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Huawei in early 5G trials with 30 telcos; CEO rejects US security fears

BARCELONA: The chief executive of Huawei said on Monday the pace of commercialization for next-generation 5G wireless network is picking up pace as the Chinese telecom equipment giant has begun pre-commercial development with more than 30 network operators. Speaking to reporters at the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, CEO Ken Hu also said he welcomed “factual debate” about any security concerns governments or network operators may have about security threats arising from its products. Huawei is forging closer…

FDA puts hold on Merck multiple myeloma trials after deaths

Merck said on Wednesday the US Food and Drug Administration had placed a clinical hold on three multiple myeloma studies testing its Keytruda in combination with other medicines for the blood cancer after more deaths were reported in patients receiving the Merck immunotherapy. The rare setback for Keytruda sent Merck shares more than 1 percent lower. Merck has been on a roll with the medicine, jumping to the front of the pack of companies with new immuno-oncology drugs, particularly after Keytruda extended survival as…

Nissan picks London for first European on-road autonomous car tests

Japanese carmaker Nissan said it will conduct its first European real-world trials of self-driving cars in London, choosing Britain just months after it said it would build two new models in the country despite concerns over Brexit. The government has said it wants to encourage the development and testing of autonomous driving technology in Britain, helping build an industry to serve a worldwide market it reckons could be worth around 900 billion pounds ($1.1 trillion) by 2025. On Friday Nissan said a modified version of…

US, UK seek custody of Lakhvi

ISLAMABAD: United Kingdom and the United States of America have written a letter to the government of Pakistan requesting the country to hand over the main suspect of the Mumbai Attack Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi to them but the authorities have decided not to, ARY News reports.