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US charges China’s Huawei with bank fraud and other stories

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Published on : 29 January 2019, 11:00 AM
US charges China’s Huawei with bank fraud and other stories
 
The US Department of Justice unsealed criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou yesterday (Monday) local time.
 
These charges include bank fraud, theft of technology and violating US sanctions against Iran. However, Huawei and Ms Wanzhou both have denied the charges brought against them.
 
US imposes sanction on Venezuela`s state-owned oil company
 
The US imposed fresh sanction against Venezuela`s state-owned oil company PDVSA to cut off the flow of foreign currency to President Nicolás Maduro’s government. US National National Security Adviser John Bolton announced this on a press conference in Washington yesterday (Monday).
 
He said at that time, Venezuelan President and his allies would not be able to rob the people of the country from now on.
 
US sends more troops to Syria for safe withdrawal 
 
Trump administration has sent more than half a thousand troops in Syria to secure the process of withdrawing US military presence from the country. An unnamed source said that these soldiers landed on the US air base located in the eastern part of Syria.
 
However, due to security concerns, the US Defense Department has denied to comment on the exact number of the troops sent.
 
US-Taliban agreed to establish peace in Afghanistan
 
The US and the Taliban negotiators agreed on a draft framework for a peace deal to end the 17-year conflict in Afghanistan. After six-day talks between the United States and militant group Taliban in Qatar last week, both sides had agreed to prepare this draft frame work, said the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad.
 
 
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