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Brexit deal vote: UK parliament's feuding factions

Brexit deal vote: UK parliament's feuding factionsLondon (AFP) - The British parliament is split into cross-party factions over the EU divorce deal.




POSTED JANUARY 14, 2019 11:11 PM

Latest: California governor urges end to LA teacher strike

Latest: California governor urges end to LA teacher strikeLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a strike by Los Angeles teachers (all times local):




POSTED JANUARY 14, 2019 5:37 PM

PG&E ex-CEO receives $2.5 million in severance as company announces plans for bankruptcy

PG&E ex-CEO receives $2.5 million in severance as company announces plans for bankruptcyThe ex-PG&E CEO resigned Sunday ahead of the utility's impending bankruptcy due to potential liability for its role in recent California wildfires.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 10:51 AM

William Barr: Trump’s attorney general nominee to defend Mueller probe in testimony after attacking it in Justice Department memos

William Barr: Trump’s attorney general nominee to defend Mueller probe in testimony after attacking it in Justice Department memosDonald Trump’s nominee for attorney general will tell Senators at his confirmation hearing “it is vitally important” that Special Counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation. William Barr is scheduled to face questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, which will include his views on the special counsel’s probe into Russian election medlling and potential coordination between Moscow and the president’s 2016 campaign. Mr Barr will say he has known Mr Mueller for decades, respects him and believes he should be allowed to complete his work, according to the transcript.




POSTED JANUARY 14, 2019 4:01 PM

Huawei boss Ren Zhengfei denies espionage allegations in rare public announcement

Huawei boss Ren Zhengfei denies espionage allegations in rare public announcementHuawei founder Ren Zhengfei has broken a lengthy silence to hit back at criticism levelled at the Chinese telecoms giant by western countries in recent months, claiming that the firm is not aiding Beijing in espionage. Mr Ren, who has not spoken to the foreign press since 2015, said that his company has “never received any request from any government to provide improper information”. The chief executive made the public appearance following the arrest of his daughter and Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver two months ago, who is alleged to have violated US sanctions on Iran. Huawei is the world’s biggest provider of telecoms equipment and will be a key partner for companies working to build next-generation 5G mobile networks. The company has come under fresh pressure after a Huawei executive arrested in Poland was accused of spying. Huawei has since sacked the employee. The arrest comes after months of heightened scrutiny from the likes of the US, Australia, Japan and the UK, which have raised questions about the cyber security risks posed by the telecoms firm. Technology intelligence - newsletter promo - EOA “I love my country, I support the Communist Party. But I will not do anything to harm the world,” Mr Ren told journalists in Shenzhen on Tuesday. “I don’t see a close connection between my personal political beliefs and the businesses of Huawei.” The Huawei boss doubled-down on his defense, saying that his company does not have regular contact with the political regime and would refuse any requests from the Chinese government for sensitive information.  Huawei has also found support from the Chinese government amid a backlash from western countries. During a briefing in Beijing on Monday, Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the allegations of security threats posed by Chinese companies were being used to suppress their growth in international markets. “We urge relevant parties to cease the groundless fabrications and unreasonable restrictions toward Huawei and other Chinese companies, and create a fair, good and just environment for mutual investment and normal cooperation by both sides’ companies,” she said. Ms Hua added that those using "security reasons to hype, obstruct or restrict" Chinese company ties with other countries would be hurting their own interests.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 8:55 AM

Confirmed: The New Toyota Supra Also Offers a (BMW) Four-Cylinder Engine

Confirmed: The New Toyota Supra Also Offers a (BMW) Four-Cylinder EngineJust like the Supra’s six, the 2.0-liter turbo four hails from Bavaria, but it isn't coming here at first.




POSTED JANUARY 14, 2019 2:29 PM

Suspect shot by police dies after standoff at New Jersey UPS facility

Suspect shot by police dies after standoff at New Jersey UPS facilityA 39-year-old gunman opened fire at a United Parcel Service Inc facility in New Jersey and held two employees hostage for hours on Monday before police fatally shot him, officials said. William Owens barricaded himself and two women inside the sorting facility in Logan Township and police sent a heavily armed SWAT team to the location, about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of downtown Philadelphia, the New Jersey Attorney General's Office said in a statement. The gunman apparently had known at least one of the women, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore told reporters.




POSTED JANUARY 14, 2019 6:47 PM

F-22 vs. F-35: Which Stealth Fighter Wins in a Shootout?

F-22 vs. F-35: Which Stealth Fighter Wins in a Shootout?The U.S. Air Force’s original plan was for the F-22 to be its high-end air superiority fighter while the F-35 was designed to be primarily an air-to-ground strike aircraft, but one which could defend itself.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 8:00 AM

Saudi urges 'fair' energy transition, defends oil

Saudi urges 'fair' energy transition, defends oilTop oil exporter Saudi Arabia called Tuesday for a "fair" and gradual global energy transition as it unveiled an ambitious domestic renewable energy programme. Experts say energy output from renewables, especially solar and wind, is growing faster than anticipated, threatening to displace oil, gas and coal as the world's main sources of power. "Balancing greenhouse gas emissions will take decades," he said at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 9:45 AM

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moves toward launching 2020 presidential campaign

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moves toward launching 2020 presidential campaignThe New York Democrat announced her intentions on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 4:25 PM

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