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- Hong Kong leader presses on with extradition bill undeterred by critics
Tue, 21 May 2019 06:47:23 -0400
Hong Kong's leader said on Tuesday that her administration was determined to push through an extradition bill that could see individuals sent back to mainland China for trial, despite mounting opposition locally and internationally.
- Polish towns go 'LGBT free' ahead of bitter European election campaign
Tue, 21 May 2019 06:32:14 -0400
Teresa Drzewiecka grew up during World War Two, when German and Soviet troops battled for control of her town of Swidnik in eastern Poland.
- Trump: U.S. will respond with 'great force' if Iran attacks interests
Tue, 21 May 2019 06:31:10 -0400
President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would be met with "great force" if it attacked U.S. interests in the Middle East, and government sources said Washington strongly suspects Shi'ite militias with ties to Tehran were behind a rocket attack in Baghdad's Green Zone.
- Rouhani rejects talks, says Iran faces U.S. "economic war"
Tue, 21 May 2019 06:31:10 -0400
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected any talks with the United States and called on Tuesday for the government to be given more power to run the sanctions-hit economy in an "economic war".
- Hundreds protest as Indonesia confirms president's re-election
Tue, 21 May 2019 06:30:25 -0400
Indonesian President Joko Widodo comfortably won re-election in last month's poll, an official count showed on Tuesday, throwing the spotlight on his opponent who refused to concede as his supporters gathered in the capital in protest at the result.
- What would a UK Labour Party government nationalize, and how?
Tue, 21 May 2019 06:17:08 -0400
Britain's opposition Labour Party wants to nationalize energy and water infrastructure if it can oust Prime Minister Theresa May's ruling Conservatives from power, reversing decades of pro-privatization public policy.
- In tearful ceremony, Sri Lanka Catholics mark one month since bombings
Tue, 21 May 2019 06:12:40 -0400
Weeping Sri Lankan Catholics lit candles and prayed in a memorial service outside a bombed church on Tuesday, one month after Easter bombings by Islamist militants killed more than 250 people.
- Police file New Zealand's first terrorism charge over mosque shootings
Tue, 21 May 2019 06:01:28 -0400
New Zealand police have charged the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act, the first time such a charge had been brought in the country's history, they said on Tuesday.
- Austria's Kurz wrangles with far right and risk of confidence vote
Tue, 21 May 2019 05:53:12 -0400
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz sought on Tuesday to oust the far-right interior minister who he says is compromised by the scandal that wrecked their coalition, while trying to avoid a chain reaction in which lawmakers could sack him too.
- Venezuelans fleeing crisis deserve refugee status: U.N.
Tue, 21 May 2019 05:52:15 -0400
Venezuelans fleeing the worsening crisis in their country deserve protection as refugees, the United Nations refugee agency said in updated guidance issued on Tuesday.
- Brexit shifts politics in Ireland as parties look north
Tue, 21 May 2019 05:31:49 -0400
When Britain voted to leave the European Union, few voters outside Northern Ireland thought about what it would mean for the British province.
- Water supplies restored to besieged Libyan capital
Tue, 21 May 2019 05:07:51 -0400
Water supplies to the 2.5 million residents of Tripoli were restored two days after they were cut off by gunmen, officials said on Tuesday, allowing the besieged capital to escape shortages that could have caused a humanitarian crisis.
- Don't play that song for me: anthem plan highlights German divisions
Tue, 21 May 2019 04:25:52 -0400
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Bodo Ramelow, premier of the eastern state of Thuringia, thinks it might be time for a new national anthem for a reunited Germany.
- India's Congress urges workers to ignore ominous exit polls, be vigilant
Tue, 21 May 2019 04:16:06 -0400
India's main opposition Congress party has told its workers not to lose heart and to remain vigilant at vote-count centers after exit polls predicted a clear election victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- Man charged with throwing a milkshake at Brexit Party's Farage
Tue, 21 May 2019 04:01:53 -0400
A man has been charged with common assault and criminal damage after a milkshake was thrown over Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's Brexit Party, police said on Tuesday.
- Explainer: How a dispute over Indonesia's election is likely to unfold
Tue, 21 May 2019 03:50:51 -0400
Indonesian President Joko Widodo comfortably won last month's presidential poll, an official count showed, but the refusal of his opponent Prabowo Subianto to concede defeat has triggered the prospect of both a legal challenge and street protests.
- New Zealand MP gets security cover after threats over hate speech debate
Tue, 21 May 2019 03:15:51 -0400
A New Zealand lawmaker was given a security escort on Tuesday after threats against her by white supremacists opposed to her views on hate speech, a rare precaution in a country where politicians mingle freely with the public.
- Australia PM struggles to meet tax relief election pledge, central bank urges stimulus
Tue, 21 May 2019 02:40:10 -0400
Australia's re-elected coalition said on Tuesday it would struggle to deliver tax breaks for tens of millions of voters by July 1, a cornerstone of it's election campaign, as the central bank called for stimulus to aid a slowing economy.
- Nepali scales Everest record 24 times: with one more to go
Tue, 21 May 2019 02:35:43 -0400
A Nepali sherpa reached the summit of Mount Everest a record 24th time on Tuesday, an official said, his second ascent in just a week, and he has set his sights on one more climb before he retires.
- Indonesian president says he will lead all after confirmation of election win
Tue, 21 May 2019 02:24:22 -0400
Indonesian President Joko Widodo promised on Tuesday that he would be a leader for all of his country's people after official results from an April 17 election confirmed he had won a second five-year term in office.