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US blocks five more Chinese tech companies for national security reasons

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first_img Tags Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? 3 In addition to being put on the entity list last month, President Donald Trump signed an executive order essentially banning the company in light of national security concerns that Huawei had close ties with the Chinese government. Huawei has repeatedly denied that charge.Huawei is expected to take a $30 billion hit to its revenue as a result, although CEO Ren Zhengfei earlier this week said he is not too concerned about the loss.Huawei has filed a motion in US court to have US legislation that bars federal agencies from buying its products ruled unconstitutional, and has also sent an ex parte memo to the FCC in which it objects to being banned on the grounds of national security threats. Why Microsoft is selling Huawei laptops again Huawei ban: Full timeline on how and why its phones are under fire Now playing: Watch this: 4:49 Hardware and software vendors have been fleeing Huawei: Amazon Japan reportedly no longer offers Huawei devices for sale, and last month, Google locked Huawei out of its Android updates, though the US Commerce Department granted it a three-month general license to update existing devices.In a turnaround, Microsoft began selling its existing inventory of Huawei MateBook laptops earlier this week, saying it “will continue to respond to the many business, technical and regulatory complexities.”Huawei at the end of May moved to trademark the name of its operating system, Hongmeng, in Peru. Share your voicecenter_img Comments 13 Photos The Huawei ban Huawei against the world (The 3:59, Ep. 564) Computers Mobile Politics The US government is blacklisting more Chinese tech companies. CBS/iStockphoto The US Commerce Department has blacklisted another five Chinese tech companies, preventing them from buying US-made chips and components. Like Chinese tech giant Huawei last month, the companies were added to the United State’s “entity list” (PDF) due to national security concerns. The filing, spotted earlier Friday by CNBC, blocks China-based Higon, Sugon, Chengdu Haiguang Integrated Circuit, Chengdu Haiguang Microelectronics Technology and Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology.Sugon and Wuxi lead China’s exascale high-performance computing development, the filing says. Sugon’s computers have military users, while Wuxi is owned by the 56th Research Institute of the General Staff of China’s People’s Liberation Army “to support China’s military modernization.”Higan develops integrated circuits, electronic information systems, software and computer system integration, while the Chengdu entities design X86 architecture chips and produce integrated circuits.As pointed out by CNBC, US chip companies’ stock fell following the announcement, with Nvidia down by 1%, Xilinx by 2.2% and Advanced Micro Devices by 2%. Legal Huawei Donald Trumplast_img read more

3 killed dozens feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse

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first_imgMap of India’s Mumbai locating Bhendi Bazaar, where a four-storey residential building collapsed on Thursday. Photo: AFPAt least three people died and dozens were feared trapped when a building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai Thursday, after days of heavy rain swamped the city.Rescuers using diggers could be seen sifting through the remains of the four-storey residential building which gave way around 08:40 am (0310 GMT) in the densely populated area of Bhendi Bazaar.It was the latest deadly housing collapse to strike the teeming metropolis-shining a spotlight on poor construction standards in the Asian country-and came after heavy rains and inundations in the city killed 10 people.A spokesman for the Mumbai civic authority’s disaster control team said three bodies had been pulled from the rubble.“Three people are dead and thirteen injured have been rescued from the building collapse. Two firemen also have been injured during the rescue operations,” Tanaji Kamble, told AFP.An official in the control room of India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said dozens more were thought to be trapped, he added.“Forty people are believed to be stuck inside and a 43-member team is conducting rescue operations,” the official told AFP.He said eight or nine families were thought to have been living in the building.Building collapses are common in Mumbai, especially during the monsoon season from late June to September, when heavy rains lash the western Indian city.Severe downpours began on Tuesday and caused flooding across Mumbai and the neighbouring region of Thane.The collapse came as officials said the death toll from the floods was expected to rise above 10, despite the waters receding after better weather.“We are still on the lookout for more missing persons and the number may go up,” Santosh Kadam, spokesman for disaster control in Thane, told AFP.Bhendi Bazaar, a scruffy colonial-era market, is one of Mumbai’s most historic districts.It is currently undergoing a six-hundred-million-dollar redevelopment project that is set to replace hundreds of ramshackle, decades-old low-rise buildings with around a dozen glitzy new tower blocks.Mumbai has been hit by several deadly building collapses in recent years, often caused by shoddy construction, poor quality materials or ageing buildings.The city is particularly vulnerable to deadly collapse with millions forced to live in cramped, ramshackle properties because of rising real estate prices and a lack of housing for the poor.Activists say housing societies, private owners and builders often cut corners to save on costs. They also claim that corruption plays a part with officials sometimes knowingly certifying dilapidated buildings in return for money.In July, 17 people including a three-month-old baby, died when a four-storey building gave way in the northern suburb of Ghatkopar.In 2013, 60 people were killed when a residential block came crashing down in one of Mumbai’s worst housing disasters.last_img read more

Stalker stabs nurse to death in broad daylight

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first_imgMap of ThakurgaoA young nurse was stabbed to death by a stalker at Madrasa Para village of Salandar union in Sadar upazila of Thakurgaon on Thursday.The deceased is Tanzina Akhter, 20, daughter of Hamid Ali of the village and a nurse of Grameen Eye Hospital in the city.Ashiqur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Thakurgaon Sadar police station, said a youth named Arman Hossain Jibon waylaid Tanzina and stabbed her severely when she was going to the hospital at 8.30am on 20 June, reports UNB.Hearing her screams, locals rushed in and rescued Tanzina. She was taken to Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital where doctors referred her to Rangpur Medical College Hospital. Tanzina AkhterShe succumbed to her injuries at the hospital on Thursday morning.Tanzina’s father Hamid Ali alleged that Jibon used to stalk different girls in the area. As Tanzina protested at the stalking, Jibon stabbed her.Police arrested Jiban after a case was filed with Thakurgaon Sadar police station.last_img read more