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China vice premier 'very unlikely' to go to U.S. this week: Global Times editor in chief

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 9:25pm
China's Vice Premier Liu He is "very unlikely" to go to the United States this week following U.S. President Donald Trump's "threat" to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, editor-in-chief of China's Global Times newspaper said on Monday.

Facebook 'labels' posts by hand, posing privacy questions

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 9:19pm
Over the past year, a team of as many as 260 contract workers in Hyderabad, India has ploughed through millions of Facebook Inc photos, status updates and other content posted since 2014.

Fed faces tough sell on inflation framework

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 8:59pm
Federal Reserve policymakers fear they are ill-equipped to battle the next recession under their current inflation-targeting approach, and this year are well into an effort to vet new strategies for managing interest rates in a world of muted inflation and low borrowing costs.

Palestinians say Gaza ceasefire reached with Israel

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 8:57pm
Palestinian officials said an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire agreement was reached with Israel on Monday to end a recent surge of violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel.

Forty-one reported killed after Russian passenger plane crash-lands in Moscow

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 8:44pm
Forty-one people on board a Russian Aeroflot passenger plane were killed on Sunday, including two children, after the aircraft caught fire as it made a bumpy emergency landing at a Moscow airport, Russian investigators said.

Factbox: The work at one Facebook 'labeling' project

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 8:41pm
Facebook Inc has thousands of content labelers around the world who categorize content with the aim of creating large datasets that can be more readily analyzed by humans and software.

Wall Street futures plunge after Trump threatens China with further tariffs

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 8:02pm
Wall Street stock index futures fell sharply in a volatile session on Sunday evening after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would hike U.S. tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods this week and soon target hundreds of billions more.

Trump: U.S. backs Israel 100 percent against Gaza rocket attacks

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 7:55pm
President Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States fully supported Israel's response to a barrage of rockets fired from Gaza and called for an end to the Palestinian militant attacks, warning Gazans such actions would bring them "nothing but more misery."

Brunei says it won't enforce gay death penalty after backlash

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 7:39pm
Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Sunday extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming legislation prohibiting gay sex, seeking to temper a global backlash led by celebrities such as George Clooney and Elton John.

Boeing did not disclose 737 MAX alert issue to FAA for 13 months

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 7:38pm
Boeing Co did not tell U.S. regulators for more than a year that it inadvertently made an alarm alerting pilots to a mismatch of flight data optional on the 737 MAX, instead of standard as on earlier 737s, but insisted on Sunday the missing display represented no safety risk

Factbox: Tariff wars - duties imposed by Trump and U.S. trading partners

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 5:21pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would raise tariffs to 25 percent from 10 percent on $200 billion of Chinese imports by the end of the week.

Trump says Special Counsel Mueller should not testify on Russia probe

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 3:36pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should not testify in Congress about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, after saying on Friday it was up to the Justice Department's top official.

Death tolls rise in surging Israel-Gaza fighting

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 10:54am
Rockets and missiles from Gaza killed three civilians in Israel while Israeli air strikes and artillery fire killed seven Palestinians militants in surging cross-border fighting on Sunday, according to Gazan officials and the Israeli military.

Trump says Morgan, backer of border wall, to head U.S. immigration agency

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 10:51am
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he plans to appoint Mark Morgan, a border patrol chief under former President Barack Obama who supports Trump's border wall, to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Sri Lanka police discover suspected training camp for Islamist militants

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 10:36am
Sri Lankan police on Sunday discovered a 10-acre camp in the eastern town of Kattankudy, where Islamist militants linked to the deadly Easter attacks are believed to have practiced shooting and bombmaking. 

Iran slams Israel's 'savage' attack on Gaza, blames 'U.S. support': report

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 10:08am
Iran's Foreign Ministry on Sunday condemned what it called Israel's "savage" attack on Gaza, and blamed "unlimited U.S. support" for Israel, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

Newly crowned Thai king carried through Bangkok in royal procession

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 9:57am
Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn visited Buddhist temples and greeted his subjects for the first time since his crowning in a royal procession around the old quarter of Bangkok on Sunday, as part of intricate coronation ceremonies held over three days.

Trump's former lawyer heads to U.S. prison that offers matzo ball soup and full-time rabbi

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 9:33am
With a menu that includes matzo ball soup and gefilte fish, as well as a full-time rabbi and a chance at the occasional visit home, the U.S. prison where Donald Trump's former personal lawyer will spend the next three years is unique in the federal system.

U.S. may review ties with countries deemed anti-Israel: envoy

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 9:29am
The United States may review its ties with countries it deems as being anti-Israel after what a U.S. envoy said on Sunday was a shift in policy toward equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism.

'Save us from the Satans': Survivors of Sri Lanka church attack pray

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 9:25am
A dozen rifle-toting soldiers guarded a small community hall as day broke in the eastern Sri Lankan town of Batticaloa on Sunday morning.