• Vodafone puts Huawei rollout in core networks on hold
Vodafone puts Huawei rollout in core networks on hold

This runs contrary to the approach taken by the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, who have banned even those uses for Huawei equipment. Chinese telecommunications hardware giant Huawei said it could become the world's largest seller of smartphones in 2019, without the help of the USA market and despite growing security concerns.

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  • China Has Blocked Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine
China Has Blocked Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine

The temporary block of Microsoft's Bing comes at a time when tensions between the U.S. and China are running high, with the introduction of a bipartisan Bill in the USA earlier this month to ban the sale of tech to Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE, and the U.S.

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  • World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions
World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions

Underscoring the wobbly state of the global economy: China , the world's second-biggest economy, on Monday reported 2018 growth of 6.6 percent, the weakest since 1990. Despite the fiscal stimulus that offsets some of the impacts of higher U.S. tariffs, China's economy will slow down due to the combined influence of needed financial regulatory tigh...

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  • Did Trump Just Win the China Trade War?
Did Trump Just Win the China Trade War?

The 6.6 per cent growth comes in above the official target of around 6.5 per cent and matches a forecast by analysts polled by AFP, but is down from the 6.8 per cent chalked up in 2017, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Many couples who would like to have more than one child, surveys have found, say that they are not able to aff...

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  • Oil prices rise amid lifted market sentiment
Oil prices rise amid lifted market sentiment

Brent crude LCOc1 was up 82 cents, or 1.3 percent, at $62 a barrel at 1200 GMT. Stronger spreads suggest OPEC's cuts have succeeded in shifting market expectations about the outlook for 2019. Prices are likely to keep climbing at least until April, she said, when the United States is due to decide whether to extend waivers against sanctions for ...

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  • Trump offers a ‘Dreamers’ deal for border-money proposal
Trump offers a ‘Dreamers’ deal for border-money proposal

Pelosi called the deal and "non-starter". Leaders insisted Trump needs to open the government before beginning any negotiations over border security or barrier funding. It continued, "We would be glad to review, starting this week, any proposals he has to responsibly improve and increase border security and provide certainty to TPS recipients and...

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  • Nissan, Mitsubishi: Ghosn got improper pay
Nissan, Mitsubishi: Ghosn got improper pay

Renault executives and French government officials were planning to meet Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa in Japan on Thursday, Japanese media said, as the automakers consider their partnership in the wake of alliance Chairman Carlos Ghosn's arrest.

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  • Theresa May in cross-party talks to find way forward on Brexit
Theresa May in cross-party talks to find way forward on Brexit

May was responding to a letter from opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn asking her to exclude crashing out of the European Union as a precondition for talks about Brexit compromise proposals. Don't think the other side aren't prepared. The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier indicated that Brussels was ready to respond to any revision of ...

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  • Cadillac Releases a Teaser of Its First Full Electric Vehicle
Cadillac Releases a Teaser of Its First Full Electric Vehicle

Cadillac didn't reveal additional details on the electric auto, but it's likely that the vehicle will sport a high-tech interior. The first-ever electric vehicle from Cadillac has been previewed ahead of its release in a few years time.

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  • As shutdown lingers, Pelosi urges Trump to reschedule State of the Union
As shutdown lingers, Pelosi urges Trump to reschedule State of the Union

While the hit to the overall economy so far remains slight, economists foresee real damage if the shutdown drags into February or beyond. In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event it totally appropriate.

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  • British PM Theresa May faces confidence vote after Brexit defeat
British PM Theresa May faces confidence vote after Brexit defeat

Her defeat, 432 to 202, was the worst endured by a sitting government in British history. Following the vote, Jeremy Corbyn said he was tabling a no-confidence motion in the government, which Theresa May agreed would be debated on Wednesday.

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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appointed to panel overseeing financial sector
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appointed to panel overseeing financial sector

The House Financial Services Committee oversees all elements of the sector, including banking, public and private housing, credit and insurance, real estate, public and assisted housing, and securities. On Monday, Donald Trump dismissed pot-shots fired by Ms Ocasio-Cortez, after she called the president "racist". "That doesn't mean all $10 millio...

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  • Beijing rebukes Trudeau for remarks on drug dealer
Beijing rebukes Trudeau for remarks on drug dealer

One of those allies would be Australia, whose acting foreign minister Simon Birmingham expressed deep concern with the Schellenberg case on Wednesday. Schellenberg first went on trial in 2016. His original sentence was 15 years. Chinese state media has played up coverage of Schellenberg's case following the deterioration in relations with Can...

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  • Democrats Refuse to Meet With President Trump, Boycott Lunch
Democrats Refuse to Meet With President Trump, Boycott Lunch

The House has rejected a Democratic-sponsored bill to reopen the federal government though February 1. The president still held the lunch, meeting with nine House Republicans: Reps. I think he was trying to make a joke about feeding hamburgers to football players. Hassett told reporters the White House is doubling its estimate of the stra...

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  • TSA staffing shortages hit nation's busiest airports amid government shutdown
TSA staffing shortages hit nation's busiest airports amid government shutdown

Baker worked through the last prolonged shutdown in 2013, but explained why this one is more hard for his family. Some have resorted to selling their possessions or posting appeals on online fundraising sites to help pay their bills. The terminal handles United Express flights. The incident doesn't appear to have been related to the partial shutd...

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  • Apple to Introduce a Three-Camera Setup With the Next iPhone Flagship
Apple to Introduce a Three-Camera Setup With the Next iPhone Flagship

It isn't clear whether Apple is planning to introduce any major features for the iPhone XR successor, or whether it will just be all about spec upgrades. Come 2020, Apple could drop the LCD model and shift its entire iPhone line to OLED displays, some of the people said. While the LCD display maybe similar to the current iPhone XR, the new bu...

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  • China, US trade talks end in Beijing
China, US trade talks end in Beijing

The 90-day time frame is a tight window in which to nail down deep changes to China's economic model, reforms which past US administrations advocated for years and USA lawmakers on both sides of the aisle support. They were the first face-to-face meetings since Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump brokered a 90-day ceasefi...

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  • Jaguar Land Rover to cut 4500 jobs in Brexit slump
Jaguar Land Rover to cut 4500 jobs in Brexit slump

The firm employs more than 40,000 people in Britain and the cuts are said to be part of plans to reduce costs by £2.5 billion, the company announced. And in October, N Chandrasekaran, chairman of JLR's parent company Tata Motors, announced a turnaround programme at JLR "to drive £2.5bn of profit, cost, and cash flow improvements over the next 18 ...

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  • North Korea should take 'bold' steps toward denuclearization - South Korea's Moon
North Korea should take 'bold' steps toward denuclearization - South Korea's Moon

The first two summits were not reported until after Kim left China , and the third was disclosed on the second day of his visit. Like Mr Moon, Mr Xi had emphasised the importance of both sides compromising, suggesting the leaders needed to "meet each other halfway " to break the deadlock.

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  • China trade talks extended as both sides tout progress
China trade talks extended as both sides tout progress

US President Donald Trump also said trade talks were going "very well", and he was confident that both sides will come to an agreement. The statement came as trade talks between China and the United States were under way in Beijing, the first round of face-to-face discussions since both sides agreed to a 90-day truce in a trade war that has roi...

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  • Heathrow suspends departures after drone spotted
Heathrow suspends departures after drone spotted

The airport is planning for an increase in its capacity of up to an extra 25,000 flights a year before the third runway opens, Heathrow said, as it outlined the latest phase of its expansion proposals. Flight departures have been suspended at London's Heathrow Airport following reports of a drone sighting. The alleged sighting came four day...

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  • Cathay Pacific sells $16k seats for $675 in error
Cathay Pacific sells $16k seats for $675 in error

The price in September had been £12,700 ($16,000). The airline found out about the mistake but chose to honor the tickets. The pricing mistake was first noticed several days ago by aviation bloggers, who trawl the internet looking for cheap deals.

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  • Tesla sinks as price cuts signal a ceiling for costlier models
Tesla sinks as price cuts signal a ceiling for costlier models

Tesla also announced a $US2000 price cut to all models sold in the U.S. "to partially absorb the reduction of the Federal electric vehicle tax credit". The federal government only offers the tax credit to companies that have sold fewer than 200,000 plug-in vehicles. But some bearish investors are likely interpreting it as a move to stimulate dem...

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"Federal Reserve" is the only problem in United States economy, says Trump

Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office after a Christmas video conference with US troops deployed overseas, Trump also said USA companies were " the greatest in the world " and presented a "tremendous" buying opportunity. The remarks represent Mr Trump's first expression of public support for Mr Mnuchin and Mr Powell since people familiar with ...

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  • NY skyline turns BRIGHT BLUE after power plant explosion
NY skyline turns BRIGHT BLUE after power plant explosion

A faulty piece of equipment charged with 138,000 volts of electricity erupted into an "electrical arc flash" that cast an eerie blue glow over the skies of New York , Con Edison officials said Friday morning. In this image taken from video , the night sky is illuminated in a bright, blue color after an explosion in the Queens borough of New...

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