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India's BJP preparing for return to power as exit polls predict victory: sources

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 07:06
India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is to meet coalition partners to discuss a new government, two BJP sources said on Monday, after exit polls predicted a clear general election victory for the party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

India's Hindu groups to double down on demands as Modi set for big win

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 07:06
A Hindu temple on a disputed site, life in jail for killing cows and ending the autonomy of India's only Muslim-majority state are some demands Hindu groups plan to push Prime Minister Narendra Modi on if he wins the general election as expected.

Is Britain's Hunt going for PM May's job?: "We have to see what happens"

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 07:01
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt declined to say on Monday whether he would run for Prime Minister Theresa May's job, adding that the focus had to be on delivering Brexit.

Deutsche Bank staff flagged Trump, Kushner transactions for watchdog: NYTimes

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 07:01
Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank AG recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving entities controlled by U.S. President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

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

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 06:59
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 a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world.

Huawei to support its devices after Google Android bar

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 06:59
Huawei will support its smartphones and tablets by providing security updates and services, it said, after Google barred it from updates to the Android operating system.

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

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 06:58
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 investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, senior U.S. officials said on Sunday.

Trump rejects New York Times report on Deutsche Bank transactions

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 06:35
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rejected a New York Times report that raised questions about multiple Deutsche Bank transactions involving entities controlled by him and his son-in-law Jared Kushner.

U.S., China bicker over 'extravagant expectations' on trade deal

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 06:29
China accused the United States on Monday of harboring "extravagant expectations" for a trade deal, underlining the gulf between the two sides as U.S. action against China's technology giant Huawei began hitting the global tech sector.

Palestinians say they weren't consulted about U.S.-led economic conference

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 06:28
The Palestinians have not been consulted about a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain next month designed to encourage international investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Monday.

Palestinians won't attend U.S.-led conference in Bahrain: minister

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 06:25
Palestinian officials will not attend a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain next month designed to draw investment to the West Bank and Gaza Strip, a Palestinian cabinet minister said on Monday.

Stock markets slide as worries about Huawei fallout mount

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 06:19
Stock markets weakened on Monday as concerns mounted about an escalating fallout from a U.S. crackdown on China's Huawei Technologies.

Spain's Telefonica says is reviewing U.S. Huawei order

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 06:14
Spain's Telefonica is reviewing a U.S. order which hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions, to see if it will affect its customers, a spokeswoman for the group said on Monday.

Indiana abortion cases ripe for U.S. Supreme Court action

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 05:58
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday could act on appeals seeking to revive two Republican-enacted abortion restrictions from Indiana, even as debate rages over a new measure in Alabama that would ban the procedure almost entirely.

One Alabama officer dead, another critical, manhunt underway for shooter

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 05:43
A manhunt was underway early Monday after an Alabama police officer was shot and killed, another critically wounded and a third injured at a trailer home park, officials said.

Trump vs. House Democrats: 10 upcoming showdowns

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 05:28
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.

Kamala Harris proposes equal pay measure to close gender gap

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 05:17
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 certification" or be fined.

Berlin: We're examining impact of U.S. sanctions against Huawei on German firms

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 05:06
The German Economy Ministry is examining the impact of U.S. sanctions against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on German firms, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

U.S. Ambassador to China visiting Tibet this week

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 04:27
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.

Afghan working women still face perils at home and office

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 04:22
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 cents).