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Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 10:37pm
Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world.

Australia's conservative coalition secures parliamentary majority

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 10:25pm
Australia's conservative coalition secured an outright parliamentary majority on Monday following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to progress his legislative agenda without the support of independents.

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

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 10:21pm
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, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world's two biggest economies.

Trump says tariffs making companies leave China, a deal can't be '50-50'

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 10:15pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agreement with China cannot be a "50-50" deal.

U.S. Ambassador to China visiting Tibet this week

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 8:49pm
U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad was scheduled to visit Tibet this week, a U.S. embassy spokesperson said, the first visit to the region by a U.S. ambassador since 2015, amid escalating trade tensions between Washington and Beijing.

U.S. Ambassador to China visiting Tibet this week

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 7:28pm
U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad was scheduled to visit Tibet this week, a U.S. embassy spokesperson said, the first visit to the region by a U.S. ambassador since 2015.

Bank staff flagged Trump, Kushner transactions for watchdog: NYTimes

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 7:27pm
Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank AG recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving entities controlled by President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

Democratic Presidential hopeful Buttigieg draws crowd for Fox town hall

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 7:10pm
Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg on Sunday called for higher taxes on the wealthy, backed abortion rights and promised to run what he called an inclusive campaign in a New Hampshire town hall broadcast on Fox News.

May's new Brexit offer retains Northern Irish backstop, nothing new on customs: paper

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 7:08pm
British Prime Minister Theresa May's new Brexit offer to UK lawmakers retains the Northern Irish backstop and does not add anything new on customs arrangements, The Telegraph newspaper reported late on Sunday.

Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 6:53pm
U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the "official end" of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it stood ready to respond with "all strength" and said it was up to Iran to avoid war.

Schumer asks government to probe rail tech from China

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 6:36pm
U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is asking the federal government to investigate if a plan for new subway cars in New York City, designed by a Chinese state-owned firm, could pose a threat to national security.

U.S. to encourage investment in Palestinians as first part of peace plan

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 4:58pm
The White House will unveil the first part of President Donald Trump's long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan when it holds an international conference in Bahrain in late June to encourage investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, senior U.S. officials said on Sunday.

Blast injures South African tourists near Egypt's Giza pyramids

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 4:41pm
An explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people on Sunday, mostly South African tourists, near a new museum being built close to the Giza pyramids in Egypt, two security sources said.

Trump threatens Iran in tweet as tension between two countries escalate

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 3:43pm
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Iran in a tweet on Sunday, raising concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen.

Saudi Arabia says oil producers want to reduce inventories

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 2:01pm
Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday there was consensus among OPEC and allied oil producers to drive down crude inventories "gently" but his country would remain responsive to the needs of what he called a fragile market.

Trump blasts Republican lawmaker Amash over impeachment remarks

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 12:33pm
Donald Trump lashed out on Sunday at the first Republican congressman to call the U.S. president's behavior impeachable, while Democrats warned Trump's stonewalling of congressional probes is strengthening the case for an impeachment inquiry.

India's Modi set to return to power with a bigger majority, exit polls show

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 12:27pm
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to return to power with an even bigger majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that ended on Sunday, exit polls showed, a far better showing than expected in recent weeks.

Saudi energy minister recommends driving down oil inventories, says supply plentiful

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 11:00am
Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday he recommended "gently" driving oil inventories down at a time of plentiful global supplies and said OPEC would not make hasty decisions about output ahead of a June meeting.

India's Modi set to sweep election, exit polls show

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 10:59am
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling alliance is likely to win a big majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that ended on Sunday, most exit polls showed, a far better showing than expected in recent weeks.

Exit polls cheer India's ruling party; markets set to rally

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 10:58am
Indian equities, rupee and bonds are set to rally on Monday after almost all exit polls suggested that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was likely to secure a clear mandate at the 2019 national elections.