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Austria: Interim ministers sworn in after video scandal

May. 22, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's president on Wednesday swore in new, technocratic ministers to replace politicians from the far-right Freedom Party who left the government following a scandal surrounding its leader. With his government rocking, it remains unclear whether Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will survive a...

Questions remain as Tennessee speaker promises to resign

May. 22, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Looming questions remain after Tennessee's House Speaker Glen Casada promised to resign from his leadership position, an unprecedented move meant to contain political scandals inside the Republican-controlled Statehouse. Just when Casada will meet with legislative leaders to...

Tennessee House speaker to resign amid text message scandal

May. 21, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's embattled House speaker said Tuesday that he plans to resign from his leadership post following a vote of no confidence by his Republican caucus amid a scandal over explicit text messages. The move is unprecedented in Tennessee's modern political era. The last speaker...

Austrian chancellor set to face confidence vote next week

May. 21, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is set to face a no-confidence vote in parliament next week after his governing coalition collapsed over a corruption scandal that Austria's president warned risks harming the country's image abroad. Speaker Wolfgang Sobotka, a member of Kurz's conservative...

Tennessee House speaker shrugs off 'no confidence' vote

May. 20, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday said he was ready to call lawmakers back to Nashville for a special legislative session following a historic vote of no confidence in Speaker Glen Casada over a series of scandals engulfing him. However, the embattled Republican has thus far...

Austrian government collapses over Ibiza video scandal

May. 20, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called time Monday on his coalition government with the far-right Freedom Party after its leader was shown on video appearing to offer favors to a purported Russian investor. Kurz said he was seeking the removal of the country's interior minister, Freedom...

The Latest: Austrian leader expects far right to quit gov't

May. 20, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on the video scandal that's rocked the Austrian government (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he expects the far-right Freedom Party to leave his government as it has threatened to do. Kurz, who has asked Austria's president to remove Interior...

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he wants to fire interior minister over video scandal that's rocked government

May. 20, 2019 12:42 PM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he wants to fire interior minister over video scandal that's rocked government .

Jimmy Carter finds a renaissance in 2020 Democratic scramble

May. 19, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive in American history is re-emerging from political obscurity at age 94 to win over his fellow Democrats once again. A...

Austrian president eyes September as best time for new vote

May. 19, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Austria's president said 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 and warned that the government needed to remain capable of taking part in important European Union decisions in...