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Tesla rebuffs U.S. safety recall petition, says no unintended acceleration in vehicles

Tesla Inc on Monday said there was no unintended acceleration in its vehicles, as it responded to a petition to a U.S. safety regulator to investigate and recall around 500,000 of the company's electric cars over the alleged defect.

21 Jan 2020 2:08 am
Huawei CFO Meng arrives in Canada court for U.S. extradition trial kick off

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou arrived in a Vancouver courtroom on Monday for the start of a trial to decide whether she can be extradited to the United States, as China repeated its call for Canada to release her.

20 Jan 2020 11:56 pm
A backyard hydroponic farm beats Zimbabwe's drought

Venensia Mukarati, a 50-year-old mother of two, is using hydroponics to grow vegetables for some of Harare's top restaurants, defying drought and an economic crisis that have left millions needing food aid.

20 Jan 2020 11:29 pm
Turk Telekom says internet access restored after cyber attack

Turk Telekom has restored internet access after a cyber attack caused connectivity problems, the company said on Monday, adding that it was working to limit any ongoing impact of the issue on users.

20 Jan 2020 10:34 pm
China repeats call on Canada to release Huawei's Meng as extradition trial set to kick off

China on Monday repeated its call for Canada to release Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, ahead of her expected arrival in a Vancouver courtroom for the start of a trial to decide whether she can be extradited to the United States.

20 Jan 2020 10:02 pm
Turk Telekom hit by cyber attack

Turk Telekom has been hit by a cyber attack that has led to problems with internet access, the Turkish telecoms company said on Monday.

20 Jan 2020 9:29 pm
We're getting better at protecting elections: Facebook's Clegg

Facebook will do a better job of preventing bad actors from abusing its platform to manipulate this year's U.S. presidential election than it did four years ago, its public affairs chief Nick Clegg said on Monday.

20 Jan 2020 8:40 pm
Belgian labor authority launches court case against Deliveroo

Belgium's labor authority launched the first stage of a court case against British food delivery group Deliveroo on Monday, challenging working conditions for the firm's 3,500 riders in Brussels.

20 Jan 2020 8:09 pm
Merkel seeks to delay German Huawei position until after March EU summit: sources

Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked her conservative lawmakers to wait until after a March EU summit before taking a position on whether China's Huawei can take part in the rollout of Germany's 5G network, sources involved in their talks said.

20 Jan 2020 8:05 pm
Timeline: Key events in Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou's extradition case

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, will appear in a Vancouver, Canada, courtroom on Monday for the first day of her extradition trial, a process expected to take months - possibly years - to decide whether she can be extradited from Canada to the United States.

20 Jan 2020 4:51 pm
Austria to collaborate with EU partners on Huawei 5G decision

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz did not rule out deploying Huawei Technologies equipment in his country's future 5G networks on Monday but said the country would coordinate its decisions with European Union partners.

20 Jan 2020 4:11 pm
EU industry chief: EU ready to act on digital tax, if OECD fails

European industrial policy chief Thierry Breton said on Monday that if discussions at the OECD level on taxation for digital companies such as Amazon or Google do not bear fruit, the European Union will take action.

20 Jan 2020 2:39 pm
Israel securities regulator eyes rule changes for digital platforms

Israel's markets watchdog said on Monday the authority would make regulatory changes to adapt to technological innovations such as digital markets.

20 Jan 2020 2:05 pm
France hoping to resolve digital tax spat this week: Le Maire

French economy minister Bruno Le Maire said he hoped to resolve a row with the United States over a planned French digital tax by Wednesday evening of this week.

20 Jan 2020 1:45 pm
Telecoms group Iliad formally launches 1.4 billion euro capital increase

French telecoms and media group Iliad formally launched on Monday its previously announced plan for a 1.4 billion euros ($1.6 billion) capital increase, which will be used to finance a share buyback offer.

20 Jan 2020 12:27 pm
Samsung Electronics appoints new mobile chief

Samsung Electronics, the world's top smartphone maker, said on Monday that it has named President Roh Tae-moon as its new mobile chief as part of a management shake-up.

20 Jan 2020 6:28 am
Fines for European privacy breaches reach 114 million euros: report

European regulators have imposed 114 million euros ($126 million) in fines for data breaches since tougher privacy rules came into force in mid-2018, with approaches varying widely from country to country.

20 Jan 2020 6:05 am
SpaceX says 'picture perfect' test paves way for human mission

Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, a big step its mission to fly NASA astronauts for the first time as soon as this spring.

20 Jan 2020 12:50 am
Tesla moves a step closer to opening first European factory with German property deal

U.S. electric car pioneer Tesla has agreed to buy a property on the outskirts of Berlin, bringing it a step closer to opening its first European factory, local authorities said on Sunday.

19 Jan 2020 10:27 pm
SpaceX capsule splashes down off Florida after rocket failure test

Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, laying the foundation for its mission to fly NASA astronauts for the first time.

19 Jan 2020 10:06 pm
Qatar to build solar power plant with Total and Marubeni

Qatar has signed an agreement with France's Total and Japan's Marubeni to build a solar power project with capacity of about 800 megawatts (MW), Qatar's energy minister said on Sunday.

19 Jan 2020 8:03 pm
German foreign ministry backtracks after sense of humour failure

Social media can be a minefield for the strait-laced world of diplomacy, as the German Foreign Office just found out, when it was forced to delete a tweet and apologise for its contribution to a mildly off-colour Twitter meme.

17 Jan 2020 10:19 pm
TomTom closes deal with Huawei for use of maps and services - spokesman

Dutch navigation and digital mapping company TomTom on Friday said it has closed a deal with China's Huawei Technologies for the use of its maps and services in smartphone apps.

17 Jan 2020 10:15 pm
UK's BT, Vodafone may seek PM Johnson's support for Huawei: sources

Britain's BT and Vodafone are considering urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to risk the rollout of next generation mobile networks by banning China's Huawei [HWT.UL], sources said, confirming a Sky News report on Friday.

17 Jan 2020 9:53 pm
TomTom closes deal with Huawei for use of maps and services: spokesman

Dutch navigation and digital mapping company TomTom on Friday said it has closed a deal with China's Huawei Technologies for the use of its maps and services in smartphone apps.

17 Jan 2020 9:43 pm
Netflix opens new Paris office, plans 20 French-language series

U.S. television streaming company Netflix has opened a new Paris office and plans to develop more than 20 original French-language productions in 2020, it said on Friday.

17 Jan 2020 9:36 pm
Ukraine says personal data leaked from government jobs portal

Ukraine's top state security body acknowledged on Friday that some citizens' personal data had been leaked from a portal advertising jobs for government employees.

17 Jan 2020 7:48 pm
Travelex staff put away pens and paper as UK systems come back online

More than two weeks after a crippling ransomware attack forced Travelex staff to use pen and paper to calculate foreign currency exchanges, the company said the first of its customer-facing systems in Britain was up and running again.

17 Jan 2020 7:39 pm
Bloomberg plan would make all new U.S. cars electric by 2035

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg unveiled a plan on Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by making electric vehicles accessible to even low-income families and improving access to public transit.

17 Jan 2020 7:38 pm
France tells U.S.: back a global digital tax or risk others going solo

The United States risks a proliferation of national taxes on tech giants if President Donald Trump rejects new international rules for taxing digital companies at next week's World Economic Forum, the French government said on Friday.

17 Jan 2020 6:52 pm
Travelex says first UK customer-facing systems restored

Foreign currency provider Travelex said the first of its customer-facing systems in Britain was up and running on Friday, more than two weeks after hackers took hold of its systems, leading to a global blackout of its online services.

17 Jan 2020 5:49 pm
Up to US authorities to move on digital tax: French finance minister

It is up to U.S. authorities to make a move in coming days on a French digital tax targeting big tech companies, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday.

17 Jan 2020 4:11 pm
Chinese property firm Country Garden plans mass production of construction robots

China's largest property developer by sales Country Garden is planning to start mass production of construction robots next year to cut costs and raise efficiency, it said on Friday.

17 Jan 2020 2:44 pm
Amazon promises 1 million new jobs in India amid tensions with government

Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it planned to create 1 million jobs in India by 2025, a day after the country's trade minister said the e-commerce giant's recently unveiled $1 billion investment in the country was no big favour.

17 Jan 2020 12:10 pm
Brazil's tribes stride into digital age to defend their culture, forests

In the 1980's Brazil's first indigenous Congressman, Xavante chief Juruna, went around with a recorder to tape conversations with other politicians because he said the white man's word was not to be trusted.

17 Jan 2020 7:35 am
Facebook sued in U.S. federal court for alleged anticompetitive conduct

Four companies sued Facebook in U.S. federal court on Thursday for alleged anticompetitive conduct, saying the social network inappropriately revoked developer access to its platform in order to harm prospective competitors.

17 Jan 2020 6:15 am
Factbox: How NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service stacks up against others

Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal on Thursday gave specifics on its planned Peacock video streaming service, which will do battle with industry leader Netflix Inc and others in the highly competitive field.

17 Jan 2020 3:47 am
EU mulls five-year ban on facial recognition tech in public areas

The European Union is considering banning facial recognition technology in public areas for up to five years, to give it time to work out how to prevent abuses, according to proposals seen by Reuters.

17 Jan 2020 2:22 am
Microsoft to erase its carbon footprint, past and future, in climate push

Microsoft Corp on Thursday set a new ambition among Fortune 500 companies in addressing climate change, pledging to remove as much carbon as it has emitted in its 45-year history.

17 Jan 2020 1:47 am