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Canada to remove trash from Philippines by end of June

May. 22, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada said Wednesday that by the end of June it will remove truckloads of garbage which Filipino officials say were illegally shipped to the Philippines years ago. Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said the government has awarded a contract to French shipping giant...

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 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...

The Latest: Austria to see early election after scandal

May. 18, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned over a covertly shot video that showed him apparently promising government contracts to a prospective Russian investor. Kurz...

Austrian leader calls an early election amid video scandal

May. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called Saturday for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned over a covertly shot video that showed him apparently promising government contracts to a prospective Russian investor. Kurz said he would ask President Alexander Van der Bellen to set...

Court hears 2 cases against Trump's plan for border wall

May. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving fast to build a wall on the Mexico border with billions of dollars secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts. On Friday, a federal judge in Oakland heard arguments in two lawsuits seeking to block the...

Austrian far-right leader under fire for Ibiza meeting video

May. 17, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian opposition parties called Friday for the country's vice-chancellor to resign after a two German newspapers published footage of him apparently offering lucrative government contracts to a potential Russian benefactor. The daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and the weekly Der Spiegel...

Critics decry long-distance counseling for migrant teens

May. 15, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. government is providing long-distance video counseling to teens housed at the country's largest child migrant detention center as officials struggle to accommodate increasing numbers of minors illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Some mental health experts and human...

Court ruling moves Temer closer to leaving jail

May. 14, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A four-judge panel voted unanimously Tuesday to release former President Michel Temer from being detained while he faces an investigation into alleged corruption, the latest development in a series of contradictory rulings. Justices on the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice in...

Lawmakers ask watchdog to probe migrant teen camp's contract

May. 14, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Three Democratic lawmakers are asking a government watchdog agency to investigate how a private company tied to former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly secured a no-bid contract to hold migrant children in a Florida facility. South Florida U.S. representatives Donna Shalala, Debbie...