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Ukraine's Comedian President Takes Office, Says He's Dissolving Parliament

Ukraine now has a new president, as Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn into office on Monday — and the famous comedian immediately said one of his first actions will be to dissolve parliament. Fulfilling a campaign promise, Zelenskiy announced a snap election to choose new lawmakers.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/20/724961911/ukraines-comedian-president-takes-office-says-he-s-dissolving-parliament

BP headquarters in London blockaded by Greenpeace

Greenpeace activists have blockaded all entrances to the BP headquarters in London, demanding an end to all new oil and gas exploration.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/may/20/bp-headquarters-in-london-blockaded-by-greenpeace

Russia scandal triggers mass resignations of far-Right in Austria's coalition government

The Austrian government was plunged further into crisis on Monday after the far-right FPÖ party resigned their ministerial posts en masse in response to Chancellor Sebastian Kurz sacking the interior minister over a Russia-linked corruption scandal.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/20/russia-scandal-triggers-mass-resignations-far-right-members/

‘We won’t be complicit’: Italian dock workers refuse to load Saudi arms ship over Yemen war

Italian unions have refused to load cargo onto a Saudi ship carrying weapons, in protest against Riyadh’s war on Yemen. The dock workers have gone on strike, refusing to work until the ship leaves port in Genoa.

https://www.rt.com/news/459806-saudi-arms-ship-blocked-italian-port/

Nigel Farage hit by milkshake during Newcastle walkabout

Nigel Farage had milkshake thrown at him during a campaign walkabout.The Brexit Party leader had just given a short speech in Newcastle as part of a tour of the country ahead of the European elections.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-48339711

11 people reportedly killed in shooting at a bar in Brazil

11 people have died and one other is injured in Brazil's northern Pará state after gunmen opened fire on a bar, local media reports.

https://www.businessinsider.com/brazil-bar-shooting-para-belem-massacre-death-toll-2019-5

Indian PM Modi secures 2nd term & stronger majority, exit polls show

India’s ruling National Democratic Alliance headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party is on course to win the general election by a substantial margin, multiple exit polls indicate.

https://www.rt.com/news/459762-india-modi-election-results/

Far-right Alternative for Germany sets the tone for German Grand Coalition government

Last Thursday’s debate in the Bundestag (federal parliament) was a particularly odious spectacle. In the face of increasing transatlantic tensions, the acute danger of war in the Middle East, and growing opposition to social inequality and militarism, the German ruling class demonstrated once again that it is moving further to the right ahead of the European elections.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/20/germ-m20.html

U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, angering Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world’s two biggest economies.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-military/us-warship-sails-in-disputed-south-china-sea-amid-trade-tensions-idUSKCN1SQ067



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