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Dangerous products remain for sale on Wish

Dangerous products remain for sale on Wish

Technology
Products that could cause electric shock or fires remain for sale on Wish.com despite being highlighted in a BBC Watchdog investigation.Hair clippers and a hair dryer were among items flagged on Wednesday. They are still available on Wish's site.The US company's failure to remove them was "extremely concerning", the charity Electrical Safety First's chief executive Lesley Rudd said.Wish said sellers on its platform were responsible for their goods' safety.But it has not responded to a question about why it has not removed the listings now the matter has been brought to its attention.Shoppers warned against buying cheap electronics onlineAmazon and eBay 'listing unsafe toys for sale'The dangerous items highlighted in the BBC's Watchdog programme, on Tuesday evening on The One Show, included...
State Department approves $128.1M aircraft sale to Kazakhstan

State Department approves $128.1M aircraft sale to Kazakhstan

Business
Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The State Department approved a possible $ 128.1 million deal this week to sell three King Air Scorpion aircraft to Kazakhstan, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The DSCA delivered the notification of sale to Congress earlier this week. Advertisement The deal would fulfill a request from Kazakhstan's government to buy three aircraft, three Raytheon AST TITAN Communications Intelligence Sensor Suites and three WESCAM MX-15HDi Elector Optical Infrared Turret Electro Optical Infrared Sensors. If the deal goes through the United States would also provide spare parts and technical and logistical support services, including technical documentation and training. "This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the ...
Senate raises concern about potential $24B sale of F-35s, Reapers to UAE

Senate raises concern about potential $24B sale of F-35s, Reapers to UAE

Business
Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Members of Congress indicated concern over the planned sale of military equipment totaling $ 23.4 billion to the United Arab Emirates. This week the State Department approved three weapons deals, of $ 10.4 billion for 50 F-35A Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take-Off and Landing aircraft, $ 10 billion for 800 AIM-120C8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles and $ 2.97 billion for 18 Weapons-Ready MQ-9B "Reaper" Remotely Piloted Aircraft. Advertisement The Senate Appropriations Committee plans to demand that the State Department certify the deal "does not diminish Israel's qualitative military edge and poses no vulnerabilities to U.S. military systems and technology." The language has been included in a 2021 funding bill for the State Department. While the Defense Sec...
U.S. approves sale of missile defense system to Romania

U.S. approves sale of missile defense system to Romania

Business
Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The United States cleared Romania to purchase coastal defense missiles in a $ 300 million deal, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Friday. The State Department approved the sale of two Naval Strike Missile Coastal Defense Systems and related equipment. Advertisement The system includes missiles suited for land attack missions because they can climb and descend with the terrain as well as having sea-skimming capabilities. It was successfully tested in a land-based mobile launcher configuration in 2018 as part of a multinational military exercise, its manufacturer, Raytheon, said. Raytheon builds the system in conjunction with Norwegian defense company Kongsberg Defence Aerospace. In 2019, the U.S. Marine Corps became a customer, integrating a land-based Nava...
£31bn sale of UK’s Arm Holdings is a ‘disaster’ says co-founder

£31bn sale of UK’s Arm Holdings is a ‘disaster’ says co-founder

Business
UK-based chip designer Arm Holdings is to be sold to America's Nvidia in a deal worth up to $ 40bn (£31bn).But the sale was described as a "disaster" by Arm's co-founder. Nvidia said the company - which licenses its chip designs for use by major electronics brands such as Apple - would remain based in Cambridge and its site expanded. Image: SoftBank bought Arm in 2016 However, Arm's co-founder Hermann Hauser told Sky News: "It's a disaster... for Cambridge, the UK and Europe."He pointed to a potential impact on UK jobs, damage to Arm's business model and the fall-out that would result from the products in which its technology is used being subject to US export controls. ...