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Marco Rubio

United States Senator from Florida

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  • July 12- The Pentagon is rapidly assessing the United States' rare earths capability in a race to secure stable supply of the specialized material amid the country's trade conflict with China, which controls the rare earths industry, according to a government document seen by Reuters. The Pentagon wants miners to describe plans to develop U.S. rare earths mines...

  • WASHINGTON, July 10- The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, introduced legislation on Wednesday punishing Saudi Arabia over human rights abuses and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but not halting weapons sales. The bill is the latest effort in Congress to hold the kingdom accountable for rights...

  • WASHINGTON, July 10- The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, introduced legislation on Wednesday punishing Saudi Arabia over human rights and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but not by stopping weapons sales. The bill is the latest effort in Congress to hold the kingdom accountable for rights...

  • Trump says China to buy U.S. farm products. *Xi says China is sincere about continuing talks. OSAKA, June 29- The United States and China agreed on Saturday to restart trade talks after President Donald Trump offered concessions including no new tariffs and an easing of restrictions on tech company Huawei in order to reduce tensions with Beijing.

  • HONG KONG, June 27- Huawei pegged its patent talks with U.S. carrier Verizon as "common" business activity and said such negotiations should not be politicized, days after a senator filed legislation to prevent the Chinese firm from seeking damages in U.S. courts. The company has demanded that Verizon pay licensing fees for more than 230 of the telecoms equipment...

  • A Huawei logo on display at MWC Shanghai in June 2019.

    Huawei legal chief Song Liuping told CNBC that the company is in the "early phase" of talks with Verizon over paying royalties.

  • Senator Marco Rubio filed legislation on Monday that would prevent Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from seeking damages in U.S. patent courts, after the Chinese firm demanded that Verizon Communications Inc pay $1 billion to license the rights to patented technology. On June 12, a person briefed on the matter said Huawei had told Verizon that it should pay...

  • WASHINGTON, June 14- Huawei is demanding Verizon Communications Inc pay $1 billion to license the rights to patented technology, signaling a potential shift in the embattled Chinese company's strategy for the U.S. market. The Wall Street Journal first reported on the letter on Wednesday. Verizon spokesman Rich Young declined to comment regarding this...

  • Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio on Thursday urged the Trump administration not to use Huawei Technologies Co as a bargaining chip in trade talks with China that might allow expanded use of the company's equipment in the U.S. telecommunications industry. Trump reiterated on Monday in a CNBC interview that Huawei could be part of a trade deal with China, a...

  • The letter forms part of a broader push by Rubio and other Washington lawmakers to crack down on Chinese companies operating in the U.S. equities markets amid a broader trade war with China. "We can no longer allow China's authoritarian government to reap the rewards of American and international capital markets while Chinese companies avoid financial...

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