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China grants 5G commercial licences despite US tech battle

China grants 5G commercial licences despite US tech battle

China on Thursday granted 5G commercial licences to four domestic companies, as it races to be a global leader in advanced wireless networks amid fierce rivalry from the United States.

European voters set stage for battle for EU's soul

European voters set stage for battle for EU's soul

Europeans headed to the polls in their tens of millions Sunday to choose their champions in a looming battle between the nationalist right and pro-EU forces to chart a course for the union.

Gunmen battle security forces in five-star hotel in Pakistan: officials

Gunmen battle security forces in five-star hotel in Pakistan: officials

Three gunmen attacked a luxury hotel in Pakistan's southwestern port city of Gwadar on Saturday, killing at least one guard and battling security forces from inside the building, security officials and the army said.

Netflix, streaming services win Oscars cinema rule battle

Netflix, streaming services win Oscars cinema rule battle

In a win for Netflix, Amazon and other internet streaming services, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted not to change its rules for winning an Oscar, Hollywood's top prize.

Battle rages for Libya's capital, airport bombed

Battle rages for Libya's capital, airport bombed

A warplane attacked Tripoli's only functioning airport on Monday as eastern forces advancing on Libya's capital disregarded global appeals for a truce in the latest of a cycle of warfare ...

Air strikes kill a dozen Afghans, battle intensifies in Taliban strongholds

Air strikes kill a dozen Afghans, battle intensifies in Taliban strongholds

Air strikes in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz killed about a dozen civilians on Saturday, local officials said, as battle intensified there and in southern Helmand province.

Islamic State faces final territorial defeat in eastern Syria battle

Islamic State faces final territorial defeat in eastern Syria battle

Islamic State faced final territorial defeat on Saturday as the US-backed Syrian force battling the jihadists said it was closing in on their last bastion near the Iraqi border ...

China court bans sales of older iPhone models in Apple-Qualcomm global battle

China court bans sales of older iPhone models in Apple-Qualcomm global battle

A Chinese court has ordered a sales ban of some older Apple Inc iPhone models in China for violating two patents of chipmaker Qualcomm Inc, though intellectual property lawyers said ...

Afghan forces, Taliban battle for control of highways in Ghazni province

Afghan forces, Taliban battle for control of highways in Ghazni province

Heavily armed Taliban fighters destroyed bridges near the central city of Ghazni on Saturday, closing the main highway between the capital Kabul and southern Afghanistan, officials said.

Philippines declares battle with rebels over in Marawi City

Philippines declares battle with rebels over in Marawi City

The Philippines announced on Monday the end to five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels, after a fierce and unfamiliar urban war ...

Philippines says Malaysian militant leader 'possibly' killed

Philippines says Malaysian militant leader 'possibly' killed

Thirteen rebels among the few dozen Islamic State loyalists holed up in the decimated heart of Marawi City were killed in the operation and Malaysian Mahmud Ahmad was likely among them.

‘Send Merkel home’, says right-wing rival in constituency battle

‘Send Merkel home’, says right-wing rival in constituency battle

Vowing to ‘shove her off the throne’, Leif-Erik Holm of the hard-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) is mounting a robust challenge to Chancellor Angela Merkel in her constituency ...