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Google deals Huawei major blow by cutting Android licence

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Google has dealt a major blow to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei by blocking the firm from using critical apps and services like Gmail and YouTube on its range of smartphones, according to reports. Just like other major smartphone makers including Samsung and LG, Huawei relies on the Google-developed Android operating system to power its mobile Read More

Iran wants peace but not ‘afraid’ of war – Revolutionary Guards chief

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Iran does not want war with the United States, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards has claimed, adding that Washington lacks the “will” to fight Tehran. “The difference between us and them is that they are afraid of war and don’t have the will for it,” Major General Hossein Salami said, according to the Read More

‘Enemies of freedom’? Germany launches anti-rightwing crusade amid Austrian govt crisis

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German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have rushed to take advantage of the government crisis in the neighboring Austria for their own political goals, uniting in a crusade against the right-wing populists. As Austria is reeling from a scandal involving Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, which put the Alpine nation on a brink of snap elections, Read More

China urges US to abandon ‘long arm jurisdiction’, show restraint on Iran & trade war issues

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Beijing has warned the US against taking the ongoing trade war “too far,” and once again criticized Washington’s unilateralist diplomacy, calling upon it to show “restraint” in the escalating standoff with Tehran. The remarks have been made by the country’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, during phone talks with the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Read More

China’s top diplomat calls for U.S. restraint on trade, Iran

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (not pictured) at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, May 17, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/Pool SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s senior diplomat Wang Yi told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that recent U.S. words and actions had harmed the interests of China and Read More

Adiós gringo? Venezuela & Russia negotiating swap of US dollar for ruble in bilateral trade

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Caracas is in talks with Moscow over the possibility of using the Russian ruble in mutual trade settlements and abandoning dollar transactions, according to Venezuela’s representative to the UN office in Geneva Jorge Valero. The ambassador added that the countries are also discussing the use of Venezuelan state-sponsored oil-backed cryptocurrency El Petro, launched last year. Read More

China confirms formal arrest of two Canadians after months-long detention

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China has officially arrested two Canadian citizens who have been detained for months on national security grounds in a case that has exacerbated tensions between Beijing and Ottawa. The two men – Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat, and Michael Spavor, a China-based businessman who organized trips to North Korea – were detained last December. China’s Read More

Simple precautions or plan to attack? What’s behind US & Germany’s recent moves in Mideast

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Germany and the Netherlands halted training of Iraqi troops hours after the US said it will partially evacuate its Baghdad embassy. Amid growing tensions with Iran, analysts offered differing views on the reasons behind the moves. Washington announced the partial evacuation of its embassy in Baghdad as well as a consulate in Erbil in Iraqi Read More

It’s time to restore US-Russia ties, Putin tells Pompeo

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Russian President Vladimir Putin told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that he had the impression President Donald Trump wanted to restore relations between the US and Russia after the Mueller inquiry exonerated him. “As you know, just a few days ago, I had the pleasure of talking with the US president on the phone,” Read More

China, U.S. have ‘wisdom’ to resolve trade dispute, says senior diplomat

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BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China and the United States both have the “ability and wisdom” to reach a trade deal that is good for both, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said, as U.S. President Donald Trump said he thought recent talks in Beijing would be successful. The slightly more optimistic comments came after both sides ramped Read More