Saturday, 25 January 2020

Reuters

Israel’s FM says he hopes Corbyn loses British election

Israel’s foreign minister said on Thursday that he hopes Jeremy Corbyn loses next week’s British election, citing allegations of anti-Semitism buffeting the Labour Party leader. With Israel in political disarray of its own after two inconclusive elections, the British contest has elicited few comments from Israeli leaders despite deep concern ...

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England appoint Jeetan Patel as spin-bowling consultant

LONDON: Former New Zealand off-spinner Jeetan Patel has been appointed as England s spin bowling consultant for their upcoming tours of South Africa and Sri Lanka. Patel had performed a similar role during the T20I leg of England s tour of New Zealand, which England won 3-2. The 39-year-old will ...

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Trump says Huawei is a security risk as NATO seeks secure 5G

WATFORD, England (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said that Chinese telecommunication firm Huawei was a security risk after NATO said it needed secure next-generation 5G technology. In what some have compared to the Cold War arms race, the United States is worried that 5G dominance would give any global ...

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Chile eyes state-backed lithium push in far-flung salt flats

SALAR DE AGUILAR, Chile (Reuters) – Chile’s Atacama salt flat may get all the attention when it comes to lithium, but the South American nation is looking to develop two lesser-known deposits of the mineral needed to power a global push into electric cars. Chile’s mining minister, Baldo Prokurica, told ...

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Ganguly wants India to play pink-ball Tests in every series

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket board chief Sourav Ganguly believes pink-ball Tests are here to stay and wants the team under Virat Kohli to play at least one such match in every series. India became the last major cricket nation to embrace day-night Tests when they hosted neighbours Bangladesh in front ...

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New Zealand to crack down on foreign political donations

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand will ban foreign donations to politicians and tighten disclosure rules for political advertising, the government said on Tuesday, as concerns over foreign interference intensify ahead of an election next year. The move follows warnings, including from the country’s intelligence agency, of the risk of foreign ...

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New Zealand win series after rain brings early end

WELLINGTON: New Zealand secured a 1-0 series victory over England on Tuesday after the second Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton ended in a draw with rain washing out the final two sessions of play. New Zealand, who won the first match of the two-Test series at Bay Oval in ...

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Facebook to allow transfer of photos, videos to Google Photos

LONDON: Facebook Inc said it has introduced an option to transfer photos and videos from the social media network directly to other services, starting with Google Photos. The option will be available to users in Ireland, with a worldwide roll-out planned for the first half of 2020. All data transfers ...

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