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Reuters: Top News | 21 May 03:53

U.S. House Judiciary chair says panel will hold McGahn in contempt

The chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said in a television interview on Monday that his panel will hold the former White House counsel in contempt of Congress for not testifying.

Reuters: Top News | 21 May 03:28

Stung by Trump, U.S. Republican defends his impeachment remarks

Justin Amash, the first Republican in the U.S. Congress to say openly that President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses, on Monday fired back at critics, including Trump.

CNN.com - RSS Channel - App International Edition | 21 May 01:20

Trump's argument to block McGahn testimony is nuts

On Monday, President Donald Trump launched a long-shot effort to prevent the public from hearing live testimony from former White House Counsel Don McGahn -- the man who, perhaps more than any other, can bring to life Trump's most flagrant alleged acts of obstruction of justice.

Reuters: Top News | 21 May 01:17

McGahn's lawyer tells U.S. House Judiciary panel his client will not testify

Former White House Counsel Don McGahn's lawyer told the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday that his client would not testify before the panel on Tuesday, according to a letter viewed by Reuters.

CNN.com - RSS Channel - App International Edition | 21 May 01:16

Cohen claims Trump's attorney told him to falsify testimony

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen alleges that the President's attorney Jay Sekulow knew that Cohen's claim to Congress that the Trump Tower Moscow project ended in January 2016 was false, Cohen told the House Intelligence Committee in March.

Reuters: Top News | 21 May 00:08

Trump vows to appeal U.S. judge's ruling on financial records

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he disagreed with a federal judge who ruled against his attempt to block a House of Representatives committee from seeking his financial records and told reporters he would appeal the decision.

The Guardian | 21 May 00:02

Trump stops ex-White House counsel Don McGahn testifying to Congress

Justice department says McGahn cannot be compelled to talk House panel chair Jerry Nadler condemns intervention Donald Trump has blocked the former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying before Congress about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election interference . In a legal opinion released on Monday, the justice department said lawmakers on Capitol Hill cannot compel McGahn, who was subpoenaed by the House judiciary committee, to answer their questions under oath. Continue reading...

Reuters: Top News | 20 May 23:41

U.S. House Judiciary chair says still expects McGahn to testify

U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Monday the panel will meet on Tuesday as planned and expects Don McGahn to testify, despite President Trump's order that his former counsel not appear.

Al Jazeera English | 20 May 23:36

Trump loses lawsuit challenging subpoena for financial records

US judges rules in favour of House panel seeking Trump's financial records from his accounting firm.

Reuters: Top News | 20 May 23:27

House Democrat says impeachment inquiry needed if ex-White House counsel does not testify

A Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee said on Monday an impeachment inquiry would be warranted if former White House counsel Don McGahn does not respond to a congressional subpoena to testify before the panel.

CNN.com - RSS Channel - App International Edition | 20 May 23:27

Records from before Trump was US President to be turned over to House Oversight Committee, federal judge rules

A federal district judge has told the accounting firm Mazars it will need to turn over Donald Trump's accounting records from before he was President to the Democratic-control House Oversight Committee.

Reuters: Top News | 20 May 23:25

Trump loses lawsuit challenging subpoena for financial records

A U.S. judge on Monday ruled in favor of a U.S. House of Representatives committee seeking President Donald Trump's financial records from his accounting firm, dealing an early setback to the Trump administration in its legal battle with Congress.

Al Jazeera English | 20 May 22:47

Trump directs ex-White House counsel McGahn to defy subpoena

White House cites Justice Department legal opinion, which argues McGahn has 'immunity from testifying'.

Reuters: Top News | 20 May 22:22

Trump tells ex-White House counsel McGahn not to appear before Congress

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a subpoena to testify before a congressional committee about the Russia investigation, deepening a fight between the administration and Democratic lawmakers.

Reuters: Top News | 20 May 21:58

U.S. Justice Department : ex-White House counsel McGahn has 'immunity from testifying'

The U.S. Justice Department offered President Donald Trump legal cover on Monday to block former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, saying McGahn has "immunity from testifying" before Congress about matters related to his official duties.

CNN.com - RSS Channel - App International Edition | 20 May 21:41

White House expected to block Don McGahn's testimony to House panel

The White House is expected to block former White House counsel Don McGahn's testimony to the House Judiciary Committee as soon as Monday, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Reuters: Top News | 20 May 21:24

Wall St. pressured as Huawei fallout hits tech shares

U.S. stocks slid on Monday as the White House's restrictions on Chinese telecom equipment company Huawei Technologies Co Ltd weighed on the technology sector and raised concerns that the move would further inflame trade tensions between the United States and China.

Reuters: Top News | 21 May 07:39

Asian stocks off four-month lows, but Huawei row weighs

Asian shares won some respite on Tuesday after Washington temporarily eased trade restrictions imposed last week on China's Huawei, although fears of a further escalation in tensions kept investors on edge.

BBC News - Home | 21 May 06:58

Ren Zhengfei says US government 'underestimates' Huawei

A dispute over Huawei has escalated with implications for the firm, the tech sector and consumers.

Al Jazeera English | 21 May 06:36

Huawei founder defiant in escalating dispute with United States

Ren Zhengfei tells Chinese state media that US 'underestimates' Huawei and technology transfer ban will have no effect.

Reuters: Top News | 21 May 06:03

Asian shares off four-month lows, but Huawei row casts shadow

Asian shares won some respite on Tuesday after Washington temporarily eased trade restrictions imposed last week on China's Huawei, although fears of a further escalation in tensions kept investors on edge.

Reuters: Top News | 21 May 05:16

U.S. eases restrictions on Huawei; founder says U.S. underestimates Chinese firm

The U.S. government has temporarily eased trade restrictions imposed last week on China's Huawei, a move aimed at minimizing disruption for its customers but dismissed by its founder who said the tech firm had prepared for U.S. action.

Reuters: Top News | 21 May 03:36

U.S. eases restrictions on China's Huawei to keep networks, phones operating

The U.S. government on Monday temporarily eased some trade restrictions imposed last week on China's Huawei, a move that sought to minimize disruption for the telecom company's customers around the world.

Reuters: Top News | 21 May 03:17

Asian shares near four-month lows on Huawei fallout fears

Asian shares wobbled near four-month lows on Tuesday on mounting worries the White House's black-listing of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies could further inflame already tense relations between the Washington and Beijing.

Reuters: Top News | 21 May 02:18

U.S. eases some restrictions on China's Huawei to keep networks operating

The U.S. government on Monday temporarily eased some trade restrictions imposed last week on China's Huawei, a move that sought to minimize disruption for the telecom company's customers around the world.

Al Jazeera English | 21 May 00:29

Worries of longer, costlier US-China trade war hits markets

Analysts warn US-China trade dispute could push the global economy towards recession

Reuters: Top News | 21 May 00:00

U.S. eases some restrictions on China's Huawei to keep mobile networks operating

The U.S. government on Monday eased some restrictions imposed last week on China's Huawei, a sign of how the prohibitions on the telecommunications company may have far-reaching and unintended consequences.

Al Jazeera English | 20 May 23:52

US scales back restrictions on China's Huawei

Temporary trade action allows global tech giant to continue servicing existing customers.

Reuters: Top News | 20 May 23:00

Worries of longer, costlier U.S.-China trade war hits markets

Worries that the United States and China were digging in for a longer, costlier trade war weighed on financial markets on Monday as Beijing accused Washington of harboring "extravagant expectations" for a deal to end their dispute.

Reuters: Top News | 20 May 22:29

Wall St. slides as Huawei fallout hits tech shares

U.S. stocks slid on Monday as the White House's restrictions on Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd weighed on the technology sector and raised concerns that the move would further inflame trade tensions between the United States and China.

NYT > Home Page | 20 May 22:26

Your Tuesday Briefing

A blow to Huawei's international business.

Reuters: Top News | 21 May 09:02

Reaction to the death of Niki Lauda

Reaction to the death of three-times Formula One champion Niki Lauda, who died on Monday at the age of 70:

CNN.com - RSS Channel - App International Edition | 21 May 08:19

Niki Lauda: Three-time Formula One champion dead at 70

Three-time Formula One champion Niki Lauda, who recovered from a near-fatal accident to become one of motor racing's greatest drivers, has died aged 70, according to Reuters.

BBC News - Home | 21 May 07:43

News Daily: Niki Lauda dies and Brexit 'hijack' warning

Your morning briefing for 21 May 2019.

Reuters: Top News | 21 May 07:18

Austrian motor racing great Niki Lauda, who survived fiery crash, dies

Austrian motor racing great Niki Lauda, whose comeback from a near-fatal crash made him a global symbol of resilience and determination, has died at the age of 70.

NYT > Home Page | 21 May 06:30

Niki Lauda, Formula One Road Warrior Who Pushed Limits, Dies at 70

While driving Porsches, Ferraris, McLarens and other high-tech torpedoes, Lauda won three world championships and survived a devastating crash.

Reuters: Top News | 21 May 06:06

Factbox: Former Formula One champion Niki Lauda

Factbox on former Austrian racing driver and three-times Formula One champion Niki Lauda, who died on May 20 at the age of 70.

Reuters: Top News | 21 May 05:29

Former F1 champion Lauda dead at 70

Three-times Formula One champion Niki Lauda, regarded as one of the finest racers of all time and who later became a successful airline entrepreneur, has died at 70 after battling declining health.

Al Jazeera English | 21 May 04:15

Niki Lauda, Austrian Formula One legend, dies at 70

The three-time world champion, who survived a horrific crash in 1976, passed away peacefully, his family says.

BBC News - Home | 21 May 04:11

Niki Lauda obituary: 'A remarkable life lived in technicolour'

A three-time Formula 1 world champion and non-executive chairman of the Mercedes team, Niki Lauda was one of the biggest names in motorsport.

BBC News - Home | 21 May 04:07

Niki Lauda: Austrian F1 legend dies at 70

Former Formula 1 champion Niki Lauda has died aged 70, his family says.

The Guardian | 21 May 03:19

Niki Lauda, three-time Formula One world champion, dies aged 70

• Austrian won three world titles between 1975 and 1984 • Driver suffered horrific injuries at German GP in 1976 The former Formula One driver and three-time world champion Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family has said. The Austrian died overnight on Monday, eight months after receiving a lung transplant. “With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday,” the family said in a statement, according to the Austrian press agency. The statement paid tribute to “his unique achievements as an athlete and entrepreneur” and said “his tireless zest for action, his straightforwardness and his courage remain. A role model and a benchmark for all of us, he was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather away from the pub...

Al Jazeera English | 20 May 21:21

Fifth child dies in US custody after being detained at the border

CBP says 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died on Monday. He is the fifth migrant child to die in US custody since December.

Al Jazeera English | 21 May 03:08

Indonesia election: Joko Widodo wins second term

Early announcement by elections commission comes hours before expected opposition protests challenging the results.

Al Jazeera English | 21 May 08:09

Malawi votes in tight election as Mutharika seeks second term

Mutharika is facing stiff challenge from deputy Chilima and former baptist preacher Chakwera.

CNN.com - RSS Channel - App International Edition | 21 May 06:39

Joko Widodo secures second term as Indonesia's president

Indonesian president Joko Widodo has won a second term as leader of the world's third largest democracy, official results confirmed Tuesday, beating a former general who has claimed widespread ballot-rigging.

BBC News - Home | 21 May 03:54

Indonesia election: Joko Widodo re-elected as president

President Joko Widodo wins a new term in Indonesia, amid fears of unrest and street protests.

Al Jazeera English | 21 May 00:56

Maduro proposes early elections for opposition-run congress

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro proposes early elections for the National Assembly, which is headed by Juan Guaido.

The Guardian | 21 May 00:48

Indonesia election: official count hands victory to Joko Widodo as rival cries foul

Challenger Prabowo Subianto’s campaign complains of cheating but independent analysts say poll was free and fair Incumbent President Joko Widodo has won last month’s Indonesian election with 55.5% of votes against 44.5% for his challenger, retired General Prabowo Subianto, the election commission’s official count said early on Tuesday. The official result released by the General Election Commission (KPU) confirmed unofficial counts by private pollsters , giving Widodo a comfortable victory. It could could trigger a legal challenge and potential street protests after Prabowo claimed widespread cheating . Continue reading...

The Guardian | 21 May 08:38

Nepali scales Everest record 24 times – with one more to go

Kami Rita Sherpa reaches summit for 24th time and aims to do it again before retiring A Nepali Sherpa has reached the summit of Mount Everest a record 24th time on his second ascent in only a week, and he has set his sights on one more climb before he retires. Kami Rita Sherpa, 49, reached the 8,850-metre (29,035ft) summit by the traditional south-east ridge route, the tourism department official Mira Acharya said. Continue reading...

The Guardian | 21 May 07:14

Christchurch mosque attacks: suspect charged with 'terrorist act'

New Zealand police add terrorism charge to existing murder and attempted murder charges against Brenton Tarrant Brenton Tarrant has been charged by New Zealand police with engaging in a “terrorist act”, in addition to existing murder charges over the two mosque attacks in Christchurch in March. The Australian man, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in the shooting deaths of 51 people, was previously charged with 50 counts of murder and 39 counts of attempted murder, though New Zealand police said other charges were under consideration. Continue reading...