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Austria chancellor calls for snap election after corruption scandal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMr Strache said he resigned because he did not want to provide a pretext for the government's collapse Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called a snap election following the collapse of his...

/ May 19, 2019

It was the election they couldn’t lose, so what went so wrong for Labor?

The weekend’s remarkable election result left Labor stalwarts and strategists reeling.Labor started the night upbeat and optimistic based on months of polling showing Labor ahead of the Coalition, seemingly confirmed by exit polls released shortly before the count.Bill Shorten (right)...

/ May 19, 2019

Qatar ships LNG to UAE after Dolphin pipeline outage: Report

A major gas pipeline from Qatar to the United Arab Emirates, Dolphin, experienced an outage for several days last month and Qatar filled the gap with additional liquefied gas supplies, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters news agency....

/ May 19, 2019

India elections 2019: Final round of voting under way in 59 seats

Indians are voting in the seventh and final phase of national elections, wrapping up a six-week-long campaign season with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seeking re-election for another five years. Nearly a 100 million people...

/ May 19, 2019

Trump breaks silence amid Alabama abortion ban row

Dina had to give birth to her rapist's child - under Alabama's abortion ban women would have no choice. US President Donald Trump has outlined his "strongly pro-life" views on abortion amid controversy over strict new laws passed in several...

/ May 19, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanks Australia after ‘miracle’ election victory

Key pointsPrime Minister Scott Morrison has led the Coalition to a stunning election victory on Saturday, securing a third term in government.  The Liberal and National parties are on track to win at least 74 seats combined, while Labor is expected...

/ May 19, 2019

After Army Col. Warns of False Flag to Start War with Iran, US Blames Iran for Attacks

By Matt Agorist Often, the American mainstream media becomes a de facto government employee, taking the claims of U.S. officials and reporting them as proven fact — and nothing exemplifies this penchant better than reporting on the Gulf of Tonkin...

/ May 18, 2019

Opinions on Australian election results 2019

Opinions on Australian election results 2019 by Mr. Fussy About four weeks before this week’s Australian federal election, I forecast on social media that the incumbent government would return, but rather than it remaining a hung parliament, they would have...

/ May 18, 2019

Omar Khayyam: A Persian astronomer, poet and scientist

Omar Khayyam was a Persian astronomer, writer, poet and mathematician renowned in Iran for his scientific achievements.English-speaking readers know of his extraordinary work through the translation of his collection of hundreds of quatrains (or rubais) in Rubaiyat, an 1859 work...

/ May 18, 2019

2019 Australia election: Shock win for coalition ‘very likely’

Australia's governing Liberal coalition appears to have defied predictions to win the federal election, the country's national broadcaster has said. But with nearly half of votes yet to be counted, it is unclear whether centre-right Liberal PM Scott Morrison will...

/ May 18, 2019

A total failure: A total failure

Besides the (partial) harmonisation of VAT, member states have never even managed to get tax convergence off the ground. More than sixty years after its creation, intense tax competition between member states still prevails in the European Union. Besides the...

/ May 18, 2019

Work undone: How India fails its young job seekers

Bengaluru/Mandya - Shehla Blossom moves from one workstation to the other, collating the hourly production of branded Arabian thobes being manufactured at an export-oriented garment factory in Mandya, a small town about 100km from Bengaluru in south India.The job is hardly...

/ May 17, 2019

The ten key issues for the European elections | Agriculture: An ever less common policy

Just one year ago, the European Commission presented its “multiannual financial framework” for 2021-2027: in other words, the European Union budget for the next seven years, which the new Parliament will have to decide upon. If the Parliament follows the...

/ May 17, 2019

Immigrant Activists Maru Mora-Villalpando & Ravi Ragbir Keep Speaking Out Despite Deportation Threat

President Trump has unveiled plans for a new, so-called “merit-based” immigration system that would prioritize “highly-skilled” and English-speaking workers, while further restricting asylum seekers and immigrants who have family living in the United States. Although no legislative details for the...

/ May 17, 2019

What Does a Post-Roe America Look Like? As Anti-Choice Laws Multiply, Many Already Are Living In It

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: I’m Amy Goodman. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer issued what many considered a dire warning from the bench this week, implying Roe v. Wade, the landmark...

/ May 17, 2019

Taiwan gay marriage: Parliament legalises same-sex unions

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCrowds celebrate as marriage law passes Taiwan's parliament has become the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage following a vote on Friday.In 2017, the island's constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples...

/ May 17, 2019

Meet The Alabama Doctor Who Could Face 99 Years In Prison For Providing Abortions Under New Law

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. The assault on reproductive rights continues to ratchet up as legislatures and Republican...

/ May 17, 2019

‘Israel left us with no choice’: Folau sacked by Rugby Australia following social media post

Rugby union star Israel Folau's $4-million contract has been torn up, after an independent three-person panel found on Friday his controversial social media posts warranted his sacking. Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle and NSW Waratahs CEO Andrew Hore made the announcement at Rugby...

/ May 17, 2019