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Revenge porn laws ‘not working’, says victims group

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Laws covering so-called revenge porn are not fit for purpose and police still need more training, experts say. Victims should receive anonymity and laws need to include threats to share images, according to Sophie Mortimer from the Revenge Porn helpline. Figures from 19 forces in England and Wales revealed police investigations have doubled in the Read More

Huawei has long been ready for US ban & won’t bow to pressure, CEO says

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US restrictions won’t hurt Chinese telecom giant Huawei much, as it has long been prepared for it, CEO Ren Zhengfei stated, adding that the firm has no intention of changing its activities on the US’ request. “We have already been preparing for this,” the founder of Shenzhen-based Huawei Technologies said, as cited by Nikkei in Read More

Huawei founder says growth ‘may slow, but only slightly’ after U.S. restrictions

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(Reuters) – Huawei Technologies’ founder and chief executive Ren Zhengfei said on Saturday the growth of the Chinese tech giant “may slow, but only slightly” due to recent U.S. restrictions. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Huawei is seen at the high profile startups and high tech leaders gathering, Viva Tech,in Paris, France May 16, 2019. Read More

Exclusive: U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week’s blacklisting would have made it nearly impossible for the Chinese company to service its existing customers. FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at her phone as she walks past a Huawei shop in Beijing, China Read More

British-Iranians should not travel to Iran – Foreign Office

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British-Iranian dual nationals should not travel to Iran, the Foreign Office has said. The Foreign Office changed its travel advice because of the Iranian government’s “continued arbitrary detention and mistreatment of dual nationals”. The advice has also changed because of Iranian citizens’ links with UK institutions. Image: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in Iran in 2016 Read More

Pregnant teen strangled and has baby cut from womb

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A pregnant woman who responded to an offer of free baby clothes on Facebook was strangled and had her child cut from her womb, say Chicago police. The body of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was found behind a house in Chicago on Wednesday, three weeks after she was last seen leaving her high school. “We believe Read More

Child blast injury handbook to save lives in war zones

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British doctors are launching the world’s first handbook for child blast injuries designed for medics in war zones who often lack specialist training. The Paediatric Blast Injury Field Manual is the first comprehensive guide to injuries suffered by children from weapons like airstrikes, artillery and landmines. Writing for Sky News, former army doctor Paul Reavley, Read More

Girl firepower: IDF vet ‘Queen of guns’ praises US firearm laws as ‘best in the world’

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Orin Julie, an IDF veteran known on social media as self-styled ‘Queen of guns’ has said she is jealous of US firearm laws. She decried the tight gun legislation in her native Israel. Julie told the Daily Caller that the US has the best gun laws in the world and has shared her frustration that, Read More

Fries with that? In most American move ever, US outsources Austria consular service to… McDonald’s

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Distressed American tourists who are not lovin’ their time in Austria will soon be able to seek urgent assistance at the nearest McDonalds, thanks to the US Embassy in Vienna signing a deal with the iconic fast food joint. Yes, you read that right. The US embassy in Austria recently announced via its Facebook page Read More

Iranian ‘who spied for the UK’ jailed for 10 years

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An Iranian national has been jailed for 10 years on charges of spying for the UK. Officials in Tehran said the suspect, who has not been identified, worked for the British Council. Gholamhossein Esmaili, a judiciary spokesman, said they were sentenced after “clearly confessing to assignments with British intelligence”. The British Council is Britain’s cultural Read More