Business

UK 'to decide on Huawei 5G next week'

Britain is expected to announce next week whether to allow China's Huawei to develop its 5G network, an official said Friday, amid indications it will agree to grant at least limited access despite intense US opposition.

Automotive

German NGO accuses Volvo of diesel emissions cheating

A German environmentalist group said Thursday it had discovered Volvo SUVs emitting massively higher levels of harmful pollutants than legally allowed in the European Union, although Volvo denied cheating.

Internet

EU legal opinion: mass data retention at odds with EU law

A legal adviser at the European Union's highest court said Wednesday that the bloc's data protection rules should prevent member states from indiscriminately holding personal data seized from Internet and phone companies, ...

Automotive

Volkswagen raises forecast for electric car production

Automaker Volkswagen is accelerating its move into battery-powered cars, saying it will reach its goal of 1 million electric cars per year two years earlier than planned. Friday's announcement came as European automakers ...

Internet

EU court boost for activist in Facebook data transfer fight

EU regulators must make more effort to stop tech companies from transferring data to countries with weaker data-protection standards, an advisor to the European Union's top court said Thursday. It's the latest in a lengthy ...

Business

Huawei to shift research from hostile US to Canada: founder

Chinese tech giant Huawei, facing US criminal charges and economic sanctions, is planning to relocate its telecommunications research from the United States to Canada, founder Ren Zhengfei said in an interview published Tuesday.

Business

EU loses bid to overturn WTO Airbus ruling

A World Trade Organization panel found Monday the EU had failed to remove the illegal subsidies to Airbus that are at the centre of a bitter dispute between Washington and Brussels.

Robotics

ACLU to police using robots: Tell us more

Police are using robot dogs. Everyone seems interested but not everyone seems amused. The American Civil Liberties Union has asked Massachusetts State Police to explain how and where it is using robot dogs, said news reports.

Business

Dyson picks Singapore former nightlife hub as HQ

Electric appliance pioneer Dyson said Friday its new global headquarters will be in a sprawling, colonial-era Singapore building originally constructed as a power station and until recently used as a nightlife complex.

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