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Huawei’s founder faces fight for company and family

Beijing, China | AFP | Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei survived food shortages during China’s Cultural Revolution, but now the reclusive billionaire identified as “Individual-1” in a US indictment faces an existential fight for his family and company. Ren, 74, founded Huawei in 1987 with just 21,000 yuan ($5,600) and watched …

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Facebook has ‘new tools’ against EU election meddling

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Facebook unveiled Monday new tools to counter online political meddling in the European elections, part of a campaign to answer growing pressure to rein in disinformation. The US tech giant’s vice president, former British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, said in a speech the methods …

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FBI says operations threatened by US govt shutdown

Washington, United States | AFP | Federal Bureau of Investigation agents warned Thursday that the ongoing partial shutdown of the government is threatening their ability to investigate crimes and maintain staffing. “Special Agents remain at work for the American people without being paid, and FBI leadership is doing all it …

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Ex-FBI chief Comey’s book sells 600,000 in first week: publisher

Washington, United States | AFP | Former FBI chief James Comey’s book “A Higher Loyalty,” which details his soured relationship with US President Donald Trump, sold 600,000 copies in its first week, publisher Flatiron Books told AFP on Tuesday. The highly-anticipated book, released April 17, debuted at the top slot on …

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FBI warned about Florida gunman but failed to act

Washington, United States | AFP | The FBI said Friday that it received a detailed warning last month that Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was a danger but that it failed to act. “On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line tipline …

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Trump feels vindicated after Republican memo’s release

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump claimed vindication Saturday in the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 White House election, following the release of a controversial memo implying partisanship at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The declassified Republican document released Friday claimed that Democrat-funded research prompted …

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Republican memo alleges Justice Dept, FBI abuse of power

Washington, United States | AFP | Republican legislators released Friday a highly contentious memo alleging that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice abused their powers to spy on President Donald Trump’s election campaign. – Key findings – Based on classified materials, the four-page memo claims that …

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