India's No. 1 Affordable Computer Franchise (ISO Certified, Govt. Approved) | Get approval in 10 Hours. For Inquiries: CALL +91-9774064470

‘Prospective Threat’ of Chinese Spying Justifies Huawei Ban, U.S. Says

BEIJING — The Trump administration says the mere potential for Beijing to influence the Chinese technology giant Huawei is enough to justify a law passed last year restricting federal agencies’ business with the company.Huawei has challenged the law in federal court, arguing that Congress produced no proof that the company was a security threat before acting against it, and that it was being punished without due process.The United States government’s latest argument in the case, outlined in a court filing this week, suggests that the Trump administration believes it may not have to produce conclusive evidence of past wrongdoing by Huawei to uphold at least some of…

Continue Reading

Wimbledon crowd go loco for Coco as dream continues

LONDON (Reuters) - Did she win? Did she win?... Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 5, 2019 Cori Gauff of the U.S. celebrates winning her third round match against Slovenia's Polona Hercog REUTERS/Toby MelvilleMen, women, girls and boys scanned the horizon at the All England Club on Friday evening, looking for a scoreboard to make sense of the roar rising from Centre Court. As cheers drifted off into the air, and dusk fell on southwest London, tournament organizers added another name to the fourth round of the Wimbledon draw. Cori Gauff — or ‘Coco’ to anyone who has…

Continue Reading

Trump presses for contentious census citizenship question despite legal uncertainty

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Friday refused to back down over its bid to put a contentious citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census, meaning that a court case will move forward over whether officials were motivated by racial bias in seeking to add it. The Department of Justice told Maryland-based U.S. District Judge George Hazel it has not made a final determination on whether to add the question even as President Donald Trump told reporters he is considering issuing an executive order to do it. Hazel, who had asked for a final decision from the government by Friday afternoon on whether it intended to…

Continue Reading

Recount in New York City Democratic primary to begin Tuesday

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A recount will begin on Tuesday in the Democratic primary race for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens, a contest that drew national attention, an official said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Queens District Attorney (D.A.) candidate Tiffany Caban attends the Queens District Attorney election night in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah MoonTiffany Caban, a progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, declared victory last week, but her rival, Melinda Katz, did not concede. A win for the 31-year-old Caban, a political newcomer, would mark a fresh signal of the…

Continue Reading

Fugitive U.S. tech guru: Cryptocurrency is next Cuban revolution

HAVANA (Reuters) - On the run from U.S. tax authorities, tech guru John McAfee puffs a cigar aboard his towering white yacht in a Havana harbor and says he can help Cuba evade the U.S. government too - by launching a cryptocurrency that defeats a U.S. trade embargo. John McAfee, co-founder of McAfee Crypto Team and CEO of Luxcore and founder of McAfee Antivirus, leaves his yacht at the Marina Hemingway in Havana, Cuba, July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Alexandre MeneghiniThe creator of the eponymous antivirus software in the 1980s, McAfee in an interview touted the anonymity of the digital currency while also outlining his belief that income tax…

Continue Reading

On Venezuelan independence day, Maduro calls for dialogue as Guaido slams ‘dictatorship’

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s bitterly divided political factions held competing commemorations of the country’s independence day on Friday, with President Nicolas Maduro calling for dialogue and opposition leader Juan Guaido decrying alleged human rights violations by Maduro’s “dictatorship.” Venezuelan soldiers take part in a military parade to celebrate the 208th anniversary of Venezuela's declaration of independence in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2019. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS Speaking to a gathering of top military officials, Maduro reiterated his support for a negotiation process mediated by Norway between his socialist government and Guaido, the leader of the opposition-held National Assembly who argues Maduro’s 2018 re-election was a fraud. “There…

Continue Reading

Tempered expectations of Fed rate cut sink stocks globally

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A strong U.S. jobs report that tempered expectations of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this month and weak economic data in Germany helped push global stock indices lower on Friday after hitting record highs earlier this week. Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidYields on benchmark 10-year Treasury notes rose back above 2.0% after hitting their lowest since November 2016 on Wednesday. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 224,000 last month as government employment rose by the most in 10 months, the U.S. Labor Department reported.…

Continue Reading

Wall Street dips as rate cut expectations relax

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks dipped on Friday, as the S&P 500 snapped a three-day streak of record closes, following an unexpectedly strong U.S. payrolls report that led investors to reassess how dovish a stance the Federal Reserve may take at its next meeting. Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidThe U.S. Labor Department data showed nonfarm payrolls rose by 224,000 jobs in June, the most in five months, and solidly beating economists’ expectation of 160,000 additions. Traders sharply scaled back their expectations of a rate cut of half a percentage point by the…

Continue Reading

Teenager Gauff digs deep to continue dream run at Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) - Fifteen-year-old Cori Gauff clawed her way back from a set and 5-2 down and saved two match points to beat Slovenia’s Polona Hercog 3-6 7-6(7) 7-5 on Friday and reach the Wimbledon fourth round. Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 5, 2019 Cori Gauff of the U.S. celebrates winning her third round match against Slovenia's Polona Hercog REUTERS/Toby MelvilleThe American teenager, ranked 313th in the world, had earned a match on Centre Court after capturing the public’s imagination with her giant-killing exploits, including ousting former champion Venus Williams in the first round. Gauff, who beat…

Continue Reading

Actor Kevin Spacey’s alleged sex assault victim drops lawsuit

BOSTON (Reuters) - The man that former “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey is accused by prosecutors of sexually assaulting in Massachusetts three years ago has dropped a civil lawsuit he filed against the Oscar-winning actor only last week. Mitchell Garabedian, the alleged victim’s lawyer, on Friday said his client filed papers on Wednesday to voluntarily dismiss a lawsuit in Nantucket County Superior Court that accused Spacey of “explicit sexual behavior and lewd and lascivious conduct.” Garabedian declined to comment further on the dismissal, citing the pending criminal case prosecutors filed last year against Spacey. The civil lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice, meaning his client cannot refile…

Continue Reading