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U.S. calls for ceasefire as more heavy fighting hits northwest Syria
WASHINGTON/BEIRUT, May 22 (Reuters) - The United States called on Wednesday for a new ceasefire in Syria as rival forces clashed in the country's northwest, where the government is waging an offensive on the last big stretch of rebel-held territory.
Worried by Iran tensions, U.S. lawmakers seek end to law of 'endless war'
WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - Rising tensions between the United States and Iran prompted some Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Wednesday to call for the repeal of a law that presidents have used for two decades to justify U.S. military action around the world.
UPDATE 1-BNP Paribas must face revived lawsuit over Sudanese genocide- U.S. appeals court
NEW YORK, May 22 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday revived a lawsuit against BNP Paribas SA by alleged victims of a genocidal regime in Sudan, who sought to hold the French bank liable for aiding in the government's atrocities.
UPDATE 1-Washington not ready for trade talks with EU - Malmstrom
PARIS, May 22 (Reuters) - The United States is not ready to launch trade talks with the European Union, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Wednesday.
BRIEF-Panasonic To Suspend Supplies Of Some Components To Huawei Following U.S. Ban - Nikkei
May 22 (Reuters) - Nikkei:
IOC recommends boxing keeps its place in Tokyo but not under AIBA
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Boxing should keep its place at next year's Olympic Games but recognition of AIBA, the governing body of the sport's amateur version, should be suspended, the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) executive board recommended on Wednesday.
UPDATE 2-Saudi Aramco inks 20-year deal with Sempra for LNG supply
DUBAI/NEW YORK, May 22 (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco signed a 20-year agreement to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from a forthcoming export terminal in Texas that U.S.-based Sempra Energy is developing, the two companies said on Wednesday.
Pelosi says she prays for Trump after accusing him of cover-up
WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she prays for President Donald Trump after a meeting on infrastructure between Democratic congressional leaders and the president collapsed.
Philippines' Duterte loses patience, orders trash shipped back Canada
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his government to hire a private shipping company to send 69 containers of garbage back to Canada and leave them within its territorial waters if it refuses to accept the trash, his spokesman said on Wednesday.
UPDATE 1-Libya's Haftar ruled out ceasefire in talks with France's Macron - Elysee
PARIS, May 22 (Reuters) - Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar told French President Emmanuel Macron that conditions for a ceasefire were not in place, although he would be ready to talk if those conditions were met, a French presidency official said.
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