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Arkansas professor accused of not disclosing ties to China

Arkansas professor accused of not disclosing ties to China

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The University of Arkansas has suspended an electrical engineering professor without pay after he was arrested on an allegation that he failed to disclose that he had close ties with the Chinese government and Chinese businessesByThe Associated PressMay 12, 2020, 2:11 AM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The University of Arkansas has suspended an electrical engineering professor without pay after he was arrested on an allegation that he failed to disclose that he had close ties with the Chinese government and Chinese businesses. Simon S. Ang, 63, of Fayetteville, Arkansas was arrested Friday on a wire fraud count after failing to make the disclosure on an application for a NASA grant, according to a statement Monday from the FBI an...
Ex-Waymo driver accused of deliberately causing crash

Ex-Waymo driver accused of deliberately causing crash

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A man described by Waymo as a disgruntled former driver has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately crashing a passenger car into one of the company’s vans with self-driving capabilitiesBy WALTER BERRY Associated PressFebruary 13, 2020, 11:28 PM3 min readPHOENIX -- A man described as a disgruntled former Waymo driver has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately crashing a passenger car into one of the company’s vans with self-driving capabilities near Phoenix, authorities said Thursday. Tempe police said Raymond Tang, 31, was booked into jail Wednesday night and is facing felony charges of aggravated assault and criminal damage, and misdemeanor counts of endangerment and reckless driving. Waymo officials said Tang “engaged in similar conduct, which resulted in misdemeanor charges fo

Germany charges Syrian accused of commanding IS unit

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German prosecutors have filed terror charges against a Syrian man accused of commanding a unit of Islamic State group fighters in his homelandByThe Associated PressJanuary 6, 2020, 10:00 AM1 min readBERLIN -- German prosecutors have filed terror charges against a Syrian man accused of commanding a unit of Islamic State group fighters in his homeland. Prosecutors in Frankfurt said Monday that the 33-year-old, whose name they didn't release, was charged with membership in a foreign terrorist group and violating weapons laws. They said that the suspect entered Germany in June 2015 and was initially granted refugee status, which was revoked in June last year. He was arrested in the central city of Kassel in November 2018 and has been in custody since then. The man was a member of IS from 2013...
Climate change: Major emitters accused of blocking progress at UN talks

Climate change: Major emitters accused of blocking progress at UN talks

Science
Delegates from developing countries have reacted angrily to what they see as attempts to block progress at the COP25 meeting in Madrid. One negotiator told the BBC that the talks had failed to find agreement on a range of issues because of the blocking actions of some large emitters. Carlos Fuller from Belize said that Brazil, Saudi Arabia, India and China were "part of the problem".Other observers said there was a serious risk of failure at the talks.Ministers from all over the world have arrived in Madrid for the high-end negotiations that will determine the final outcome of this conference. Despite a huge climate demonstration on the streets of the Spanish capital last Friday, hopes of an ambitious declaration at COP25 have sm...
Woman accused after posting ads costing £17,000 on Facebook attacking Labour

Woman accused after posting ads costing £17,000 on Facebook attacking Labour

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A corporate lobbyist running Facebook ads attacking Labour's housing policy has been accused of misrepresenting two of the UK's biggest estate agents.Jennifer Rebecca Powers has spent £17,094 on ads during the election campaign from the Facebook page Right to Rent, Right to Buy, Right to Own. The ads, which have been seen between 1.6 and 1.9 million times, attack Labour's housing policy, saying "landlords will lose their livelihood overnight" and questioning whether a Labour government would "seize your property".To support her claims, Ms Powers added quotes to her website from two of Britain's largest estate agents, Savills and Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).When contacted by Sky News, both companies said their views had been misrepresented.