US tariffs cast a cloud over Huawei’s solar electronics launch

By John Benny Undated, Aug 21 : Huawei Technology Co’s coming U.S. launch of a solar-panel control device is expected to collide with new Trump administration tariffs on Chinese electronics, undermining a product that analysts had seen as challenging rivals on pricing. The Chinese company, best known for its smart phones and telecommunications equipment, has […]

Protesters topple Confederate soldier statue in North Carolina

By Jonathan Drake Chapel Hill, N.C., Aug 21 : Protesters toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier on the campus of University of North Carolina on Monday, the latest move to dismantle Civil War symbols amid a fierce debate about race and the legacy of slavery in the United States. About 300 demonstrators gathered at […]

US welcomes Imran Khan’s desire for peace with India, Afghanistan

Washington, Aug 21 : The US has welcomed newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khans statement emphasising the importance of peace with India and Afghanistan, a key official said here. “We welcome the words of Prime Minister Imran Khan in which he discussed the importance of peace on both sides of Pakistan’s borders,” Alice Wells, who […]

China tightens regulation on live streaming

Beijing, Aug 21 : Chinese authorities have increased regulation on live stream services, the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications (NOAPIP) has said. A notice was jointly issued by six departments clarifying the responsibilities of live stream service providers, network service providers and application stores, Xinhua news agency reported. The live streaming industry has […]

Taiwan loses El Salvador to China in fresh diplomatic setback

By Philip Wen and Jess Macy Yu BEIJING/TAIPEI, Aug 21 : Taiwan lost another ally to Beijing on Tuesday when diplomatic ties with El Salvador were severed, the third country to swap allegiances from the self-ruled island to China this year. Taiwan now has formal relations with just 17 countries worldwide, many of them smaller, […]

Australian prime minister clings to power but more challenges loom

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, Aug 21 : Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a leadership challenge by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Tuesday, government officials said, but the narrow margin of his win did little to dampen speculation about his future. Turnbull defeated Dutton 48-35 in the party-room vote for the leadership of the […]