Apple, which already uses USB-C connectors on some of its iPads and laptop computers, insists law to force a universal charger for all mobiles in European Union is unwarranted.
The Lithuanian defence ministry claims Chinese smartphones are compromised with built-in censorship elements which can allow the manufacturers to periodically store and send personal data.
Defence ministers of the the 27-nation bloc will discuss a proposal to set up a 5,000-strong force to respond quickly to crises in the wake of the chaotic scenes in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover.
Verstappen emerged as the winner of the rain-ruined Belgian Grand Prix with only two laps completed behind a safety car at a drenched and dangerous Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
Namur and Walloon Brabant provinces southeast of the capital city Brussels were particularly hit by devastating floods that left 36 people dead and seven missing last week.
Officials say billions more will be needed to rebuild homes, businesses and roads as Berlin deals with one of the worst floods in decades.
Socialists and the Greens, two of the seven coalition parties, said that if any migrants die, they will quit the coalition, which will leave the current government unable to survive.
Belgium's king and queen visited the flood-stricken town of Verviers to lead the nation in a minute of silence, while Germany said the number of people who lost their lives rose to 165, bringing the death toll in both countries to 200.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the world must step up efforts to tackle the climate crisis, as global warming makes extreme weather events more likely.
Under the operation, which is the biggest in its kind since the defeat of Daesh two years ago, six mothers and 10 children were brought from Syria's Roj camp and have been taken into custody on their arrival to Belgium.
Early observations suggest the rains might have been encouraged by a low-pressure system parked over western Europe for days, at it was blocked from moving on by high pressure to the east and north.
Adding to the devastation, several more were feared dead in a landslide in northern Germany triggered by floods. Hundreds were unaccounted for in the country, while in Belgium more than 21,000 people left without electricity in one region.
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