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BBC news 2019-05-19

BBC News with Julie Candler.

Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called a snap election after the resignation of his deputy and coalition partner over corruption allegations. Mr. Kurz said he had had enough of scandals linked to the far-right freedom party, and was proposing a vote as soon as possible.

A republican in the US congress has said President Trump has been engaged in impeachable conduct. Justin Amash is the first republican to make this accusation. He said he came to that conclusion after reading the Muller report. He also accused the Attorney General William Barr of misrepresenting the findings of special counsel Muller.

The Chinese foreign minister has told the United States to show restraint and not to go too far during the negotiations to resolve their trade disputes. Wang Yi warned that recent words and actions from Washington had harmed Chinese interests.

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Ankara would jointly produce an anti-aircraft missile system with Moscow, the S-500. He said the purchase of the Russian S-400 defense system was a done deal. Washington has repeatedly warned Turkey, a member of NATO, against buying the Russian anti-aircraft missile system.

The final phase of voting in India’s general election is taking place shortly with fifty-nine seats at stake. The results will be announced on the twenty third of May, drawing to an end six weeks of voting and a long bruising campaign.

The former Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said she will run as a vice presidential candidate in national elections later this year. Ms Fernandez was widely expected to run for president but has chosen her former chief of staff Alberto Fernandez as the party’s top candidate.

And a Netherlands has won this year’s Eurovision song contest. Duncan Laurence with his song Arcade was the bookmaker’s favorite to win.

BBC news.

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