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  • Washington is pressuring Iran to curtail its nuclear program and stop backing militant proxies across the Middle East. They were China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Italy and Greece. But on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will announce "that, as of May 2, the State Department will no longer grant sanctions waivers to any country that is currently...

  • *Comes as Tesla is trying to revive its sales in China. Reuters was not immediately able to verify the origins of the video, which Weibo users said was taken in Shanghai. "After finding out about this incident in Shanghai, we immediately sent a team to the scene.

  • CRUDE OIL FUTURES RISE TO NOV. 2018 HIGHS ON REPORT THAT WASHINGTON WILL END ALL IRAN SANCTION WAIVERS.

  • *U.S. to demand end to all Iranian oil imports- Washington Post. The United States is preparing to announce on Monday that all buyers of Iranian oil will have to end their imports shortly or be subject to U.S. sanctions, a Washington Post columnist reported on Sunday. A State Department spokesman declined to comment.

  • SHANGHAI, April 22- U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc on Monday said it had sent a team to investigate a video on Chinese social media which showed a parked Tesla car exploding. The video was widely shared on China's Twitter-like Weibo, with the hashtag "Tesla self-ignites" becoming one of the most-read topics on the platform, being viewed over five million...

  • *US eyes end to sanction waivers for Iran oil- Washington Post. Brent futures rallied to a five-month high, after the Washington Post said U.S. The advance, however, slowed as many markets in Asia, Europe and North America shut down for Good Friday.

  • TOKYO, April 22- Crown Prince Naruhito, set to become Japan's emperor on May 1, is known as an earnest, studious man who wooed and won his ex-diplomat wife, Crown Princess Masako, with a pledge to protect her. A student of medieval European river transport, Naruhito spent two years at Oxford University, a time he has described as some of the best years of his life.

  • *Brent futures hit highest since Nov on OPEC- led supply cuts. SINGAPORE, April 22- Oil prices rose early on Monday, with Brent hitting its highest level since November, driven up by a decline in U.S. drilling activity and ongoing supply cuts led by producer club OPEC. "The path of least resistance remains higher," said Stephen Innes, head of trading at SPI Asset...

  • Washington is pressuring Iran to curtail its nuclear program and stop backing militant proxies across the Middle East. They were China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Italy and Greece. But on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will announce "that, as of May 2, the State Department will no longer grant sanctions waivers to any country that is currently...

  • BRENT CRUDE OIL FUTURES RISE TO NOV. 2018 HIGH OF $72.49/ B ON DECLINE IN U.S.

  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 23- Apr United States Sale of 2- year notes 23- Apr Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds 24- Apr United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 24- Apr United States Sale of 5- year notes 24- Apr Italy CTZ/BTPi auction 24- Apr Sweden Auction of government bonds 24- Apr Germany Auction of 10- year Federal bonds 25- Apr...

  • *Deal with Greece a pre-condition for EU, NATO membership. SKOPJE, April 21- Macedonia's pro-Western candidate, Stevo Pendarovski, and his main rival Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova emerged tied in the first round of presidential vote dominated by deep divisions over a change of the country's name to North Macedonia under a deal with Greece.

  • KIEV, April 21- In a popular Ukrainian TV series, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy played a president who is scrupulously honest and outwits crooked lawmakers and shadowy businessmen who try to stand in his way. President Donald Trump and Italy's 5- Star Movement, which was also once led by a comedian, to power. Critics question Zelenskiy's political inexperience...

  • KHARTOUM, April 21- Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said on Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan $3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to the country's new military leaders after protests led to the ousting of president Omar al-Bashir. The aid comes amid wrangling between the Transitional Military Council and protesters and opposition groups...

  • *Investors, West and Russia wondering what he will do. KIEV, April 21- Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Sunday after exit polls showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had easily won enough votes to become the next president of a country at war. Zelenskiy, who plays a fictitious president in a popular TV series, is now...

  • KHARTOUM, April 21- Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said on Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan $3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to the country's new military leaders after protests led to the ousting of president Omar al-Bashir. But in a potential setback to efforts to form a new government, a coalition of protesters and opposition groups...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The United States has largely carved out exceptions so that foreign governments, firms and NGOs do not automatically face U.S. sanctions for dealing with Iran's Revolutionary Guards after the group's designation by Washington as a foreign terrorist group, according to three current and three former U.S. officials.

  • CAIRO, April 21- Sudan's central bank on Sunday strengthened the Sudanese pound to 45 pounds to the dollar from 47.5, state news agency SUNA reported. It said the measure coincided with the sharp rise in the price of the pound against the dollar on the parallel market. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Sunday said they had agreed to send Sudan $3 billion...

  • BEIJING, April 21- Japan's Toyota Motor Corp said on Sunday it was setting up a research institute in Beijing in partnership with Tsinghua University to study car technology using hydrogen power and other green technologies that could ease environmental problems in China. The initiative, outlined by Toyota's President and Chief Executive Akio Toyoda in a...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 21- Warner Bros. and New Line's "The Curse of La Llorona" ascended to the top of domestic box office charts, conjuring $26.5 million when it opened in 3,372 North American theaters. The decline in sales is likely because the rest of Hollywood avoided opening a big movie ahead of Disney and Marvel's "Avengers: Endgame," which is expected to crush...