Chinese virologist in hiding after accusing Beijing of coronavirus cover-up : worldnews

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Telecom Italia excludes Huawei from 5G core equipment tender : worldnews

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 73%. (I’m a bot) MILAN – Telecom Italia has excluded China’s Huawei Technologies from a tender for 5G equipment for the core network it is preparing to build in Italy and Brasil, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Huawei has played no part in the building of TIM’s existing core network in Italy, while the exclusion could mark a change of course for TIM in Brazil, where Huawei has supplied 4G equipment for the core network…

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Trump commutes ex-adviser Roger Stone’s sentence : worldnews

And Roger Stone just today acknowledges he protected Trump specifically in exchange for this: “He knows I was under enormous pressure to turn on him. It would have eased my situation considerably. But I didn’t.” Fuck your job. Fuck your dead parents. The only lives that matter are traitorous Trump cronies that collaborate with GRU to rig an election, lie to Congress, intimidate witnesses, and avowedly lie to investigators to secure a pardon. Perhaps the most significant unredaction from the Mueller Report last month revealed that the Trump campaign knew…

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Boris Johnson urged to raise freedom of press concerns with Trump after arrest of The Independent’s chief US correspondent : worldnews

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Roger Stone: Trump commutes ex-adviser’s sentence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Roger Stone has maintained all along that the case against him was politically motivated US President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of his former adviser Roger Stone. The announcement came just after the Washington DC Court of Appeals denied Stone’s request to delay the start date of his custodial term of 40 months. He was convicted of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering. Stone was the sixth Trump aide found guilty on charges linked to a justice department probe that alleged…

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Huawei: Why the UK might hang up on 5G and broadband kit supplier

Image copyright Getty Images These are tense times for Huawei and the UK’s telecoms providers. The prime minister will shortly review use of the Chinese company’s equipment, with MPs set to be informed of his decision on Tuesday. It seems likely that Boris Johnson will set a deadline by which time the firm should stop being involved in the country’s 5G network. But what’s unclear is whether he’ll also order it to be stripped out of other mobile and fixed-line broadband systems too. The decision will not only have an…

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Breast cancer: Zimbabwe woman’s struggle to avoid mastectomy

Image copyright Tendayi Gwata A 44-year-old woman in Zimbabwe, Tendayi Gwata, is battling to avoid a mastectomy after her breast cancer treatment abruptly ended when the only radiotherapy machine in the capital, Harare, stopped working. Ms Gwata, a marketing consultant, had already lost all her hair during chemotherapy. Then she was told that because the machine had broken down, she may need her breast removed. Zimbabwe’s health sector has largely collapsed amidst an economic crisis that has seen inflation soaring to 785%, and a severe shortage of cash. The crisis…

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Coronavirus: Why politics means success or failure in South America

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Despite political divisions and an economic crisis Argentina has kept cases comparatively low South America is the new epicentre of the global coronavirus pandemic, but the region’s leaders have responded to the crisis very differently. A great deal has been said about poverty in this part of the world, like the favelas in Brazil where social distancing is hard to achieve and where basic sanitation is not always a given. There is also the fact that there are so many millions of unregistered workers…

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Coronavirus: Thrifty Germany takes on debt to rescue arts

Image caption This choir has been able to start rehearsing again – in the conductor’s garden As evening sunshine ripples through a ripening pear tree, birds chatter above the distant hum of a lawnmower. Then, suddenly, the singers of Lübeck’s rock and roll choir raise their voices. Swaying and smiling, they run through their repertoire: classics like Jailhouse Rock and Ghost Riders in the Sky. Germany’s cultural life is slowly coming back to life. The German government has set aside more than €1bn (£896m; $1.13bn) to protect the arts –…

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