World News

Government takes early lead in Australia's election count

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 06:27
Early counting in Australia's national election showed a small swing to the governing Liberal-led conservative coalition, running counter to pre-election opinion polls and setting the stage for a tight contest on Saturday night.
Categories: World News

Austrian government revamp looms over video of far-right leader

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:49
Austria's chancellor is ruling out working with his far-right deputy, a coalition source said on Saturday, after footage apparently showed the Freedom Party leader discussing state contracts with a potential Russian backer in return for political support.
Categories: World News

Brexit legislation needs to include public vote: Labour's Starmer

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:37
The British government's Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill needs to include another public vote when it is presented to lawmakers again next month, the opposition Labour Party's Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said on Saturday.
Categories: World News

U.S. State Department approves possible $314 million sale of missiles to South Korea

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:26
The U.S. State Department has cleared $314 million in possible sales of air defense missiles to South Korea, the Pentagon said on Friday, as tensions re-emerge on the Korean peninsula.
Categories: World News

Austrian chancellor rules out keeping far-right leader in government: source

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 03:43
Austria's conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is now ruling out continuing to work with Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of the far-right Freedom Party, a coalition source said on Saturday.
Categories: World News

Iran court upholds Iranian's death sentence for killing U.S. woman

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 03:28
Iran's supreme court has upheld the death sentence of an Iranian man for killing an American woman seven years ago to steal her car, the state-run daily Iran reported on Saturday.
Categories: World News

U.S. issues warning on airspace near Gulf as Iran tensions simmer

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 03:18
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an advisory to U.S. commercial airliners flying over the waters of the Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to exercise caution as tensions between Washington and Tehran continue to simmer.
Categories: World News

Austrian chancellor to meet with Freedom Party chief

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 03:17
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will meet with Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache at 1100 local time to discuss his future, news agency APA said citing sources.
Categories: World News

Chinese state media hits out at 'fabricated' U.S. tech claims

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 02:18
The United States has "fabricated" accusations that China forces firms to hand over technology in exchange for market access, China's top Communist Party newspaper said on Saturday, the latest salvo in a bitter trade war.
Categories: World News

Australians go to polls as government tries to hold off strong Labor challenge

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 02:08
Millions of Australians voted in a general election on Saturday in which the ruling conservative coalition campaigned on its record of economic management and a resurgent Labor opposition promised action on climate change and tax reform.
Categories: World News

Syrian state TV says Hmeimim air base defenses thwart projectiles

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:53
Syrian air defenses in the Hmeimim air base thwarted projectiles and drones fired by militant groups, Syrian state TV said on Saturday.
Categories: World News

North Korea asks U.N. chief to address ship seizure by 'gangster' U.S.

Reuters World News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:24
North Korea has asked United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to deal with the "illegal" seizure of one of its cargo ships by the United States, state media said on Saturday.
Categories: World News

China paper says U.S.'s forced tech transfer claims are 'fabricated'

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 22:33
The United States has "fabricated" accusations that China forces firms to hand over technology in exchange for market access, China's top Communist Party newspaper said on Saturday, the latest salvo in a bitter trade war.
Categories: World News

U.S. citizen shot dead in Nicaraguan prison was a Navy veteran, critic of President Ortega

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 22:07
Eddy Montes, a protestor shot dead in a Nicaragua prison this week, was a naturalized U.S. citizen who served in the Navy, but ultimately returned to the Central American country where he fought for a change in government, his family said.
Categories: World News

Lawbreakers to lawmakers? The 'criminal candidates' standing in India's election

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 21:39
India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has one unwanted lead in this month's general election race - according to data from an electoral watchdog it is fielding the most candidates among the major parties who are facing criminal charges. Its main rival, Congress, is just a step behind.
Categories: World News

Angry Venezuelans wait hours for fuel as shortages worsen

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:23
Angry drivers queued for hours in towns across Venezuela on Friday as fuel shortages worsened in the South American nation following a plunge in gasoline imports and a stoppage at the nation's second-largest oil refinery.
Categories: World News

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

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:17
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.
Categories: World News

Venezuela's Maduro says Norway talks sought 'peaceful agenda' with opposition

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:14
Talks in Norway this week with representatives of Venezuela's government and the opposition sought to "build a peaceful agenda" for the crisis-stricken South American country, President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday.
Categories: World News

Colombian ex FARC rebel rearrested minutes after leaving jail

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 19:41
A former commander of the Marxist FARC rebel group was released from prison on Friday and immediately re-arrested after new evidence came to light, the attorney general's office said in a statement.
Categories: World News

Venezuela's Maduro says Norway talks sought 'peaceful agenda' with opposition

Reuters World News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 19:36
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday that two of his envoys went to Norway this week to begin "exploration" into a dialogue with the opposition to "build a peaceful agenda."
Categories: World News

Pages

Subscribe to Newman Independent aggregator - World News