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HONG KONG (Reuters) - China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said on Tuesday it had secured 40 commercial contracts to build and operate fifth-generation (5G) telecommunications infrastructure as at the end of March, up from a previously disclosed tally of more than 30. Rotating Chairman Ken Hu was speaking at the firm’s annual global analyst...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, his campaign said on Sunday, far outpacing the total raised by individual Democratic candidates during that period. Trump’s first-quarter haul, leaving his 2020 re-election effort with $40.8 million in cash, showed Republican...
(Reuters) - Drug developer Catalent Inc has agreed to buy privately held, gene-therapy focused Paragon Bioservices Inc for $1.2 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter. An all-cash deal between the companies is expected to be announced on Monday morning and would help Catalent expand its capabilities...
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As recently as February, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team dropped hints that the inquiry into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election might unearth evidence of active cooperation between Moscow and President Donald Trump’s campaign. That turned out not to be the case, according to Attorney General William Barr, who...
Seoul (CNN)South Korea's Constitutional Court will rule Thursday on whether to scrap the country's controversial six-decade ban on abortion. Currently, women who have abortions can face up to a year in prison and can be fined up to two million won ($1,780), while doctors or healthcare workers who help terminate a pregnancy can be jailed for up to two years.
(CNN)Ancient bones and teeth found in Callao Cave in the Philippines have led to the discovery of a previously unknown species related to humans called Homo luzonensis, according to a new study. The fossils belonged to two adults and one child who lived between 50,000 and 67,000 years ago. This time frame means luzonensis would have lived at the...
Hong Kong (CNN)A Japanese F-35 fighter crashed into the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, raising questions about reliability and security of the most expensive weapons system ever made. The stealth jet disappeared from radar minutes into a training mission from Misawa Air Base in northern Japan. Defense officials said its pilot signaled the need to abort the mission shortly...
Hong Kong (CNN)A Japanese F-35 stealth fighter, one of the world's most-advanced warplanes, crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on a training mission Tuesday, Japanese defense officials said. The single-engine jet from Japan's Air Self-Defense Force was on a training flight with three other F-35s when contact was lost Tuesday evening, Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said. Debris from the plane...
Uri, Indian controlled Kashmir (CNN)If it wasn't for the military installations that dot the mountain passes, the endless coils of barbed wire, or the armed soldiers around every corner, this small border town in Indian controlled Kashmir might be mistaken for a tranquil mountain paradise. The air is cool and the surrounding peaks are capped with snow, blindingly white...
Hong Kong (CNN)At work in central Hong Kong, David Hand is surrounded by people speaking Chinese and English. But inside his home, the Welsh language rules. Hand's three children -- Arwen, Huw and Tomos -- have never lived in Wales, spending their entire lives in Asia. Inculcating his native language in them thousands of kilometers from...

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