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China hits out at US over 'egregious' arrest of Huawei boss

China hits out at US over 'egregious' arrest of Huawei boss

Technology
China has summoned the US ambassador in Beijing as it lodged "strong protests" over the detention of a Chinese technology executive in Canada. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of smartphone giant Huawei, was arrested on 1 December while changing planes in Vancouver.She is the daughter of Huawei's founder Ren Zhengfei and the growing row between the US and China over the case destabilised global stock markets last week as share prices suffered big falls.Chinese foreign minister Le Yucheng has "lodged solemn representations and strong protests" with US ambassador Terry Branstad, according to the Xinhua news agency. Image: US ambassador Terry Edward Branstad (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) in September 20...
'Digital museum' brings millions of fossils out of the dark

'Digital museum' brings millions of fossils out of the dark

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device The bid to create a "global digital museum" has been welcomed by scientists, who say it will enable them to study valuable specimens that are currently "hidden" in museum drawers.Museums including London's Natural History Museum and the Smithsonian in Washington DC are involved. They have set out ambitious plans to digitise millions of specimens. Digitally recording the 40 million fossils at the Smithsonian will take an estimated 50 years. But five years into the project, the team says it is "bringing dark data into the light" for crucial research. The day the fossil feathers flewWhat is digitisation? Kathy Hollis from the Smithsonian Muse...
Watch out boys! Davina McCall on the hunt for love

Watch out boys! Davina McCall on the hunt for love

Entertainment
The former Big Brother host announced the shock news that she was splitting from her husband of 17 years, Matthew Robertson, 49, in November last year.And Davina McCall has now revealed she’s on the hunt for love again following her divorce.But she’s not just looking for any kind of man, as the yummy-mummy-of-three will only settle for her soulmate after experiencing quite the turbulent love life in the past.The 51-year-old lifted the lid on her love life to TV host Matt Johnson and life coach Ben Bidwell on The Naked Professors podcast series. Related Articles She told the pair: “What I want is, I want men – and this is for my daughters and for my son and this is for me – to stand next to me as a partner.“So everything is a partnership. Everything is...
Newcastle 1-2 Wolves: Visitors score 95th-minute winner against 10 men

Newcastle 1-2 Wolves: Visitors score 95th-minute winner against 10 men

Sports
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez says the Premier League needs video assistant referees immediately after Wolves scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner against his 10-man side.Matt Doherty headed home the rebound after Diogo Jota's shot was pushed into his path in the 95th minute.Ayoze Perez's superb header had pulled Newcastle level after Jota gave Wolves the lead before the break at St James' Park. Magpies defender DeAndre Yedlin was sent off by referee Mike Dean after 57 minutes - with the score at 1-1 - and Newcastle had a rejected penalty claim for a Willy Boly challenge on Perez."We need VAR now," said Benitez. "In this game it would have changed everything. We were doing enough to control...
Yellow vest protests 'economic catastrophe' for France

Yellow vest protests 'economic catastrophe' for France

World
The "yellow vest" protests have been "a catastrophe" for the French economy, the finance minister says.France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrations against fuel tax rises, high living costs and other issues.About 125,000 protesters took to the streets on Saturday, with more than 1,200 taken into custody. President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce anti-crisis measures in an address to the nation on Monday.Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire called the situation "a crisis" for both society and democracy."It's a catastrophe for business, it's a catastrophe for our economy," he said during a visit to shops in Paris that had been damaged during the protests.The capital was particularly badly hit, with windows smashed...