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Infineon suspends shipments to Huawei

German chipmaker Infineon has suspended shipments to Huawei Technologies, in a sign that Washington’s crackdown on the Chinese tech company is beginning to hamper its supplies beyond the United States, Nikkei Asian Review reported on Monday. Infineon had no immediate comment. Citing two people familiar with the matter, Nikkei reported …

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Billionaire technology investor to pay entire class’s student loans.

A billionaire technology investor has shocked graduating students in Atlanta, Georgia, by telling them he will pay off all of their student loans. Robert F Smith, one of America’s most prominent black philanthropists, was giving an address at Morehouse College, a historically all-male black college. Nearly 400 students will benefit …

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Google cuts Huawei off from Android updates and Google Play store

Alphabet’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday. The move is a blow to the Chinese technology company that the US government has …

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Real Madrid end campaign with 12th league defeat

Real Madrid’s harrowing season came to a fittingly miserable end on Sunday as they slumped to a staggering 12th La Liga defeat, losing 2-0 at home to Real Betis as many fans left the stadium early and those who stayed booed the players off the pitch. With Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos and Thibaut Courtois all …

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Tanzania bans entry of all plastic effective June 1, 2019

The Tanzanian government has officially announced a ban on the entry of all plastic carrier bags according to a press statement from the Vice President’s office. The May 16, 2019 statement titled: “Notice To Travelers Planning To Visit Tanzania,” said the government was going to set up a special desk …

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Kenyan businessman arrested over ‘fake gold deals’

Flamboyant Kenyan businessman Jared Otieno has been arrested for allegedly defrauding foreigners in fake gold deals, local media reports say. The head of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti told privately-owned newspaper The Star that Mr Otieno had been arrested at his palatial home in a suburb of the capital, …

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Nigerians arrested for ‘eating during Ramadan fast’

The Islamic Sharia police in northern Nigeria’s Kano state briefly detained 80 people accused of eating in public, rather than fasting from dawn to sunset as Muslims are required to do during their holy month of Ramadan. The Sharia police, known as Hisbah, say the people were arrested at different …

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Trump declares national emergency over IT threats

US 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 using foreign telecoms believed to pose national security risks. The order does not name any company, but is believed to target Huawei. …

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