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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) leaves the podium after his statement, during the first day of the 72nd World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 20, 2019. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 1:57 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The United States is backing calls for Taiwan to be granted observer status at the U.N. health agency's biggest annual gathering, the U.S. health secretary said Monday. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar spoke to reporters in Geneva on the sidelines of the start of the...
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, addresses the media during a news conference in Vienna, Austria, Monday, May 20, 2019. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election after the resignation of his vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache from the Freedom Party spelled an end to his governing coalition. (AP Photo/Michael Gruber)
May 20, 2019 - 1:51 pm
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Monday he is seeking the removal of the country's interior minister over a video scandal that has rocked the Alpine nation in recent days. The move, which must be approved by Austria's president, is expected to trigger a walk-out of Interior...
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May 20, 2019 - 1:16 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Leading journalists at Russia's main business daily newspaper say they have been forced to quit over an article that predicted the resignation of the speaker of the country's upper house of parliament. Kommersant's Maxim Ivanov and Ivan Safronov said on Facebook Monday that they were...
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May 20, 2019 - 1:14 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — They were only expecting five. In the end there were six of them. Poland welcomed Monday what are considered to be its first ever sextuplets and all six babies and their 29-year-old mother are said to be doing well. The babies, four of whom are girls, were born through...
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, addresses the media during a news conference in Vienna, Austria, Monday, May 20, 2019. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election after the resignation of his vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache from the Freedom Party spelled an end to his governing coalition. (AP Photo/Michael Gruber)
May 20, 2019 - 1:11 pm
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...
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage after being hit with a milkshake during a campaign walkabout for the upcoming European elections in Newcastle, England, Monday May 20, 2019. (Tom Wilkinson/PA via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 12:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage was hit with a milkshake while campaigning in the European Parliament election on Monday — the latest in a spate of attacks on politicians with the sticky beverages. Farage was left with milkshake dripping down his lapels during a walkabout...
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In this May 6, 2019, photo, Marguerite Cottrell, sister of John Reynolds, speaks during an interview at a recently opened tribute center for the Bedford Boys in Bedford, Va. Reynolds, had been killed in the D-Day invasion of Normandy on the coast of France. The 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy has a solemn significance for the small town of Bedford, who lost 20 local men. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 20, 2019 - 12:00 pm
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Marguerite Cottrell remembers the summer day 75 years ago when a Western Union telegram was delivered to her family farm as her mother was hanging clothes on the line to dry. Her mother read it, sat down and wept. Cottrell's older brother, John Reynolds, had been killed in the D...
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FILE - This image released by Sony Pictures shows producer James Gunn on the set of "Brightburn." After being fired and then rehired from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” in less than a year over controversial old tweets Gunn said that he’s a better person than he was a year ago. He also said that the experience of the past year has made him more creative and focused on the things that matter to him, including his friends, his relationships and his films. (Boris Martin/Sony Pictures via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 11:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's been a roller-coaster year for James Gunn, who was fired from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" over old tweets in July, and rehired this March. But the writer-director who shepherded the first two "Guardians" films to critical and box office success said the experience has...
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May 20, 2019 - 11:50 am
ROME (AP) — Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is defending his invocation of God at a political rally, after Italy's Catholic establishment criticized it as a cynical exploitation of faith ahead of European Parliament elections this weekend. Salvini brandished a rosary and entrusted Italy to...
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May 20, 2019 - 11:49 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested four people as part of a judicial probe into a money laundering racket allegedly involving funds coming from Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA. Police have confirmed Spanish media reports to The Associated Press that the four detainees are...
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