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Huawei: US blacklist will harm billions of consumers

A US move to put Huawei on a trade blacklist "sets a dangerous precedent" that will harm billions of consumers, the firm's top legal officer said.Speaking at a press conference, Song Liuping said the trade ban would

Japan attack: Child among three dead in Kawasaki stabbing

Media playback is unsupported on your device A group of schoolchildren waiting for a bus have been attacked by a knife-wielding man in a Japanese city just south of Tokyo.At least 18 people were injured

European elections 2019: Power blocs lose grip on Parliament

The big centre-right and centre-left blocs in the European Parliament have lost their combined majority amid an increase in support for liberals, Greens and nationalists.The centre-right Eu

German Jews warned not to wear kippas after rise in anti-Semitism

The German government's anti-Semitism commissioner has urged Jews to avoid wearing skullcaps in public.Felix Klein warned Jews against donning the kippa in parts of the country, following a

Trump to clear $8bn Saudi weapons sale over Iran tensions

US President Donald Trump is clearing the sale of billions of dollars' worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, citing Iranian threats to its arch rival.Mr Trump invoked a rarely used aspect of fe

Trump says Huawei could be part of trade deal

US President Donald Trump has said Huawei could be part of a trade deal between the US and China, despite branding the telecoms firm "very dangerous". The US-China trade war has escalated in recent weeks with tariff

India election results 2019: Voters to find out if Modi returns as PM

Indians will finally find out on Thursday who won the general election after a long and bitter campaign.Counting of ballots began at 08:00 local time (02:30GMT) after six weeks of voting en

Shoe giants urge Trump to end trade war

Some of the world's biggest footwear firms are urging Donald Trump to end the US trade war with China, warning of a "catastrophic" effect on consumers.In a letter signed by 173 companies, including Nike and Adidas,

Rise in global sea levels could have ‘profound consequences’

Scientists believe that global sea levels could rise far more than predicted, due to accelerating melting in Greenland and Antarctica.The long-held view has been that the world's seas would rise by a maximum of just

Google restricts Huawei’s use of Android

Google has barred phone maker Huawei off from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese firm.New Huawei smartphones will also lose access to popular Google apps. The move comes afte

Austria chancellor calls for snap election after corruption scandal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has asked for a snap election after his Vice-Chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, resigned over a corruption scandal.Mr Kur

2019 Australia election: Polls open for ‘generational’ vote

Australians have begun voting on Saturday in the first general election since political infighting ousted the nation's fourth leader in a decade. PM Scott Morrison says he has united his c

Huawei: China threatens to retaliate over US sanctions

China has threatened to retaliate against US sanctions seen as an attempt to restrict international trade by the Chinese technology giant Huawei. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Bei

Trump declares national emergency over IT threats

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from "foreign adversaries".He signed an executive order which effectively bars US companies from usi

Alabama passes bill banning abortion

Alabama lawmakers have passed a bill to outlaw abortion outright in the state, set to be the strictest such US law.The state Senate approved the law, rejecting an amendment to allow exempti

German crossbow deaths: Police find more bodies

German police probing the deaths of three people shot with crossbow arrows in a Bavarian hotel have found two more female bodies in a flat 400 miles away.The flat in Wittingen had been occu

Julian Assange: Sweden to announce decision on rape case

Swedish prosecutors are set to announce whether they are reopening an inquiry into a rape allegation against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange. The investigation may be revived at the req

Pakistan attack: Gunmen storm five-star hotel in Balochistan

Three gunmen have stormed a five-star hotel in the restive Pakistani province of Balochistan, killing at least one person, officials say.The attack targeted the Zaver Pearl-Continental Hote

US sends missile system and ship to Middle East as Iran tensions escalate

The US is sending a Patriot air defence missile system and a warship to the Middle East amid escalating tensions with Iran.The USS Arlington, which transports amphibious vehicles and aircra

Trade war: China-US talks resume with new tariffs due to kick in

Chinese and US negotiators are attempting to salvage a trade deal just hours before fresh US tariffs are due to come into force. US President Donald Trump says the two sides were close to

US House panel holds Attorney General William Barr in contempt

US Attorney General William Barr should be held in contempt of Congress, the House of Representatives judiciary committee has ruled.Democrats on the committee took the rare step as tensions

US Secretary of State Pompeo visits Iraq amid Iran tensions

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made an unscheduled, fleeting visit to Iraq, amid growing tensions with Iran.Mr Pompeo cancelled a trip to Berlin to meet with Iraqi leaders during a f

Turkey to rerun vote in Istanbul following opposition win

Turkey's electoral body has ordered that Istanbul's local elections be re-held after a shock opposition victory in March.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party questioned the slim win by

Moscow plane fire: At least 41 killed on Aeroflot jet

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 41 people were killed after a Russian plane made an emergency landing and burst into flames at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow.Videos on social media

North Korea: Kim Jong-un oversees ‘strike drill’ missile component test

North Korea has confirmed via state media that leader Kim Jong-un has overseen a "strike drill" testing various missile components. "A number of short-range projectiles" were also fired fro