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UK invokes national security to probe Nvidia's ARM deal

UK invokes national security to probe Nvidia's ARM deal

Welcome to the Reuters.com BETA. Read our Editor's note on how we're helping professionals make smart decisions.The logo of technology company Nvidia is seen at its headquarters in Santa Clara, California February 11, 2015. . REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File PhotoThe UK government will look into the national security implications of U.S. group Nvidia's purchase of British chip designer ARM Holdings, it said on Monday, putting a question mark over the $40 billion deal.Digital minister Oliver Dowden said on Monday he had issued a so-called "intervention notice" over the sale of ARM by Japan's...

April 19, 2021
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UK to roll out Astra/Oxford COVID vaccine after world-first approval

UK to roll out Astra/Oxford COVID vaccine after world-first approval

By , LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Wednesday became the first country to approve the coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, hoping that rapid action will help it stem a record surge of infections driven by a highly contagious form of the virus.Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, which has ordered 100 million doses, had already fast-tracked approval of a vaccine developed by Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech, and administered hundreds of thousands of shots weeks ahead of European Union countries and the United States.Though cheaper and easier to distribute...

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December 30, 2020
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More than 400 lawmakers from 34 countries back 'Make Amazon Pay' campaign

More than 400 lawmakers from 34 countries back 'Make Amazon Pay' campaign

By LONDON (Reuters) - More than 400 lawmakers from 34 countries have signed a letter to Amazon.com Inc boss Jeff Bezos backing a campaign that claims the tech giant has “dodged and dismissed … debts to workers, societies, and the planet,” organisers said.Slideshow The “Make Amazon Pay” campaign was launched on Nov. 27 - the annual Black Friday shopping bonanza - by a coalition of over 50 organisations, with demands including improvements to working conditions and full tax transparency.The letter’s signatories include U.S. Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, former UK Labour Party...

December 3, 2020
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UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in world first

UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in world first

By , LONDON (Reuters) - Britain approved Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, jumping ahead of the rest of the world in the race to begin the most crucial mass inoculation programme in history.Prime Minister Boris Johnson touted the green light from Britain’s medicine authority as a global win and a ray of hope for the end of the pandemic, though he recognised the logistical challenges of vaccinating an entire country of 67 million.Britain’s move raised hopes that the tide could soon turn against a virus that has killed nearly 1.5 million people globally, hammered the world economy...

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December 2, 2020
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Google under review for possible British competition enquiry

Google under review for possible British competition enquiry

By LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s competition regulator said on Monday it was assessing whether a complaint about Google related to digital advertising warranted a formal competition law investigation.The complaint from Marketers for an Open Web (MOW), a coalition of technology and publishing companies, said it wanted the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to delay the launch of Google’s Privacy Sandbox technology.MOW said the technology would remove features such as login and advertising from the open web and put them under Google’s control.“We take the matters raised in the complaint...

November 23, 2020
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UK to purge Huawei from 5G by end of 2027, siding with Trump over China

UK to purge Huawei from 5G by end of 2027, siding with Trump over China

United States LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Huawei equipment to be purged completely from Britain’s 5G network by the end of 2027, risking the ire of China by signalling that the world’s biggest telecoms equipment maker is not welcome in the West. As Britain prepares to cast off from the European Union, fears over the security of Huawei have forced Johnson to choose between global rivals the United States and China. He had been under intense pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump, while Beijing had warned London, which has sought to court China in recent years,...

July 14, 2020
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'Let's get going': UK tells businesses to prepare for Brexit crunch

'Let's get going': UK tells businesses to prepare for Brexit crunch

United States LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is urging businesses and individuals to prepare for the Dec. 31 end of the Brexit transition period with an information campaign titled: “The UK’s new start: let’s get going.” Britain left the European Union on Jan. 31, three and a half years after a referendum, but a transition period has delayed any major change in the relationship. The two sides have been working to agree a trade deal ahead of that period expiring at the end of the year. Cabinet Minister Michael Gove said on Sunday progress was being made in talks but there were still divisions....

July 13, 2020
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Britain set to ban Huawei from 5G, though timescale unclear

Britain set to ban Huawei from 5G, though timescale unclear

United States LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to ban Huawei from Britain’s 5G network in a landmark decision that will anger Beijing but win plaudits from President Donald Trump as the United States grapples with China’s rising economic and technological clout. The United States has pushed Johnson to reverse his January decision to grant Huawei a limited role in 5G, while London has been dismayed by a crackdown in Hong Kong and by the perception that China did not tell the whole truth over coronavirus. Britain’s National Security Council (NSC), chaired by Johnson,...

July 13, 2020
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British PM Johnson defeats lawmaker revolt on Huawei's 5G role

British PM Johnson defeats lawmaker revolt on Huawei's 5G role

United States LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday defeated his first party rebellion over a government decision to allow China’s Huawei to have a role in building Britain’s 5G phone network. Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment, has been caught in a stand-off between Washington and Beijing after the United States accused it of spying on Western secrets, allegations which the company has denied. Britain decided in January to allow Huawei into what the government said were non-sensitive parts of the country’s 5G network, capping its involvement at...

March 10, 2020
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British PM Johnson defeats lawmaker revolt on Huawei's 5G role

British PM Johnson defeats lawmaker revolt on Huawei's 5G role

United States LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday defeated his first party rebellion over a government decision to allow China’s Huawei to have a role in building Britain’s 5G phone network. Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment, has been caught in a stand-off between Washington and Beijing after the United States accused it of spying on Western secrets, allegations which the company has denied. Britain decided in January to allow Huawei into what the government said were non-sensitive parts of the country’s 5G network, capping its involvement at...

March 10, 2020
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