– May 17, 9:52 AM
The Süddeutsche Zeitung and Der Spiegel both obtained parts of the video and audio recordings and analyzed them together. The Süddeutsche Zeitung paid no money for the material, and neither did Der Spiegel, according to the magazine.
Austria's Freedom Party is offering to replace Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache to save the coalition government in which it is a junior partner, the Austrian Press Agency reported. Infrastructure Minister Norbert Hofer would become vice…
The New York Times
– May 17, 8:57 AM
MARACAIBO, Venezuela — Zimbabwe's collapse under Robert Mugabe. The fall of the Soviet Union. Cuba's disastrous unraveling in the 1990s. The crumbling of Venezuela's economy has now outpaced them all. Venezuela's fall is the single largest…
In a secret recording from 2017 obtained by DER SPIEGEL, Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of the far-right Freedom Party is heard discussing a deal with a purported Russian millionaire to trade state contracts for campaign support.
Wall Street Journal
– May 17, 9:27 AM
* U.S. Trade Negotiators Close to Deal With Canada and Mexico To End U.S.-Imposed Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum Imports - Source * U.S. Trade Negotiators Trying to Reach Deal On Tariffs with Canada and Mexico to ‘Push USMCA Through' Congress -…