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Chinese tech a threat? Europe weary of Washington's 'nonsense' allegations against Huawei

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Washington is riding another wave of scaremongering by warning the world about the alleged dangers posed by Chinese tech giant Huawei. However, without solid proof, the message seems more like a cover for self-interests. Senior US officials have been urging the world to be “vigilant” over Chinese tech corporations and their communication grids, threatening to curb Read More

EU countries back copyright reforms aimed at Google, Facebook

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union countries on Wednesday endorsed an overhaul of the bloc’s copyright rules which would force Google and Facebook Inc to pay publishers for news snippets and filter out copyright-protected content on YouTube or Instagram. FILE PHOTO: A European Union flag is seen outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium November Read More

Mercenary team? 5 US citizens among heavily armed group arrested amid Haiti protests (PHOTOS)

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A group of seven foreigners and one local were apprehended by Haitian authorities amid violent unrest in the nation. The suspects, who allegedly have military backgrounds, were equipped with an arsenal of guns and even drones. The group was apprehended on Sunday in the Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince, shortly after leaving the Bank of Read More

Facebook needs independent ethical oversight: UK lawmakers

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LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook and other big tech companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics to tackle the spread of fake news, the abuse of users’ data and the bullying of smaller firms, British lawmakers said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at the Facebook logo on an iPad in this Read More

Facebook broke rules, should be regulated: UK lawmakers

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LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech companies, be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens’ rights, British lawmakers said on Monday. In a damning report that singled out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for what it said was a failure of Read More

‘Profiting from pain’: Amazon under fire for selling ‘gay cure’ books

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LGBTQ advocates are incensed following revelations this week that multinational e-commerce giant Amazon is selling gay conversion therapy books, “promoting hatred, abuse, and self-harm,” in the process. Award-winning author and LGBTQ rights activist Damian Barr raised the issue online, accusing Amazon of taking sides by allowing people to profit by pushing harmful, pseudoscientific ‘treatments.’ Among Read More

U.S.-China trade talks to resume in Washington next week

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BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Talks between China and the United States to resolve their bruising trade war will resume next week in Washington, with both sides saying this week’s negotiations in Beijing made progress. The White House stood by its March 1 deadline for reaching a deal or raising tariffs on certain Chinese goods, despite U.S. Read More

Xi says trade talks progress, more meetings next week in U.S

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BEIJING (Reuters) – Talks between China and the United States this week made important progress, President Xi Jinping told top U.S. trade negotiators on Friday, adding that efforts would continue in Washington next week to resolve their bruising trade war. Xi met U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin after a Read More

Spanish PM calls snap election after budget vote defeat

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Spain will go the polls on 28 April after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called a snap national election following defeat in a key budget vote. “Between doing nothing and continuing without the budget and calling on Spaniards to have their say, I choose the second,” he said in a televised statement following a cabinet meeting. Read More

‘Fake news’: Beijing slams WSJ report on Chinese diplomats meeting with Venezuelan opposition

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A newspaper report alleging that Chinese diplomats met in secret with Venezuelan opposition figures to ensure that its vast investments in the Latin American country are not endangered is “fake news,” Beijing has claimed. The Wall Street Journal reported that the Chinese officials held talks in Washington with representatives of Juan Guaido, the self-appointed interim president Read More