5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Friday 14th February 2020
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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Friday 14th February 2020
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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Friday 14th February 2020

5. A judge has hit pause on a major US government contract in a win for Amazon, which had challenged the award.

The tech giant, which had been favoured to win the cloud computing deal, sued last year after the US Defense Department gave the opportunity to arch-rival Microsoft instead.

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4. Three is rolling out 5G mobile to major cities including London, Glasgow and Birmingham from the end of the month, joining its larger rivals in offering next-generation services on new 5G-enabled handsets.

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3. Poundland says it had sold almost 40,000 engagement rings ahead of Valentine's Day this year, nearly double last year's tally.

The £1 "Bling Rings" and "Man Bands" are meant to be used as "placeholders" for proper rings, it said.

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2. U.S. prosecutors have accused Huawei of stealing trade secrets and helping Iran track protesters in its latest indictment against the Chinese company, escalating the U.S. battle with the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker.

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1. Boris Johnson's new cabinet will meet for the first time later, following a reshuffle that saw Sajid Javid quit his role as chancellor.

The prime minister had offered to reappoint Mr Javid on the condition he fire his team of aides a demand rejected by Mr Javid which means Rishi Sunak, former chief secretary to the Treasury, has been appointed as the new Chancellor.

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