News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 21, 2019, 08.47 AM(IST)

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Read the top five stories of the morning here.

Amidst US-China trade war, American companies can shift focus to India: Experts

Exploring the possibility of developing India as an alternative in the midst of a US-China trade war, the American corporate sector eagerly looks forward to the election results and hopes that the new government adopts a "consultative process" in framing policies, experts say.

Today's situation not suitable for talks, choice is resistance only: Iran's Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he would be willing for talks with the US but not under the current situation, local media IRNA reported on Monday.

"Today's situation is not suitable for talks and our choice is resistance only" IRNA quoted Rouhani as saying.

Huawei founder says US underestimates company, 'can't be isolated'

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei struck a defiant tone Tuesday against US attempts to block his company's global ambitions, saying the US "underestimates" the telecom giant's strength.

Andreas Nikolaus 'Niki' Lauda, three-time Formula One champion, dies at 70

The former Formula One driver and three-time world champion Andreas Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda has died at the age of 70. 

The Austrian formula one driver died on Monday night after undergoing kidney dialysis.

Indonesia's Joko Widodo wins second term as president

Indonesia's Joko Widodo won another term as president of the world's third-biggest democracy, official results showed Tuesday, after his rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general, alleged widespread cheating.