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‘Enemies of freedom’? Germany launches anti-rightwing crusade amid Austrian govt crisis

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German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have rushed to take advantage of the government crisis in the neighboring Austria for their own political goals, uniting in a crusade against the right-wing populists. As Austria is reeling from a scandal involving Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, which put the Alpine nation on a brink of snap elections, Read More

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

Surprise election win for Australia’s Liberal Party-led coalition

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Australia’s opposition Labor Party leader Bill Shorten has conceded defeat in the country’s election. Mr Shorten said he had called Liberal Party leader Scott Morrison to congratulate him on the victory. He told supporters in Melbourne: “And without wanting to hold out any false hope, while there are still millions Read More

Revealed: US pressure on Ireland over Israeli settlements bill

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US politicians and lobbyists applied pressure on the Irish government before it passed a bill banning goods from illegal Israel settlements, including threatening the immigration status of Irish people in the US. Documents obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request by the TheJournal.ie reveal lobby groups and US politicians sought to influence the Irish Read More

Exclusive: Saudi’s Falih says sees no oil shortage, but OPEC to act if needed

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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday that he saw no oil supply shortage as global oil inventories are still rising, particularly from the United States, but OPEC will be responsive to the oil market’s needs. Saudi Minister of Energy Khalid al-Falih speaks during financial sector conference in 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

Austrian VC caught discussing alleged shady deals, and pundits cry ‘Russia took over the country’

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Austria’s ruling coalition party is under fire after a leaked video showed the vice chancellor discussing alleged quid pro quo arrangements with a “Russian oligarch niece” … and some pundits quickly had their Russiagate meltdowns. The scandal rocked the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) on Friday after two German publications, Spiegel and Suddeutscher Zeitung, released Read More