2019.05.08

News Headlines - 08 May 2019

UK confirms participation in EU elections in May | DW

Despite talks with the opposition Labour Party to try to find an alliance to get the Brexit withdrawal agreement through Parliament, British Prime Minister Theresa May's deputy David Lidington conceded on Tuesday there was not enough time left to get the deal through the assembly.
"It is regrettably not going to be possible to finish that process" before May 23, Lidington said in a statement, promising to make the delay "as short as possible."
... This means that the UK will have to take part in European Parliament elections, which will take place from May 23 to 26.

Mike Pompeo warns UK over Huawei 'security risks' - BBC News

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged the UK to prioritise its security interests and those of its allies when dealing with Chinese firm Huawei.
Speaking in London, he said the US had "made its views well known" on Huawei's potential role in the UK's 5G network.
He said the US must protect its UK operations from "security risks" and ensure data partners were "trusted".

Japan to call on N. Korea to realize summit 'without conditions'

Tokyo plans to convey Abe's message that he is ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "without conditions," through the Japanese Embassy in Beijing and other various channels, according to the sources... Abe apparently lowered that hurdle amid fears of seeing the issue take a backseat to North Korea's nuclear and missile issues. While U.S. President Donald Trump has raised the abduction issue during his meetings with Kim, no substantial progress has been seen.

GM Self-Driving Cruise Raises $1.15 Billion With T. Rowe Joining - Bloomberg

General Motors Co.’s self-driving unit drew $1.15 billion in fresh investment, with T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. joining existing backers including Honda Motor Co. and SoftBank Vision Fund.
In what is GM Cruise LLC’s third major investment in the last year, the unit is now valued at $19 billion, according to a statement. Cruise raised $2.25 billion from the SoftBank Vision Fund and $2.75 billion from Honda last year.

Royal baby Archie: Prince Harry and Meghan name their 'bundle of joy' - Reuters

Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan announced on Wednesday they had named their newborn son Archie as they showed him off to the world, saying their “little bundle of joy” was magic.

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