» Pentagon mulling U.S. military request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East: officials
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a U.S. military request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday.

» Trump loses bid to block banks from providing family's business records to Democratic lawmakers
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Tru...

» Trump loses court round in U.S. Democratic lawmakers demand for bank documents on his businesses
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Tru...

» GM faces pushback on U.S. self-driving vehicle plan
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
General Motors Co faces pushback over its request that U.S. regulators waive some automobile safety standards to make it possible to deploy a ride-sharing fleet of driverless cars without steering wheels or other human controls.

» Tesla drops for sixth straight session, down 20% since share offer
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Tesla shares extended their recent sell-off on Wednesday after Citi cut its price target on the struggling electric car maker, leaving buyers of its recent share offer, including Chief Executive Elon Musk, $175 million in the hole.

» Trump antagonist Avenatti indicted for ripping off Stormy Daniels, extorting Nike
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Michael Avenatti's legal troubles escalated on Wednesday as federal prosecutors announced new indictments accusing the lawyer and prominent critic of U.S. President Donald Trump of ripping off porn star Stormy Daniels and extorting Nike ...

» Explainer: China's rare earth supplies could be vital bargaining chip in U.S. trade war
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Rare earth elements are used in a wide range of consumer products, from iPhones to electric car motors, as well as military jet engines, satellites and lasers.

» Prepare for difficult times, China's Xi urges as trade war simmers
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
China must prepare for difficult times as the international situation is increasingly complex, President Xi Jinping said in comments carried by state media on Wednesday, as the U.S.-China trade war took a mounting toll on tech giant Huawei.

» Exclusive: Guaido says Washington should help Venezuela keep U.S. refiner Citgo
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
The United States should help Venezuela keep control over U.S. refiner Citgo by preventing its seizure by creditors seeking to collect on unpaid Venezuelan debts, opposition leader Juan Guaido said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday.

» Trump loses court round on Democratic lawmakers' demand that banks provide his business records
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Tru...

» Irate Brazil lawmakers threaten Bolsonaro's cabinet, agenda
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro faces a crucial test on Wednesday of his ability to govern without courting traditional parties in Congress, which is threatening to derail his agenda and scramble his cabinet after months of mutual ant...

» Next round of U.S. tariffs on China at least a month away: Mnuchin
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
The United States is at least a month from enacting its proposed tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese imports as it studies the impact on American consumers, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.

» 'American Taliban' to be released from prison Thursday
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban and vilified as a national traitor, is to be released early from a federal prison on Thursday while some U.S. lawmakers worry he still poses a secur...

» Trump torpedoes meeting with Democrats, blasts Pelosi's 'cover-up' accusation
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
President Donald Trump on Wednesday abruptly cut short a White House meeting with Democratic lawmakers on infrastructure, then ripped into them over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation that he is engaged in a cover-up and asserted th...

» Renewed U.S.-China trade tensions push down Wall Street
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Wall Street's major indexes dipped on Wednesday as inflamed trade tensions between the United States and China weighed on investor sentiment.

» Musk's SpaceX sues U.S. Air Force over rocket-building contracts: filings
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX accused the U.S. Air Force of breaking contracting rules when it awarded money to three rocket makers but passed on Musk's rival bid, and said the tender should be reopened, according to a court filing unse...

» Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi drone in border province
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Saudi Arabia's air defense forces in the southern border province of Najran intercepted a drone fired by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis, the kingdom's Washington embassy said in a statement on Wednesday.

» Sudan military wants to cede power quickly: general
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Sudan's military wants to hand power to a democratically elected government as soon as possible in the tumultuous aftermath of former president Omar al-Bashir's overthrow, a prominent general said in an interview published on Wednesday.

» Trump critic Avenatti indicted for ripping off Stormy Daniels, extorting Nike
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Michael Avenatti's legal troubles escalated on Wednesday as federal prosecutors announced new criminal charges accusing the lawyer and prominent critic of U.S. President Donald Trump of stealing from porn star Stormy Daniels and extortin...

» Canada's Trudeau to invest C$15.7 billion in coast guard overhaul
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday said Canada would spend an estimated C$15.7 billion ($11.7 billion) to renew its coast guard fleet and that it would partner with a new shipyard to complete the project.

» Colombia's Cano Limon, Bicentenario pipeline pumping halted after bombings
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Pumping on Colombia's Bicentenario and Cano Limon oil pipelines has been halted following bomb attacks in recent days, sources from operators Bicentenario and state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Wednesday.

» Investors seek safety on threat of wider U.S.-China spat
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Global equity markets slid on Wednesday as investors sought safety in bonds, the Japanese yen and Swiss franc amid renewed worries over the U.S.-China trade standoff after reports the United States has another Chinese tech firm in its si...

» Chip designer ARM halts work with Huawei after U.S. ban
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
British chip designer ARM has halted relations with Huawei in order to comply with a U.S. blockade of the company, potentially crippling the Chinese company's ability to make new chips for its future smartphones.

» U.S. does not dare attack Iran: Revolutionary Guards commander
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
The United States and its supporters do not dare attack Iran because of its "spirit of resistance", a senior Revolutionary Guards commander was quoted on Wednesday as saying.

» Fed's patience on interest rates to last 'for some time'
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
U.S. Federal Reserve officials at their last meeting agreed that their current patient approach to setting monetary policy could remain in place "for some time," a further sign policymakers see little need to change rates in either direc...

» Iran youth will witness demise of Israel, 'American civilization': Khamenei
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Iran's youth will witness the demise of Israel and American civilization, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday in comments published on his official website.

» Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban as concern grows in U.S. Congress
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Amazon.com Inc said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service on Wednesday, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulate the technology.

» British protesters inflate snarling orange 'Trump baby' blimp ahead of visit
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
British protesters inflated a blimp depicting Donald Trump as a snarling, nappy-wearing orange baby on Wednesday, a trial run ahead of a planned flight during the U.S. president's state visit to Britain next month.

» Turkey preparing for possible U.S. sanctions over S-400s: minister
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Turkey's defense minister said it was preparing for potential U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, even while he said there was some improvement in talks with the United States over buying F-35 fight...

» Mexico's refugee agency turns to U.N. amid asylum surge, funding cuts
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Buckling under surging asylum applications and the lowest budget in years, Mexico's tiny refugee agency has turned to the United Nations for help opening three new offices across the country starting next month, its director said on Tues...

» Wall St dips after renewed U.S.-China trade fears
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Wall Street's major indexes dipped on Wednesday as inflamed trade tensions between the United States and China weighed on investor sentiment.

» U.S. judge says Qualcomm violated antitrust law; appeal planned, shares plunge
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Qualcomm Inc illegally suppressed competition in the market for smartphone chips by threatening to cut off supplies and extracting excessive licensing fees, a U.S. judge ruled, a decision that could force the company to overhaul its busi...

» Rain, flooding expected in U.S. Southern Plains after deadly storms
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Weather forecasters on Wednesday expected drenching rains to roll into the storm-ravaged U.S. southern and central states, where thunderstorms and tornadoes killed at least three people and triggered widespread flooding.

» New York state legislature votes to make Trump tax returns available
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
New York state's legislature on Wednesday passed a bill that would make it easier for U.S. congressional committees investigating President Donald Trump to get access to his state tax returns.

» Resisting calls to resign, Britain's May will campaign for EU elections
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
British Prime Minister Theresa May resisted growing calls to resign on Wednesday, vowing to press on despite mounting opposition from lawmakers and even some of her own ministers to her latest Brexit gambit.

» UK PM May's office disappointed by Leadsom resignation
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
British Prime Minister Theresa May is disappointed by the resignation of Andrea Leadsom over her Brexit strategy, May's office said on Wednesday, adding that the leader would nevertheless stay focused on delivering Brexit.

» Trump administration holds off redirecting California's high-speed rail money
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
The Trump administration on Wednesday agreed not to immediately redirect nearly $1 billion it is withholding from California's high-speed rail project, one of several disputes between Republican Trump and the Democratic-controlled state.

» Trump cuts short infrastructure meeting, blasts Pelosi's 'cover-up' accusation
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
President Donald Trump on Wednesday abruptly cut off a meeting with U.S. congressional Democrats on infrastructure spending, then ripped into them over intensifying investigations by lawmakers and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusa...

» Trump critic Michael Avenatti charged with ripping off Stormy Daniels, extorting Nike
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Michael Avenatti's legal troubles escalated on Wednesday as federal prosecutors announced new criminal charges against the combative lawyer and prominent critic of U.S. President Donald Trump, accusing Avenatti of stealing from porn star...

» Somalia protests after its officials deported by Kenya
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Somalia has criticized neighboring Kenya for deporting two Somali lawmakers and a minister after authorities in Nairobi blocked them from entering the country.

» Pakistan should focus on 'hawala' transfers to stem corrupt fund flows: report
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Pakistani authorities should tighten supervision of traditional cash transfer methods as part of a wider overhaul of financial sector regulation to stem outflows of corrupt money, a British think-tank said.

» Turkey's AK Party says nothing wrong with intelligence meetings with Syria despite tensions
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
The AK Party of President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday there was nothing wrong with Turkey's intelligence agency meeting Syrian counterparts to prevent conflict - even though Ankara has backed rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad.

» In latest blow to Britain's May, Leadsom resigns over new Brexit approach
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Prominent Brexit supporter Andrea Leadsom resigned from British Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet on Wednesday, saying she could no longer support the government's approach after May's latest gambit to pass her Brexit deal backfired.

» Factbox: Qualcomm's 'obstinance' needs monitoring - judge
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Qualcomm Inc illegally suppressed competition in the market for smartphone chips by threatening to cut off supplies and extracting excessive licensing fees, a U.S. judge ruled, a decision that could force the company to overhaul its busi...

» Hong Kong activists secure refugee status in Germany
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Germany has granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges at home, they said on Wednesday, apparently the first time Germany has acknowledged such status for democracy campaigners from the Chinese-ruled city.

» Joe Biden criticizes Kim Jong Un; North Korea calls Biden 'an imbecile'
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
North Korean state media slammed former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for criticizing leader Kim Jong Un, calling the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful "bereft of elementary quality as a human being."

» Citing Reuters report, health groups push tech firms to police tobacco marketing
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
More than 100 public health and anti-tobacco organizations are calling on Facebook Inc, Instagram, Twitter and Snap Inc to take "swift action" to curb advertising of tobacco products on their platforms.

» U.S. calls for ceasefire as more heavy fighting hits northwest Syria
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
The United States on Wednesday called for a new ceasefire in Syria as rival forces clashed in the country's northwest, where the government is waging an offensive on the last big stretch of rebel-held territory.

» Fed's Kaplan says U.S. rates are on the right setting: FOX
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
The U.S. economy should grow at a solid 2.25-2.50% rate this year, with inflation moving up to the Federal Reserve's target, putting rates in the right place, a top Fed official said on Wednesday.

» Trump's Japan trip not expected to focus on trade: official
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
U.S. President Donald Trump's upcoming trip to Japan is not expected to focus greatly on trade, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

» T-Mobile-Sprint deal would boost prices, hurt poorest U.S. consumers, experts say
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Concessions by T-Mobile US Inc to win U.S. government approval to buy Sprint Corp will likely lead to higher prices for the poorest Americans, many of whom use prepaid wireless plans, analysts and activists said.

» Trade tensions push down Wall Street
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
U.S. stocks dipped on Wednesday as reports that Washington could impose restrictions on another Chinese technology company further inflamed trade tensions between the world's two largest economies.

» Libyan commander Haftar told Macron no ceasefire for now: French presidency
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, speaking on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron, ruled out a ceasefire and said he wanted to rid the capital of militias that had "infested" the U.N.-backed government, a French presid...

» America does not dare attack Iran- Guards commander
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
The United States and its supporters do not dare attack Iran because of its "spirit of resistance", a senior Revolutionary Guards commander was quoted on Wednesday as saying.

» Fed's Kaplan says U.S. is 'flirting' with yield curve inversion
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
U.S. bond markets are "flirting" with a yield curve inversion that could signal slower economic growth ahead, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Wednesday.

» Iran in complete control of waters north of Strait of Hormuz: Revolutionary Guards commander
22/05/19 19:18 from World News Review
A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday that Guards and regular Iranian military forces had complete control of Gulf waters north of the Strait of Hormuz, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

» U.S. startup accuses Huawei executive of involvement in trade-secrets theft: WSJ
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
A Silicon Valley chip startup has accused a top executive of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Deputy Chairman Eric Xu, of participating in a conspiracy to steal its trade secrets, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing ...

» Lloyd's of London plans to merge governance bodies -source
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Lloyd's of London is proposing merging two of its governance bodies, the council and the board which together oversee the insurance market, to reduce overlap, a source familiar with the matter said.

» Brazil wireless carrier TIM uses equipment from China's Huawei for 5G tests
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Brazilian wireless carrier Tim Participacoes SA said on Wednesday it is using equipment provided by China's Huawei to conduct fifth-generation wireless technology (5G)tests in Florianopolis, a city in the south.

» Canada, Europe to choose when 737 MAX is safe as regulators meet
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
In a potential challenge to U.S.-led efforts to build consensus on the Boeing Co 737 MAX flying again, Canada and Europe said on Wednesday they would bring back the grounded aircraft on their own terms if their specific concerns are not ...

» Oil loses about 2% on swelling U.S. stockpiles, demand worries
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Oil prices fell about 2% on Wednesday as an unexpected build in U.S. crude inventories compounded investor worries that a trade fight between Washington and Beijing could dent crude demand over the long haul.

» GE needs to end infighting, fix quality, tighten management: CEO
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
General Electric Co, once seen as the epitome of corporate greatness, is trying to end infighting between its divisions, tighten up management and fix quality problems in its products, Chief Executive Officer Larry Culp said on Wednesday.

» Irish regulator opens first privacy probe into Google
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Google's main regulator in the European Union, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, opened its first investigation into the U.S. internet giant on Wednesday over how it handles personal data for the purpose of advertising.

» U.S. Justice Department staff recommends blocking T-Mobile-Sprint deal, sources say
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
The U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division staff has recommended the agency block T-Mobile US Inc's $26 billion acquisition of smaller rival Sprint Corp, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

» U.S. judge appoints Ken Feinberg mediator in mandated Bayer Roundup settlement talks
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
A U.S. judge has appointed prominent attorney Kenneth Feinberg as mediator for court-mandated settlement talks in the federal litigation over allegations that Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused cancer.

» Daimler CEO announces sweeping cost review as he bows out
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Daimler's Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche announced a sweeping cost review on Wednesday, his last day in office, as he bid farewell to shareholders following more than a decade at the helm of luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz.

» Philip Green's Arcadia to close UK stores, review U.S. in restructuring
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
British retail tycoon Philip Green's Arcadia Group said on Wednesday it planned to close 23 of its 566 stores in the UK and Ireland in a major restructuring of the fashion business that could also see its Topshop/Topman stores close in t...

» United CEO promises to re-book passengers concerned about 737 MAX
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
United Airlines Chief Executive Oscar Munoz promised on Wednesday to reaccommodate any passengers concerned about flying Boeing Co's 737 MAX jets once regulators deem the aircraft safe to fly again.

» EE keeps Huawei in first British 5G network but halts handsets
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Britain's biggest mobile operator EE said on Wednesday its 5G network would rely on equipment made by China's Huawei, at least for the first few years, as it announced plans to switch on the next-generation services on May 30.

» Oil drops more than 2% on U.S. inventories build, demand worries
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Oil futures tumbled more than 2% on Wednesday as an unexpected build in U.S. crude stockpiles compounded investor worries that a prolonged trade fight between Washington and Beijing could dent crude demand.

» Amazon shareholders reject proposal to ban facial recognition sales to governments
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulate the technology.

» United CEO promises to rebook passengers concerned about 737 MAX
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
United Airlines Chief Executive Oscar Munoz promised on Wednesday to rebook any passengers concerned about flying Boeing Co's 737 MAX jets once regulators deem the aircraft safe to fly again.

» Factbox: Global tech companies shun Huawei after U.S. ban
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Global technology companies, including chip suppliers, are cutting off their ties with China's Huawei Technologies Co after the Trump administration put the world's largest telecom equipment maker on a trade blacklist, citing national se...

» IBM, Cera Care to test self-driving car tech in elder homes
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
IBM and British start-up Cera Care plan a six-month pilot to test whether lidar laser sensors, used to help self-driving cars "see", can enable elderly people to stay in their homes for longer - without compromising privacy.

» Trade tensions keep Wall Street lower ahead of Fed minutes
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. stocks dipped on Wednesday, as reports that Washington could impose restrictions on another Chinese technology company fanned trade tensions, while investors awaited the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy me...

» General Electric CEO affirms weak forecasts, signaling stable outlook
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
General Electric Co Chief Executive Officer Larry Culp affirmed the ailing conglomerate's weak forecasts for 2019 and beyond on Wednesday, a potential sign of stability after his predecessors repeatedly missed financial goals.

» U.S. might blacklist China's Hikvision over Uighur crackdown: source
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
The U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision over the country's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority, a person briefed on the matter said, the latest effort by the Trump adm...

» U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin says U.S. to hit debt limit in late summer
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday urged Congress to raise the U.S. debt ceiling as soon as possible, saying the U.S. government was expected to exhaust its borrowing authority around late summer.

» Mnuchin says more U.S. tariffs on China at least a month away
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
The United States is at least a month from enacting its proposed tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese imports as it studies the impact on consumers, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.

» U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin: No discussion with White House on Trump's taxes
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday said he had not discussed releasing President Donald Trump's tax returns with the White House, and disagreed with an IRS memo that reportedly concluded he should release them to Congress.

» British Steel collapses after failing to secure extra funding
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
British Steel, the country's second largest steel producer, has collapsed and put 25,000 jobs at risk after failing to secure emergency government funding, Britain's Official Receiver said on Wednesday.

» Gold miners must focus on returns, mergers to attract investment: Barrick CEO
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Gold miners must focus on maximizing returns and more mergers to attract investors seeking to diversify after years of under-investing in mines, Barrick Gold's chief executive said on Wednesday.

» Lowe's cuts 2019 profit forecast, blames higher costs, weak pricing
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Lowe's Cos Inc cut its full-year profit forecast after reporting disappointing first-quarter earnings, as the home improvement chain failed to raise prices in time to make up for higher costs, sending its shares down 9%.

» Allianz leads C$100 million funding round for fintech Wealthsimple
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
German insurer and asset manager Allianz has led a C$100 million ($74.55 million) capital raise for Canadian financial technology company Wealthsimple.

» Commerzbank open to M&A after Deutsche Bank talks collapse
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Commerzbank may refine its strategy and is still open to mergers following the collapse of talks with its larger rival Deutsche Bank, the lender's chief executive said on Wednesday.

» Mnuchin says U.S. open to new China trade talks based on previous negotiations
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration is open to holding new talks with China if the two sides can proceed on the basis of previous negotiations.

» Wall St. slips as trade tensions mount; Fed minutes awaited
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. stocks dipped on Wednesday, as trade tensions were heightened on reports that Washington could impose sanctions on another Chinese company, while investors awaited the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meet...

» Factbox: Greybull Capital faces more public ire after British Steel collapse
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
The collapse of British Steel has once again put private equity owner Greybull Capital in the spotlight for the wrong reasons.

» Meet 'Digit', the walking robot for Ford self-driving vans
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it was partnering with walking robots maker Agility Robotics as it designs a planned fleet of self-driving delivery vans that will drop packages at the doorsteps of people's homes.

» Oil sheds more than $1/bbl as U.S. inventories grow, demand worries flare
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Oil futures sank on Wednesday as an unexpected build in U.S. crude stockpiles compounded investor worries that a prolonged trade war between Washington and Beijing could dent crude demand.

» Apple's Webkit to launch new privacy feature for ad tracking
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Apple Inc said on Wednesday its browser engine Webkit will launch a new technology to track advertising clicks and whether they lead to a product purchase while preserving the privacy of users.

» OECD members, including U.S., back guiding principles to make AI safer
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
The evolution of artificial intelligence is driving advances in technology but raising questions over ethics, the head of the OECD said on Wednesday, as more than 40 nations backed a set of principles meant to improve transparency around...

» Same-day deliveries, store revamps drive Target's strong results
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Target Corp beat first-quarter estimates for same-store sales and profit on Wednesday, as the retailer's strategy to invest more in its delivery services and revamp stores drew in more shoppers, sending its shares up more than 9%.

» Mnuchin says further U.S. tariffs on China at least a month away
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
The United States is studying how proposed tariff increases on roughly another $300 billion in Chinese imports will affect consumers and is at least a month away from enacting them, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.

» EU sees no compliance issues in Google shopping, rivals disagree
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Europe's antitrust chief said on Wednesday she did not see any problems with the way Google was complying with her order to boost competition in online shopping, brushing aside complaints from some of the U.S. company's rivals.

» Status quo at Renault-Nissan must be changed: French finance minister
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
The current status quo regarding the alliance between French carmaker Renault and its Japanese partner Nissan cannot continue and must be changed as it is currently weakening Renault, said French finance minister Bruno Le Maire.

» Wall Street edges lower on fresh trade concerns; Qualcomm drags techs
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. stocks dipped on Wednesday, as reports that Washington could impose sanctions on another Chinese company heightened trade worries, while a slump in Qualcomm shares pressured the technology sector.

» Oil prices down on swelling U.S. stockpiles, demand concerns
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Oil prices fell on Wednesday after industry data showed an increase in U.S. crude inventories and on demand concerns linked to a protracted trade war between China and the United States.

» Huawei confident it can resolve ARM suspension
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Huawei said it was confident it could resolve the situation that has seen its chip design partner ARM suspend collaboration after the United States said it could block the Chinese company's access to U.S. technology.

» Ford partners with robots maker Agility Robotics in mobility service push
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it is partnering with walking robots maker Agility Robotics to assist self-driving delivery vans drop packages at the doorsteps of people's homes.

» Yet to show its teeth, landmark EU privacy law already a global standard
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
A landmark European privacy law is making waves worldwide a year after it came into force, fundamentally changing the way data are handled as Facebook, Apple and Google face increasingly frequent complaints.

» Apple more upfront with iPhone users on battery health: UK watchdog
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
Britain's competition watchdog said on Wednesday that Apple Inc has committed to be "clearer and more upfront" with iPhone users about battery health and performance, after the regulator looked into consumer concerns on the matter.

» Wall Street opens lower on worries of escalating trade war
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. stocks opened lower on Wednesday, as reports that Washington could impose sanctions on another Chinese company raised fears of an escalation in trade tensions, with the S&P 500 also dragged down by losses in chipmaker Qualcomm and h...

» UK chip designer ARM complying with new U.S. rules on Huawei
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
British-based chip designer ARM said on Wednesday it was complying with a move by the United States to block China's Huawei from accessing U.S. technology.

» After Huawei, U.S. could blacklist Chinese surveillance tech firm: media
22/05/19 18:41 from Markets and Business News Review
The U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision, media reports show, deepening worries that trade friction between the world's top two economies could be further inflamed.

» Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
22/05/19 18:33 from World News Review
When Gaelle Asheri first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home in Cameroon's capital, she was the only girl on the informal neighborhood teams which used stones for goal posts and kept score by chalking results on a wall.

» Protesters, police clash in second night of post-election protests in Indonesia
22/05/19 18:27 from World News Review
Indonesian police fired water cannon and rubber bullets at protesters setting fires and trying to breach barbed wire barricades on Wednesday as demonstrations over the outcome of the presidential election hit the capital for a second night.

» Armed group kills 34 civilians in Central African Republic
22/05/19 18:27 from World News Review
An armed militia killed 34 civilians in an attack on Tuesday in Central African Republic, a government spokesman said, issuing a deadline for the group's leader to give up the perpetrators to the authorities.

» Mozambique ex-finance minister should be extradited to U.S.: embassy
22/05/19 18:27 from World News Review
Washington urged South Africa on Wednesday to extradite Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang to the United States to face charges related to a $2 billion debt scandal, after it was decided he be sent to his home country.

» Timeline: Theresa May - three tumultuous Downing Street years
22/05/19 18:27 from World News Review
Theresa May took over as prime minister when David Cameron bowed out, defeated in the Brexit referendum of June 2016. Since then May's time in Downing Street has been defined by her attempts - frustrated time and again - to get Britain o...

» UK Conservative 1922 chairman to consult with committee after PM May meeting on Friday
22/05/19 18:27 from World News Review
The head of the Conservative Party's 1922 Committee, Graham Brady, said on Wednesday he would consult with the committee's executive following a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday.

» Turkish election board cites polling station irregularities in annulment decision
22/05/19 18:27 from World News Review
Turkey's High Election Board (YSK) on Wednesday cited a series of irregularities, notably in the appointment of polling station officials, in justifying its annulment of March's mayoral election in Istanbul.

» Abu Dhabi Crown Prince says UAE to guarantee maritime freedom in the region: agency
22/05/19 18:27 from World News Review
Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince said on Wednesday the United Arab Emirates is working with Arab countries to guarantee maritime freedom in the region, Emirates news agency (WAM) reported.

» Istanbul's ousted mayor says billions wasted under Erdogan's AKP
22/05/19 18:27 from World News Review
President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party spent 80 million lira ($13 million) in three years on an Istanbul city website, the ousted opposition mayor said on Wednesday, part of what he said was a wider misspending of billions of lira of public...

» Exclusive: Tencent and Riot Games developing mobile version of League of Legends -sources
22/05/19 18:26 from Markets and Business News Review
China's Tencent Holdings Ltd is working with its U.S. unit Riot Games to develop a mobile version of "League of Legends", the world's most popular desktop-based game, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

» Time to resign? UK PM May's final Brexit gambit bombs
22/05/19 18:23 from World News Review
British Prime Minister Theresa May was under growing pressure to resign on Wednesday after her final Brexit gambit was rejected across the board by lawmakers and even criticized by some of her own ministers.

» UK PM May to meet 1922 Committee chair on Friday: lawmaker
22/05/19 18:23 from World News Review
British Prime Minister Theresa May will campaign in European elections on Thursday before meeting with the chair of her party's 1922 Committee on Friday, senior pro-Brexit Conservative lawmaker Steve Baker said on Wednesday.

» Russian opposition leader’s associate jailed for 20 days
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
A top associate of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 20 days in jail in connection with an unsanctioned protest rally last year

» Theresa May holds on, but House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom resigns
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
Leadsom is ‘actively considering’ entering the race to replace May 

» North Korea calls Joe Biden ‘an imbecile’ and ‘fool of low IQ’
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
The state news agency also said that if Biden thinks he is the most popular presidential candidate, it's "enough to make a cat laugh."

» Mexico morgue left bodies to rot for 2 years before autopsy
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
A state human rights commission says a morgue in western Mexico was so overcrowded and poorly run that some unidentified bodies were left to rot for two years before being autopsied

» Iran supreme leader criticizes politicians amid US tensions
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
Iran’s supreme leader publicly chastised the country’s moderate president and foreign minister, saying he disagreed with the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal they had negotiated with world powers

» Vigilante attacks on the rise in Mexico
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says vigilante attacks in which mobs injured or killed people they suspected of wrongdoing are increasing

» BeIN media group CEO charged in corruption probe in France
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
A judicial official says the chief executive officer of media group beIN has been handed preliminary charges of corruption as part of an investigation into the bidding process for the 2019 track world championships in Qatar

» Group of Yazidi women victims of IS get new life in France
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
France is taking in a new group of 28 Yazidis, women victimized by the Islamic State group, and their children

» Key US official on Mideast peace addresses Security Council
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
A key architect of the long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace is warning that “nothing can be meaningfully fixed” until Gaza’s Hamas rulers and Palestinian Islamic Jihad renounce their vows to destroy Israel and stop violen...

» 'People just lost hope’: After Australia’s election, asylum-seekers attempted suicide
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
Hundreds of asylum-seekers have been stranded on two Pacific Islands for years.

» 'People just lost hope’: After Australia’s election, asylum seekers attempted suicide
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
Hundreds of asylum-seekers have been stranded on two Pacific Islands for years.

» Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
New York prosecutors unveil new criminal accusations against embattled lawyer.

» Israeli scientists brew beer with revived ancient yeasts
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
Israeli researchers raised a glass Wednesday to celebrate a long-brewing project of making beer and mead using yeasts extracted from ancient clay vessels —some over 5,000 years old

» Libya’s Hifter tells Macron no cease-fire without negotiator
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter said in a meeting Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron that he cannot work toward a ceasefire because he has no one with whom to negotiate

» UN demands Britain end rule of Chagos Islands in 6 months
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
The U.N. General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to demand that Britain end its “colonial administration” of the Chagos Archipelago, which includes the U.S. air base on Diego Garcia

» AP Was There: American Taliban Fighter in US custody
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
AP Was There: American Taliban Fighter in US custody

» Iran supreme leader criticizes president amid US tensions
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
As tensions with the U.S. mount, Iran’s supreme leader says the country’s president and foreign minister didn’t act as he wished in implementing the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers

» Duterte moves to forcibly send garbage back to Canada
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
The Philippine president’s spokesman says the exasperated leader has moved to have truckloads of garbage that Filipino officials say were illegally shipped to the Philippines years ago be forcibly shipped back to Canada

» The Latest: Iran supreme leader critical of FM in nuke deal
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
As tensions with the U.S. mount, Iran’s supreme leader has said the country’s president and foreign minister didn’t act as he wished in implementing the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers

» Energy leads US stocks lower as oil falls 2.7%
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
Energy companies are leading U.S. stocks lower in afternoon trading as the market gives back some of its gains from a day earlier

» As US tensions grow, Iran supreme leader says president, FM didn’t act as he wished in implementing 2015 nuclear deal
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
As US tensions grow, Iran supreme leader says president, FM didn’t act as he wished in implementing 2015 nuclear deal

» Prominent French journalist summoned by police for reporting on corruption in Macron’s government
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
Le Monde’s Ariane Chemin has been writing about the long-brewing ‘Benalla affair.’

» Milkshake-wielding protesters trap Nigel Farage on his Brexit bus
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
The milkshake madness continues in Britain.

» Brazil: Man who killed 3 at Baptist church was ‘incoherent’
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
Brazilian authorities say a man was disoriented and speaking “incoherent phrases” when he shot three people to death at a Baptist church, before being seriously wounded by military police

» Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels, attempting to extort Nike
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
New York prosecutors unveil new criminal accusations against embattled lawyer.

» Brazil’s Natura announces purchase of Avon Products
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
The Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura has announced that it is buying Avon Products in an all-stock deal

» Faced with relentless American pressure, Iran starts to hit back
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
Tehran is seeking to exact a cost for U.S. sanctions that have battered its economy, but it wants to avoid all-out war.

» Venezuela’s opposition, government pursue talks to resolve crisis; U.S. skeptical
22/05/19 18:18 from World News Review
The Oslo meeting between Guaidó’s opposition and Maduro’s government yielded no agreements, but talks could continue.

» Islamic State West Africa claims killing and execution of 29 Nigerian soldiers
22/05/19 18:05 from World News Review
Islamic State's West Africa branch claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a raid in Nigeria two days earlier in which it said 20 soldiers had been killed, and released a video purporting to show the execution of nine other Nigerian sold...

» U.S. judge hammers Qualcomm in antitrust case, shares sink 13%
22/05/19 17:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Qualcomm Inc used unlawful, anticompetitive practices to license patents for modems used in mobile phones, a judge has ruled in a case brought by the U.S. trade regulator, ordering it to renegotiate major deals and change how it does bus...

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