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#France and #Germany to increase efforts to reduce #Iran tensions and avert war – ministers

#France and #Germany to increase efforts to reduce #Iran tensions and avert war – ministers

| June 20, 2019

France and Germany will increase their efforts to reduce tensions over Iran, but time was running out and the risk of war could not be ruled out, their foreign ministers said on Wednesday (19 June), write John Irish, Michel Rose and Joseph Nasr. “We want to unify our efforts so that there is a de-escalation process […]

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#Huawei has reportedly been working on its #Android rival for seven years

#Huawei has reportedly been working on its #Android rival for seven years

| June 14, 2019

Huawei has been building an alternative to Google Android for the past seven years, according to a report in the South China Morning Post, writes Todd Haselton | @robotodd. Huawei told CNBC last month that its operating system may be ready as soon as this year if it can’t use Google Android or Microsoft Windows. Huawei currently installs Android on its […]

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Watchdog says #MI5  mishandled snooping data for years

Watchdog says #MI5  mishandled snooping data for years

| June 13, 2019

British intelligence agency MI5 was criticized by a privacy watchdog this week for “illegally mishandling” surveillance data and storing information about innocent people for years, writes Michael Holden. Liberty said the Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office (IPCO) had delivered a highly critical assessment of the domestic spy agency in London’s High Court over storage of data it […]

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US warns of travel bans as constitutional crisis in #Albania worsens 

US warns of travel bans as constitutional crisis in #Albania worsens 

| June 10, 2019

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer (pictured) has threatened Albania’s opposition leaders with US entry bans. In the United States’ toughest wording yet, Palmer said: “Obstructing an electoral process potentially constitutes grounds for ineligibility for entering the United States.” His comments come with the current uneasy situation in Albania turning into a full-scale constitutional […]

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#DDay75 – Axis of Evil

#DDay75 – Axis of Evil

| June 6, 2019

Seventy-five years ago, America was getting its first news reports as America’s fighting men were landing on Omaha and Utah beaches. They weren’t in America. They were storming the beaches of Normandy, writes Christopher Suprun, TX Elector in 2016 Presidential Election. They fought a war on other continents across the world from Omaha, Nebraska and Utah. […]

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Effusive Trump promises Britain a ‘phenomenal’ #Brexit trade deal

Effusive Trump promises Britain a ‘phenomenal’ #Brexit trade deal

| June 5, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday promised Britain a “phenomenal” post-Brexit trade deal, dismissed differences over China’s Huawei and glossed over other disagreements as he heaped praise on the United States’ closest ally, write Reuters’ Guy Faulconbridge and Michael Holden. Feted by Queen Elizabeth on the first day of his state visit to Britain, Trump was effusive […]

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Beijing defends #Huawei amid row over role in UK’s 5G network

Beijing defends #Huawei amid row over role in UK’s 5G network

| June 3, 2019

The UK should make “independent” decisions about whether to let Huawei help build its 5G network, according to China’s ambassador in London, writes the BBC. The US, Australia and New Zealand say the Chinese firm is a security risk because of its ties to the state. But writing in the Sunday Telegraph (2 June), Liu Xiaoming said […]

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