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Kamala Harris proposes equal pay measure to close gender gap5/20/2019 10:17:01 AM U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, one of two dozen Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination, on Monday proposed closing the gender pay gap by requiring companies to disclose pay data and secure an "equal pay certification" or be fined.Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source5/20/2019 10:07:58 AM Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world.Huawei will continue security support for Android smartphones5/20/2019 10:07:58 AM Huawei said on Monday it would continue to provide security updates and services for its smartphones and tablets after being barred from Google updates to its Android operating system.Berlin: We're examining impact of U.S. sanctions against Huawei on German firms5/20/2019 10:06:45 AM The German Economy Ministry is examining the impact of U.S. sanctions against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on German firms, a spokeswoman said on Monday.U.S., China bicker over 'extravagant expectations' on trade deal5/20/2019 9:57:09 AM China accused the United States on Monday of harboring "extravagant expectations" for a trade deal, underlining the gulf between the two sides as U.S. action against China's technology giant Huawei began hitting the global tech sector.U.S. Ambassador to China visiting Tibet this week5/20/2019 9:27:50 AM U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad was scheduled to visit Tibet this week, a U.S. embassy spokeswoman said, the first visit to the region by a U.S. ambassador since 2015, amid escalating trade tension between the two countries.Afghan working women still face perils at home and office5/20/2019 9:22:34 AM Minutes before Mena Mangal, a prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser, was shot dead by two men in Kabul, she had slammed the door of her parent's home after reminding them to pay the neighborhood shopkeeper 15 Afghanis (20 cents).Argentine political twist could provide balm for troubled markets5/20/2019 9:15:08 AM Argentine markets, rattled during recent months by rising political uncertainty, could get a reprieve after the populist ex-leader seen as challenger No. 1 in this year's presidential elections said she would instead run on someone else's ticket.U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions5/20/2019 9:08:27 AM The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, angering Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world's two biggest economies.European shares hobbled as worries about Huawei fallout mount5/20/2019 9:02:28 AM European stocks slipped on Monday as concerns about an escalating fallout from a U.S. crackdown on China's Huawei Technologies offset a slightly more positive tone on trade.U.S. to encourage investment in Palestinians as first part of peace plan5/20/2019 9:00:00 AM The White House will unveil the first part of President Donald Trump's long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan when it holds an international conference in Bahrain in late June to encourage investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, senior U.S. officials said on Sunday.Palestinians say they weren't consulted about U.S.-led economic conference5/20/2019 9:00:00 AM The Palestinians have not been consulted about a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain next month designed to encourage international investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Monday.India's BJP preparing for return to power after surprise exit polls: sources5/20/2019 8:53:05 AM India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is preparing to meet coalition partners to discuss a new government, two BJP sources said on Monday, after exit polls predicted a better-than-expected result for it in a general election.Factbox: As Indian election dust settles, jobs, trade, security high on government's to-do list5/20/2019 8:50:49 AM Exit polls after the end of India's general election on Sunday showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies retaining power with an overwhelming majority.Australia's conservative coalition secures parliamentary majority5/20/2019 8:07:25 AM Australia's conservative coalition secured an outright parliamentary majority on Monday following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to progress his legislative agenda without the support of independents.'Quiet Australians' are the latest to upset election forecasters' expectations5/20/2019 8:07:25 AM The group responsible for Australia's top opinion poll and an industry body for market research will review their methods to uncover how pollsters came to wrongly predict a victory for the opposition in the general election, they said on Monday.Swedish prosecutor requests Assange's detention over rape allegation5/20/2019 8:04:42 AM The Swedish prosecutor heading an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a request with a local court on Monday for him to be detained in absentia.Trump says tariffs making companies leave China, a deal can't be '50-50'5/20/2019 7:54:07 AM U.S. President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agreement with China cannot be a "50-50" deal.Year-old Xinhua alert spreads proclaiming U.S.-China trade row ceasefire5/20/2019 7:54:07 AM China’s official Xinhua news agency condemned the spreading of "false news" on Monday after some websites published a year-old alert announcing a ceasefire in the Sino-U.S. trade dispute.China urges U.S. to stop provocative actions in South China Sea5/20/2019 7:42:32 AM China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday it "strongly urges U.S. to stop such provocative actions" after the U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea.