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Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy greets supporters before his inauguration ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, May 20, 2019. Television star Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been sworn in as Ukraine's next president after he beat the incumbent at the polls last month. The ceremony was held at Ukrainian parliament in Kiev on Monday morning. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
The Latest: UN rejects Russian attempt to meet on UkraineThe U.N. Security Council has rejected a Russian attempt to hold a meeting on a new Ukrainian language law, with opponents saying Moscow wanted to upstage the inauguration of Ukraine's new president
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, 2nd from right, arrives for 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)
Austrian government collapses over Ibiza video scandalAustrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called time 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
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Work underway on British tanker sunk by U-boat off NY in WW2The U.S. Coast Guard says work is underway to extract oil from a British tanker sunk by a German U-boat off Long Island during World War II
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New Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, left, walks after inauguration ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, May 20, 2019. Ukrainian TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in as the country's new president on Monday, promised to tackle the economic stagnation that has left millions in poverty and immediately disbanded the parliament that he has branded as a group only interested in self-enrichment. Even before he disbanded the Supreme Rada, which had been one of his campaign promises, the 41-year-old Zelenskiy had upended the traditions of Ukrainian politics. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Ukraine president takes political stage in dramatic fashionUkraine's new leader has made a dramatic beginning to his presidency by dissolving the country's parliament
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Armenian Prime Minister Nikola Pashinian, center, gestures while speaking to protesters gathered to block court buildings in Yerevan, Armenia, Monday, May 20, 2019.  An Armenian court has halted proceedings in the trial of former President Robert Kocharian in connection with a deadly police crackdown and transferred the case to the constitutional court. (AP Photo/Karo Sahakyan)
Armenian ex-president's case sent to higher courtAn Armenian court has halted proceedings in the trial of the country's former president in connection with a deadly police crackdown and transferred the case to the constitutional court
The Associated Press7 hours ago
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)
The Latest: Austrian leader expects far right to quit gov'tAustrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he expects the far-right Freedom Party to leave his government as it has threatened to do.
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he wants to fire interior minister over video scandal that's rocked governmentAustrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he wants to fire interior minister over video scandal that's rocked government
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US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar attends 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)
US backs calls for Taiwan to get role at UN health assemblyThe 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.
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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)
Brexiteer Farage splattered in latest UK milkshake attackPro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage has been hit with a milkshake while campaigning in the European Parliament election
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Cyprus' communist-rooted former president critically illCyprus' Health Ministry says the east Mediterranean island nation's former president Dimitris Christofias is being treated in hospital in critical condition with respiratory problems
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Italy's Catholic establishment faults Salvini for rosaryInterior 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
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FILE - In this file photo taken at Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna, on Aug. 10, 2009, panda Fu Long, left, plays with his mother Yang Yang in the outdoor enclosure. A senior Chinese official has officially handed over a 19-year-old male giant panda to Vienna’s Schoenbrunn zoo. Yuan Yuan arrived in Vienna last month and has spent the last few weeks in quarantine. He was chosen as a partner for Yang Yang, the zoo’s 18-year-old female panda, who has been at the zoo since 2003 but without a companion since its previous male, Long Hui, died of cancer in 2016. (AP Photo/Lilli Strauss)
Chinese official hands over new panda to Vienna zooA senior Chinese official has officially handed over a 19-year-old male giant panda to Vienna's Schoenbrunn zoo
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Italian Deputy Premier and Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, attends an election campaign rally in Sassuolo, Italy, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Salvini, the head of Italy's right-wing League party, has positioned himself at the forefront of a growing movement of nationalist leaders seeking to free the European Union's 28 nations from what he called Brussels' "illegal occupation".  (Serena Campanini/ANSA via AP)
The Latest: North Macedonia finds migrants hiding in truckPolice in North Macedonia say they have discovered eight migrants crammed into a hidden compartment in the roof of a truck, during a routine search at the border crossing with Serbia
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NATO member Estonian reports alleged Russian air violationThe Baltic region's main news agency says a Russian military aircraft briefly violated the airspace of NATO member Estonia, near the Baltic Sea island of Vaindloo, after which Moscow's ambassador to the Baltic country will be summoned
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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of Russian military aviation in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russia: Spy arrests reflect anti-corruption fightThe Kremlin says the arrest of three senior officers of Russia's top spy agency reflects a no-holds-barred fight against corruption
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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