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U.S. to end all waivers Iran oil imports, crude price jumps - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:50am - The United States on Monday said it will eliminate in May all waivers granted to eight economies allowing them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, as it ratcheted up pressure to choke off all oil revenues of the Islamic Republic.

Sri Lanka's bomb carnage casts pall over tourism revival - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:46am - With its capital under curfew following devastating Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and upmarket hotels, Sri Lanka is filled with fear, horror and grief and tourists who have been flocking to the Indian Ocean island could cancel in droves.

Call us: West scrambles to talk to Ukraine's new leader - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:46am - The European Union scrambled to get a call with Ukraine's president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday as Western powers wondered whether the TV comic would heed their urgings to stick with reforms that they hope can anchor the country beyond the grip of Russia.

Sri Lanka PM not alerted to warning of attack because of feud: minister - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:43am - A rift between Sri Lanka's president and prime minister, which sparked a crisis last year, came under scrutiny on Monday a day after a series of deadly bomb blasts, with questions over how the government handled a recent warning of an attack.

Arrests at London climate-change protests top 1,000 - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:40am - The number of environmental campaigners arrested during eight days of direct action in London topped 1,000 on Monday, police said, adding that Waterloo Bridge, one of the sites blockaded by the protests, had re-opened to traffic.

Oil jumps on U.S. plans to tighten Iran sanctions, dollar eases - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:38am - Crude oil jumped almost 3% on Monday after the United States said it will tighten a clamp-down on Iranian oil exports in May while U.S. equities were little changed as Wall Street braced for corporate results in a busy earnings week.

Transgender U.S. adults have higher risk of poor health - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:35am - (Reuters Health) - Transgender adults may be more likely to have unhealthy habits and medical issues that negatively impact their quality of life than people whose gender identity matches what it says on their birth certificates, a U.S. study suggests.

Nissan to reject new integration proposal from Renault - Nikkei - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:30am - Nissan Motor Co Ltd will reject a management integration proposal from French partner Renault SA and will call for an equal capital relationship, the Nikkei newspaper said on Monday, citing sources.

U.S. to end all waivers on Iran oil imports, crude price jumps - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:26am - The United States demanded a cut off of Iranian oil exports to major importers like China and India who had been granted exemptions from sanctions, sending crude prices to six-month highs on fears the U.S. action could lead to a supply crunch.

Oil hits 2019 high on U.S. plan to tighten squeeze on Iran - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:23am - Oil prices jumped more than 2 percent on Monday to a near six-month high, on growing concern about tight global supplies after the United States announced a further clampdown on Iranian oil exports.

U.S. appeals court denies Manning's bail request, upholds contempt finding - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:22am - A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request by former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from jail on bail, and upheld a lower court's decision to hold Manning in civil contempt for refusing to testify before a grand jury.

Samsung Electronics delays Galaxy Fold media events in China - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:11am - Smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has postponed media events for its Galaxy Fold planned for this week in Hong Kong and Shanghai, a company official said, days after reviewers of the foldable handset reported defective samples.

Leader of armed group stopping migrants at U.S.-Mexico border to face federal... - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:11am - The leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants crossing into the United States from Mexico is expected in court on Monday as federal prosecutors crack down on civilians attempting to enforce immigration policy.

Trump sues to block subpoena from Congress for financial information - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:11am - U.S. President Donald Trump sued on Monday to block a subpoena issued by the Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Oversight Committee that sought information about his personal and business finances.

Kraft Heinz banks on Anheuser-Busch executive in strategy shift - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:11am - Kraft Heinz Co replaced Chief Executive Officer Bernardo Hees with Anheuser-Busch InBev veteran Miguel Patricio, changing leadership after years of cost-cutting that has hurt some of its biggest brands.

Supreme Court takes up major gay, transgender job discrimination cases - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:10am - The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether U.S. law banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sex protects gay and transgender workers, as the conservative-majority court waded into a fierce dispute involving a divisive social issue.

Opponents of Egypt's constitutional reforms call for 'no' vote - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:05am - Opponents of constitutional amendments that could see Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stay in power until 2030 urged people to vote "no" on Monday, the third and final day of a referendum on the proposal.

Turkey criticizes U.S. decision to end waivers on Iran oil sanctions - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:05am - Turkey slammed the U.S. decision to end waivers on Iranian oil sanctions, saying it would not serve regional peace and stability, its foreign minister tweeted on Monday.

Iran says in touch with partners on waivers - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:03am - Iran said on Monday a U.S. decision not to renew sanctions waivers has "no value" but that Tehran was in touch with European partners and neighbours and would "act accordingly", Iranian news agencies reported, citing the Foreign Ministry.

Turkey criticises U.S. decision to end waivers on Iran oil sanctions - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:03am - Turkey slammed the U.S. decision to end waivers on Iranian oil sanctions, saying it would not serve regional peace and stability, its foreign minister tweeted on Monday.

Trump sues to block subpoena from U.S. Congress for financial information - 22 Apr 2019 at 11:02am - U.S. President Donald Trump sued on Monday to block a subpoena issued by the Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Oversight Committee that sought information about his personal and business finances.

Sri Lanka imposes emergency, says international network involved in attacks - 22 Apr 2019 at 10:58am - Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, in which 290 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded.

U.S. records 71 new measles cases in week as outbreak spreads - 22 Apr 2019 at 10:58am - The United States recorded 71 new measles cases last week, a 13 percent increase as the country faces its second-worst outbreak of the disease in almost two decades, federal health officials said on Monday.

Trump pledges support for bringing Sri Lanka bombing perpetrators to justice - 22 Apr 2019 at 10:57am - U.S. President Donald Trump pledged American support to Sri Lanka in bringing the perpetrators of a coordinated bombing attack "to justice" during a call with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, a White House spokesman said on Monday.

Saudi security forces arrest 13 accused of planning attacks: SPA - 22 Apr 2019 at 10:52am - Saudi Arabia said on Monday it had arrested 13 individuals in connection with planning attacks in the kingdom, a day after security forces said they had thwarted an attack north of the capital, state news agency SPA reported.

U.S. home sales slump ahead of spring selling season - 22 Apr 2019 at 10:51am - U.S. home sales fell more than expected in March, pointing to continued weakness in the housing market despite declining mortgage rates and slowing house price gains.

Wall Street dips ahead of earnings deluge - 22 Apr 2019 at 10:48am - U.S. stocks pulled back slightly on Monday as investors awaited a barrage of major earnings reports this week, the busiest this earnings season, while a jump in energy stocks kept losses in check.

'We kept calling her': Sri Lankans scour hospitals, morgue for loved ones - 22 Apr 2019 at 10:45am - Sri Lankans scoured hospitals and morgues for missing loved ones on Monday, a day after suicide bomb attacks on churches holding Easter services and luxury hotels killed 290 people and wounded about 500.

'We kept calling her' - Sri Lankans scour hospitals, morgue for loved ones - 22 Apr 2019 at 10:43am - Sri Lankans scoured hospitals and morgues for missing loved ones on Monday, a day after suicide bomb attacks on churches holding Easter services and luxury hotels killed 290 people and wounded about 500.

FBI arrests leader of armed group stopping migrants in New Mexico - 22 Apr 2019 at 10:40am - The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico.

Mexico warns of 'deep concern' over armed groups on U.S. border - 22 Apr 2019 at 10:40am - Mexico said on Saturday it had "deep concern" about armed groups that intimidate and extort migrants on the border, shortly after the ACLU and Democratic senators called for a probe into such citizen efforts to block migrants from crossing.

Easter sunshine brings shoppers to British high streets - 22 Apr 2019 at 10:38am - Sunny weather encouraged British shoppers onto the high street over Easter, with footfall across retail destinations rising 6.5 percent on Friday, 1.2 percent on Saturday and 8.4 percent on Monday morning, research company Springboard said.

Five Algerian billionaires arrested in anti-graft investigation - 22 Apr 2019 at 10:34am - Five Algerian billionaires, some of them close to former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika who quit over mass protests, have been arrested as part of an anti-graft investigation, state TV said on Monday.

Five Indian party workers on post-election break among dead in Sri Lanka - 22 Apr 2019 at 10:19am - At least five workers from an Indian political party on a break after working on India's general election were among some 290 people killed in bomb attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a government official said.

U.S. existing home sales fall more than expected in March - 22 Apr 2019 at 10:18am - U.S. home sales fell more than expected in March, pointing to continued weakness in the housing market despite declining mortgage rates and slowing house price gains.

Cyprus probes 'unprecedented' killings by serial killer suspect - 22 Apr 2019 at 10:05am - Police in Cyprus are probing the actions of a possible serial killer after two women were found murdered and dumped in a mine shaft and a third, a six-year-old child, is still missing.

Iran says ready for U.S. waivers end, as Guards threaten to shut Hormuz - 22 Apr 2019 at 10:04am - Tehran is prepared for a U.S. decision to end waivers granted to buyers of Iranian crude, an Iranian oil ministry source said on Monday, as the Revolutionary Guards repeated their threat to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Iranian media reported.

Ugandan police disperse backers of lawmaker with presidential ambitions - 22 Apr 2019 at 10:00am - Ugandan police fired teargas and water cannon on Monday to disperse supporters of popular musician and lawmaker Bobi Wine after they gathered at a beach resort near Kampala where he was planning to hold a news conference and stage a concert.

Asia stocks slip, oil near six-month peak as U.S. prepares to tighten Iran sa... - 22 Apr 2019 at 9:54am - Asian shares slipped on Monday, weighed down by underperforming Chinese stocks, while oil prices rallied on news the United States is likely to ask all importers of Iranian oil to end their purchases or face sanctions.

Return of the bench seat: Concept EVs show space big enough for sofas - 22 Apr 2019 at 9:51am - (This April 19 story was refiled to remove Breakingviews topic code)

Trump says OPEC can step up output after Iran waivers - 22 Apr 2019 at 9:51am - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that Saudi Arabia and other OPEC nations could "more than make up" for any drop in Iranian oil supplies to global markets now that his administration has decided to end waivers that allowed some nations to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions.

Team Zelenskiy: behind the scenes in Ukraine election win - 22 Apr 2019 at 9:46am - When comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy strode onto stage on Sunday to claim victory in Ukraine's presidential election, he was accompanied by several teammates who could become familiar faces in Ukrainian politics in the coming months.

Halliburton says pricing woes bottoming out as U.S. activity rises - 22 Apr 2019 at 9:44am - Halliburton Co said on Monday a pricing downturn that has plagued the oilfield services sector was bottoming out, as it reported modestly higher activity levels in North America in the first quarter from a year earlier.

Halliburton sees surge in global offshore spending in 2019 - 22 Apr 2019 at 9:44am - Oilfield service provider Halliburton Co said on Monday it expects international offshore spending to rise 14 percent in 2019, double the estimates given by sector leader Schlumberger NV for international markets overall.

Team Zelenskiy - behind the scenes in Ukraine election win - 22 Apr 2019 at 9:44am - When comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy strode onto stage on Sunday to claim victory in Ukraine's presidential election, he was accompanied by several teammates who could become familiar faces in Ukrainian politics in the coming months.

Ukraine enters uncharted waters after comedian wins presidency - 22 Apr 2019 at 9:44am - Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically upended the status quo and won the country's presidential election by a landslide.

Congressman Moulton enters Democratic 2020 presidential race - 22 Apr 2019 at 9:40am - U.S. Representative Seth Moulton entered the 2020 Democratic presidential race on Monday as a long-shot contender in a contest that now includes almost 20 candidates.

Saudi Arabia says to coordinate with other producers to ensure adequate oil s... - 22 Apr 2019 at 9:37am - Saudi Arabia said on Monday it would coordinate with other oil producers to ensure an adequate crude supply and a balanced market after the United States said it would end waivers granted to buyers of Iranian oil.

Secretary of state says no grace period after May 1 end to Iran oil waivers - 22 Apr 2019 at 9:28am - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States is not extending any waivers exempting importers of Iranian oil from U.S. sanctions and there will be no grace period for those economies to comply.

Tesla investigates video of parked Model S exploding in Shanghai - 22 Apr 2019 at 9:27am - U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Inc said it has sent a team to investigate a video on Chinese social media which showed a parked Tesla Model S car exploding, the latest in a string of fire incidents involving its cars.