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Huawei CFO house arrest contrasts with Canadians detained in China

By Tyler Choi TORONTO (Reuters) - Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou described her house arrest in Vancouver as "restricted to a limited space" even as she spent her past six months in a six-bedroom, multi-million dollar...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 11:01am

Britain prepares for new spying law after Salisbury poisoning

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is preparing to bring in a new spying law and is considering updating treason legislation to counter the threat from hostile states in the wake of the nerve agent poisoning in Salisbury last year, Home Secretary Sajid Javid said on Monday...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:02am

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

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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, angering Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world's two biggest economies...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 7:03am

Argentine political twist could provide balm for troubled markets

By Cassandra Garrison BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine markets, rattled during recent months by rising political uncertainty, could get a reprieve after the populist ex-leader seen as challenger No. 1 in this year's presidential elections said she would...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 7:02am

Afghan working women still face perils at home and office

By Orooj Hakimi Rupam Jain KABUL (Reuters) - Minutes before Mena Mangal, a prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser, was shot dead by two men in Kabul, she had slammed the door of her parent's home after reminding them to pay the neighborhood shopkeeper 15 Afghanis (20...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 7:02am

U.S. Ambassador to China visiting Tibet this week

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad was scheduled to visit Tibet this week, a U.S. embassy spokeswoman said, the first visit to the region by a U.S. ambassador since 2015, amid escalating trade tension between the two countries. The...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 7:02am

Kamala Harris proposes equal pay measure to close gender gap

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, one of two dozen Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination, on Monday proposed closing the gender pay gap by requiring companies to disclose pay data and secure an "equal pay...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 7:02am

Trump vs. House Democrats: 10 upcoming showdowns

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is refusing to cooperate with numerous congressional probes of himself and his administration, taking a defiant stance that is likely to result in a court battle with Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives....

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 7:02am

Suspect arrested in Detroit murder that sparked serial killer fears

By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) - A 50-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in the murder of a Detroit woman whose body was found in a trash dumpster, a crime that touched off what police called a "horrible rumor" that a serial killer was lurking in the...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 4:02am

Australia's conservative coalition secures parliamentary majority

By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - 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...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 4:02am

Swedish prosecutor files request for Assange's arrest over rape allegation

By Helena Soderpalm STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish prosecutor heading an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a request with a local court on Monday for him to be detained in absentia. If...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 4:02am

Blast injures South African tourists near Egypt's Giza pyramids

CAIRO (Reuters) - 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. A third security source said the bus was carrying 25 South African...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 4:02am

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

By David Lawder and Nandita Bose WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 4:02am

Trade uncertainty darkens U.S. small caps outlook

By Sinéad Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of smaller publicly listed U.S. companies have fallen more on recent U.S.-China trade tensions than larger corporations and could face an even rougher road as the year wears on unless the prospects for economic...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:02am

Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict

By Marwa Rashad and Stephen Kalin RIYADH (Reuters) - 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...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 9:01pm

Schumer asks government to probe rail tech from China

By Nandita Bose WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 9:01pm

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

(Reuters) - 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. In a column in the Sunday Times...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 9:01pm

Democratic Presidential hopeful Buttigieg draws crowd for Fox town hall

By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) - 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...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 9:01pm

Trump threatens Iran in tweet as tension between two countries escalate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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. "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 6:01pm

Swiss voters approve tighter gun control, avoid EU clash

ZURICH/GENEVA (Reuters) - Swiss voters agreed by a nearly two-to-one margin on Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels. The measure passed in the binding referendum under the Swiss system of direct democracy...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 3:03pm