Poland could consider limits on use of Huawei products

Poland could consider limits on use of Huawei products

FILE PHOTO: Logo of Huawei is seen in front of the local offices of Huawei in Warsaw, Poland January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel January 13, 2019 WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland could consider a ban on the use of Huawei products by public bodies and possible legislation to curtail their use by private citizens, a senior government official said on Sunday, following the arrest of a Chinese Huawei official in Poland. Poland arrested a Chinese employee…

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White House asked for options to strike Iran: WSJ

White House asked for options to strike Iran: WSJ

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo January 13, 2019 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House’s national security team last fall asked the Pentagon to provide it with options for striking Iran after a group of militants aligned with Tehran fired mortars into an area in Baghdad that is home to the U.S….

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French media denounce violent “yellow vest” attacks on press

French media denounce violent “yellow vest” attacks on press

FILE PHOTO: Protesters take part in a demonstration of the “yellow vests” movement in Marseille, France, January 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier January 13, 2019 By Geert De Clercq and Julie Carriat PARIS (Reuters) – French media and reporters’ organizations on Sunday denounced attacks on journalists by “yellow vest” anti-government protesters and called for better protection after a series of incidents this weekend. Paris police fired water cannon and tear gas to push back demonstrators from…

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U.S. warns German firms of possible sanctions over Russia pipeline

U.S. warns German firms of possible sanctions over Russia pipeline

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell arrives for a ceremony in Berlin, Germany, November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo January 13, 2019 BERLIN (Reuters) – The U.S. ambassador to Germany has warned companies involved in the construction of the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they could face sanctions if they stick to the project, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday. U.S. President Donald Trump has accused Germany of being a…

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Poland’s Kaczynski cancels campaign appearance due to health problems

Poland’s Kaczynski cancels campaign appearance due to health problems

FILE PHOTO: Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of ruling party Law and Justice, attends a parliament session in Warsaw, Poland December 12, 2018. Agencja Gazeta/Slawomir Kaminski via REUTERS January 13, 2019 KRAKOW, Poland (Reuters) – Polish ruling party chief Jaroslaw Kaczynski has canceled a campaign event on Sunday ahead of European Parliament elections due to poor health, officials said, amid uncertainty in Poland over his ability to run the conservative grouping. Last year, questions over Kaczynski’s health…

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Iran protests to Poland over Iran-focused summit

Iran protests to Poland over Iran-focused summit

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif delivers his statement, during the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, November 28, 2018. Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool via REUTERS January 13, 2019 DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s foreign ministry summoned a senior Polish diplomat to protest at Poland’s jointly hosting a global summit with the United States focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday….

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Greek defense minister quits over Macedonia name deal, coalition in doubt

Greek defense minister quits over Macedonia name deal, coalition in doubt

Greek Defense Minister and coalition partner Panos Kammenos leaves the Maximos Mansion following a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens, Greece, January 13, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis January 13, 2019 ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s right-wing defense minister resigned on Sunday in protest at a deal ending a long running dispute with Macedonia over its name, clouding the future of the coalition government months before national elections. Panos Kammenos, whose Independent Greeks party props…

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Bangladesh factory owners threaten to cut off pay to protesting workers

Bangladesh factory owners threaten to cut off pay to protesting workers

Police officers are seen while the garment workers block a road as they protest for higher wages in Dhaka, Bangladesh January 12, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain January 13, 2019 By Ruma Paul DHAKA (Reuters) – The head of Bangladesh’s garment manufacturers association on Sunday called on protesting workers to return to work by Monday or companies will cut off their pay, after demonstrations calling for higher salaries that have lasted for a week. The workers’…

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Italy Treasury minister sees stagnation rather than recession

Italy Treasury minister sees stagnation rather than recession

FILE PHOTO: Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria looks on during a Euro zone finance ministers meeting to discuss reforms of the monetary union in Brussels, Belgium, November 19, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Vidal January 13, 2019 MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s Treasury Minister said he did not see a recession on the horizon but acknowledged there could be a period of economic stagnation. “Let’s wait for data for the last quarter of 2018. I don’t see a recession,…

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India’s Gunneswaran rues singles drought back home

India’s Gunneswaran rues singles drought back home

Tennis – 2018 Asian Games – Men’s Singles – Semi-Final 1 – JSC Tennis Court – Palembang, Indonesia – August 24, 2018. Prajnesh Gunneswaran Prabhakaran of India goes for a shot against Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan. REUTERS/Edgar Su January 13, 2019 By Sudipto Ganguly MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Prajnesh Gunneswaran is the lone Indian in the singles main draw at the 2019 Australian Open and the 29-year-old rues the sorry state of the game back home,…

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