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Some K-Pop stars’ accounts on TikTok’s sister app in China, Douyin, blocked from view

Some K-Pop stars’ accounts on TikTok’s sister app in China, Douyin, blocked from view

Published 17/07/2020

SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) - Some K-pop stars’ accounts have been blocked from view on TikTok’s China equivalent Douyin, Reuters’ checks showed on Friday, days after South [more…]

Coronavirus fans flames of love in Nigeria’s online dating scene

Coronavirus fans flames of love in Nigeria’s online dating scene

Published 17/07/2020

LAGOS (Reuters) - Oreoluwa Akinnawo is in his element. Lagos’s bars and restaurants are shut and Nigerians are struggling to socialise. The pandemic is his [more…]

UK to ban Huawei from 5G network

UK to ban Huawei from 5G network

Published 14/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government will ban Huawei from Britain’s 5G network by ordering telecoms companies to remove its equipment by 2027, [more…]

Britain set to ban Huawei from 5G, though timescale unclear

Britain set to ban Huawei from 5G, though timescale unclear

Published 13/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to ban Huawei from Britain’s 5G network in a landmark decision that will anger Beijing but [more…]

Russia charges ex-journalist Ivan Safronov with treason despite outcry

Russia charges ex-journalist Ivan Safronov with treason despite outcry

Published 13/07/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia charged former military journalist Ivan Safronov with state treason on Monday, his lawyer said, accusations that have sent a chill through [more…]

EU top court to rule in landmark Facebook, Schrems privacy case

EU top court to rule in landmark Facebook, Schrems privacy case

Published 13/07/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe’s top court will on Thursday rule on the legality of tools companies use to transfer Europeans’ data around the world, in [more…]

UK government to make Huawei statement on Tuesday

UK government to make Huawei statement on Tuesday

Published 13/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - British minister Oliver Dowden will make a statement to parliament on Huawei some time after 1130 GMT on Tuesday, the opposition Labour [more…]

UAE wants to see a return of Libya’s oil production with safeguards: minister

UAE wants to see a return of Libya’s oil production with safeguards: minister

Published 13/07/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates wants to see a return of Libya’s oil production as soon as possible but with safeguards in place [more…]

Alphabet’s Google commits $10 billion to accelerate digitization in India

Alphabet’s Google commits $10 billion to accelerate digitization in India

Published 13/07/2020

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday said it would spend around $10 billion in India over the next five to seven years [more…]

UK will place priority on national security in Huawei decision, minister says

UK will place priority on national security in Huawei decision, minister says

Published 13/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will place a “huge priority” on national security when considering Chinese telecoms firm Huawei’s role in the country’s 5G network, justice [more…]