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    • Huawei in the centre of US bipolar policies

      Huawei in the centre of US bipolar policies

      Competing tensions inside the US administration over country's policy towards China are once again in sight after on Tuesday members of the US Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd - a move that came amid rising speculations that President Donald Trump is preparing to scale back curbs on the Chinese tech giant without an act of Congress.

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    • US threatens new tariffs on $4bn of EU goods

      US threatens new tariffs on $4bn of EU goods

      The United States threatened on Monday to impose tariffs on $4bn in European Union goods, citing vague “additional analysis” ostensibly over the lengthy dispute involving subsidies for the world's two largest plane manufacturers. The decision though also came mere days after the bloc restarted trade in essential goods with Iran.

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    • New US law forces big tech to disclose value of data

      New US law forces big tech to disclose value of data

      A new bill, that would force tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook to tell users how much their data is worth was introduced by American lawmakers on Monday. In an age where data is exploited as one of the world’s most valuable resources, the law would put a spotlight on what’s otherwise been a hidden side to the tech economy.

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    • US further tightens sanctions on Iran

      US further tightens sanctions on Iran

      The United States is today due to further tighten sanctions on Iran, as relations between the two countries continue to deteriorate. Washington has previously sanctioned economically significant sectors of Iran such as oil, banks, aircraft and steel, leaving smaller targets including certain exports not restricted so far as well as government officials unaffected by previous measures.

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    • Kushner unveils economic plan for Mideast peace

      Kushner unveils economic plan for Mideast peace

      The White House presented on Saturday a $50bn Middle East economic plan that would create a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, and fund a $5bn transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza. The “peace to prosperity” plan, set to be fully unveiled by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner at an international conference in Bahrain next week, includes in particular 179 infrastructure and business projects, Reuters reports.

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    • Iran shoots down US drone aircraft

      Iran shoots down US drone aircraft

      Iranian forces have shot down a United States military drone, in a move that further escalates the volatile situation playing out between Washington and Tehran in the Middle East. The downing of the "intruding American spy drone" was made after it reportedly entered into the country's territory Thursday, the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. Major General Hossein Salami has said.

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    • US to dominate the global gaming market in 2019

      US to dominate the global gaming market in 2019

      This year the US is expected to surpass China as the largest gaming market by revenue for the first time since 2015, partly due to Beijing's freeze on new game approvals last year, according to a recent report. Yet, It might be also because of PlayStation and Xbox.

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    • More than 1,000 US troops sent to Middle East

      More than 1,000 US troops sent to Middle East

      United States' Defence Department announced it is deploying 1,000 more US troops to the Middle East "for defensive purposes" amid growing tensions with Iran. Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Monday in a statement that the action, meant to address air, naval, and ground-based threats, comes after "a request from the US Central Command (CENTCOM) for additional forces."

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    • Huawei trademarks its own mobile OS amid US ban

      Huawei trademarks its own mobile OS amid US ban

      It seems that Huawei is getting closer to the day when it will begin relying on a Plan B mobile operating system to replace the reliance it’s enjoyed up to this point on Google’s Android, which the Chinese consumer electronics giant is in danger of losing access to soon thanks to US sanctions.

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    • Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of twin tanker attacks

      Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of twin tanker attacks

      Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused rival Iran of attacks on two oil tankers in a vital Gulf shipping channel, adding he "won't hesitate" to tackle any threats to the kingdom, according to excerpts of an interview published on Sunday. In it the prince also accused "Iran and its proxies" over 12 May attacks on four tankers anchored in the Gulf of Oman off the United Arab Emirates port of Fujairah.

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