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Alphabet still facing questions over data use in its Toronto smart city project proposal

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FILE PHOTO: A Google logo is displayed at the entrance to the internet based company’s offices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren TORONTO (Reuters) – Alphabet’s proposed “smart” city development in Toronto is facing fresh questions over the project’s data-gathering technology from a panel advising the Canadian......
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Trump, Modi hope talks lead to phase one of U.S.-India trade deal: White House

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U.S. President Donald Trump and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive for their joint news conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have agreed to “promptly” conclude ongoing trade talks that they......
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U.S. still eyeing ways to curb sales to Huawei after Trump’s chipmaker comments: sources

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(Reuters) – U.S. government officials are still considering ways to further curb sales to China’s Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], despite President Donald Trump’s tweets and comments last week in support of sales to China, according to people familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: A Huawei logo is seen on a device......
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U.S. Treasury’s Mnuchin: Tax certainty needed on global basis

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before the Senate Finance Committee during a hearing on the President’s FY2021 Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo/File Photo RIYADH (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday it was very important to......
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U.S. meeting on Huawei, China policy still on for Thursday despite Trump tweets: sources

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FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is pictured on the company’s stand during the ‘Electronics Show – International Trade Fair for Consumer Electronics’ at Ptak Warsaw Expo in Nadarzyn, Poland, May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A meeting of U.S. government officials to discuss further curbs on exports to......
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We can live with German, EU ideas on vendor regulation: Deutsche Telekom

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Timotheus Hoettges, Chief Executive Officer of Germany’s telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG addresses the company’s annual news conference in Bonn, Germany, February 19, 2020. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay BERLIN (Reuters) – It looks as though German and European policy makers are working towards rules governing vendors of telecoms network equipment that Deutsche......
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Trump blasts proposed U.S. restrictions on sale of jet parts to China

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump objected on Tuesday to U.S. proposals that would prevent companies from supplying jet engines and other components to China’s aviation industry and suggested he had instructed his administration not to implement them. FILE PHOTO: Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. President Donald Trump......
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U.S. judge rejects Huawei challenge to federal law restricting its business

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FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is pictured at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany, September 6, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke (Reuters) – A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday rejected Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies’ constitutional challenge to a U.S. law that restricted its ability to do business......
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Trump blasts proposed restrictions on selling U.S. jet parts to China

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted proposals that could restrict U.S. companies’ ability to supply jet engines and other components to China’s aviation industry and said he had instructed his administration to prevent such moves. FILE PHOTO: Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. President Donald......
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Treat us like something between a telco and a newspaper, says Facebook’s Zuckerberg

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MUNICH (Reuters) – Online content should be regulated with a system somewhere between the existing rules used for the telecoms and media industries, Facebook (FB.O) CEO Mark Zuckerberg told global leaders and security chiefs on Saturday. Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg attends the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany,......
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Facebook CEO says backs regulation of harmful online content

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Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg attends the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany, February 15, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert MUNICH (Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said harmful online content should be regulated, adding that his company should be treated with a framework in between those used for......
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Rebuffed by UK, U.S. pitches ‘big tent’ for Huawei rivals in Europe

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MUNICH (Reuters) – The United States is seeking to rally European support for competitors to Huawei Technologies following disappointment in Washington over Britain’s decision to use 5G equipment made by the Chinese company. FILE PHOTO: The EU flag and a smartphone with the Huawei and 5G network logo are seen......
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Huawei cyber security chief says no operator gives it access to intercept equipment

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LONDON (Reuters) – Huawei’s cyber security chief said on Friday that he was not aware of any mobile operator ever having given the Chinese company access to the equipment used to intercept calls when required to do so by security services. FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is seen on a......
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Airbus says higher U.S. tariffs on EU planes will harm U.S. airlines, consumers

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FILE PHOTO: The Airbus logo is pictured at Airbus headquarters in Blagnac near Toulouse, France, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government’s decision to raise tariffs on European-built aircraft will hit U.S. airlines already facing a shortage of aircraft and complicate efforts to reach a......
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Zuckerberg ready for Facebook to pay more tax as welcomes rules review

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MUNICH (Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg accepts that global tax reforms mean it may have to pay more taxes in different countries, excerpts of a speech he is due to deliver in Germany on Saturday show. FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a......
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U.S. accuses Huawei of stealing trade secrets, assisting Iran

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Thursday accused Huawei of stealing trade secrets and helping Iran track protesters in its latest indictment against the Chinese company, escalating the U.S. battle with the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker. FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is pictured at the IFA consumer tech......
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U.S. files superseding indictment against Huawei Technologies, CFO Meng

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FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is pictured at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany, September 6, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Thursday filed a superseding indictment against the Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co and its Chief Financial Officer Wanzhou Meng.......
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Pentagon expected to back additional Huawei restrictions: source

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon is likely to back new U.S. restrictions on Huawei Technologies, reversing earlier opposition to a proposal meant to further crack down on exports to the blacklisted Chinese company, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo......
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Anti-Huawei UK lawmakers conducting ‘witch-hunt’: Chinese ambassador

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming talks to the crowd following the Chinese Lunar New Year parade through central London, Britain January 26, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – Senior members of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives who have demanded Chinese telecoms giant Huawei must not have a......
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White House dismisses idea of U.S. buying Nokia, Ericsson to challenge Huawei

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Friday and the top White House economic adviser dismissed an unusual suggestion from U.S. Attorney General William Barr that the United States consider taking control of two major foreign rivals of China-based Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. FILE PHOTO – U.S. Vice......

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