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US tech firms to take hit from Huawei sanctions

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.

Jews slam Polish PM for calling WWII restitution a win for Hitler

Warsaw - The World Jewish Congress on Monday condemned the Polish prime minister for saying that holding Poland liable for the restitution of Jewish property seized by the Nazis during WWII would hand a "posthumous victory" to Hitler.

Tehran says Trump's 'genocidal taunts won't end Iran'

Tehran - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday the "genocidal taunts" of US President Donald Trump will not "end Iran", as tensions spike between the two countries."Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone.

Thousands protest strict Alabama abortion law

Montgomery - Thousands took to the streets in the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday to rally against the nation's most restrictive bans on abortions in decades.

Google and Android system start to cut ties with Huawei

San Francisco - US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world's smartphones, said it was beginning to cut ties with China's Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat.

For many Democrats desperate to beat Trump, Biden's their man

Philadelphia - The crowded 2020 presidential race features six women, three African Americans and a dozen youthful contenders. But Denise Haley is going old school, supporting white male frontrunner Joe Biden as the Democrat best positioned to beat Donald Trump.

EU firms 'caught in crossfire' of US-China trade war

Bejing - European firms are "caught in the crossfire" of the US-China trade war and fewer are optimistic about their future in the world's second-largest economy, a business survey showed Monday.

Google and Android system start to cut ties with Huawei

San Francisco - US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world's smartphones, said Sunday it was beginning to cut ties with China's Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat.

US ambassador makes rare visit to Tibet

Bejing - The US ambassador to China is making the first trip to Tibet by an American envoy in four years after obtaining rare access to the restricted region, his embassy said Monday.

Saudi calls for urgent Arab talks over Iran tensions

Dubai - Saudi Arabia has called for emergency regional talks to discuss mounting Gulf tensions, saying Sunday that it does not want war with Iran but is ready to defend itself.

Saudi, UAE see sufficient oil supplies, rising stocks

Jeddah - Oil supplies were sufficient and stockpiles were still rising despite massive output drops from Iran and Venezuela, said OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia and key producer UAE on Sunday, as oil exporters met in Jeddah.

S. Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

Apo - Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the region, the kingdom's official news agency said on Saturday.

Boeing acknowledges flaw in 737 MAX simulator software

New York - Boeing acknowledged Saturday it had to correct flaws in its 737 MAX flight simulator software used to train pilots, after two deadly crashes involving the aircraft that killed 346 people.

Turkey says to produce S-500s with Russia after S-400 missile deal

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey and Russia would jointly produce S-500 defence systems after Ankara's controversial purchase of the S-400 missile defence system from Moscow.

Canada aims to ratify trade deal after lifting of tariffs

Ottawa - Ottawa plans to proceed "full steam ahead" on ratification of a free trade agreement with the US and Mexico, Canada's foreign affairs minister said Saturday, after the neighbors scrapped reciprocal tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

Apo - Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the Gulf, the Saudi official news agency said on Saturday.

US issues warning to airlines flying over Gulf

Washington - The Federal Aviation Administration has warned US airlines flying over the Gulf to exercise caution "due to heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the region.

Joementum: Biden ramps up 2020 bid with wind at his back

Philadelphia - As the one true known quantity in the Democratic nomination race, former vice president Joe Biden sits atop the pack of 2020 presidential contenders, relishing the prime position as he hosts a kickoff rally Saturday.

N. Korea demands UN action over ship seizure by 'gangster' US

Seoul - North Korea has demanded the United Nations take "urgent measures" to help return a cargo ship taken by the United States, calling the seizure a "heinous" act.

Colombian ex-guerrilla leader arrested, hospitalized upon prison release

Apo - A former left-wing guerrilla leader wanted by the United States for drug trafficking was hospitalized in police custody Saturday with what authorities said were self-inflicted arm wounds.

Florida governor protests 'dumping' of migrants

Miami - Florida's governor decried Friday what he called a plan to send undocumented migrants to his southeastern US state to relieve overcrowding at the southern border with Mexico, a claim immigration authorities denied.

Key powers urge immediate resumption of Sudan talks: US

Washington - Major international powers during talks Friday in Washington urged Sudan's military rulers and protesters to resume suspended negotiations on the country's future immediately, the United States said.

Trump lifts steel, aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday announced a deal to lift US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico that had created friction between the neighbors and blocked a new North American free trade agreement.

US sanctions Mexican judge, ex-governor for corruption

Washington - The United States on Friday sanctioned a Mexican judge and a former state governor for corruption and maintaining links with drug cartels.

Trump delays decision on auto tariffs for up to six months

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday announced a six-month delay in imposing steep tariffs on auto imports, seeking to pressure Europe and Japan into bargaining table concessions on trade.

Trump delays decision on auto tariffs for up to six months

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday announced he will delay by six months a decision on imposing steep tariffs on imported autos while the United States pursues talks with key trading partners."Within 180 days...

Afghan security forces killed in US strike in Helmand

Kandahar - Several Afghan security forces have been killed in an American air strike targeting the Taliban, The US military said Friday, with local officials reporting the deaths of at least eight police officers.

'Angry glances in the street': how Paris met Pei’s Louvre pyramid

Paris - The modernist architect I. M. Pei, who has died aged 102, was once pilloried for plonking a glass pyramid into the courtyard of the Louvre, but his controversial creation is now a landmark of the French capital.

US imposes sanctions over Russia rights abuses despite revived ties

Washington - The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on five Russians over abuses including the killing of a prominent opposition leader, days after top-level talks seemed to ease tensions between the two powers.

I.M. Pei, a pillar of modern architecture, dies at 102

New York - I.M. Pei, the preeminent US architect who forged a distinct brand of modern building design with his sharp lines and stark structures, has died in New York, his sons' architecture firm said Thursday. He was 102 years old.
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