Huawei moves US court against Trump ban

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(Shenzhen) - Chinese telecom giant Huawei filed a motion for summary judgment as part of a process to challenge the constitutionality of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, as parts of its continuing efforts to challenge the US government…

Powerful tornado devastates US town, killing two

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(Oklahoma) - Rescuers in the US state of Oklahoma were searching for survivors in the tangled remains of mobile homes and other structures demolished overnight by a powerful tornado that killed at least two people. "Right now (we are) doing…

80 countries ready to step up on climate: UN

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(United Nations) - About 80 countries have signaled that they are willing to scale up their commitment to cut carbon emissions under the Paris agreement to combat climate change, the UN climate envoy said. Under the landmark deal, countries…

Final votes cast as Europe chooses future course

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(Brussels) - Tens of millions of Europeans voted as 21 countries choose their representatives in a battle between the nationalist right and pro-EU forces to chart a course for the bloc. Seven EU member states have already voted, and provisional…

US orders new troops to Middle East

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(Washington) - The United States said it was deploying 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East to counter "credible threats" from Iran in a move denounced by Tehran as "a threat to international peace". "Increased US presence in our region…

British PM Theresa May resigns

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(London) - British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation with the Brexit process in total disarray. A vote by MPs on her Brexit deal -- already rejected three times by MPs -- has been postponed, many believe indefinitely. Meanwhile…

Trump names woman as head of US Air Force

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(Washington) - US President Donald Trump announced he had nominated a former ambassador and Arizona businesswoman to lead the Air Force. Barbara Barrett, 68, served as the US ambassador to Finland from 2008 to 2009 under the George W. Bush…

BJP sweeps Indian polls, leads show

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(New Delhi) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looked on course for a major victory in the world’s biggest election, with early trends suggesting his Hindu nationalist party will win a bigger majority even than 2014. Right-wing Bharatiya…

UAE offers golden visas to investors, ´exceptional talents´

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(Dubai) - The United Arab Emirates said it has launched a permanent residency scheme to attract wealthy individuals and highly skilled workers to the oil-rich Gulf country. The "Golden Card" programme is open to investors and "exceptional…

Christchurch attacker charged with terrorism

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(Wellington) - The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks was formally charged with terrorism for the first time, New Zealand police said. In addition to the terror charge, Brenton Tarrant also…

Violent clashes rage south of Libya's Tripoli

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(Tripoli) - Violent clashes raged south of Tripoli, marking an uptick in fighting as the UN envoy for Libya warned of a "long and bloody war". Heavy artillery fire could be heard from the city centre as the most intense fighting took place…

UAE, Jordan reviewing latest regional developments

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and his Jordanian Counterpart Ayman Al Safadi have reviewed the latest regional and international developments of common interest. This…

Google and Android system start to cut ties with Huawei

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(San Francisco) - US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world's smartphones, said it was beginning to cut ties with China's Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat. In the…

EU adopts powers to respond to cyberattacks

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(Brussels) - The European Union adopted powers to punish those outside the bloc who launch cyberattacks that cripple hospitals and banks, sway elections and steal company secrets or funds. EU ministers meeting in Brussels said the 28-nation…