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Trump declares national emergency over IT threats

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Addis Ababa, May 16, 2019 (FBC) – President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from “foreign adversaries”.

He signed an executive order which effectively bars US companies from using foreign telecoms believed to pose national security risks.

The order does not name any company, but is believed to target Huawei, according to BBC.

The Chinese tech giant said restricting its business in the US would only hurt American consumers and companies.

The moves are likely to worsen tensions between the US and China, which had already escalated this week with tariff hikes in a trade war.