Ocean nation following the deadly Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 250 people.
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Forces loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed government receive military hardware

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 13:17
A coalition of forces allied with Libya's U.N.-backed government of national accord (GNA) said it had received a shipment of armored vehicles and arms on Saturday as it tries to stop Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) from taking the capital, Tripoli.
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Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 13:12
Thousands of people marched through Belfast on Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the United Kingdom where it does not have legal status.
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Armenian court frees ex-president Kocharyan from pre-trial arrest

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:31
An Armenian court on Saturday ordered former president Robert Kocharyan freed on bail from pre-trial detention, local news agencies reported.
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Maltese police question two soldiers over shooting of migrant

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:28
Maltese police on Saturday said they were questioning two soldiers over a drive-by shooting in April in which an African migrant was killed.
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Cristina Fernandez takes surprise back seat in Argentine presidential race

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:17
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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On Eurovision final day, Israelis cheer as Palestinians protest

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:45
As singers made last-minute preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv on Saturday, Israeli police threw a high-security cordon around the venue to head off attacks, or protests by boycotters who have urged fans to shun the event.
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Pope pays tribute journalists killed; says press freedom vital

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:43
Pope Francis paid tribute on Saturday to journalists killed while doing their jobs, saying media freedom is a key indicator of a country's health.
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China's top diplomat calls for U.S. restraint on trade, Iran

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:34
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.
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Austrian president, Kurz due to speak after far-right leader quits

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:27
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.
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Amid lull in air strikes, rebels reinforce NW Syria frontlines

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:12
Air strikes stopped in northwest Syria over the past 12 hours, rescuers said on Saturday, as Turkey-backed rebels arrived at the fronts to help fight the army and its Russian ally.
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