Monday, 10th February Daily Roundup
Here’s a quick summary of what has happened around the world over the last 24 hours, brought to you exclusively by British Herald.
Conservatives’ senior members who did not want China’s Huawei to have a role in the country’s 5G mobile network are conduction a “witch-hunt” of sorts, according to China’s ambassador to London. Last month, the British government stated that “high-risk vendors” like Huawei would be given access to the 5G network’s non-sensitive parts.
China’s ambassador to London Liu Xiaoming said that they were totally wrong and this is reminiscent of a witch-hunt. Huawei, being a privately owned company, has nothing to do with the government of China.
The British government said that the UK plans to announce up to 10 post-Brexit freeport locations by the end of this year to begin operations in 2021. While Britain is in the process of developing its own trade policy for the first time in decade post-Brexit, the government launched a 10-week consultation to set out its freeport, or free trade zone, plans.
Storm Ciara lashed Britain with heavy rain and winds of more than 90 miles an hour (145 km/hour), forcing the cancellations of flights, train services and sports matches.
More than 200 flood warnings were issued across the country by authorities, including one severe warning in Yorkshire, northern England, where water was predicted to overflow flood defences and potentially threaten lives.
Approximately 240 flights flying in and out of Amsterdam’s Schipol were cancelled due to the powerful Storm Ciara. The storm Ciara blew off into the Atlantic with gusts of wind reaching up to 120 km/hr.
Trees were downed, public transportation was disrupted and some buildings’ roofs blew off too because of Storm Ciara.
Almost 180 flights going in and out of Frankfurt airport were cancelled and severe railway disruptions are expected as Storm Sabine battered through Germany. The flights cancelled accounted for 15% of the 1200 planned flights flying in and out of Frankfurt, a principal hub in Germany.
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