HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s Huawei, hit by crippling U.S. sanctions, could see shipments decline by as much as a quarter this year and faces the possibility that its smartphones will disappear from international markets, analysts said. FILE PHOTO: A salesman turns on a new Huawei P30 smartphone for a customer after Huawei’s P30 and
The Trump administration must temporarily halt the use of some Defense Department funds for a border wall with Mexico, a judge ruled on Friday, because the money was not specifically authorized by Congress for construction of the barrier. FILE PHOTO: Workers replace a section of the border fence between U.S. and Mexico, as seen from
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering pardons for “two or three” American soldiers charged with war crimes, a move he also said would be controversial but justified because they had been treated “unfairly.” U.S. Navy SEAL Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, charged with war crimes in Iraq, is
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. FILE PHOTO – U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the Oval Office to
(Reuters) – The escalating U.S.-China trade war has sent dividend-rich sectors like utilities higher, but investors don’t need to get all defensive just yet, according to strategists who say there are plenty of growth stocks with some insulation from China. Some investors are seeking safety in domestic U.S. growth stocks ranging from software and online
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is unlikely to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday against either the Toronto Raptors or Milwaukee Bucks. May 4, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) dribbles the ball past Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker (17) during the second quarter in
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A tax withholding plan in Mexico for drivers at ride-hailing firms envisaged as voluntary when it was unveiled earlier this week could become obligatory in 2020, Spanish company Cabify said on Friday. Mexico’s government on Monday outlined the scheme due to be implemented on June 1, and Cabify, Uber Technologies and
STOCKHOLM/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg urged European politicians on Friday to focus on a climate crisis instead of “bickering”, as children walked out of classes around the world to back her demands for urgent action to curb carbon emissions. Thunberg, 16, said the threat of societal breakdown posed by runaway climate change
(Reuters) – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a law enacted by Alabama last week that bans nearly all abortions and makes performing the procedure a felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Flag and Alabama State Flag fly over
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will pick former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as the head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Washington Post reported on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli talks with supporters at a polling place at Smith Station Elementary School in Spotsylvania, Virginia, U.S.
(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, while a resolution to audit the service drew more support, a regulatory filing on Friday showed. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018.
CANNES, France (Reuters) – A Brazilian victory in Cannes has sent a message of hope at a difficult time for the country’s movie industry, director Karim Ainouz said on Friday after winning an award at one of the film festival’s prestigious side competitions. 72nd Cannes Film Festival – Un Certain Regard prize – Cannes, France,
FILE PHOTO: Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi (2nd from R) and co-founder Ryan Graves (R) ring a bell on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during the company’s IPO in New York, U.S., May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber’s first employee and one-time chief executive
FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft sits on launch pad 39A prior to the uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., March 1, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo (Reuters) – Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX has raised more than $1
CANNES, France (Reuters) – Twenty-five years after taking the festival by storm with “Pulp Fiction”, Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie has already clinched an award at Cannes – thanks to a dog in a show-stealing fight scene. “Brandy”, which was actually played by three different pitbulls, won the unofficial “Palm Dog” prize at the cinema showcase