• Contest to replace May as British prime minister hots up
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    Contest to replace May as British prime minister hots up

    The contest to replace Theresa May as British prime minister hotted up on Saturday with five candidates now vying for a job whose central task will be to find a way to take a divided Britain out of the European Union. May announced on Friday she was quitting over her failure to deliver Brexit, raising

  • Indonesia lifts social media curbs targeting hoaxes during recent unrest
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    Indonesia lifts social media curbs targeting hoaxes during recent unrest

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Saturday lifted temporary restrictions on some social media functions aimed at stopping online hoaxes during recent violence linked to the announcement of official election results, a communications ministry official said.

  • Eurosceptic and populist forces in the European Union
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    Eurosceptic and populist forces in the European Union

    Populist and eurosceptic parties have emerged in many countries of the European Union, although not all go as far as wanting a Brexit-style departure. Here is a selection of nations with significant eurosceptic, anti-establishment and anti-immigration parties: - Britain - In a referendum on June 23,

  • Huawei shipments could fall by up to a quarter this year: analysts
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    Huawei shipments could fall by up to a quarter this year: analysts

    Smartphone shipments at Huawei, the world's second-largest smartphone maker by volume, could tumble between 4% and 24% in 2019 if the ban stays put, according to Fubon Research and Strategy Analytics. Several experts said they expect Huawei's shipments to slide over the next six months but declined

  • Race to replace May leaves Brexit in limbo
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    Race to replace May leaves Brexit in limbo

    Contenders to succeed Theresa May as Britain's prime minister prepared to launch their leadership campaigns on Saturday, leaving Brexit shrouded in uncertainty. A tearful May announced her resignation on Friday, leaving the Brexit process for exiting the European Union in limbo and raising the risk

  • Pound bobs around May resignation, stocks mostly gain
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    Pound bobs around May resignation, stocks mostly gain

    The British pound bounced around Friday after Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation, while global stocks mostly recovered following a rout in the prior session on US-China trade tensions. "A lot now depends who will be the next leader of the Tories." The currency could face

  • At Amazon, facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote
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    At Amazon, facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote

    Amazon's sale of the technology to law enforcement in Oregon and Florida has put the company at the center of a growing U.S. debate over facial recognition, with critics warning of false matches and arrests and proponents arguing it keeps the public safe. Drawing more shareholder support was a second

  • Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE
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    Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

    U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. The Trump administration informed congressional committees

  • Uber's first employee, Ryan Graves, resigns from board
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    Uber's first employee, Ryan Graves, resigns from board

    By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber's first employee and one-time chief executive Ryan Graves will step down from the company's board of directors, Uber said on Friday. Graves this week informed the company of his intention to resign from the board, beginning Monday. Graves started

  • Musk's SpaceX raised over $1 billion in six months: filings
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    Musk's SpaceX raised over $1 billion in six months: filings

    The company raised https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1181412/000118141219000004/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xml $486.2 million in an equity offering, starting December, and another https://bit.ly/2W1QMJD $535.7 million in an offering that began in April, its regulatory filings on Friday showed. The

  • United Airlines extends cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights into August
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    United Airlines extends cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights into August

    CHICAGO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - United Airlines said on Friday it is extending by one month its cancellations of Boeing Co 737 MAX flights, through Aug. 3, as the jetliner remains grounded following two fatal crashes. United, which operates 14 737 MAX jets, said the decision would lead to about 40 or 45

  • Russian army helping Venezuela amid US 'threats': Moscow's ambassador
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    Russian army helping Venezuela amid US 'threats': Moscow's ambassador

    Russian troops in Venezuela are helping President Nicolas Maduro's embattled regime prepare in the face of the "threat of the use of force" by the US, Moscow's ambassador to Caracas told AFP Friday. A key Maduro ally, Moscow deployed around 100 soldiers in March to bolster the Caracas

  • Trump appeals ruling allowing banks to hand his financial records to Congress
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    Trump appeals ruling allowing banks to hand his financial records to Congress

    U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Friday appealed a court order allowing Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp to hand their financial records over to Democratic lawmakers. "We remain committed to providing appropriate information to all

  • Mexico confirms economy shrank in Q1, in blow to 'AMLO'
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    Mexico confirms economy shrank in Q1, in blow to 'AMLO'

    Mexico's economy contracted by 0.2 percent in the first quarter of the year, revised government data confirmed Friday, a rough start for new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. The contraction raises the specter of recession just months into the anti-establishment leftist's six-year term,

  • At least 19 students die in India fire: medical officer
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    At least 19 students die in India fire: medical officer

    At least 19 students -- most of them female -- died Friday in a fire at an Indian building housing a college, officials said, as images showed people jumping to escape the blaze. "The students lost their life both because of the fire and jumping out of the building," Deepak Sapthaley, a fire

  • Canada researchers reveal 'Iran-aligned' fake news campaign
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    Canada researchers reveal 'Iran-aligned' fake news campaign

    Canadian researchers have unmasked a disinformation campaign with possible links to Iran that includes posing as mainstream media to spread falsehoods targeting primarily Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United States. The University of Toronto's Citizen Lab said an "Iran-aligned" group has

  • U.S. startup accuses Huawei executive of involvement in trade-secrets theft: Wall Street Journal
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    U.S. startup accuses Huawei executive of involvement in trade-secrets theft: Wall Street Journal

    Huawei had filed a lawsuit in 2017, accusing CNEX Labs Inc and its co-founder Ronnie Huang, a former employee of a Huawei unit, of poaching Huawei employees and stealing Huawei's trade secrets and intellectual property to build CNEX.

  • Brexit brings down May, Johnson stakes leadership claim
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    Brexit brings down May, Johnson stakes leadership claim

    Fighting back tears, Theresa May said on Friday she would quit after failing to deliver Brexit, setting up a contest that will install a new British prime minister who could pursue a cleaner break with the European Union. Former foreign minister Boris Johnson, the favourite to replace May, was first

  • Anger mounts at Vale in Brazil town at risk for new dam burst
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    Anger mounts at Vale in Brazil town at risk for new dam burst

    It was bad enough for Paulo de Morais when he was expelled in early February from the house where he lived for 22 years, in the shadow of a mining dam at risk of collapse. De Morais was evacuated with about 450 of his neighbors under orders from Brazil's mining agency, which feared a repeat of the

  • Pentagon chief to meet with Chinese counterpart in Singapore: US official
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    Pentagon chief to meet with Chinese counterpart in Singapore: US official

    Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan plans to meet with his Chinese counterpart next week at a regional security conference in Singapore, a Pentagon official said Friday. Shanahan sets off Tuesday on a tour of Asia that will take him to Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea and Japan, the Pentagon

  • Boris Johnson says next British PM must deliver 'proper' Brexit
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    Boris Johnson says next British PM must deliver 'proper' Brexit

    Britain's new prime minister must move quickly to "properly" leave the European Union, Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson said on Friday after Theresa May said she would step down. "The job of our next leader in the UK, he or she, is to get out of the EU properly and put Brexit to bed

  • Turkey, Qatar risk losing regional influence: analysts
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    Turkey, Qatar risk losing regional influence: analysts

    Turkey and Qatar risk losing geopolitical influence due to turmoil in Libya and Sudan, as regional rivals Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates extend their own reach, analysts say. Doha, a long-time ally of deposed Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, has silently watched developments unfold in Khartoum

  • Pentagon eyes expanding DARPA future warfare research office
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    Pentagon eyes expanding DARPA future warfare research office

    The U.S. Department of Defence is close to expanding its legendary future warfare and technology agency DARPA by combining it with the Pentagon office in charge of adapting existing weapons to new uses, people familiar with the plans said. The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency would absorb the

  • Huawei shipments could fall by up to a quarter this year: analysts
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    Huawei shipments could fall by up to a quarter this year: analysts

    Smartphone shipments at Huawei, the world's second-largest smartphone maker by volume, could tumble between 4% and 24% in 2019 if the ban stays put, according to Fubon Research and Strategy Analytics. Several experts said they expect Huawei's shipments to slide over the next six months but declined

  • UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to stand for Conservative leadership: local paper
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    UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to stand for Conservative leadership: local paper

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will stand for the leadership of the Conservative Party following the resignation of Prime Minister Theresa May, his local paper said on Friday.