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Austrians turn right in national vote

International | Top candidate for prime minister would be world’s youngest head of state
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/16/17, 12:35 pm

AUSTRIA: In a called election, Austrians chose 31-year-old Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz as their next prime minister. Kurz gets credit for “closing the back door” to migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere after he negotiated with Macedonian and other Balkan leaders through last year.

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Austria’s conservative party set to win national elections

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/16/17, 10:29 am

Austria’s 31-year-old foreign minister, Sebastian Kurz, is set to become the country’s youngest leader after his party emerged with the most votes in Sunday’s national elections. Preliminary results place Kurz’s People’s Party ahead with 31.4 percent, while the right-wing Freedom Party came in second with 27.4 percent. The center-left Social Democratic Party, which currently governs in a coalition with the People’s Party, won 26.7 percent. Kurz now faces the task of negotiating another coalition government to reach a majority.

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Trump’s climate decision

International | The president reportedly plans to pull the U.S. from the 2015 Paris climate accord
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/31/17, 04:43 pm

CLIMATE: According to some reports, President Donald Trump has decided to pull the United States from the 2015 Paris global climate accord it agreed to, with heavy support from former President Barack Obama.

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