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U.K. backtracks by banning Huawei from 5G network

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/14/20, 04:30 pm

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei was set to play a key role in Britain’s new high-speed mobile phone network. But Britain made an abrupt about-face on Tuesday. British Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told Parliament that cutting the company out would delay the new 5G network and cost an extra $2.5 billion, but added, “This has not been an easy decision, but it is the right one.”

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Sunday sees record number of COVID-19 cases worldwide

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by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/13/20, 01:53 pm

GLOBAL: Led by increases in the United States, Brazil, India, and South Africa, the World Health Organization reported a record number of global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 230,370 in 24 hours.

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China sanctions U.S. political leaders

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/13/20, 11:57 am

Three prominent Republican lawmakers and the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom are known critics of the Chinese government’s treatment of ethnic and religious minorities, and their opposition has not gone unnoticed in China. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying on Monday said his country’s government is sanctioning Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas, Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey, and Ambassador Sam Brownback along with the Congressional–Executive Commission on China, an independent U.S.

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