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16 US states sue Trump administration in border wall showdown

Legal challenges could slow down Trump’s efforts to build his southern border wall, which he says is needed to check illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

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16 US states sue Trump administration in border wall showdown

Legal challenges could slow down Trump’s efforts to build his southern border wall, which he says is needed to check illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

‘No way the US can crush us’: Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei attacks arrest of daughter Meng Wanzhou as politically motivated

Ren Zhengfei accuses US of an unacceptable ‘politically motivated act’ over the arrest of Meng Wanzhou and vows that Huawei will ‘never undertake’ any spying activities.

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‘No way the US can crush us’: Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei attacks arrest of daughter Meng Wanzhou as politically motivated

Ren Zhengfei accuses US of an unacceptable ‘politically motivated act’ over the arrest of Meng Wanzhou and vows that Huawei will ‘never undertake’ any spying activities.

‘No way the US can crush us’: Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei attacks arrest of daughter Meng Wanzhou as politically motivated

In an interview with the BBC, Ren Zhengfei said he ‘objects to what the US has done’, accusing it of an unacceptable ‘politically motivated act’. He vowed that Huawei would never undertake spying activities, and said ‘the world needs Huawei because we are more advanced’.

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‘No way the US can crush us’: Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei attacks arrest of daughter Meng Wanzhou as politically motivated

In an interview with the BBC, Ren Zhengfei said he ‘objects to what the US has done’, accusing it of an unacceptable ‘politically motivated act’. He vowed that Huawei would never undertake spying activities, and said ‘the world needs Huawei because we are more advanced’.

Ben Davis, Singapore’s first English Premier League player, could face jail after missing military enlistment

Ben Davis, 18, could be fined US$7,300 and jailed up to three years if convicted for defaulting on his national service obligations, said the defence ministry.

18 Feb 2019 - 8:06PM
Ben Davis, Singapore’s first English Premier League player, could face jail after missing military enlistment

Ben Davis, 18, could be fined US$7,300 and jailed up to three years if convicted for defaulting on his national service obligations, said the defence ministry.

Qatar’s property market faces reality check ahead of World Cup amid oversupply, spat with Gulf neighbours

Residential prices are down about 10 per cent from June 2017, when a diplomatic, trade and transport boycott began

18 Feb 2019 - 8:01PM
Qatar’s property market faces reality check ahead of World Cup amid oversupply, spat with Gulf neighbours

Residential prices are down about 10 per cent from June 2017, when a diplomatic, trade and transport boycott began

Singapore budget: Health care package for elderly, foreign worker restrictions announced

The city state will spent US$4.5 billion for its ageing population, give some citizens a tax rebate and tighten restrictions on foreign workers.

18 Feb 2019 - 10:29PM
Singapore budget: Health care package for elderly, foreign worker restrictions announced

The city state will spent US$4.5 billion for its ageing population, give some citizens a tax rebate and tighten restrictions on foreign workers.

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has pardoned 2,100 Pakistani prisoners, says Pakistan

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is on an Asian tour, is said to have made the pardon after a request by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has pardoned 2,100 Pakistani prisoners, says Pakistan

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is on an Asian tour, is said to have made the pardon after a request by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.

New Zealand will conduct independent assessment of Huawei equipment risk, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand will independently assess the risk of using Huawei Technologies in 5G networks, after a report suggested that British precautions could be used by other nations.

18 Feb 2019 - 4:48PM
New Zealand will conduct independent assessment of Huawei equipment risk, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand will independently assess the risk of using Huawei Technologies in 5G networks, after a report suggested that British precautions could be used by other nations.

London Fashion Week: Gigi Hadid and Natalia Vodianova bring Riccardo Tisci’s London of the 1990s to life at Burberry show

Autumn/winter 2019 line features streetwear as well as elegant day and evening outfits

18 Feb 2019 - 5:34PM
London Fashion Week: Gigi Hadid and Natalia Vodianova bring Riccardo Tisci’s London of the 1990s to life at Burberry show

Autumn/winter 2019 line features streetwear as well as elegant day and evening outfits

African swine fever: Chinese frozen foods firm Sanquan recalls suspected contaminated goods

Dumplings brand calls in suspect products and praises supply chain quality; Beijing has issued stricter testing standards for slaughterhouses.

18 Feb 2019 - 10:08PM
African swine fever: Chinese frozen foods firm Sanquan recalls suspected contaminated goods

Dumplings brand calls in suspect products and praises supply chain quality; Beijing has issued stricter testing standards for slaughterhouses.

Mike Pence went to Europe with greetings from Donald Trump. The silence was deafening

Western divisions laid bare at this year’s annual gathering of the transatlantic security community in Munich.

18 Feb 2019 - 8:36PM
Mike Pence went to Europe with greetings from Donald Trump. The silence was deafening

Western divisions laid bare at this year’s annual gathering of the transatlantic security community in Munich.

Suspected explosion near Indonesia election debate venue

Police said a loud noise was heard and thick grey smoke seen immediately after in the car park of Jakarta’s Sultan Hotel.

17 Feb 2019 - 11:41PM
Suspected explosion near Indonesia election debate venue

Police said a loud noise was heard and thick grey smoke seen immediately after in the car park of Jakarta’s Sultan Hotel.

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad: US will sell out those who rely on it

‘The Americans will put you in their pockets so you can be tools in the barter,’ says Syrian leader as conflict in his country appears to be winding down.

17 Feb 2019 - 10:52PM
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad: US will sell out those who rely on it

‘The Americans will put you in their pockets so you can be tools in the barter,’ says Syrian leader as conflict in his country appears to be winding down.

China data leak exposes vast hi-tech surveillance operation in Xinjiang

Dutch researcher says tracking firm left database of personal details unprotected for months.

17 Feb 2019 - 9:15PM
China data leak exposes vast hi-tech surveillance operation in Xinjiang

Dutch researcher says tracking firm left database of personal details unprotected for months.

Donald Trump says US-China trade talks were ‘very productive’ after briefing

President tweets his thoughts after meeting his trade team at Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

17 Feb 2019 - 11:00PM
Donald Trump says US-China trade talks were ‘very productive’ after briefing

President tweets his thoughts after meeting his trade team at Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

Bruno Ganz, who gave masterful performance as Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler in ‘Downfall’, dead at 77

For many critics, Bruno Ganz’s nuanced portrayal of the fascist tyrant that veers between explosive and sombre was unparalleled.

17 Feb 2019 - 10:13PM
Bruno Ganz, who gave masterful performance as Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler in ‘Downfall’, dead at 77

For many critics, Bruno Ganz’s nuanced portrayal of the fascist tyrant that veers between explosive and sombre was unparalleled.

Wang Jingchun and Yong Mei share best actor awards at Germany’s Berlinale for Chinese saga ‘So Long My Son’

Pair play couple who live through the Cultural Revolution and explores the fallout from the one-child policy.

18 Feb 2019 - 4:36PM
Wang Jingchun and Yong Mei share best actor awards at Germany’s Berlinale for Chinese saga ‘So Long My Son’

Pair play couple who live through the Cultural Revolution and explores the fallout from the one-child policy.

Carmakers brace for US government report on import tariffs

Report expected to clear the way for possible tariffs on imported autos and auto parts, which could add thousands to the price of cars and also could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs.

17 Feb 2019 - 4:09AM
Carmakers brace for US government report on import tariffs

Report expected to clear the way for possible tariffs on imported autos and auto parts, which could add thousands to the price of cars and also could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Sacked man kills five co-workers, wounds five police in gun rampage near Chicago

Suspect Gary Martin, who was shot dead by police, was an employee of the warehouse for 15 years and had just been fired.

16 Feb 2019 - 11:00PM
Sacked man kills five co-workers, wounds five police in gun rampage near Chicago

Suspect Gary Martin, who was shot dead by police, was an employee of the warehouse for 15 years and had just been fired.

Donald Trump explains why he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, then complains he probably won’t get it

‘He had rocket ships and he had missiles flying over Japan. Now, all of a sudden, they feel good. They feel safe. I did that.’

16 Feb 2019 - 10:33PM
Donald Trump explains why he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, then complains he probably won’t get it

‘He had rocket ships and he had missiles flying over Japan. Now, all of a sudden, they feel good. They feel safe. I did that.’