Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, Aug. 1

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NEW YORK -- Huawei Technologies Co. has achieved its goal of becoming the world's top seller of smartphones, at least in the second quarter of this year, fueled by the rapid economic recovery in its home market of China, according to research firm Canalys.

"A years-long slump in the global smartphone market -- as a lack of innovation leads people to hang on to their old models longer -- has thinned the ranks of sellers, and the coronavirus pandemic has further damped demand. The second quarter was the first time in nine years that neither Apple Inc. nor Samsung Electronics Co. was No. 1," Canalys was quoted by The Wall Street Journal as saying on Friday. (Canalys-Huawei-Global Phone Sales)

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his administration is working on what he called "a big immigration bill."

Speaking to reporters at the White House before a trip to Florida, Trump said the bill will be "merit-based."

In addition, he said the administration is working with representatives of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that grants undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children permissions to live and work lawfully. (US-Trump-Immigration)

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WASHINGTON -- Eliot Engel, chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, issued a subpoena on Friday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

In a statement, Engel said his panel is investigating Pompeo's "apparent use of Department of State resources to advance a political smear" of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, also the 2020 presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. (US-Pompeo-Oversight)

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from a New York City hospital on Friday after undergoing a non-surgical procedure earlier this week.

"She is home and doing well," a court spokesperson said in a statement.

Ginsburg, 87, received a "minimally invasive non-surgical procedure" on Wednesday to revise a bile duct stent placed last summer. (US-Supreme Court-Ruth Bader Ginsburg) Enditem

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