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Trump tells France’s Macron U.S. concerned with proposed digital services tax

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday and expressed concerns about the country’s proposed digital services tax, the White House said.


UK delay on Huawei 5G decision harming ties, lawmakers say

A powerful committee of British lawmakers on Friday urged the next prime minister to decide quickly on the role China’s Huawei will have in next-generation 5G telecommunications networks to avert more damage to Britain’s international relations.


Fed’s Bullard sees cryptocurrencies shifting U.S. financial system

Cryptocurrencies are changing the U.S. currency system in ways that may facilitate illegal activity and instability in prices, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Friday.


Italy’s watchdog says single network controlled by TIM would be ‘backward step’

A single network entity controlled by Italy’s former monopoly phone group Telecom Italia (TIM) would be a “backward step”, the country’s communication watchdog chief Angelo Cardani said on Friday.


Russian lawmakers propose making local software mandatory on smartphones

Russian lawmakers want to make it a legal requirement for all smartphones, computers and smart TV sets sold in Russia to come pre-installed with certain Russian software in a bid to support domestic software producers, according to a draft bill.


Britain to cut Huawei decision from telecoms review: sources

Britain plans to publish the results of a long-awaited telecoms supply chain review next week without a decision on the use of equipment made by China’s Huawei in future 5G networks, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.