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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 07, 2018, 08.55 AM (IST)

Huawei arrest: Canada PM Justin Trudeau defends detaining Meng Wanzhou

Canada on Thursday defended its arrest of an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei on a US extradition request as markets wobbled on fears of fresh friction between Washington and Beijing.

Eiffel Tower, other monuments to close as fears of riot mount

The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum and scores of shops on the Champs-Elysees are set to close as authorities warned Thursday of fresh violence this weekend during protests which have ballooned into the biggest crisis of Emmanuel Macron's presidency.

Assembly elections 2018: Rajasthan, Telangana go to polls today

Telangana and Rajasthan are undergoing elections today to elect their legislative assembly members. While the polling in Telangana started at 7 am, voting in Rajasthan began at 8 am.

Japan to bar Huawei, ZTE from government procurement contracts: Report

Japan plans to ban government purchases of equipment from China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp, news agency Reuters reported on Friday citing a person with direct knowledge on the matter.

Trump to pick State Department spokeswoman for UN ambassador: Source

President Donald Trump will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as US ambassador to the United Nations, a source familiar with his decision said on Thursday, tapping someone with no prior policy or political experience to deal with some of the world's thorniest issues.