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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

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

By Rania El Gamal and Vladimir Soldatkin JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - 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...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 3:03pm

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

By Aftab Ahmed and Devjyot Ghoshal NEW DELHI (Reuters) - 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...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 3:03pm

Trump blasts Republican lawmaker Amash over impeachment remarks

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 3:03pm

White House 2020 hopefuls turn to foreign policy, slam Trump on Iran

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Democrats with U.S. military experience who are vying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination shifted the focus of the race to foreign policy on Sunday, criticizing Republican President Donald Trump for...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 3:02pm

Australian PM heads to church, football after 'miracle' election win

By Lidia Kelly and Jonathan Barrett MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls and bruised a Labor opposition that had...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 11:02am

Saudi energy minister says attacks put security of oil supply at risk

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday that recent attacks on Saudi energy assets had put security of oil supply at risk but not affected his country's output. He also called on Saudi Arabia's partners...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 11:01am

UK PM May to make 'new, bold offer' in Brexit bill, Labour skeptical

By Paul Sandle and James Davey LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will present a "new, bold offer" to lawmakers with "an improved package of measures" in a final attempt to get the Brexit divorce deal through parliament before she...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 10:01am

Austria heading for September election after far-right video scandal

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's president on Sunday recommended a new election be held in early September, saying he wanted to restore trust in the government after a video scandal led to the resignation of the vice chancellor. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 9:01am

UK's opposition will not back 'fundamentally' unchanged Brexit bill

LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of Britain's opposition said he would not support Prime Minister Theresa May's new attempt to push through her Brexit bill if it was fundamentally the same as the bill that had been defeated three times before. "We haven't seen...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 8:01am

Austrian chancellor, president to discuss election after far-right video scandal

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's chancellor and president will discuss a date on Sunday for an early parliamentary election and the makeup of a caretaker government, after a video sting brought down the leader of the far-right junior partners in the ruling coalition...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 7:00am

Modi’s jobs deficit: J&J’s largest India plant idle three years after completion

By Zeba Siddiqui and Aditya Kalra PENJERLA/NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) - It was supposed to be Johnson & Johnson's biggest manufacturing plant in India. It was to eventually employ at least 1,500 people and help bring development to a rural area near...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 6:00am

Austrian government collapses as far right leader caught in video sting

By Kirsti Knolle and Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria raced on Saturday toward a snap election as Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the plug on his coalition with the far right after its leader was caught on video offering to fix state contracts with a woman posing as a...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 6:00am

First Republican lawmaker says Trump engaged in impeachable conduct

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Justin Amash, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, on Saturday became the first Republican lawmaker to say the president has engaged in impeachable behavior. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 5:01am

Argentine political fixer emerges from shadows to mount surprise presidential bid

By Eliana Raszewski and Nicolás Misculin BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - After decades pulling political strings behind the scenes as a cabinet chief and strategist for Argentine presidents, Alberto Fernandez now aims to win the top job himself. But...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 1:00am