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‘UK faces mobile blackouts if Huawei 5G ban imposed by 2023’

‘UK faces mobile blackouts if Huawei 5G ban imposed by 2023’

Technology
BT and Vodafone have said their UK customers would face mobile phone signal blackouts if they are given three years or less to strip Huawei's equipment out of their 5G networks.Executives from the network providers told MPs that they wanted at least five years, and ideally seven, if such an order is made.The government is expected to announce new curbs on the use of the Chinese firm's kit within the next two weeks.Huawei has urged it to take more time."There isn't a burning bridge," said Huawei's UK vice president Jeremy Thompson, adding that it was too soon to determine what impact new US sanctions would have.The company also denied claims it would ever act against its clients' interests, even if told to do so by the Chinese government. ...
Alleged money launderer who flaunted wealth on Instagram faces charges in California

Alleged money launderer who flaunted wealth on Instagram faces charges in California

World
July 3 (UPI) -- Advertisement Federal prosecutors in California filed money laundering and financial fraud charges Friday against a Nigerian national from United Arab Emirates who flaunted his lavish lifestyle to millions of followers on social media. On his Instagram account "hushpuppi" and under the Snapchat handle "hushpuppi5," Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, 37, posted photos of himself that showed him "in designer clothes, wearing expensive watches, and posing in or with luxury cars and charter jets," according to a federal arrest affidavit filed in June in the Central District of California. Abbas and unnamed conspirators are accused of acquiring millions of dollars through financial fraud schemes including emails scams. They also hijacked accounts and laundered money stolen from a U.S. la...
Rayshard Brooks shooting: US policeman faces murder charge

Rayshard Brooks shooting: US policeman faces murder charge

World
A police officer who fatally shot a fleeing black man in the back last week in Atlanta, Georgia, will be charged with murder and assault, officials say.Garrett Rolfe, who has already been fired, faces 11 charges related to Rayshard Brooks' death. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.The other officer who was at the scene, Devin Brosnan, plans to testify as a witness in the case, officials said.The case comes amid US protests over police killings of black Americans.Lawmakers in Washington are currently debating new police reform laws.Officer Brosnan - who has already been placed on administrative leave - will be charged with assault for standing on Mr Brooks' shoulder as he lay dying. ...
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft faces its biggest test

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft faces its biggest test

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., May 21 (UPI) -- The Crew Dragon space capsule made by Elon Musk's SpaceX faces a final big test when two astronauts get on board to fly to the International Space Station next week. The United States hasn't had the capability to launch astronauts from U.S. soil since the last space shuttle mission in 2011. Since then, astronauts have flown to the space station only on Russian rockets launched from Kazakhstan. A successful mission for Crew Dragon, which is to lift off atop a Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday, will restore that capability and continue the nation's dominance in space, along with making scientific advances from space exploration. The flight, called Demo 2, is designed to certify the Crew Dragon for regular ferry service of astronauts to the space station. "I think it...
Mexico faces infectious waste disposal problem amid pandemic

Mexico faces infectious waste disposal problem amid pandemic

World
Mountains of infectious waste are piling up and being illegally dumped in Mexico, creating yet another grisly problem amid the coronavirus pandemicByThe Associated PressMay 18, 2020, 10:08 PM3 min read3 min readMEXICO CITY -- Mountains of infectious waste, including huge piles of discarded coffins and tons of hospital garbage, are popping up across Mexico amid the coronavirus pandemic, a grisly problem authorities attribute to illegal dumping and unscrupulous operators. Authorities announced on Monday that they had found 3.5 tons of hospital waste dumped in the woods on the outskirts of Mexico City, and 6,000 cubic yards (meters) of medical waste piled ceiling-high at a clandestine warehouse in Puebla state, leaking out of over-crammed trailers and buildings. Teetering piles of coffins, ...