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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...
Renault set to replace Carlos Ghosn after arrest in Japan

Renault set to replace Carlos Ghosn after arrest in Japan

Business
Carlos Ghosn should not remain in charge of Renault following his arrest in Japan over claims of "misconduct", the French finance minister has said. Bruno Le Maire said Mr Ghosn was "no longer in a position" to lead the carmaker in which the French state has a 15% stake.The Renault board is expected to meet on Tuesday to discuss temporarily replacing Mr Ghosn as chief executive. Renault shares fell a further 4% on Tuesday, after dropping 8% on Monday. Renault's partnership with Nissan remained in the interests of both France and Japan and of both companies, Mr Le Maire added. Carlos Ghosn: The driven 'cost killer' The corporate scandals that rocked Japan Mr Ghosn leads an alliance that includes the two carmakers as well as Mitsub...
Australian police arrest boy for hiding needles in strawberries

Australian police arrest boy for hiding needles in strawberries

World
Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Police in New South Wales, Australia, arrested a young boy who confessed to putting needles inside strawberries, something authorities described as a copycat of other incidents across the country. NSW Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith announced the boy's arrest Wednesday during a news conference. "Obviously in the last few days we found a young person has admitted to a prank, including putting needles in strawberries, and he'll be dealt with under the youth cautioning system," he said. Police do not believe the boy, whose name and age were not reported, is the only one responsible for putting sewing needles inside pieces of fruit. The incidents have mostly involved strawberries, but there also were reports of tampering in apples and bananas. In one case, a man ...
Vietnamese police arrest 100 over anti-China protests

Vietnamese police arrest 100 over anti-China protests

World
June 11 (UPI) -- Vietnamese police arrested more than 100 people in demonstrations against proposed laws protesters say limit Internet freedom and favor Chinese investors. Police said 102 people were detained over the weekend after the protests turned violent. Authorities accused the protesters of throwing Molotov cocktails and rocks at the People's Committee Headquarters in southeastern Binh Thuan province. Thousands of people demonstrated Sunday against the cyber and economic-zone bills the National Assembly is considering passing into law. One of the bills would allow foreign investors 99-year leases in special economic zones. Protesters said they feared this would give Chinese investors too much control. China's Embassy in Hanoi warned its citizens to be careful, referring to the pro...
Ant McPartlin returns home at 2.40am after drink-drive car crash arrest

Ant McPartlin returns home at 2.40am after drink-drive car crash arrest

Entertainment
Saturday Night Takeaway presenter Ant McPartlinwas filmed arriving back home at 3am this morning, following being arrested yesterday after he allegedly crashed into two cars in West London.Ant, 42, did not address the media who were outside his home.Instead, Declan Donnelly's co-star went straight inside his home, followed by two other people.Nathan Lee captured his return home on video and posted the clip to Twitter at 4am, with the caption reading: "BREAKING @itvnews Anthony McPartlin arrives back home after being released under investigation by Met police.GETTYSATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY STAR: Ant McPartlin has returned home following his arrestAnt and Dec in pictures  Celebrate this dynamic duo in pictures PA Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly aka Ant and Dec...