The Latest: S. Korea, Japan ministers trade barbs at ASEAN
Aug01

The Latest: S. Korea, Japan ministers trade barbs at ASEAN

The Latest on Japan downgrading South Korea’s trade status (all times local): 11:55 a.m. South Korea Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has slammed Tokyo’s “unilateral and arbitrary” decision to remove South Korea from a “whitelist” of countries with preferential trade status, but her Japanese counterpart Taro Kono says the move was legitimate. The two ministers traded barbs Friday at an annual meeting...

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Japan OKs removing South Korea from preferred trade status
Aug01

Japan OKs removing South Korea from preferred trade status

Japan has approved the removal of South Korea from a “whitelist” of countries with preferential trade status, escalating tensions between the neighbors. Friday’s Cabinet decision expanding controls over exports of sensitive materials takes effect on Aug. 28. It follows an earlier requirement that Japanese companies’ exports to South Korea be approved on a case-by-case basis for three materials used in...

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Pentagon is reviewing the ‘war cloud’ contract Amazon wants
Aug01

Pentagon is reviewing the ‘war cloud’ contract Amazon wants

The Pentagon said new Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is reviewing the bid process for the military’s $10 billion cloud-computing contract . President Donald Trump has criticized the process, citing complaints from other companies, as potentially biased toward Amazon. The e-commerce giant and Microsoft have been competing for the contract, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure plan, or JEDI. In a statement,...

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Tesla sued for ‘defective’ Autopilot in wrongful death suit of Florida driver
Aug01

Tesla sued for ‘defective’ Autopilot in wrongful death suit of Florida driver

The family of a 50-year-old Tesla driver who died when his car collided with a semitrailer in Florida, is suing the automaker for its allegedly “defective” Autopilot and safety features. Lawyers for Jeremy Banner filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Palm Beach County on Thursday. Banner died on March 1, 2019, when his 2018 Tesla Model S crashed into a semitrailer crossing its path on a Florida highway, shearing off the roof....

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Texas joins states’ lawsuit to block T-Mobile-Sprint deal
Aug01

Texas joins states’ lawsuit to block T-Mobile-Sprint deal

Texas has joined more than a dozen states that are suing to stop T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion takeover of rival cellphone company Sprint, arguing that the deal is bad for consumers because it would reduce competition. It’s the first Republican attorney general of the group, which now consists of 14 states and the District of Columbia. California, New York and now Texas are leading the states’ case. The Justice Department...

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