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Sanctions bill on Nord Stream 2 coming soon: US energy secretary

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:56
United States Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Tuesday that a sanctions bill putting onerous restrictions on companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 project would come in the "not too distant future".

China rebuffs Trump claim US tariffs are making firms leave

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:51
Foreign investors remained enthusiastic about China, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, following U.S. President Donald Trump's claim that his tariffs are causing companies to move production away from the world's second largest economy.

Basketball: Warriors beat Trail Blazers in overtime to reach NBA Finals

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:45
LOS ANGELES: Stephen Curry and Draymond Green both posted triple-doubles to power the Golden State Warriors to a 119-117 overtime victory over the Portland Trail Blazers and into a fifth straight NBA Finals. The two-time defending NBA champions reached the title series for a fifth consecutive ...

'Plan B': Huawei's operating system headache after Android ban

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:41
Google's decision to partially cut off Huawei devices from its Android operating system has presented the Chinese tech titan with one of its most dramatic challenges yet: how to keep up with the competition if it cannot use the platform that powers nearly every other smartphone in the world?

Wallabies hooker Latu stood down over drink driving charge

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:40
Wallabies hooker Tolu Latu has been stood down by the New South Wales Waratahs pending a court appearance for drink driving and will face a code of conduct hearing, the Super Rugby team said on Tuesday.

Showdown in Congress between Trump, Democrats intensifies

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:32
WASHINGTON: The clash between US President Donald Trump and the Democratic majority in Congress intensified on Monday (May 20), with the White House telling the president's former lawyer to ignore a subpoena to testify about Trump's alleged obstruction of justice in the Russia probe. And in a big ...

Japan auto lobby dismayed Trump declares some imports security threat

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:25
Japan's automakers' lobby said on Tuesday it was dismayed by President Donald Trump's declaration that some imported vehicles and parts posed a threat to U.S. national security, as the industry braces for a possible rise in U.S. tariffs.

Hundreds of foreign companies attend North Korea trade fair despite sanctions

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:25
An international trade fair in North Korea this week may be the largest such event on record, analysts said on Tuesday, with hundreds of Chinese and other foreign vendors taking part despite sanctions pressure.

Big Deutsche Bank investors demand a succession plan for chairman Achleitner: sources

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:25
Some major investors in Deutsche Bank are demanding a succession plan for the lender's chairman, Paul Achleitner, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

Airbus' programs chief: Trade tensions could impact customers

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:25
Airbus' programs chief said trade tensions could impact customers, although the sales chief at the European planemaker said its market remained "quite positive" and less dependent upon economic cycles than before.

A delicate balance: Toyota took care to make offering to US before China deals

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:24
BEIJING: Toyota Motor Corp last month announced two deals in China that were small in size but large in strategic planning. The automaker said it would establish a green-tech research institute with Tsinghua University and provide state-owned BAIC Group's Foton unit with fuel-cell technology for ...

Japan FM puzzles followers with 'enciphered bacon' tweet

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:20
Bemused followers of Japan's foreign minister were left scratching their heads on Tuesday after a bizarre tweet about bacon, sparking tongue-in-cheek speculation he could be tweeting classified information in code.

Stop it! Japan anti-groper app becomes smash hit

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:12
A Tokyo police smartphone app to scare off molesters has become a smash hit in Japan, where women have long run the gauntlet of groping on packed rush-hour trains.

China Eastern asks Boeing for compensation over 737 MAX grounding

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:05
China Eastern Airlines has formally requested compensation from Boeing Co for the grounding of its 14 737 MAX aircraft and has delayed deliveries of future planes, the company said on Tuesday.

Rugby: Players' union to conduct 'faith' review in wake of Folau sacking

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 14:46
Australia's Rugby Union Players' Association (RUPA) will convene a "faith review" to establish clearer guidelines for religious expression in the wake of Israel Folau's sacking.

Two more racehorses die at Southern California track - media

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 14:37
REUTERS: Two further racehorses have died since Friday at Santa Anita Park following a spate of 23 other equine deaths at the Southern California venue since December, multiple media have reported. The gelding Spectacular Music suffered a pelvis injury in a race on Sunday and was euthanized on ...

Prayers mark one month since Sri Lanka bombings

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 14:31
Hundreds of Catholics prayed outside the bombed St Anthony's Church in Colombo on Tuesday, marking one month since the Easter Sunday suicide attacks that killed 258 people in Sri Lanka.

Smoking cabin that turns cigarette smoke into clean air launched in one-north

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 14:10
SINGAPORE: A smoking cabin that is fitted with a filtering system, turning cigarette smoke into clean air, was launched on Tuesday (May 21) outside Fusionopolis in one-north.  "It is the first facility that has been developed to solve the issue of secondhand cigarette smoke in Singapore," ...

Malawians vote in tough election for President Mutharika

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 13:55
BLANTYRE: Malawians headed to polling stations on Tuesday (May 21) for presidential and legislative elections seen as a tough test for President Peter Mutharika, who is facing challenges from the deputy president and a former pastor who heads the opposition. Malawi is heavily dependent on foreign ...

Australia great Smith calls time on 20-year career

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 13:50
Australian flanker George Smith has announced his retirement from professional rugby at the age of 38, bringing an end to a career that spanned two decades and featured 111 test appearances.