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Trump calls trade war with China 'little squabble,' says talks ongoing

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 6:12pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called the trade war with China "a little squabble" and insisted talks between the world's two largest economies had not collapsed, as investors remained on guard for a further escalation of tit-for-tat tariffs.

Democrats and Trump do battle in court over his financial records

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 5:47pm
A federal judge on Tuesday said financial records from U.S. President Donald Trump's long-time accounting firm would be part of a "proper subject of investigation" by Congress, appearing to side with Democratic lawmakers seeking more oversight of the president.

U.S. attorney general launches fresh review of origins of Russia probe

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 5:41pm
U.S. Attorney General William Barr is working with top intelligence officials and a senior federal prosecutor on at least the third inquiry to date into the origins of the Mueller probe of President Donald Trump and Russian election meddling, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Pompeo tells Russia: Don't meddle in next U.S. presidential election

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 5:40pm
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Russia on Tuesday that Washington would brook no interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential election and wanted Moscow to take action to show there would be no repeat of its suspected 2016 meddling.

Venezuela's Guaido tells Canada PM he wants elections as soon as possible: Ottawa

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 5:09pm
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido spoke to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday and told him he was committed to holding free and fair elections as soon as possible, Trudeau's office said in a statement.

Bayer nears 7-year low after $2 billion award in Roundup trial

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:03am
Bayer shares fell by as much as 5 percent on Tuesday after a California couple were awarded more than $2 billion in the largest U.S. jury penalty over allegations its Roundup weed killer causes cancer.

Disney takes control of Hulu before Disney+ launch

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:02am
Walt Disney Co said it will take full control of the Hulu service in a deal with Comcast Corp that removes an obstacle in the Mouse House's quest to take on rivals including Netflix Inc in the global streaming video war.

Tech stocks help Wall Street rebound from trade-driven rout

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:55am
U.S. stocks climbed on Tuesday, as investors picked up beaten-down technology and industrial stocks following optimistic comments from Washington and Beijing that tempered concerns about a further escalation in the trade war.

Boeing deliveries hammered by 737 MAX groundings

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:50am
Boeing Co handed over 24 percent fewer jet airplanes in the first four months of 2019 compared with the same period a year earlier as the grounding of its top-selling 737 MAX aircraft halted deliveries for a second month.

Saudi Arabia says oil facilities outside Riyadh attacked

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:50am
Saudi Arabia said armed drones had struck two oil pumping stations in the kingdom on Tuesday in what it called a "cowardly" act of terrorism two days after Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

U.S. believes Iran proxies may be behind tanker attacks: official

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:49am
U.S. national security agencies now believe proxies sympathetic to or working for Iran may have attacked four tankers off the United Arab Emirates rather than Iranian forces themselves, a U.S. official familiar with the latest U.S. assessments said on Tuesday.

Trump tweets optimism on China trade, lines up new U.S. tariffs

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:43am
U.S. President Donald Trump sounded optimistic about prospects for a trade deal with China on Tuesday even as his administration readied 25 percent tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports with no new talks scheduled.

Huawei willing to sign 'no-spy' agreements with governments: chairman

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:42am
Huawei is willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments, including Britain, the Chinese telecommunications company's chairman said on Tuesday as the United States pressures European countries to shun the firm over spying concerns.

Britain downplays Huawei threat to U.S. intelligence sharing

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:42am
Britain would never take a decision on Huawei and 5G that would threaten its intelligence sharing alliance with the United States but it also does not want a new Cold War with China, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday.

Trump says U.S.-China trade talks have not collapsed

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:30am
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said trade talks with China had not collapsed, characterizing the trade war between the world's two largest economies as "a little squabble."

Saudi oil tankers among those attacked off UAE amid Iran tensions

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:30am
Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and described it as an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies amid tensions between the United States and Iran.

Global stocks regain ground from two-month lows as U.S.-China fears ease

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:28am
Global stocks rebounded on Tuesday from two-month lows as investors took heart from comments of U.S. and Chinese officials a day after a spike in tensions between the world's two largest economies rattled financial markets.

No sign that Beijing will offer a no-spy deal: Germany

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:26am
There is no sign that China is offering a "no-spy" agreement of the kind that would help telecommunications equipment maker Huawei in its bid for contracts to build Germany's next-generation mobile networks, a German Interior Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

Pentagon warns EU against blocking U.S. companies from defense pact

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:22am
A new European military pact risks shutting American companies out of defense contracts and undermining NATO, the United States has told the European Union, hinting at possible retaliation.

U.S. import prices rise; underlying imported inflation weak

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:13am
U.S. import prices rose less than expected in April as increases in the cost of petroleum and food were tempered by the largest decrease in the price of capital goods in 10 years, suggesting inflation could remain tame for a while.