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2019 Australia election: Liberal-National coalition secures majority
May 21, 2019
The majority win for the incumbent government caps off an election which defied predictions.

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Risk of nuclear war now highest since WW2, U.N. arms research chief says
May 21, 2019
The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, a senior U.N. security expert said on Tuesday, calling it an "urgent" issue that the world should take more seriously.
Britain's May offers "new deal" to try to break Brexit deadlock
May 21, 2019
Prime Minister Theresa May set out on Tuesday a "new deal" for Britain's departure from the European Union, offering sweeteners to opposition parties in her fourth attempt to break an impasse in parliament over Brexit.
New UK PM may be needed to deliver Brexit: Northern Irish DUP's Dodds
May 21, 2019
The deputy leader of the Northern Irish party propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government said on Tuesday he thought Brexit would be delivered, but that it might require a new prime minister to do so.
Trump renews criticism of Mexico over immigration
May 21, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday Mexico was "doing virtually nothing to stop illegal immigrants from coming to our southern border" and that he would soon give a response.
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WORLD • Business
U.S. Stocks Rise as Huawei Ban Is Delayed
May 21, 2019
Stocks climbed, buoyed by gains in the technology sector, after the White House said it would grant temporary exemptions to an export blacklist against Huawei.
Wall Street Is Losing Faith in Tesla
May 21, 2019
As its shares drop, once-bullish analysts and investors are souring on Elon Musk’s company, potentially cutting it off from the capital it needs to survive.
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What Killed Jamie Oliver’s Restaurant Chain?
May 21, 2019
The celebrity chef's restaurant group is all but dead.
Bitcoin: A Hedge for Trump’s China Trade War?
May 20, 2019
Bitcoin's price thrives in an uncertain world.
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WORLD • Markets
Trade war hits Asian markets, pushing dollar to 4-week high
May 21, 2019
Signs that Asia is already feeling the pinch from a trade conflict between the United States and China pushed the U.S. dollar to a four-week high on Tuesday, while higher U.S. Treasury yields helped the move.
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Trade war hits Asian markets, pushing dollar to 4-week high
May 21, 2019
Signs that Asia is already feeling the pinch from a trade conflict between the United States and China pushed the U.S. dollar to a four-week high on Tuesday, while higher U.S. Treasury yields helped the move.
Oil steadies as US-Iran tensions support prices, trade war weighs on market
May 21, 2019
Crude futures drew support from U.S.-Iran tensions and expectations of ongoing OPEC supply cuts, but trade war concerns weighed on prices.
Gold slips to over two-week low as stronger dollar, stocks weigh
May 21, 2019
Gold prices dropped to a more than two-week low on Tuesday, as investors opted for the dollar and improved appetite for riskier assets dented the appeal of bullion, while markets awaited the release of minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
US Treasury yields tick higher ahead of Fed minutes
May 21, 2019
U.S. government debt yields rose Tuesday as investors monitor the latest batch of economic data reports and Treasury auctions.
Dow gains more than 100 points, led by tech stocks after US eases Huawei restrictions
May 21, 2019
Stocks traded higher on Tuesday on news that the U.S. temporarily eased restrictions on Chinese telecom giant Huawei.
European stocks close higher after slight trade war reprieve; tech sector rallies
May 21, 2019
European stocks closed higher Tuesday as tensions eased slightly in the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China.
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WORLD • Economy
KPMG faces record £12.5m fine for bungled bank reports
May 21, 2019
Accountant disputes ‘extravagant’ and ‘gargantuan’ penalty called for by UK regulator at hearing

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WORLD • Opinion
Looking Back at 100
May 21, 2019

Three themes have dominated the author's analysis of global affairs in his previous 99 Project Syndicate commentaries. All of them – Middle East turmoil, the rise of China, and the dissolution of the post-World War II and post-Cold War order – are certain to figure prominently in the next hundred.

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