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UN Security Council rejects Russian bid to hold Ukraine meeting

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 03:40
UNITED NATIONS: European countries backed by the United States on Monday (May 20) blocked a Russian request to hold a UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine's new language law. Last month Ukraine's parliament passed the law, which enforces use of the Ukrainian language in official settings, a move ...

Eiffel Tower climber grabbed after sparking evacuation

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 03:40
PARIS: A climber who sparked an evacuation of the Eiffel Tower on Monday (May 20) was grabbed after clinging to the famous Paris landmark for more than six hours, officials said. The man, who was not immediately identified, "is in the hands of the emergency teams" deployed to the tower, which will ...

Huawei ban fallout hits Nasdaq as US stocks fall

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 03:30
NEW YORK: Shares of technology companies fell sharply on Monday (May 20) in down session for Wall Street after Google began to severe ties with Chinese telecom giant Huawei amid the US-China trade war. The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled 113.91 points (1.46 per cent) to 7,702.38, with ...

Football: PSG say Mbappe to stay at club next season

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 03:10
PARIS: French champions Paris Saint-Germain on Monday (May 20) insisted that star striker Kylian Mbappe would stay at the club next season, despite the World Cup-winner hinting that he could leave. The 20-year-old said on Sunday that he wanted more "responsibilities, maybe at PSG, maybe elsewhere" ...

Football: Ligue 1 teams to play US exhibition tournament

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:58
WASHINGTON: Four teams from the French top-flight will play in an exhibition in the United States in July as part of Ligue 1's attempts to boost its international profile, league officials said on Monday (May 20). Marseille, Saint-Etienne, Bordeaux and Montpellier will play in the tournament at ...

'Center of Excellence' may not mean fewer deaths or readmissions

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:55
(Reuters Health) - Select hospitals designated as "Centers of Excellence" by major U.S. health plans may not necessarily have lower death rates or fewer repeat admissions than other hospitals, a study of heart patients suggests. Several health insurance plans have created Centers of Excellence ...

Official count gives President Widodo victory in Indonesian election, opposition claim cheating

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:47
JAKARTA: Incumbent President Joko Widodo won last month's Indonesian election with 55.5 per cent of votes against 44.5 per cent for his challenger, retired General Prabowo Subianto, the election commission's official count said early on Tuesday (May 21). The official result released by the General ...

France drops some graft charges against ex-Malaysia PM associate

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:40
PARIS: France has dropped some of the charges against an associate of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak over alleged kickbacks paid on a major submarine deal, judicial sources said on Monday (May 20). Najib himself is currently embroiled in a massive corruption scandal involving the ...

Mexico unveils policy to withhold Uber drivers' taxes

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:10
Mexico's Finance Ministry on Monday laid out plans to withhold tax from drivers for ride-hailing and food delivery firms such as Uber Technologies Inc and Rappi, part of a push to improve tax collection in Latin America's 2nd largest economy.

Nike, Under Armour, among others, urge Trump to remove footwear from tariff list

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 01:50
Leading U.S. footwear companies, including Nike Inc and Under Armour, on Monday urged the U.S. President Donald Trump to immediately remove footwear from the proposed tariffs list on goods imported from China.

Daimler plans to cut administration costs by 20per cent: Handelsblatt

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 01:45
Incoming Daimler boss Ola Kaellenius is working on a cost cut program to reach profit margin targets which are threatened by global trade woes and ramp up issues at factories, Handelsblatt reported, citing company sources.

Trump plans official launch of re-election campaign in mid-June

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 01:40
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump, facing a potentially difficult path to winning a second term in November 2020, plans an official rollout to his re-election campaign in mid-June, the four-year anniversary of his first run, sources said on Monday (May 20). Trump is likely to kick off his ...

US DHS warns of data threat from Chinese-made drones

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 01:30
WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned U.S. firms of the risks to company data from Chinese-made drones, according to a notice reviewed by Reuters on Monday. The notice titled "Chinese Manufactured Unmanned Aircraft Systems" warned that U.S. officials have "strong concerns ...

Motor racing: Fernley leaves McLaren after Indy 500 failure

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 01:16
Bob Fernley, who was appointed last year to run McLaren's Indianapolis 500 effort, has left the team after double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso failed to qualify for next weekend's race.

Pressure at top Russian daily triggers mass walkout

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 01:12
MOSCOW: The entire politics desk of one of Russia's top daily newspapers, Kommersant, quit on Monday (May 20) in protest over censorship after two veteran reporters were fired. The walkout at the newspaper controlled by pro-Kremlin tycoon Alisher Usmanov is a rare protest in the Russian media ...

US tech firms to take hit from Huawei sanctions

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 01:07
WASHINGTON: The tough sanctions imposed on Huawei by President Donald Trump could deal a blow to the many US firms that make up the Chinese tech giant's supply chain. American firms last year sold an estimated US$11 billion worth of components to Huawei, which was put on a blacklist last week by ...

UK firms likely to scrap planned investment on a no-deal Brexit: BoE's Broadbent

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 01:05
LONDON: British companies are likely to cancel projects that they have put on hold because of Brexit uncertainty if the country leaves the European Union without a deal to smooth the shock, Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent said on Monday. Business investment fell throughout 2018 as ...

Austrian far-right ministers to resign en masse amid 'Ibiza-gate' fallout

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 01:00
VIENNA: All remaining ministers from Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) are to resign, a party spokesman said on Monday (May 20), after one of their number, Interior Minister Herbert Kickl, was fired in the fallout from a corruption scandal that has brought down the government. Conservative ...

Tesla stock and bonds tumble as investors fret about costs and safety

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 00:41
Tesla's stock and bonds tumbled on Monday as investors worried about the automaker's cash burn and problems with an Autopilot system that CEO Elon Musk has held out as key to the electric car maker's future.

DRC must unite in Ebola fight amid 'high' risk of spread: WHO chief

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 00:24
GENEVA: The World Health Organisation chief on Monday (May 20) urged different political factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo to unite in the battle against Ebola, warning that the risk of spread "remains very high". "Ebola does not take sides. It is the enemy of everybody," WHO Director ...

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