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Biden holds U.S. election kick-off rally as Democratic rivals sharpen attacks

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:59am
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday will hold a presidential-style rally intended to make his march toward becoming the Democrat to take on President Donald Trump seem inevitable, even as rivals search for ways to slow him down.

Exxon evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:59am
Exxon Mobil has evacuated all of its foreign staff, around 60 people, from Iraq's West Qurna 1 oilfield and is flying them out to Dubai, a senior Iraqi official and three other sources told Reuters on Saturday.

Iran changes tactics, destinations on oil exports, maritime official says

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:59am
Iran has adopted new tactics and new destinations in shipping its oil exports following the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions, a senior Iranian maritime official was quoted as saying on Saturday by the semi-official ILNA news agency.

Labor leader concedes cannot win Australian election

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:51am
Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten said late on Saturday evening that the Labor Party would not be able to form government and he had called conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison to congratulate him on the election result.

Exclusive: Saudi's Falih says sees no oil shortage, but OPEC to act if needed

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:33am
Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday that he saw no oil supply shortage as global oil inventories are still rising, particularly from the United States, but OPEC will be responsive to the oil market's needs.

ABC TV: most likely election result is return of Australia government

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:25am
Australia's conservative coalition government looks like it would be returned to office in Saturday's election, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation said, though it was unclear if it would hold an outright majority.

Iran dismisses possibility of conflict, says does not want war

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:15am
Iran's top diplomat on Saturday dismissed the possibility of war erupting in the region, saying Tehran did not want a conflict and that no country had the "illusion it can confront Iran", the state news agency IRNA reported.

Factbox: Five facts about designated Austrian FPO leader Hofer

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 6:15am
Norbert Hofer, proposed to replace scandal-tainted Heinz-Christian Strache as leader of Austria's Freedom Party, is the country's transport minister who nearly became western Europe's first far-right president in 2016.

Exclusive: Saudi's Falih says not sure there is oil shortage, OPEC will act

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:29pm
Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday that OPEC will be responsive to the oil market's needs, but that he was not sure there is an oil shortage with data, particularly from the United States, still showing inventories building.

Migrant families being flown to San Diego from Texas in U.S. border crisis

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:31pm
Hundreds of detainees from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities in Texas and elsewhere are being flown to San Diego for processing beginning on Friday, the agency said.

Nearly 180 former Ohio State University students claim sexual abuse by doctor

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:31pm
Nearly 180 men who attended Ohio State University claim they were sexually abused more than two decades ago by a now-deceased doctor, and university staff who knew of the abuse failed to act, a report released by the school on Friday said.

U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin rejects subpoena for Trump tax returns

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:29pm
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defied a congressional subpoena seeking six years of President Donald Trump's tax returns on Friday, all but guaranteeing a federal court battle with Congress over the records.

U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin defies House subpoena for Trump's tax returns

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:29pm
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that he would not meet a congressional demand for six years of President Donald Trump's tax returns, all but guaranteeing a federal court battle with Congress over the records.

Former 'slave' in New York sex cult says founder ordered naked meetings

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:28pm
The founder of an alleged New York sex cult held meetings in which female "slaves" gathered naked on the floor around him while he sat in a chair and lectured them on philosophy, one of the women testified at his criminal trial on Friday.

Trump says 'good chance' Democrats will back his immigration, border plan

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:27pm
President Donald Trump on Friday acknowledged he would need some support from Democrats to support his immigration and border agenda, even as opponents soundly rejected his latest proposals as the immigration issue heats up ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections.

Boeing says it has corrected simulator software of 737 MAX jets

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 8:51pm
Boeing Co has made corrections to simulator software that mimics the flying experience of its 737 MAX jets, which were involved in two fatal crashes, and the company has provided additional information to device operators, a spokesman said on Friday.

Exclusive: U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 8:26pm
The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week's blacklisting would have made it nearly impossible for the Chinese company to service its existing customers.

U.S. lifts tariffs on Canadian, Mexican metals in boost for trade pact

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 8:10pm
The United States struck deals on Friday to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico, the three governments said, removing a major obstacle to legislative approval of a new North American trade pact.

Trump says U.S. has reached agreement with Mexico, Canada on tariffs

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 8:10pm
The United States has reached a deal with Mexico and Canada to sell products without tariffs, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday.

Mexico says deal reached with U.S. on steel, aluminum does not impose quotas

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 8:10pm
The Mexican President's office said on Friday that a U.S. deal to lift steel and aluminum tariffs will not impose quotas on metals in Mexico.