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Exclusive: U.S. lawmakers urge AT&T to cut commercial ties with Huawei – sources

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut all commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile Ltd to enter the U.S. market because of national security concerns, said two congressional aides. The warning comes after the administration of U.S. President ...

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Brexit news: 60 Labour MPs plotting to vote AGAINST Corbyn in bid to stay in single market | Politics | News

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More than 60 opposition MPs are reportedly now backing permanent membership of the Single Market in contradiction to their party’s confused Brexit policy.  This is despite orders from their leader to vote against any deal which would see Britain remain in the EU’s free trade area and customs union.  Over the weekend, Labour rejected pleas from the SNP and other ...

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Top U.S. general says ‘not giving up’ on Pakistan ties

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The top U.S. military officer, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said on Monday he was committed to the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, which has been strained in recent weeks as Washington piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants. “Do we agree on everything right now? No we don‘t. But are we committed to a more effective relationship with ...

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Barry McElduff resigns as MP for West Tyrone

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBarry McElduff regrets ‘deep and unnecessary’ hurt The MP for West Tyrone, Barry McElduff, has resigned as a result of a controversy over a Twitter video. The Sinn Féin MP posted a video of himself in a shop with a loaf of Kingsmill bread on his head. It was published on the ...

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Crucial National Executive Committee vote transforms Labour’s future

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A raft of pro-Jeremy Corbyn candidates have swept the board in a crucial election to Labour’s National Executive Committee. Among them is John Lansman, the founder of left-wing pressure group Momentum. Manchester councillor Yasmine Dar and long-standing member of Labour’s National Policy Forum Yasmine Dar also join the body, which runs the party and sets its rules. Comedian Eddie Izzard ...

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Trump says ‘I’m not a racist,’ keeps door open for DACA deal

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Sunday “I‘m not a racist” in response to reports that he had described immigrants from Haiti and African countries as coming from “shithole countries.” Trump also said he was “ready, willing and able” to reach a deal to protect illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children ...

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Women urged to share sexual harassment experiences

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Image copyright Getty Images Women and girls are being asked to share their experiences of sexual harassment in public places, as the government launches a new inquiry. The Women and Equalities committee’s investigation follows widespread allegations in the UK and the US. It will shine a spotlight “on a problem that seems to be so routine in women’s lives”, yet ...

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Carillion appeals to banks as administration looms

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Directors of Carillion were making a final rescue appeal to its lending banks on Sunday night after the Government refused to rescue the ailing construction group, taking it to the brink of collapse. Sky News has learnt that the company’s board was meeting ahead of a last-gasp plea for financial support‎ from its syndicate of lenders, without which its collapse ...

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Brexit news: Tory rebels and pro-EU MPs head to Brussels to meet Barnier | Politics | News

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Former attorney general Dominic Grieve, whose amendment inflicted the Government’s first defeat in the EU Withdrawal Bill debate, will join Labour’s Chuka Umunna and Conservative MP Anna Soubry in Brussels to meet Mr Barnier as thoughts turn to phase two of Brexit talks. Labour MPs Chris Leslie and Stephen Doughty, who are both keen for the UK to retain its ...

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