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The "Ibiza-gate" corruption scandal cost Austria's far-right its place in government, but also the tacit support of the country's most powerful newspaper, the tabloid Kronen Zeitung.

Trump slams 'partisan' whistleblower, Biden pushes back

US President Donald Trump on Friday vigorously rejected a whistleblower's claim of wrongdoing, amid reports he used a call with Ukraine's president to pressure him to investigate the son of Trump's Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Trump, backed by Australia's Morrison, talks tough on China

President Donald Trump said Friday that only a "complete" deal with China on trade will be acceptable and his tough approach won support from visiting Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison."I'm not looking for a partial deal.

Top N. Korea negotiator praises Trump's 'new method' suggestion

North Korea's chief negotiator in talks with the United States welcomed Donald Trump's suggestion of trying a "new method" in negotiations, and hailed the exit of his hawkish national security advisor.

Israel vote deadlock confirmed by near-complete official results

Near-complete official results Friday confirmed a deadlock in Israel's general election this week, putting Benny Gantz's party as the largest but without an obvious path to form a majority coalition.

Congress, intel leaders clash over whistleblower report on Trump

The US intelligence watchdog briefed lawmakers Thursday about the handling of a whistleblower complaint on alleged behavior by President Donald Trump, and a senior Democrat expressed alarm that the administration refuses to share the complaint with Con...

Macron says yellow vest crisis 'very good for me'

President Emmanuel Macron has said he believes the yellow vest protests that rocked France since last year have been good for him as they made him listen and communicate better, in an interview published on Thursday.

US congressional panel examines whistleblower complaint involving Trump

A senior US intelligence official was appearing before a congressional committee on Thursday to discuss a whistleblower complaint which The Washington Post said involves behavior by President Donald Trump.

Iranian FM warns US or Saudi attack would trigger 'all-out war'

Iran's foreign minister has said a military strike on Iran would trigger "all-out war", as the United States and its Gulf allies accuse Iran of being behind attacks on Saudi oil facilities.

Gantz says he should be PM in Israel unity government

Benny Gantz, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main opponent in the country's general election, said Thursday he should be prime minister in a unity government.

Netanyahu calls on Gantz to form a unity government together

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on his main challenger Benny Gantz on Thursday to form a unity government together as election results showed both without an obvious path to a majority coalition.

Canada's Trudeau admits to racist 'brownface' makeup

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized Wednesday for wearing brownface makeup at a party 18 years ago, as he scrambled to get on top of a fresh blow to a re-election campaign dogged by controversy.

Trump says 'many options' on Iran response

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he has "many options" in addition to military strikes against Iran and that details of newly announced sanctions will come within 48 hours.

Netanyahu cancels UN visit over post-poll 'political context'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled his planned visit to the United Nations General Assembly due to the "political context" in Israel, sources in his office told AFP Wednesday.

Climate activist Thunberg speaks with Senators and meets Obama

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg came to Washington D.C. on Tuesday, meeting with the Senate's climate crisis task force. The 16-year-old Swedish climate warrior also met former President Barack Obama.

Netanyahu, Gantz deadlocked after Israeli polls

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were deadlocked Wednesday after a general election, Israeli media reported, raising the possibility of a unity government or even the end of the premier's long rule.

Netanyahu, Gantz deadlocked with nearly all votes counted: Israel media

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were deadlocked with nearly all votes from the country's general election counted on Wednesday, Israeli media reported.

Trump's EPA to revoke California emission standards Wednesday

The Trump administration is expected to announce Wednesday plans to block California from setting its own vehicle emissions standards, a move that will likely lead to a long legal fight.

Venezuela parliament ratifies Guaido as interim president

Venezuela's opposition-dominated National Assembly on Tuesday ratified Juan Guaido as the country's interim president until new elections can be held.

Trump's cozy ties with Saudis cast pall over attack response

After an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, a specter hangs over any US response -- the cozy relationship between President Donald Trump and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which has drawn intense controversy.

Dog days of campaign as Israelis return to polls

Elections are the only time Israeli Gruny Tzivin regrets naming her dog after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but lately it always seems to be election time.

Britain's Supreme Court enters Brexit crisis

Britain's Supreme Court will begin considering legal challenges Tuesday to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's controversial decision to suspend parliament for over a month, as the country's political crisis over Brexit intensifies.

Netanyahu: Israel's longest-serving premier fights for his future

Benjamin Netanyahu has become Israel's longest-serving prime minister with his right-wing leadership and by repeatedly besting rivals with deft political moves, but he will have to pull another rabbit out of the hat in Tuesday's elections.

Trump talks to Netanyahu about a US Israel mutual defense treaty

Last Saturday, President Donald Trump reported that he had talked with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about creating a mutual defense treaty between Israel and the US. Trump hoped to continue talks with Netanyahu after Israeli elections.

Israel votes on Netanyahu's political survival

Israel began voting in its second election in five months Tuesday that will decide whether to extend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's term as the country's longest-serving prime minister despite corruption allegations against him.

Trump expects 'close' Israeli election

US President Donald Trump on Monday predicted a close Israeli election as his ally Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeks to retain power in a neck-and-neck race."Big election tomorrow in Israel," Trump told reporters at the White House.

Trump backed off on Iran last time -- but will he again?

Donald Trump famously canceled a missile strike on Iran in June, but Tehran will not be resting easy following the unpredictable president's warning that the United States is again "locked and loaded.

Taiwan cuts ties with Solomon Islands after China switch

Taiwan severed ties with the Solomon Islands on Monday after learning the Pacific nation was switching diplomatic recognition to China, as Taipei accused Beijing of using "dollar diplomacy" to buy off its few remaining allies.

Outsider leads after divisive Tunisia presidential poll

Political outsider Kais Saied was leading Tunisia's elections with just over a quarter of votes counted, the electoral commission said Monday, in the country's second free presidential vote since the Arab Spring.

Netanyahu, Gantz spur supporters on eve of tense Israeli polls

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main opponent Benny Gantz sought to galvanise supporters Monday on the eve of a tense election with the political fate of the country's longest-serving premier in the balance.

N. Korea demands security guarantees for nuclear talks

North Korea on Monday demanded the United States provide security guarantees as a precondition to resuming deadlocked nuclear talks, dampening hopes for progress at a working-level dialogue expected in the coming weeks.

Johnson the Brexit 'Hulk' finally meets EU's Juncker

Six weeks before he is due to lead Britain out of the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will sit down Monday with a sceptical Jean-Claude Juncker, insisting that a Brexit deal is possible.

Taliban had agreed to a ceasefire with the US in peace deal

Chief Taliban negotiator Sher Abbas Stanekzai said yesterday that the Taliban agreed to a complete ceasefire that was contingent on the US accepting the recently negotiated Afghan peace deal.

Ex-PM Cameron slams Johnson over Brexit

Former British prime minister David Cameron launched a blistering attack on the UK's current leader Boris Johnson in extracts of his memoirs published Sunday, accusing him of only backing Brexit to further his own career.

UK PM claims huge progress in Brexit talks

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday he was making a "huge amount of progress" towards a Brexit deal with the EU, in an interview in which he compared Britain to the Incredible Hulk.

Op-Ed: US invokes treaty as a means of deposing Venezuela's Maduro

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza of the Maduro government said that his country was ready to defend itself militarily from the US and that they would not let anyone trample on Venezuelan soil.

Trump says he discussed 'mutual defense' treaty with Netanyahu

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the possibility of moving forward on a "mutual defense" treaty between the allies, just three days before Israeli voters go to the polls.

Norbert Hofer: new 'friendly face' of Austria's far-right

Norbert Hofer, who was formally elected on Saturday to lead Austria's far-right party into national elections, has gained a reputation as the friendly face of the Freedom Party (FPOe) in contrast to some of its firebrands.

Trump administration unfreezes military aid to the Ukraine

On Thursday the US Senate Appropriations Committee announced that the Trump administration has agreed to release $250 million of previously frozen military aid to the Ukraine.

Venezuela 'ready' to defend itself after US invokes defence pact: foreign minister

Venezuela is "ready" to defend itself, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Friday, after Washington invoked a regional defence pact that might justify such a move.

Ex-PM Cameron no regrets on sparking Brexit referendum

Former British prime minister David Cameron said Friday he had no regrets about launching the Brexit referendum but accused current PM Boris Johnson of behaving "appallingly" during the pre-vote campaigning.
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