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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 06, 2018, 09.00 AM (IST)

Huawei global CFO arrested in Canada on suspicion of violating US sanctions against Iran, faces extradition to US

The chief financial officer of China's global telecommunications giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States, officials said Friday, triggering a strong protest by Beijing, which called for her immediate release.

French presidency fear major violence as it scraps fuel tax hikes plan: Report

The French government, under pressure from weeks of "yellow vest" protests over rising living costs, on Wednesday scrapped all planned fuel tax hikes for 2019 and appealed for calm.

We never sold anyone's data: Zuckerberg defends Facebook

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg pushed back Wednesday against emails showing the social media giant offering Netflix and other popular apps preferential access to people's data even after it had tightened its privacy rules.

China hails Trump-Xi summit, but offers no new details

The summit between President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump in Argentina was "friendly and candid" and would help to avoid further trade tensions, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Thursday, but offered no new details on the talks.

President Maithripala Sirisena says Lankan political crisis to end in 7 days

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday said that the political crisis in island nation will not drag on beyond a week even as a war of words intensified between him and ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.