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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (Austrian People's Party) addresses the media during a press conference at the Federal Chancellors Office in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, May 18, 2019. Kurz has called for an early election after the resignation of his vice chancellor spelled an end to his governing coalition. (AP Photo/Michael Gruber)
Austrian president eyes September as best time for new voteAustria's president says the first few days of September would be the best time to hold an early election after a covert video scandal shook up the country's politics
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Actor Kyle Marvin poses for portrait photographs for the film 'The Climb' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
On two wheels, 'The Climb' rides through Cannes as a hitOne of the breakouts at the Cannes Film Festival is a comedy about a male friendship that developed over many years and hundreds of miles on their bikes
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FILE - In this Wednesday April 17, 2019 file photo, The Proactiva's Open Arms rescue boat sits docked in Barcelona, Spain. A judge in Sicily has dropped an investigation against two member of the Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms deriving from a tense high-seas standoff last year when the crew refused to hand over 218 migrants rescued at sea to the Libyan coast guard. Proactiva welcomed the decision to drop the investigation into criminal association and aiding illegal migration Wednesday, calling it ‘’an additional step toward the truth.’’ The group stated that it has always operated according to international roles. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
UN tells Italy proposed decree violates migrants' rightsUN to Italy: Proposed decree closing ports to aid groups violates migrants' human rights
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CORRECTS DATE -  In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo, released by the U.S. Navy, sailors work around an MV-22 Osprey as it lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea. Commercial airliners flying over the Persian Gulf risk being targeted by "miscalculation or misidentification" from the Iranian military amid heightened tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S., American diplomats warned Saturday, May 18, 2019, even as both Washington and Tehran say they don't seek war. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/U.S. Navy via AP)
Saudis say they don't want war, but will defend themselvesA top Saudi diplomat says the kingdom does not want war but will defend itself, amid a recent spike in tensions with archrival Iran
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The Latest: Swiss voters appear set to back tighter gun lawsSwiss media are reporting that early exit polls show voters have approved a measure to tighten Switzerland's gun laws, bringing the Alpine country in line with many of its European partners over the objections of some law-abiding gun owners
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Election officers check the identity of voters before allowing them to cast their votes during the seventh and final phase of national elections, on the outskirts of Varanasi, India, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Indians are voting in the seventh and final phase of national elections, wrapping up a 6-week-long long, grueling campaign season with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party seeking reelection for another five years. Counting of votes is scheduled for May 23. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Indians vote in final phase of grueling national electionIndians are voting in the seventh and final phase of a grueling national election that lasted more than five weeks, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party seeks reelection for another five years
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to party supporters after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal election in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Australia's ruling conservative coalition, lead by Morrison, won a surprise victory in the country's general election, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of national leaders. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Australia's leader vows to get back to work after shock winA jubilant Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has vowed to get straight back to work after his conservative government's shock election victory that a bewildered nation is wondering how they didn't see coming.
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Malawian President Peter Mutharika addresses his party's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) final election rally in Blantyre, Malawi Saturday, May 18, 2019. Corruption and the need for economic growth are the main campaign issues as Malawi goes to the polls on Tuesday for a presidential election that pits the incumbent 78-year-old president Peter Mutharika of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party against his own vice president, 46-year-old Saulos Chilima as well as the main opposition party leader Lazarus Chakwera, 64. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)
Jobs, corruption top issues as Malawi votes for presidentJobs, fighting graft are top issues as southern African nation of Malawi votes for president
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Swiss vote on whether to adopt the EU's tighter gun rulesSwiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum to decide whether to enact new restrictions on guns and line up with Switzerland's partners in Europe, who have already tightened gun rules following extremist attacks
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Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten poses as he votes with his wife Chloe during a federal election at Moonee Ponds West Primary School in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, May 18, 2019. Polling stations opened across Australia on Saturday in elections that are likely to deliver the nation's sixth prime minister in as many years. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
The Latest: Trump congratulates Morrison, reaffirms alliancePresident Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia to congratulate him on his conservative coalition's surprise election victory
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Australian Labor leader Bill Shorten stands on stage with his wife Chloe, at the Federal Labor Reception in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, May 18, 2019. Shorten has conceded defeat to Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the country's general election. Shorten made the announcement to supporters of his opposition Labor party late Saturday night in Melbourne. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
Australia's conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd termAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defied pre-election polls as his ruling conservative coalition claimed a surprising victory in the country's general election
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Secretary General of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro, left, receives a portrait of himself designed with painted coca leaves, from Bolivia's President Evo Morales, at the government palace in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, May 17, 2019. Almagro is in Bolivia on an official visit. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Bolivia's Morales begins bid for 4th term despite complaintsCheered by thousands of supporters in Bolivia's coca-growing Chapare region, President Evo Morales began his campaign for his third consecutive re-election amid opposition assertions that the constitution prohibits him from running again
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