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UK told Huawei that US pressure contributed to ban

Bloomberg The British government privately told Huawei Technologies Co. that the decision to ban the company’s equipment from the UK’s 5G networks stemmed partly from pressure by the US, the Observer reported, without saying how it got the information. British officials gave the Chinese company the impression that the decision ...

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Coronavirus outcome in UK has ‘not been good’: Vallance

Bloomberg Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief scientific adviser acknowledged there were failings in the UK’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and said some decisions will turn out to have been wrong. “It’s clear that the outcome has not been good in the UK,” Patrick Vallance told the House of Commons ...

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A jobless recovery becomes a real risk for Europe’s economy

Bloomberg With job cuts mounting and costly furlough programs that can’t last forever, Europe is at risk of a devastating increase in unemployment that won’t be easy to reverse. Economies across the continent are recovering and company sentiment is brightening, but it’s a different story when it comes to hiring. ...

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UAE leaders review Hope Probe’s pre-flight preparations

Abu Dhabi / WAM The UAE leaders reviewed the Hope probe’s pre-flight preparations days before its historic launch to Mars from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center in the first ever Arab interplanetary mission. Through a video meeting, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of ...

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UAE, Russia discuss ties, fight against Covid-19

ABU DHABI / WAM His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, reviewed with Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the strategic relations between the two friendly countries and prospects of propelling cooperation across various fields. This came over ...

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Adnoc launches initiative to promote STEM education among kids

Abu Dhabi / WAM The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), announced on Saturuday an exciting initiative to enhance Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education among kids in the UAE. The initiative, called “STEM@Home”, enables children to remotely access STEM resources and learn new skills through engaging science-based challenges. ...

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One-third of US solar projects relied on rule that’s changing

Bloomberg A landmark 40-year-old law that’s been key to the growth of renewable energy in the US is being effectively overhauled, threatening to curb demand for solar projects. Federal regulators imposed new limits on which energy projects fall under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, known as Purpa, which helped ...

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