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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...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:02am

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

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, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world's two...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:02am

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...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:02am

Bank staff flagged Trump, Kushner transactions for watchdog: NYTimes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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-...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:02am

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 Canadian home...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:02am

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 - 2:02am

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

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 1:03am

Asian shares steady after slump, oil jumps on Saudi comments

By Andrew Galbraith SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Asian shares steadied on Monday as investors caught their breath following another week of escalating U.S.-China trade tensions, with sentiment turning brighter after the United States said it would lift tariffs in...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 1:03am

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

U.S. ambassador to China to make first visit to Tibet since 2013: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad was due to begin visiting Tibet on Sunday for official meetings and visits to religious and cultural sites, according to a news report on Sunday. Branstad was scheduled to visit the Tibet...

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

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...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 7:02pm

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

By Matt Spetalnick and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 7:02pm

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