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Tory grandees urge probe into China’s Imagination coup

Tory grandees urge probe into China’s Imagination coup

Technology
David Davis, the former Brexit secretary, has urged ministers to probe a Chinese bid to take control of Imagination Technologies Group, amid fears that the British chip designer's assets will be shifted away from the UK.Sky News has seen a letter from Mr Davis to Oliver Dowden, the digital, culture, media and sport secretary, asking the government to "investigate this potential change of control of an important British strategic asset and, if necessary…intervene to ensure that this change of control does not take place". The growing clamour for government intervention relates to an effort by China Reform Holdings - which has close links to Beijing - to nominate four directors to Imagination's board at an emergency meeting on Tuesday.If the move takes place, it could give China Reform suffi
Israeli PM Netanyahu decries corruption indictment as ‘attempted coup’

Israeli PM Netanyahu decries corruption indictment as ‘attempted coup’

World
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decried a corruption indictment against him as "an attempted coup".Charges including bribery, fraud and breach of trust have been filed against Mr Netanyahu, raising further uncertainty over the political future of a country heading towards an unprecedented third election in less than a year. Mr Netanyahu has denied wrongdoing in three corruption cases and - in Donald Trump style - has previously dismissed the investigations into him as a "witch hunt". Image: The Israeli PM is the longest-serving leader in Israeli history The allegations include suspicions that he accepted hundreds of thousands of pounds' worth of champagne and cigars from billionaire friends, offered to trade favour...
Ethiopia army chief shot dead in ‘coup bid’ attacks

Ethiopia army chief shot dead in ‘coup bid’ attacks

World
The chief of staff of the Ethiopian army, Gen Seare Mekonnen, has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital, Addis Ababa.He and another officer died trying to prevent a coup attempt against the administration in Ethiopia's northern Amhara region, PM Abiy Ahmed said.In Amhara itself, regional governor Ambachew Mekonnen was killed along with an adviser.The government says the situation is under control after arrests were made. The prime minister has gone on TV to urge Ethiopians to unite in the face of "evil" forces set on dividing the country. The US state department has warned its staff in Addis Ababa to stay inside.Ethnic violence has hit Amhara and other parts of Ethiopia in recent years.Since his election last year, ...
Venezuela crisis: Defiant Maduro claims victory over Guaidó ‘coup’

Venezuela crisis: Defiant Maduro claims victory over Guaidó ‘coup’

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro claimed to have defeated what he called a military coup attempt by the opposition leader, Juan Guaidó.Dozens of National Guardsmen sided with the opposition in clashes on Tuesday that injured more than 100 people.But in a defiant TV address, President Maduro said Mr Guaidó had failed to turn the military against him.Mr Guaidó insists that Mr Maduro has lost control of the armed forces, and that a peaceful transition is at hand.The opposition leader appealed for his supporters to take to the streets of Venezuela again on Wednesday.Mr Guaidó has been recognised as interim leader of Venezuela by more than 50 countries, including the US, the UK and most in Latin Amer