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  • European elections 2019: Electoral Commission reviewing Brexit Party funding
    by Jessica Parker on May 20, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    The Electoral Commission is to visit the offices of The Brexit Party to review how it receives funding. A spokesperson said the visit on Tuesday was part of its "active oversight and regulation" of donations. Ex-PM Gordon Brown accused the party - which is ... […]

  • Eiffel Tower closed down after intruder tries to climb up
    on May 20, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    PARIS — The Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors after a person has tried to scale it. The Paris monument's media office said the unidentified individual tried to climb up the tourist attraction on Monday afternoon. But it wasn't clear how high the trespasser ... […]

  • Ukraine's new leader moves quickly to dissolve parliament
    by Nataliya Vasilyeva on May 20, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    KIEV, Ukraine — Emboldened by his stunning victory last month, Ukrainian TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy moved swiftly Monday to dissolve the country's parliament, moments after he was sworn in as the country's new president. Zelenskiy, who won 73% of the ... […]

  • The Latest: US backs reform efforts at UN health agency
    on May 20, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    LONDON — The Latest on the World Health Organization trying to rein in travel abuses (all times local):. 2:50 p.m.. The United States, the biggest contributor to the World Health Organization, says it supports efforts by the agency's chief to restructure and find ... […]

  • China a Factor as US, Mexico, Canada Agree to Remove Tariffs
    by Chuck Abbott on May 20, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    The three largest countries in North America announced an end to the 11-month battle of tariff and retaliatory tariff that pinched U.S. farm exports to Canada and Mexico, the two largest customers in the world for the goods. The agreement improved the ... […]

  • WATCH: Quad biker arrested for assaulting elderly man in PE road rage incident
    on May 20, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Police have arrested a quad bike rider for assaulting an elderly man in Port Elizabeth on Friday. The 67-year-old man is said to have confronted the biker for driving recklessly on Sedan Street in Lorraine. The biker, 26, is seen on video, captured by another ... […]

  • European elections 2019: What are the rules on party funding?
    on May 20, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    In the run-up to this week's European Parliament elections, Gordon Brown, the former Labour prime minister, has called for an investigation into the funding of the Brexit Party. Mr Brown accused the party of receiving a large amount of money via small ... […]

  • 12 suspected militants killed after Cairo bus bombing
    on May 20, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    CAIRO - Egyptian security forces have killed 12 suspected Islamist militants in Cairo, the Interior Ministry said on Monday, a day after an explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people. A rudimentary device containing nails and pieces of metal ... […]

  • Could the US-China trade row become a global cold war?
    by Nouriel Roubini on May 20, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    A few years ago, as part of a western delegation to China, I met Xi Jinping in Beijing's Great Hall of the People. When addressing us, Xi argued that China's rise would be peaceful, and that other countries – namely, the US – need not worry about the ... […]

  • Ukraine's Comedian President Takes Office, Says He's Dissolving Parliament
    by Bill Chappell on May 20, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Ukraine now has a new president, as Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn into office on Monday — and the famous comedian immediately said one of his first actions will be to dissolve parliament. Fulfilling a campaign promise, Zelenskiy announced a snap ... […]

  • Scott Morrison says election win was 'like walking on the edge of a razor blade'
    on May 20, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Scott Morrison has opened up about how he achieved the seemingly impossible and pulled off a sensational election win over Labor. The Prime Minister said snatching victory from the jaws of defeat was “like walking the edge of a razor blade”, but his team ... […]

  • Swedish prosecutor files request for a detention order against Julian Assange over rape allegation
    on May 20, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Swedish authorities on Monday filed a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in the United Kingdom. Eva-Marie Persson, the country's deputy director of public prosecutors, said in a statement that if the ... […]

  • BJP prepares return to power as exit polls predict clear win: sources
    by Alasdair Pal on May 20, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is to meet coalition partners to discuss a new government, two BJP sources said on Monday, after exit polls predicted a clear general election victory for the party led by Prime Minister ... […]

  • Sajid Javid: New espionage bill will tackle threats
    on May 20, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Foreign spies in the UK might have to add their names to a register under a new espionage bill, Home Secretary Sajid Javid has said. It would aim to tackle threats from hostile states, he said in a speech at New Scotland Yard in London. He also said Syria ... […]

  • 'We have to learn to live with fire': How wildfires are changing Canadian summers
    on May 20, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    A change in weather patterns, stoked by climate change, has a wildfire expert predicting "a hot, smoky future" for Canadian summers. The spectre of wildfires looms in B.C., Alberta and Ontario — provinces that have been repeatedly scorched by catastrophic ... […]

  • Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or it will face its 'end'
    by Jon Gambrell on May 20, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it'll face its “official end,” shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight. Iran's foreign minister ... […]

  • Zuma bids to throw out arms deal charges in South African court
    by Joseph Cotterill on May 20, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Jacob Zuma has made a bid to throw out longstanding charges of corruption relating to a suspect 1990s arms deal. Lawyers for South Africa's former president, who was forced out of office and replaced by Cyril Ramaphosa last year, argued before the ... […]

  • Change UK Scottish candidate urges colleagues to vote for other parties
    by Peter Walker on May 20, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    The top Change UK choice in Scotland for this week's European elections has written an open letter to his fellow party candidates urging them to consider following his lead and voting for the Liberal Democrats or other remain parties. In a damaging blow for ... […]

  • Eskom's Breakout Rally on Ramaphosa's Pledge Leaves Some Uneasy
    by Colleen Goko on May 20, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Some investors in Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.'s bonds are taking President Cyril Ramaphosa at his word -- that South Africa won't allow the state-owned entity to fail. Yields on the company's 2021 dollar-denominated bonds have declined every day since May ... […]

  • Tommy Whitmore jailed over fatal Peterborough crash
    on May 20, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    A "grossly intoxicated" driver who killed three people in a head-on crash has been jailed for eight years and four months. Tommy Whitmore, 26, had been drinking beer and gin before he smashed his pick-up truck into a Renault Megane. Siblings Tomas ... […]

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