Britain has not made a decision on Huawei in 5G: security minister

UK said it will “listen to our allies.” (File/AFP)
Updated 04 June 2019

Britain has not made a decision on Huawei in 5G: security minister

  • “We listen to our allies in the Five Eyes, we listen to our European partners,” British security minister said
  • The US has long voiced suspicions that Huawei is controlled by the Chinese government and thus a global security threat

LONDON: Britain has not made a final decision on whether to use technology from China’s Huawei in its 5G network, security minister Ben Wallace said on Tuesday.
“The government hasn’t yet reached a conclusion on how to deal with infrastructure that is potentially weak or indeed could be exploited by foreign states to spy on us, that is ongoing,” he told BBC Radio.
“We listen to our allies in the Five Eyes, we listen to our European partners. If we want to allow people access to our markets we have to say that there are rules.”


Lufthansa cabin crew union calls for Sunday strike in Frankfurt, Munich

Updated 14 October 2019

Lufthansa cabin crew union calls for Sunday strike in Frankfurt, Munich

  • Additional calls for strikes at the group’s five airlines are possible at any time

BERLIN: German flight attendants’ union UFO is calling for a five-hour strike on Sunday at German flag carrier Lufthansa, UFO said on Monday, in an escalating row over workers’ pay.
Flight attendants and pursers at Lufthansa’s largest hubs, Frankfurt and Munich, have been called upon to take part in the walkout, which is scheduled from 0400-0900 GMT, UFO deputy chief Daniel Flohr said in a video message released on YouTube.
Additional calls for strikes at the group’s five airlines are possible at any time and the union will discuss unlimited walkouts next week, Flohr added.
He said UFO was demanding from Lufthansa’s namesake airline a 1.8 percent pay increase over a half-year period.
At other airlines of the German group, the union is in conflict over issues including pay as well as part-time work and pension plans, Flohr said.