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U.S. launches new criminal probe of Huawei over alleged trade-secret thefts

U.S. launches new criminal probe of Huawei over alleged trade-secret thefts | Livewire | Scoop.it
The latest criminal investigation, reported by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, arose out of civil lawsuits, including one in Seattle, where Huawei was found liable for misappropriating robotic technology from wireless network operator T-Mobile
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Democrats demand investigation after report that Trump ordered Michael Cohen to lie to Congress - The

Democrats demand investigation after report that Trump ordered Michael Cohen to lie to Congress - The | Livewire | Scoop.it
Democratic leaders reacted with fury to a report from BuzzFeed News that President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie under oath about his business interests in Russia during the campaign.
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U.S. Debates Lifting China Tariffs to Hasten Trade Deal, Calm Markets

U.S. Debates Lifting China Tariffs to Hasten Trade Deal, Calm Markets | Livewire | Scoop.it
U.S. officials are debating ratcheting back tariffs on Chinese imports as a way to calm markets and give Beijing an incentive to make deeper concessions in a trade battle that has rattled global economies.
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Mounting evidence of fraud in Congo vote prompts rare rebuke from the African Union - The

Mounting evidence of fraud in Congo vote prompts rare rebuke from the African Union - The | Livewire | Scoop.it
The A.U. expressed “serious doubts” over the election, called for delaying the release of final results and urgently sent a delegation to Kinshasa.
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China's growth set to slow to 6.3 percent in 2019, more stimulus seen: Reuters poll | Reuters

China's growth set to slow to 6.3 percent in 2019, more stimulus seen: Reuters poll | Reuters | Livewire | Scoop.it
China's economy is expected to cool further this year as domestic demand weakens and exports are hit by U.S. tariffs, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, reinforcing views Beijing will need to roll out more stimulus measures.
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Asia Stocks Set to Rise After Profits Buoy S&P 500: Markets Wrap - Bloomberg

Asia Stocks Set to Rise After Profits Buoy S&P 500: Markets Wrap - Bloomberg | Livewire | Scoop.it
U.S. equity futures and European shares fell on Thursday after a mixed session in Asia as concerns about rising tension between America and China offset signs of a better-than-expected start to the earnings season. The dollar was steady and Treasuries edged higher.
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Corbyn Says Referendum an Option as He Snubs May: Brexit Update - Bloomberg

Corbyn Says Referendum an Option as He Snubs May: Brexit Update - Bloomberg | Livewire | Scoop.it
Theresa May is holding talks with rival parties and is ready to blur some of her red lines to find a consensus Brexit plan that can win support in Parliament. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is boycotting the talks, said a second referendum should remain an option but he still prefers to try to force a general election.
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Russia calls on Japan to recognize outcome of World War Two | Reuters

Russia calls on Japan to recognize outcome of World War Two | Reuters | Livewire | Scoop.it
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied on Wednesday that Moscow was imposing an ultimatum on Japan in talks to end a decades-long territorial dispute, but called on Tokyo to recognize the results of World War Two.
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Brexit vote: Donald Tusk hints UK should stay in EU

Brexit vote: Donald Tusk hints UK should stay in EU | Livewire | Scoop.it
The European Council president sends a cryptic tweet after Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected.
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Brexit Vote: Parliament to Decide on E.U. Withdrawal Plan - The New York Times

Brexit Vote: Parliament to Decide on E.U. Withdrawal Plan - The New York Times | Livewire | Scoop.it
After two and a half years of negotiation, argument and posturing, Parliament will finally vote on a bill that dictates the terms of Britain’s departure from the E.U.
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Trump and GOP taking messaging hit on shutdown

Trump and GOP taking messaging hit on shutdown | Livewire | Scoop.it
New polls indicate the American public is putting the brunt of the blame on Republicans.
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Vote on Brexit Deal Set to Leave U.K. No Clearer on EU Exit

Vote on Brexit Deal Set to Leave U.K. No Clearer on EU Exit | Livewire | Scoop.it
British Prime Minister Theresa May prepares for a vote on her plan to leave the European Union, facing what could be a dramatic legislative defeat.
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Trump Russia: transcripts detail how FBI debated if President was 'following directions' - CNNPolitics

Trump Russia: transcripts detail how FBI debated if President was 'following directions' - CNNPolitics | Livewire | Scoop.it
In the chaotic aftermath at the FBI following Director James Comey's firing, a half-dozen senior FBI officials huddled to set in motion the momentous move to open an investigation into President Donald Trump that included trying to understand why he was acting in ways that seemed to benefit Russia.
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Trump Hits Back at Pelosi, Threatening Her Trip to See Troops - The New York Times

Trump Hits Back at Pelosi, Threatening Her Trip to See Troops - The New York Times | Livewire | Scoop.it
The House speaker had threatened to cancel President Trump’s State of the Union address, citing security concerns because of the government shutdown.
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Trump China Tariffs: US Owed Billions, Who Is Paying? - Bloomberg

Trump China Tariffs: US Owed Billions, Who Is Paying? - Bloomberg | Livewire | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump is right to say that his tariffs are generating billions of dollars for the U.S. But China and other countries aren’t paying them as he’s suggested.
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Ukraine foreign minister says arms talks with U.S. ongoing | Reuters

Ukraine foreign minister says arms talks with U.S. ongoing | Reuters | Livewire | Scoop.it
Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said on Friday that arms negotiations were ongoing with the United States.
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Brexit row erupts as opposition party rejects Theresa May's offer for talks

Brexit row erupts as opposition party rejects Theresa May's offer for talks | Livewire | Scoop.it
The British government has insisted that cross-party talks to find a consensus on Theresa May's Brexit plans have been "constructive."
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Corporate Europe Faces ‘Unbearable’ Uncertainty Over U.K. Exit

Corporate Europe Faces ‘Unbearable’ Uncertainty Over U.K. Exit | Livewire | Scoop.it
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s failure to get approval for a deal to split the country from the EU adds significant pressure on companies as they plan for the now greater possibility of an abrupt and disorderly exit.
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‘She wields the knife’: Pelosi moves to belittle and undercut Trump in shutdown fight - The

‘She wields the knife’: Pelosi moves to belittle and undercut Trump in shutdown fight - The | Livewire | Scoop.it
The House speaker’s confrontational approach to the president has united Democrats and cheered liberals — but it also carries risks ahead of the 2020 campaign.
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Trump administration calling nearly 50,000 back to work, unpaid, as shutdown drags on - The

Trump administration calling nearly 50,000 back to work, unpaid, as shutdown drags on - The | Livewire | Scoop.it
Rank-and-file Democrats rejected the president’s invitation to talks at the White House, remaining unified in opposition to a border wall.
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Trump and Putin Have Met Five Times. What Was Said Is a Mystery. - The New York Times

Trump and Putin Have Met Five Times. What Was Said Is a Mystery. - The New York Times | Livewire | Scoop.it
The unusually secretive way the president has handled these meetings has left his own administration guessing what happened and piqued the interest of investigators.
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Brexit: Theresa May faces confidence vote after huge defeat

Brexit: Theresa May faces confidence vote after huge defeat | Livewire | Scoop.it
Labour bids to force a general election after the PM's Brexit deal defeat, but Tory rebels and the DUP pledge support for her government.
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The shutdown is giving some Trump advisers what they’ve long wanted: A smaller government - The

They have shown a high tolerance for keeping large swaths of the government dark.
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Spy Charges Put Huawei’s European Ambitions in Jeopardy

Spy Charges Put Huawei’s European Ambitions in Jeopardy | Livewire | Scoop.it
Polish officials are debating how to defuse any potential security threats related to Huawei after the bombshell arrest of an employee. The case raises international pressure on the Chinese telecom giant over fears that the company could be used by Beijing to spy.
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Mayor of Polish city dies after stabbing at charity event | World news | The Guardian

Mayor of Polish city dies after stabbing at charity event | World news | The Guardian | Livewire | Scoop.it
Paweł Adamowicz dies after hours of surgery following attack at concert in Gdańsk
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