- U.S. ambassador to China to make first visit to Tibet since 2013: report
- Sun, 19 May 2019 20:28:26 -0400 - 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.
- U.S. Ambassador to China visiting Tibet this week
- Sun, 19 May 2019 20:28:06 -0400 - U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad was scheduled to visit Tibet this week, a U.S. embassy spokesperson said, the first visit to the region by a U.S. ambassador since 2015.
- Bank staff flagged Trump, Kushner transactions for watchdog: NYTimes
- Sun, 19 May 2019 20:27:22 -0400 - 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-crimes watchdog, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
- Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source
- Sun, 19 May 2019 20:15:43 -0400 - 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.
- Democratic Presidential hopeful Buttigieg draws crowd for Fox town hall
- Sun, 19 May 2019 20:10:47 -0400 - 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 News.
- May's new Brexit offer retains Northern Irish backstop, nothing new on customs: paper
- Sun, 19 May 2019 20:08:36 -0400 - 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.
- Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict
- Sun, 19 May 2019 19:53:51 -0400 - 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 avoid war.
- Australia's conservative coalition poised to secure outright parliamentary majority-analyst
- Sun, 19 May 2019 19:47:14 -0400 - Australia's conservative coalition was on Monday poised to secure an outright majority following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to progress his legislative agenda without the support of independents.
- Schumer asks government to probe rail tech from China
- Sun, 19 May 2019 19:36:48 -0400 - 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 security.
- U.S. to encourage investment in Palestinians as first part of peace plan
- Sun, 19 May 2019 17:58:42 -0400 - 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.
- Blast injures South African tourists near Egypt's Giza pyramids
- Sun, 19 May 2019 17:41:12 -0400 - 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.
- Trump threatens Iran in tweet as tension between two countries escalate
- Sun, 19 May 2019 16:43:49 -0400 - 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.
- Saudi Arabia says oil producers want to reduce inventories
- Sun, 19 May 2019 15:01:00 -0400 - 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 his country would remain responsive to the needs of what he called a fragile market.
- White House 2020 hopefuls turn to foreign policy, slam Trump on Iran
- Sun, 19 May 2019 13:58:48 -0400 - 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 escalating tensions with Iran that could lead to war.
- Trump blasts Republican lawmaker Amash over impeachment remarks
- Sun, 19 May 2019 13:33:39 -0400 - 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 for an impeachment inquiry.
- India's Modi set to return to power with a bigger majority, exit polls show
- Sun, 19 May 2019 13:27:26 -0400 - 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 better showing than expected in recent weeks.
- Swiss voters approve tighter gun control, avoid EU clash
- Sun, 19 May 2019 13:10:54 -0400 - 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.
- European mainstream politicians see hope in downfall of Austrian far right leader
- Sun, 19 May 2019 12:48:26 -0400 - Politicians from Europe's mainstream parties called on voters to stand against the far right, after a video sting brought down the leader of Austria's Freedom Party, hurting the momentum of nationalists days before a European parliamentary election.
- Austrian Social Democratic provincial governor ends cooperation with Freedom Party
- Sun, 19 May 2019 12:47:59 -0400 - The Social Democratic governor of Austria's Burgenland province ended cooperation with the Freedom Party on Sunday and called early elections, in the latest political turmoil unleashed by a scandal at the far right party over state contracts.
- OPEC has two main options for June meeting, both foresee output rise: sources
- Sun, 19 May 2019 12:38:28 -0400 - Saudi Arabia and Russia are discussing two main scenarios for a meeting of OPEC and its oil-producer allies in June and both frameworks propose increased crude output from the second half of 2019, two sources familiar with the matter said.