Saturday, 20 April 2019

Reuters

Huawei secured 40 5G commercial contracts

HONG KONG: China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said on Tuesday it had secured 40 commercial contracts to build and operate fifth-generation (5G) telecommunications infrastructure as at the end of March, up from a previously disclosed tally of more than 30. Rotating Chairman Ken Hu was speaking at the firm’s annual ...

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ABB seeks new chief executive after Ulrich’s surprise move

ZURICH: ABB Chief Executive Ulrich Spiesshofer has quit the Swiss engineering group in a surprise move for a company which is in the midst of a strategic overhaul to focus more on digital industries. Chairman Peter Voser will take charge at ABB, which is selling its Power Grids business to ...

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Alex Hepburn found guilty of rape

LONDON: Australian-born former Worcestershire county cricketer Alex Hepburn was found guilty at a re-trial on Friday of raping a sleeping woman as part of a sex game conducted on WhatsApp. The BBC and Sky television reported the jury delivered a unanimous guilty verdict on a count of oral rape after ...

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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp hit by outages

LONDON: Facebook Inc social networking site, photo-sharing social network Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp were inaccessible to some users, downdetector.com, which monitors outages, showed. Downdetector.com indicated that there were more than 12,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook at its peak, but that figure dropped to about 2,000 reports. ...

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US charges WikiLeaks founder Assange with hacking conspiracy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors announced charges on Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to gain access to a government computer as part of one of the largest compromises of classified information in U.S. history. Assange, arrested by British ...

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Mushtaq Ahmed to be honored with Asian Award at UK

LONDON: Pakistan former leg spinner Mushtaq Ahmed will be awarded the prestigious Asian Award in a ceremony to be held at UK today. “Deeply humbled and honored to receive the prestigious Asian Award. I am thankful to all the people for their love, prayers and unconditional support in this regard,” ...

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China warns Australia at WTO about 5G restriction

GENEVA: China told Australia at the World Trade Organization that Australia’s restriction on Chinese 5G telecoms technology was “obviously discriminative” and appeared to break global trade rules, according to a transcript seen by Reuters. China’s representative at the WTO’s Council on Trade in Goods said measures to restrict 5G technology ...

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UK economy grows as factories get boost from pre-Brexit stockpiling

LONDON: Britain’s economy unexpectedly grew in February, helped by clients of manufacturers rushing to stockpile goods ahead of Brexit, official data showed on Wednesday. Gross domestic product grew by 0.2 percent from January, the Office for National Statistics said. Economists taking part in a Reuters poll had expected zero growth. ...

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Consistency key for dangerous West Indies at World Cup: Brian Lara

MUMBAI: West Indies are replete with match-winners but consistency will be key to their success in English conditions at this year’s World Cup, batting great Brian Lara has said. Teeming with tearaway fast bowlers and aggressive batsmen, West Indies were once considered invincible and won the opening two editions of ...

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Netanyahu wins re-election with parliamentary majority

JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli national election, securing a record fifth term in office despite running neck in neck with his challenger Benny Gantz, the country’s three main television channels said on Wednesday. With 97 percent of the votes counted, neither of the candidates’ parties had ...

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