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EU elections: Weber, in Bulgaria, vows tough migration laws
EU elections: Weber, in Bulgaria, vows tough migration laws
  • World
  • 2019-05-19 14:47:19Z

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) - A leading conservative candidate in next week's European Parliament elections has promised Bulgarians tight measures against illegal migration.

Austrian president calls for September poll in wake of scandal
Austrian president calls for September poll in wake of scandal

Austria's president on Sunday called for fresh elections in September after a corruption scandal embroiling the far-right brought down the coalition government in spectacular fashion. Just days before key EU elections, Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache was forced to resign in disgrace Saturday following explosive revelations from a hidden camera sting. Conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz -- whose 18-month coalition with Strache's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) had been held up as a European model -- reacted by pulling the plug on their union.

Voters in Switzerland approve stronger gun control laws by nearly two-thirds despite resistance
Voters in Switzerland approve stronger gun control laws by nearly two-thirds despite resistance

Switzerland's public broadcaster said more than 63% of voters nationwide agreed to align with European Union firearms rules adopted two years ago.

Mitt Romney won
Mitt Romney won't back Justin Amash in call for Trump impeachment

* President attacks first Republican to call for impeachment * No holds Barred: Trump pushes for imperial presidencyPresident-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney dine in New York in November 2016. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesAs Donald Trump opened fire on Justin Amash, the Michigan representative who became the first Republican in Congress to call for his impeachment, Mitt Romney declined to join the fight.The former presidential nominee and Republican senator from Utah accused Donald Trump of lacking humility, honesty and integrity - but stopped short of calling for his impeachment and removal from power.Romney was scathing about the picture of the president that emerges from...

Here's What It Takes to Retire a Millionaire -- No Matter Your Age
Here's What It Takes to Retire a Millionaire -- No Matter Your Age

No matter how old you are, you can retire with $1 million in the bank. But you have to be willing to work for it.

Saudi calls for urgent Arab talks over Iran tensions
Saudi calls for urgent Arab talks over Iran tensions

Saudi Arabia has called for emergency regional talks to discuss mounting Gulf tensions, saying Sunday that it does not want war with Iran but is ready to defend itself. It comes days after mysterious sabotage attacks on several tankers in highly sensitive Gulf waters and drone strikes on a Saudi crude pipeline by Yemen rebels who Riyadh claimed were acting on Iranian orders. The United States has also deployed an aircraft carrier and bombers to the Gulf over alleged threats from Iran.

5 Things You Must Do Before You Quit a Job
5 Things You Must Do Before You Quit a Job

You may be completely and utterly fed up -- but you'll still need to make these moves before resigning.

Iraq Says Exxon Evacuation of Staff Is `Unacceptable
Iraq Says Exxon Evacuation of Staff Is `Unacceptable'

"This withdrawal may send the wrong message about the situation in Iraq, and that's something we reject," Iraq's Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban said in a statement on Saturday. The minister sent a letter to Exxon officials seeking clarification about the decision and asking that the workers return to

Trump says
Trump says 'Pro-Life' but favors exceptions for rape, incest

President Donald Trump has declared himself "strongly Pro-Life", days after two US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions, but said exceptions should be made for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. The US president spelled out his position on abortion -- set to feature prominently

Illinois not alerted to early clues in womb-cutting case
Illinois not alerted to early clues in womb-cutting case

Police and Illinois' child welfare agency say staff at a Chicago-area hospital didn't alert them after determining that a bloodied woman who arrived with a gravely ill newborn had not just given birth to the baby boy, as she claimed. The woman, Clarisa Figueroa, was charged more than three weeks

Here's How Many U.S. Households Will Run Out of Money in Retirement
Here's How Many U.S. Households Will Run Out of Money in Retirement

You'll be surprised by how many households won't have enough cash -- and how big the deficit is.

The Trump economy is hurting most Americans. Statistics won
The Trump economy is hurting most Americans. Statistics won't fool voters

If Democrats speak to the practical economic needs of Americans, they'll have a chance to win against Trump in 2020 'Almost 80% of American workers are living paycheck to paycheck.' Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesThe award for this year's Biggest Backhanded Compliment to Trump goes to White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who recently predicted a Trump victory in 2020 because "people will vote for somebody they don't like if they think it's good for them." Trump is the least popular president to run for reelection in the history of polling, but Mulvaney thinks Americans will vote for him anyway because unemployment has hit a 50-year low, wages are rising, and economic...

Saudis say they don
Saudis say they don't want war, but will defend themselves
  • World
  • 2019-05-19 08:40:41Z

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf after attacks on the kingdom's energy sector.

France
France's Macron forced to curb his ambitions for Europe

PARIS (AP) - French President Emmanuel Macron sees himself as Europe's savior and this week's European Parliament elections as a make-or-break moment for the beleaguered European Union.

President Donald Trump opposes highly restrictive Alabama abortion ban
President Donald Trump opposes highly restrictive Alabama abortion ban

President Donald Trump broke his silence on the increasing trend of states passing restrictive abortion bans late Saturday, denouncing bills like the one that passed last week in Alabama. Trump said he is "strongly Pro-Life," but said he does favor allowing women to get abortions in the case

Poor boy Modi becomes India
Poor boy Modi becomes India's nationalist powerhouse

Stern, sharp and shrewd, Narendra Modi fought his way off the streets to become one of India's most popular and polarising prime ministers. There is no middle ground between admirers and adversaries of the man -- now running for a second term -- who helped his father run a railway station tea stall before launching his career in nationalist politics. The 68-year-old makes much of his humble roots while unashamedly portraying himself as the tough guy protecting India's national security and Hindu values, pressing its claims to be the world's rising power.

Saudi Says It Doesn
Saudi Says It Doesn't Want Iran War But to Respond Strongly

"We don't want a war in any way, but at the same time we won't allow Iran to continue its hostile policies toward the kingdom," Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir told reporters in Riyadh early Sunday morning. Al-Jubeir began the press conference -- called suddenly after midnight -

S. Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions
S. Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the region, the kingdom's official news agency said on Saturday. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said King Salman had invited Gulf leaders and Arab states to two emergency summits in Mecca on May 30 to discuss recent "aggressions and their consequences" in the region. Tensions have soared in the Gulf, with the United States deploying an aircraft carrier and bombers there over alleged threats from Iran.

Kevin Harvick on pit crew:
Kevin Harvick on pit crew: 'They just weren't prepared tonight'

Kevin Harvick finished second to Kyle Larson in Saturday's All-Star Race even after issues on pit road.

Rafael dos Anjos gets back in the win column with submission win over Kevin Lee
Rafael dos Anjos gets back in the win column with submission win over Kevin Lee

Rafael dos Anjos showed once again why he is one of the top welterweights in the sport with a fourth round submission win in the UFC Fight Night main event from Rochester, N.Y.After a pair of tough losses to current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and former interim champion Colby Covington in his

GOP Congressman Justin Amash
GOP Congressman Justin Amash's Impeachment Call Boosts Pressure on Pelosi

Kevin Lamarque/ReutersRepublican congressman Justin Amash's support for impeachment proceedings against President Trump ratchets up the pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call for the same. Citing "multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice" uncovered in the Mueller report, the iconoclastic Michigan lawmaker spared no one in a lengthy Twitter thread on Saturday-calling out Trump, Attorney General William Barr, and other lawmakers he says put partisanship above their own allegiance to the Constitution. Many were quick to wonder aloud why it was a Republican lawmaker making the case for impeachment rather than top Democrat Pelosi, who has...

Perfect night: Kyle Larson follows up Open win with NASCAR All-Star Race triumph
Perfect night: Kyle Larson follows up Open win with NASCAR All-Star Race triumph

Kyle Larson was pushed to the lead by Kevin Harvick early in the final stage ... and took it from there, winning a cool $1 million.

Freeman
Freeman's HR lifts Braves to 4-3 win over Brewers in 10th

Freddie Freeman led off the 10th inning with a home run into the right-field seats, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. The Braves recovered to win their fourth straight game after Luke Jackson blew a 3-2 lead in the ninth. Freeman pulled a fastball

Maddon protests loss vs Nats over Doolittle
Maddon protests loss vs Nats over Doolittle's delivery

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cubs manager Joe Maddon protested Chicago's 5-2 loss to the Nationals on Saturday night after twice coming out to complain about Washington closer Sean Doolittle's delivery.

Boeing acknowledges flaw in 737 MAX simulator software
Boeing acknowledges flaw in 737 MAX simulator software

Boeing acknowledged Saturday it had to correct flaws in its 737 MAX flight simulator software used to train pilots, after two deadly crashes involving the aircraft that killed 346 people. "Boeing has made corrections to the 737 MAX simulator software and has provided additional information to device operators to ensure that the simulator experience is representative across different flight conditions," it said in a statement. Its statement marked the first time Boeing acknowledged there was a design flaw in software linked to the 737 MAX, whose MCAS anti-stall software has been blamed in large part for the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy.

Police ID teen tackled after bringing gun to Oregon school
Police ID teen tackled after bringing gun to Oregon school

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police released the identity Saturday of an 18-year-old student who was tackled after reportedly bringing a gun into classroom at an Oregon high school.

Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran
Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran's court

Riyadh has accused Tehran of ordering Tuesday's drone strikes on two oil pumping stations in the kingdom, claimed by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group. The attack came two days after four vessels, including two Saudi oil tankers, were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Iran has denied it was behind the attacks which come as Washington and the Islamic Republic spar over sanctions and the U.S. military presence in the region, raising concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict.

Spieth refuses interview after 3rd round of PGA Championship
Spieth refuses interview after 3rd round of PGA Championship

Jordan Spieth's third round in the final group of the PGA Championship with runaway leader Brooks Koepka will have to speak for itself. A man with Spieth said no one in the media had asked to talk to the player after the round and he was not going to do a one-on-one interview. Spieth, looking to become the sixth player to win the career Grand Slam, spent five minutes signing autographs for fans around the putting green at Bethpage Black.

First Republican lawmaker says Trump engaged in impeachable conduct
First Republican lawmaker says Trump engaged in impeachable conduct

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election reveals that Trump "engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment," Amash, who has signaled he would consider running as a libertarian against Trump in the 2020 election, wrote on Twitter. Mueller's report "identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence," Amash wrote. Trump has said Mueller's report concluded there no obstruction of justice.

Horsing around: Riderless colt races to Preakness finish
Horsing around: Riderless colt races to Preakness finish

Unencumbered by a jockey and suddenly free to run wherever he darn pleased, Bodexpress decided to take a shot at winning the Preakness. Taking one of the most memorable trips in the 149-year history of Pimlico Race Course, Bodexpress followed the leaders without a rider on board and at one point appeared

Boeing acknowledges flaw in 737 MAX simulator software
Boeing acknowledges flaw in 737 MAX simulator software

Boeing acknowledged Saturday it had to correct flaws in its 737 MAX flight simulator software used to train pilots, after two deadly crashes involving the aircraft that killed 346 people. "Boeing has made corrections to the 737 MAX simulator software and has provided additional information to device operators to ensure that the simulator experience is representative across different flight conditions," it said in a statement. Its statement marked the first time Boeing acknowledged there was a design flaw in software linked to the 737 MAX, whose MCAS anti-stall software has been blamed in large part for the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy.

How bad is Disney
How bad is Disney's 'Aladdin' blue Genie problem after the Will Smith reveal tanked?

Disney unveiled Will Smith's very blue Genie from 'Aladdin' at the Grammy Awards. Now that the howling has subsided, how bad is the situation?

Djokovic to meet Nadal for 54th time with Rome title at stake
Djokovic to meet Nadal for 54th time with Rome title at stake

Novak Djokovic said he was relishing locking horns with his "greatest rival" Rafael Nadal as the pair set up the 54th clash of their careers Saturday in the Italian Open final. Djokovic battled past Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 6-3 and meets defending champion Nadal on

Saudi crown prince discusses regional developments with Pompeo: ministry
Saudi crown prince discusses regional developments with Pompeo: ministry
  • World
  • 2019-05-18 22:54:12Z

By Ali Abdelaty JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's crown prince discussed regional developments, including efforts to strengthen security and stability, in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Saudi Media Ministry tweeted on Sunday. The announcement came hours after

Michigan GOP congressman says Trump conduct is
Michigan GOP congressman says Trump conduct is 'impeachable'

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican congressman from Michigan on Saturday became the first member of President Donald Trump's party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in "impeachable conduct" stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's lengthy investigation into Russian meddling

Turkey says to produce S-500s with Russia after S-400 missile deal
Turkey says to produce S-500s with Russia after S-400 missile deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey and Russia would jointly produce S-500 defence systems after Ankara's controversial purchase of the S-400 missile defence system from Moscow. Turkey's push to buy the S-400s has further strained already tense relations with the United States which has repeatedly warned Ankara of the risks including sanctions as a result of the purchase. "There is absolutely no question of (Turkey) taking a step back from the S-400s purchase.

Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions
Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the Gulf, the Saudi official news agency said on Saturday. The Saudi Press Agency said King Salman had invited Gulf leaders and Arab states to two emergency summits in Mecca on May 30 to discuss recent "aggressions and their consequences" in the region.

GOP congressman: 'President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct'
GOP congressman: 'President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct'

GOP Rep. Justin Amash came out in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump, writing that "President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct."

Trump may pardon military men accused or convicted of war crimes: New York Times
Trump may pardon military men accused or convicted of war crimes: New York Times
  • US
  • 2019-05-18 21:49:14Z

U.S. President Donald Trump has asked for files to be prepared on pardoning several U.S. military members accused of or convicted of war crimes, including one slated to stand trial on charges of shooting unarmed civilians while in Iraq, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Trump requested the immediate preparation of paperwork needed, indicating he is considering pardons for the men around Memorial Day on May 27, the report said, citing two unnamed U.S. officials. Assembling pardon files normally takes months, but the Justice Department has pressed for the work to be completed before that holiday weekend, one of the officials said.

NASCAR releases findings from Kyle Larson
NASCAR releases findings from Kyle Larson's crash at Talladega

NASCAR estimates that Kyle Larson's car was going 180 mph when it became airborne in the last-lap incident.

Republican Amash Breaks Ranks, Says Trump
Republican Amash Breaks Ranks, Says Trump's Conduct Is 'Impeachable'

The subject of speculation about a third-party presidential bid in 2020, Amash also said on Twitter that he's concluded -- after reading Special Counsel Robert Mueller's redacted 448-page report -- that Attorney General William Barr "has deliberately misrepresented" the findings. "Contrary to Barr's portrayal, Mueller's report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment," said Amash, 39, who arrived in Congress as part of the Tea Party wave in 2010.

Biden at first major rally: Trump is 'divider-in-chief' who leads with 'hard heart'
Biden at first major rally: Trump is 'divider-in-chief' who leads with 'hard heart'

Former Vice President Joe Biden held a campaign rally in Philadelphia on Saturday. Many of his comments focused on defeating President Donald Trump.

Turkey
Turkey's Erdogan says will jointly produce S-500s with Russia after purchase of S-400s
  • World
  • 2019-05-18 21:09:11Z

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that the purchase of S-400 defense systems from Russia was a done deal, adding that Ankara would also jointly produce S-500 defense systems with Moscow. U.S. officials have called Turkey's planned purchase of the S-400 missile defense system "deeply problematic," saying it would risk Ankara's partnership in the joint strike fighter F-35 program because it would compromise the jets, made by Lockheed Martin Corp. However, Erdogan told a televised question and answer session with university students in Istanbul that Turkey had carried out technical work and found that such a problem did not exist.

At campaign rally, Biden decries Democratic
At campaign rally, Biden decries Democratic 'anger' and pledges unity

At a rally in downtown Philadelphia, Biden, as he has done throughout the beginning stages of his campaign, made Trump his central target, blasting him as "the divider-in-chief." But he also chided other Democratic presidential candidates in the field, suggesting that anger toward Trump within his party was not enough to win next year's presidential election. "Some of the really smart folks say Democrats don't want to hear about unity," he said. With his poll numbers currently swamping the rest of the Democratic field, Biden has often acted as if his current opponent is Trump and not the other 23 Democrats vying for the party's nomination.

Djokovic to meet Nadal for 54th time with Rome title at stake
Djokovic to meet Nadal for 54th time with Rome title at stake

Top seed Novak Djokovic set up a final showdown with second-ranked Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open on Saturday after battling past Argentina's Diego Schwartzman in the semi-final. World number one Djokovic -- winner at the Madrid Open last weekend -- came through 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 6-3 in 2hr 31min

Merkel urges Europe to stand up to politicians
Merkel urges Europe to stand up to politicians 'for sale'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that European politicians "must stand up to" far-right politicians "for sale", after a hidden-camera sting brought down nationalist Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache over allegations he was open to corruption. While far-right parties rejected values like protecting minorities and basic human rights, Merkel told a press conference in Croatian capital Zagreb, "politicians being for sale plays a role, and we must act decisively against all of that". Germany's Der Spiegel and Sueddeutsche Zeitung late Friday published video recordings, allegedly showing Freedom Party (FPOe) leader Strache promising public contracts in return for...

Here Are the Details of the Abortion Laws in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri
Here Are the Details of the Abortion Laws in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri

Alabama is the latest state to pass a bill designed to severely limit abortion rights. Here's what you need to know about the wave of legislation.

Dozens walk out before Mike Pence's commencement address at Taylor University
Dozens walk out before Mike Pence's commencement address at Taylor University

Vice President Mike Pence delivered a commencement address at Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts school in Upland, Indiana, on Saturday.

Biden rejects Trump
Biden rejects Trump's 'clenched fist' in appeal for Democratic and US unity

* Former vice-president launches campaign in Pennsylvania * Art Cullen: The Democratic frontrunners are too oldJoe Biden pulls off his jacket to speak in Philadelphia. Photograph: Mark Makela/ReutersFormally launching his third presidential campaign, Joe Biden appealed for party and national unity while accusing Donald Trump of leading America with "a clenched fist, a closed hand and a hard heart".Biden appeared at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon, two days ahead of a Trump rally elsewhere in Pennsylvania, one of the states in which blue-collar swing voters delivered the White House to the Republican in 2016.Introduced by his wife, Jill Biden, the former vice-president...

China
China's top diplomat calls for U.S. restraint on trade, Iran

China's senior diplomat Wang Yi told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday that recent U.S. words and actions had harmed the interests of China and its enterprises, and that Washington should show restraint, China's foreign ministry said. Speaking to Pompeo by telephone, Wang said

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