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Steve Stecklow

Exclusive: HSBC probe helped lead to U.S. charges against Huawei CFO

Feb 26 2019

NEW YORK/LONDON An internal investigation by HSBC Holdings PLC into Huawei Technologies' connections to a suspected front company in Iran found that the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker maintained close financial ties to the firm years after purportedly selling the unit, documents reviewed by Reuters show.

Exclusive: New documents link Huawei to suspected front companies in Iran, Syria

Jan 09 2019

LONDON/HONG KONG The U.S. case against the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies, who was arrested in Canada last month, centers on the company's suspected ties to two obscure companies. One is a telecom equipment seller that operated in Tehran; the other is that firm's owner, a holding company registered in Mauritius. | Video

U.S. accuses Huawei CFO of Iran sanctions cover-up; hearing adjourned

Dec 07 2018

VANCOUVER/LONDON Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer faces U.S. accusations that she covered up her company's links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite sanctions, a Canadian prosecutor said on Friday, arguing against giving her bail while she awaits extradition. | Video

Facebook removes Burmese translation feature after Reuters report

Sep 06 2018

LONDON Facebook has removed a feature that allowed users to translate Burmese posts and comments after a Reuters report showed the tool was producing bizarre results.

Special Report: Why Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar

Aug 15 2018

YANGON, Myanmar In April, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told U.S. senators that the social media site was hiring dozens more Burmese speakers to review hate speech posted in Myanmar. The situation was dire.

Wall Street regulator sanctions Tezos cryptocurrency project co-founder

Apr 19 2018

NEW YORK A Wall Street regulator has suspended the co-founder of the controversial Tezos cryptocurrency project from associating with broker-dealers for two years, part of a settlement to resolve allegations that he made false statements about his side venture while working at Morgan Stanley .

U.S. ban on sales to China's ZTE opens fresh front as tensions escalate

Apr 17 2018

LONDON/NEW YORK/HONG KONG The United States has banned American firms from selling parts and software to China's ZTE Corp for seven years, potentially devastating for the telecoms equipment maker and exacerbating tensions between the world's two largest economies. | Video

Exclusive: Former Tezos board member says founders have caused a 'catastrophe'

Jan 26 2018

ZUG, Switzerland/NEW YORK The co-founders of a cryptocurrency project called Tezos have caused a "catastrophe" by making unfounded accusations against the president of a Swiss foundation that controls the money raised, a former board member told Reuters.

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Northern Ireland journalist killed by gunman during riot

A 29-year-old Northern Irish journalist was shot dead during rioting in Londonderry overnight, an attack that shocked the region and police said was likely the work of Irish nationalist militants opposed to the 1998 Good Friday peace deal.