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Huawei founder says Trump is 'a great president', denies firm spies for China

Huawei founder says Trump is 'a great president', denies firm spies for China

The founder of Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, has said he puts business first, and would “definitely say no” to a request to spy.

  • by Kirsty Needham

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United States, North Korea to hold talks this week: report
North Korea

United States, North Korea to hold talks this week: report

The meeting, led by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol, would happen on Thursday or Friday, according to an unnamed source.

  • by Hyonhee Shin & Joyce Lee
Kumbh Mela begins under veil of dust, despite Modi's sanitation push
India

Kumbh Mela begins under veil of dust, despite Modi's sanitation push

The skies over the confluence of sacred rivers in northern India where millions of Hindu priests and pilgrims will wash away their sins at the Kumbh Mela festival hold proof that government officials are struggling to grapple with the country's worsening air pollution.

  • by Emily Schmall & Rishabh R. Jain
Australian woman's desperate messages from Thai immigration detention
Thailand

Australian woman's desperate messages from Thai immigration detention

When Clare didn't return home from Thailand, she posted that "some pretty serious stuff went down". Days later she messaged a friend, begging for help.

  • by Rachel Clun
Fears for former Canberra public servant held in Cambodian jail
Crime

Fears for former Canberra public servant held in Cambodian jail

Gary Knowles needs help from the Australian government, says his former boss - but the prisoner and his family want no publicity.

  • by Steve Evans
China hands death penalty to Canadian drug smuggler in retrial
Foreign Relations

China hands death penalty to Canadian drug smuggler in retrial

A Chinese court has sentenced a Canadian man to death after he was convicted of involvement in a drug ring that attempted to send 200 kilograms of methamphetamine to Australia.

  • by Kirsty Needham
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In his trade war with China, Donald Trump has secret allies
Opinion
Trade wars

In his trade war with China, Donald Trump has secret allies

Private-sector Chinese businesses are key to growth, and they happen to share many of the same complaints as the United States.

  • by Andrew Browne
China offers NASA use of moon mission probe
China

China offers NASA use of moon mission probe

The designer of China's lunar space exploration program has granted an unusual request for space cooperation made by NASA scientists.

  • by Kirsty Needham
Indonesia finds cockpit voice recorder for crashed Lion Air jet
Lion Air Tragedy

Indonesia finds cockpit voice recorder for crashed Lion Air jet

Authorities locate the cockpit voice recorder of Lion Air Flight 610, which may provide further insight into what caused the plane to crash off Indonesia last October.

  • by Mike Ives
Fatal coal mine collapse in China
Tragedy

Fatal coal mine collapse in China

Sixty-six other miners were rescued after the mine collapsed in Shaanxi province in the country's north.

Chinese telco Huawei sacks accused  'spy' detained in Poland
Technology & democracy

Chinese telco Huawei sacks accused 'spy' detained in Poland

Huawei's move to distance the company from the actions of Wang Weijing contrasts with its support for chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on bail in Canada

  • by Kirsty Needham