Thursday, June 20, 2019

Mohamed Morsy represented both the zenith of the Arab Spring and its almost universal failure. He became Egypt's first democratically-elected president in 2012, but after a year of deepening chaos was forced from office in a coup led by then-defense minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.

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Huawei has denied that it has any links to the Chinese government.

Huawei's cyber-security chief John Suffolk told MPs on Monday that the tech giant had never been asked by China or any other government to "do anything untoward".

Mr Suffolk said Huawei welcomed outsiders to analyse its products and detect engineering or coding flaws.

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Only one in four people would consider buying a fully electric car in the next five years. That is the finding of one of the most comprehensive studies into UK consumers and pure electric vehicles. There has been a renewed focus on the climate and environment recently. The reluctance of British drivers to embrace cleaner electric technology could be seen as a concern for those who want to move towards a low carbon future at a faster pace.

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 Almost a week after Rwandan President Paul Kagame was in South Africa to attend the inauguration ceremony of his counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa, his former bodyguard and strong critic Nkuruziza was hours ago assassinated by unknown gunmen in Cape Town South Africa.

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Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has remained defiant towards the US moves against his company, saying the US "underestimates" its abilities.

Speaking to Chinese state media, Mr. Ren downplayed the impact of recent US curbs and said no-one could catch up to its 5G technology in the near future.

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A knife-wielding man has attacked a group of schoolchildren waiting for a bus in a Japanese city near Tokyo.

At least 18 people were injured on a residential street in Kawasaki. Two of them, an 11-year-old girl and a 39-year-old man, are dead.

A suspect, a man in his 50s, stabbed himself in the neck after his rampage and later died in hospital.

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The restrictions being placed on Huawei's access to the Android operating system will cast a long shadow over Tuesday's launch of the Chinese company's latest handsets.

The firm has invited press from across the globe to London to witness the unveiling of its Honor 20 Series smartphones.

The BBC understands the devices will still offer the full Android experience - including use of Google's own app store.

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With the European elections concluded, one of the big challenges facing the European Union (EU) will be agreeing its next budget.

Every seven years, the EU agrees a long-term spending plan. All EU leaders have to agree on it unanimously, so the negotiations usually take a long time.

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed US President Donald Trump's "genocidal taunts" and warned him not to threaten the country.

Amid rising tensions, Mr Trump tweeted on Sunday: "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran."

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After defying political gravity for three years, Theresa May brought her tortured tenure as prime minister to a close on Friday.

"I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honor of my life to hold," she said outside Downing Street, her voice quivering in the morning sunshine. And with that, she's off -- or at least she will be later in the summer, once a new Conservative leader is elected.

Her statement sets up a few more hectic weeks of political drama in Westminster. For now, though, we're following May's lead and getting out of here.

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