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Apple more upfront with iPhone users on battery health: UK watchdog5/22/2019 1:44:12 PM Britain's competition watchdog said on Wednesday that Apple Inc has committed to be "clearer and more upfront" with iPhone users about battery health and performance, after the regulator looked into consumer concerns on the matter.U.S. Justice Department staff recommends blocking T-Mobile-Sprint deal, sources say5/22/2019 1:43:01 PM The U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division staff has recommended the agency file a lawsuit to block T-Mobile US Inc's $26 billion acquisition of smaller rival Sprint Corp, according to two sources familiar with the matter.U.S. judge says Qualcomm violated antitrust law; appeal planned, shares plunge5/22/2019 1:40:44 PM Qualcomm Inc illegally suppressed competition in the market for smartphone chips by threatening to cut off supplies and extracting excessive licensing fees, a U.S. judge ruled, a decision that could force the company to overhaul its business practices.Wall Street opens lower on worries of escalating trade war5/22/2019 1:39:12 PM U.S. stocks opened lower on Wednesday, as reports that Washington could impose sanctions on another Chinese company raised fears of an escalation in trade tensions, with the S&P 500 also dragged down by losses in chipmaker Qualcomm and home improvement chain Lowe's.U.S. measles outbreak spreads to Maine, 25th state to report case5/22/2019 1:38:35 PM Maine became the 25th U.S. state to confirm a case of measles amid the country's worst outbreak of the disease in a quarter century, as state medical officials on Wednesday reported that child was infected but is now fully recovered.Theresa May's Brexit gambit fails as her premiership fades5/22/2019 1:37:14 PM British Prime Minister Theresa May's final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday just hours after her offer of a vote on a second referendum and closer trading arrangements failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party.Rumors ministers will move against UK PM May: ITV reporter5/22/2019 1:33:16 PM There are rumors Prime Minister Theresa May's top team of ministers will move against her on Wednesday, an ITV reporter said on Twitter, citing an unnamed source.Citing Reuters report, health groups push tech firms to police tobacco marketing5/22/2019 1:32:45 PM More than 100 public health and anti-tobacco organizations are calling on Facebook Inc, Instagram, Twitter and Snap Inc to take "swift action" to curb advertising of tobacco products on their platforms.Prepare for difficult times, China's Xi urges as trade war simmers5/22/2019 1:29:43 PM China must prepare for difficult times as the international situation is increasingly complex, President Xi Jinping said in comments carried by state media on Wednesday, as the U.S.-China trade war took a mounting toll on tech giant Huawei.China's foreign minister says U.S. pressure on Huawei is pure economic bullying5/22/2019 1:28:54 PM The Chinese government's top diplomat Wang Yi said on Wednesday U.S. pressure on Chinese firms such as tech giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is economic bullying and a move to try to prevent the country's development process.House panel chief Schiff delays subpoena against Barr after Justice Dept offer5/22/2019 1:27:55 PM The Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said he would hold off enforcing a subpoena against Attorney General William Barr after the Justice Department agreed to turn over materials relating to an investigation into Russian election interference.Europe holds "most important" EU vote5/22/2019 1:14:55 PM Europeans start voting on Thursday in four days of elections to the EU parliament that will influence not just Brussels policy for the next five years but, to some extent, the very future of the Union project itself.Ready to resign? PM's spokesman says May is focused on Brexit5/22/2019 1:10:31 PM British Prime Minister Theresa May is focused on the task at hand of getting her Brexit deal through parliament, her political spokesman said on Wednesday after several Conservative lawmakers renewed calls for her resignation.After Huawei, U.S. could blacklist Chinese surveillance tech firm: media5/22/2019 12:59:01 PM The U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision, media reports show, deepening worries that trade friction between the world's top two economies could be further inflamed.UK electoral body says reviewing Brexit Party's systems after funding criticism5/22/2019 12:42:23 PM Britain's Electoral Commission said on Wednesday its representatives had visited Nigel Farage's The Brexit Party to look at the systems the party has in place after criticism about some of the anti-EU party's funding.British Steel falls into liquidation after failing to secure funding5/22/2019 12:41:17 PM British Steel, the country's second largest steel producer, has collapsed after failing to secure emergency government funding, jeopardising some 25,000 jobs, Britain's Official Receiver said on Wednesday.China: U.S. resembles "Don Quixote" in seeing other powers as threats5/22/2019 12:19:20 PM China told the world's main disarmament forum on Wednesday that U.S. foreign policy was destabilizing, baffling and redolent of Don Quixote, the Spanish fictional hero whose misplaced determination leads him on a series of doomed endeavors.Turkey preparing for possible U.S. sanctions over S-400s: minister5/22/2019 12:12:36 PM Turkey's defense minister said it was preparing for potential U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, even while he said there was some improvement in talks with the United States over buying F-35 fighter jets.Kremlin condemns alleged U.S. ultimatum to Turkey over missile deal5/22/2019 12:12:36 PM The Kremlin on Wednesday condemned as unacceptable an alleged U.S. ultimatum to Turkey designed to force it to cancel a deal to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and purchase U.S. Patriot missile systems instead.Turkey's Russia missile deal raises difficult questions: Germany5/22/2019 12:11:52 PM The German government on Wednesday said Turkey's decision to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems raised difficult questions for NATO and that it would welcome Ankara reconsidering the decision.