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31 year-old Sebastian Kurz set to become Austrian leader

Austria's political "whizz-kid" Sebastian Kurz was on course Sunday to become Europe's youngest leader, potentially in coalition with the far-right, after his conservative party looked to have triumphed in elections.

US-allied forces begin final assault on IS in Syria’s Raqqa

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters launched an operation to retake the last Islamic State-held pocket of the northern city of Raqqa on Sunday after some 275 militants and their family members surrendered.

Donald Trump’s speech violated Iran nuclear deal – Javad Zarif

US President Donald Trump's speech outlining an aggressive new strategy against Iran violated Tehran's nuclear agreement with world powers, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli police face off over graft probe

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli police faced off in a rare public dispute Sunday over an intensifying graft probe that has led to speculation over whether he will eventually be forced from office.

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont pressured as ‘independence’ deadline looms

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont finds himself in a difficult position after the far-left Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) party delivered a letter demanding he declare independence by Monday.

IPU wants change in conflict resolution approach

Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has advised on the adoption of new approach to tackling conflicts in order to win peace.

Pope Francis to declare 35 new saints

Pope Francis will declare 33 martyrs and 2 others from Brazil, Mexico, Spain and Italy, as the Catholic Church’s new saints on Sunday at a Canonization Mass in Rome’s St. Peter’s Square.

IPU chief Saber Chowdhury wants more focus on peaceful resolution of conflicts

The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Saber Chowdhury, has called for a change in the approach to tackling conflicts across the world.

Ivanka Trump touts launch of World Bank businesswomen’s fund

Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's daughter and a White House advisor, on Saturday touted the creation of a new World Bank initiative to foster entrepreneurship among women.

Germany’s Wolfgang Schaeuble assails protectionism at IMF summit

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble assailed the rise in protectionism and anti-free-trade sentiment Saturday in a statement that appeared aimed at the administration of US President Donald Trump.

North Korea warns Australia for supporting United States

North Korea has threatened Australia for “showing dangerous moves of zealously joining the frenzied political and military provocations’’ of the United States against its regime.

Iraq troops in armed standoff with Kurd forces

Thousands of Iraqi troops were locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish forces in the disputed oil province of Kirkuk on Saturday as Washington scrambled to avert fighting between the key allies in the war against the Islamic State group.

Catalan government allies say talks with Madrid ‘impossible’

The far-left allies of Catalonia's separatist government said Saturday talks with Madrid were "impossible" and called on regional leader Carles Puigdemont to push ahead with immediate independence.

Azores on hurricane alert as Ophelia approaches

The Portuguese Azores archipelago was on weather alert Saturday as Hurricane Ophelia approached, with heavy rainfall forecast in the region.

Catalan talks with Spain ‘would aim at independence’

A senior Catalan official on Saturday said an offer of talks with Madrid over his region's independence push was aimed at negotiating secession from Spain, not stopping it.

Dozens of IS fighters surrender as Raqa’s fall nears

Dozens of Islamic State group fighters have surrendered in their former Syrian stronghold of Raqa, the US-led coalition said Saturday, as the fall of the one-time jihadist bastion nears.

Myanmar army probing alleged Rakhine atrocities

Myanmar's military says it is investigating its operations in violence-wracked Rakhine state, where the United Nations has accused troops of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims.

Iranians mock Donald Trump over ‘ridiculous’ speech

Iranians responded with anger and mockery on Saturday to the bellicose criticism of their government by US President Donald Trump who threatened to tear up the landmark nuclear deal.

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