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Liberals secure unlikely victory in Australia’s surprising federal election result

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Australia’s Liberal Prime Minister Scott Morrison has claimed victory in the federal election in a stunning turnaround as virtually all opinion polls spelled success for the rival Labor Party. Australia’s center-right Liberal-National Coalition is set to return to government as the election results show it has secured an unbeatable lead over its major competitors. With Read More

‘As soon as possible’: Austria’s Kurz on snap elections following leaked video scandal

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has proposed calling a snap election after the country’s Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigned following what he called “political assassination.” “I have proposed to the president today to hold snap elections in Austria as soon as possible,” Kurz said. He called on those, who support his reform course and those satisfied with Read More

‘As soon as possible’: Austria’s Kurz on snap elections following leaked video scandal

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has proposed calling a snap election after the country’s Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Starche resigned after what he called “political assassination.” “I have proposed to the president today to hold snap elections in Austria as soon as possible,” Kurz said. He called on those, who support his reform course and those satisfied with Read More

‘Political assassination’: Austrian Vice Chancellor Strache resigns after leaked video scandal

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Heinz-Christian Strache has resigned as Austria’s vice chancellor a day after German media reported that he and a close aide discussed potentially illegal quid pro quo arrangements with a suspected Russian business woman. Speaking the media on Saturday, Strache said he has submitted his resignation letter to Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, which the latter “will accept.” Read More

Counting under way in tight Australian election

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Votes are being counted in an election likely to deliver Australia’s sixth prime minister in as many years. Voting finished in the country’s more populous eastern states and territories at 9am UK time, with South Australia and Northern Territory polls following half an hour later. Western Australia voting closed at Read More

Meet America’s newest $9 trillion climate change solution

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Democratic Presidential hopeful and Washington Governor Jay Inslee unveiled a plan for combating climate change through an oft-before cited transition away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy. The proposal, which Inslee refers to as the “Evergreen Economy Plan”, would cost $9 trillion and is distinct from theGreen New Deal championed by AOC. Inslee says his Read More

Polling starts to close in Australian election

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Polls have started to close in an election likely to deliver Australia’s sixth prime minister in as many years. Opinion polls suggest the conservative Liberal Party-led coalition will lose its bid for a third term, leaving current prime minister Scott Morrison having had one of the shortest tenures in the nation’s history. Polling closed in Read More

Pigs may complicate US-China trade negotiations

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By Ganesh Rao, business reporter The decline in pig numbers in China could make trade negotiations with the US more complicated, according to new research. A sharp decline in China’s pig population due to an epidemic of African swine fever has reduced the amount of animal feed imported from the United States, according to an Read More

Anti-coup activists charged with ‘interfering’ in US raid on Venezuelan embassy

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Four protesters arrested inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC have been released pending hearing – but could face up to a year in jail for trying to prevent a takeover of the building by the US-backed opposition. Members of the Embassy Protection Collective have been released on various conditions after their arrest Thursday afternoon Read More

Tall chip tale? Huawei’s backup plans leave experts unconvinced

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SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chip experts are calling out Huawei for its claims that it could ensure a steady supply chain without U.S. help, saying the technology the Chinese telecoms network gear maker buys from American companies would be “hard to replace”. FILE PHOTO: Visitors walk past Huawei’s booth during Mobile World Congress in Read More