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Morning brief: US bans Chinese telecoms, bombing kills 15 in Kherson, Ukraine says

The United States Federal Communications Commission announced on Friday that all telecommunications equipment produced by Chinese companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation was banned from sale on American soil. Separately, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on November 25 that as a result of strikes over energy infrastructure, more than six million households in the country had been affected by power cuts. Additionally, an official said Russian shelling of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson killed at least 15 civilians on Friday.

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The United States Federal Communications Commission announced on Friday that all telecommunications equipment produced by Chinese companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation was banned from sale on American soil. The regulator said the two companies posed an “unacceptable” security risk and the decision was intended to protect the American public.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on November 25 that in the aftermath of strikes over energy infrastructure, more than six million homes across the country were affected by power cuts. Additionally, an official said Russian shelling of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson killed at least 15 civilians on Friday.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday defended the decision to use “emergency powers” to quell the truckers’ “Freedom Convoy” protests earlier this year that rocked the country and his government.

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Brazilian authorities said at least three people were killed and several injured in a shooting on Friday November 25 when a gunman opened fire on two schools in the southeast of the country.

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