Taiwan's TSMC says chip shipments to Huawei not affected by U.S. ban

HSINCHU, Taiwan (Reuters) – TSMC, the world’s biggest contract chipmaker, said on Thursday its shipments to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd are not affected by U.S. action aimed at curbing the telecom equipment maker’s access to American technology. The comment was made by spokeswoman Elizabeth Sun at the TSMC 2019 Technology Symposium in Taiwan’s tech hub of Hsinchu. TSMC, formally […]

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China's Hikvision says takes cybersecurity seriously: China Daily

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co Ltd takes cybersecurity seriously and abides by applicable laws and rules wherever it operates, the China Daily newspaper quoted the company on Thursday as saying. “Hikvision takes cybersecurity very seriously as a company and follows all applicable laws and regulations in the markets we operate in,” it cited the company as […]

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Pentagon mulling U.S. military request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a U.S. military request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday. Tehran and Washington have this month been escalating rhetoric against each other, following U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to try to cut Iran’s oil […]

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North Korea slams Joe Biden for criticizing leader Kim Jong Un

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean state media slammed former U.S. vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden for criticizing leader Kim Jong Un, calling him “bereft of elementary quality as a human being”. The criticism contrasts with North Korea’s repeated references to the good relationship between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump. Kim said in April his personal […]

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Iran's Rouhani rejects talks with Washington

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected talks with the United States on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump said Iran would call and ask for negotiations “if and when they are ever ready”. Tehran and Washington have escalated rhetoric against each other in recent weeks as the United States has tightened sanctions with what it says is the goal […]

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U.S. must ensure access to safe abortions: U.N. rights office

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations human rights office called on U.S. authorities on Tuesday to ensure that women have access to safe abortions, saying bans lead to risky underground abortions that can endanger a woman’s life. Missouri’s Republican governor, Mike Parson, could sign a bill into law as early as this week that prohibits women from seeking an abortion […]

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Washington's Huawei reprieve triggers relief rally in bruised EU chip stocks

LONDON (Reuters) – Shares in European semiconductor companies, one of the most sensitive sectors to the global trade tensions, recovered from their worst day in 4-1/2 months on Tuesday after the White House backtracked overnight on tough limits on China’s Huawei. AMS, STMicroelectronics and Germany’s Infineon shot higher – between 2-5.6% – in early deals after Washington temporarily eased trade […]

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