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US government accuses Google of collaboration with China over Huawei ties

US lawmakers have questioned Google’s “strategic partnership” with Chinese major smartphone producer Huawei saying it “could pose a serious risk to US national security” and American consumers. Huawei, which is the world’s third-largest smartphone maker by market share, is running the Google-owned Android operating system on its devices. In January, Google and Huawei signed a partnership to work on a ...

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At least 18 dead as second blast shatters holiday truce between Taliban & Afghan government forces

At least 18 people have been killed in an explosion in a crowded area in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. It is the second such incident, after an unprecedented ceasefire for the Muslim Eid holiday had been agreed. The deadly blast rocked an area outside of the governor’s compound in the capital of the Afghan Nangarhar Province as Taliban ...

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Russian government approves raising of retirement age starting 2019

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has announced a plan to raise retirement age by eight years for women by 2034 and by five years for men by 2028, adding that this was an unavoidable measure due to the increasing numbers of pensioners. The bill, which was on Thursday approved for drafting in the parliament by the government, provides for a step-by ...

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300 Russian ‘Spartans’ get government support in conquering the Far East

More than 300 Russian trailblazers who have claimed free land in the country’s Far East are getting government support to survive the hardships of settling uninhabited areas. The overall aid for the 314 settlers reached about $ 500,000 for various needs in farming, like the purchase of agricultural machinery, buying cattle or fodder, the government of Sakhalin Region said. The ...

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‘No money for F-35,’ government auditors tell Congress

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that Congress withhold funding for the F-35 program, saying the jet fighter is plagued with almost 1,000 deficiencies that must be resolved before production can begin. The shortcomings include an ejector seat that can cause neck injuries, an unusable helmet-mounted display system, failing oxygen-supply systems and a mid-air refuelling probe that can break ...

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Apple will add government App Store takedown requests to transparency reports

Apple’s set to up the ante with its transparency report. The same day it dropped the latest version of the twice-yearly document, the company committed to including in future updates government takedown requests for the App Store. The report covering July 1 through December 31 of this year, which is due out in 2019, should be the first to detail ...

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Russian government 'like a tiger ready to leap forward’ – Audit Chamber chief

Russia’s newly-appointed Cabinet is capable of producing “advanced, groundbreaking reforms” with the government looking like “a tiger ready to make a leap forward,” head of the Russian Audit Chamber, Alexei Kudrin, said Friday. Speaking at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Kudrin encouraged officials to take a more decisive role in implementing the Russian President’s ambitious economic program, revealed by Vladimir ...

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US-led strike hits government targets in Syria – state media

Published time: 24 May, 2018 00:09 Edited time: 24 May, 2018 00:36 US-led coalition warplanes have bombed several Syrian army positions in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, state media outlet SANA reports, citing a military source. The attack took place shortly after midnight on Thursday. SANA reported that the US-led coalition aircraft inflicted limited material damage. It is ...

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US government employee suffers brain injury after hearing ‘abnormal sound’ in China

A US government worker has reportedly suffered a mild brain injury after hearing an “abnormal sound” while working in China. The incident has sparked comparisons to last year’s alleged ‘sonic attack’ on US diplomats in Cuba. The US State Department issued a health warning to its citizens based in China outlining the mysterious case. “A US government employee in China ...

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Venezuela expels top US diplomat for 'conspiring' against government

Published time: 22 May, 2018 17:58 The top US diplomat in Caracas, Venezuela has been expelled for allegedly conspiring against the government, President Nicolas Maduro announced. “I have declared him persona non grata and I announce the exit of the US chargé d’affaires in 48 hours,” Maduro said on Tuesday, referring to Todd Robinson. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! ...

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