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Twitter & TikTok Engage In Talks Regarding A "Combination:" Report
- August 10, 2020

On 6th August 2020 ( Thursday), Trump issued an order restricting everyone in the United States from doing transactions with the popular Chinese video-sharing application owned by ByteDance . Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated on July seventh a ban was "one thing we're". Microsoft Corp. was the first major US company to show interest in acquiring TikTok from ByteDance last week . (more...)
At Virtual Summit, World Leaders Pledge $298 Million In Aid To Lebanon At Virtual Summit, World Leaders Pledge $298 Million In Aid To Lebanon
- August 10, 2020

She also apologized to the Lebanese public for "failing" them. Lebanon's political elite faced pressure from all sides Sunday after a deadly explosion blamed on officials' negligence, with the first cabinet resignation over the affair and re-energized protesters vowing more action. (more...)
As China relations sink, United States begins highest level Taiwan visit in decades As China relations sink, United States begins highest level Taiwan visit in decades
- August 10, 2020

Beijing has responded that it will take firm measures against the U.S. move. China strongly opposes the United States selling aerial drones to China's Taiwan region, urging it to fully recognize the harm this could bring and halt any arms sales, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday. (more...)
Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested under security law Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested under security law
- August 10, 2020

Lai's Apple Daily reported that 10 police officers arrived at Lai's home at about 7am (23:00 GMT on Sunday). Under the new national security law , designed by Beijing, colluding with foreign powers carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. (more...)
Fire at COVID-19 facility kills 7 in south India Fire at COVID-19 facility kills 7 in south India
- August 10, 2020

Several fire tenders were sent to the scene and are still fighting to put out the blaze. Officials earlier said three persons had died in the mishap, while four others were shifted to a hospital. "Deeply saddened to hear about the unfortunate incident that took place at Swarna Hotel in Vijaywada, in which about 7 people lost their lives. Discussed the prevailing situation with AP CM and assured all possible support", tweeted PM. (more...)
Australia marks deadliest day of the pandemic with 19 new coronavirus deaths Australia marks deadliest day of the pandemic with 19 new coronavirus deaths
- August 10, 2020

Australia's second-most populous state, Victoria, reported its deadliest day of the COVID-19 outbreak on Sunday, with 17 people dying, although new infections showed signs of easing. He added 994 of the active cases were health care workers. Metropolitan Melbourne has been under tough stage-four restrictions for a week but residents won't see the results of their efforts for another one to two weeks. (more...)
DeWine: Ohio not ready to commit to increased jobless benefit DeWine: Ohio not ready to commit to increased jobless benefit
- August 10, 2020

Businesses and sports leagues favor them because they usually provide results within an hour. Ohio Press Secretary Dan Tierney said the governor's negative test will be counted in Greene County, where his home in Cedarville resides and the positive will not count in the state's official total since it is a false positive. (more...)
Gunmen kill French tourists in southwestern Niger Gunmen kill French tourists in southwestern Niger
- August 10, 2020

The deaths were confirmed by Tidjani Ibrahim Katiella, governor of Tillabéri. The attack happened at around 11:30 local time (10:30 GMT), east of Koure, about hour's drive from the capital Niamey, AFP reported. The unidentified armed men were riding motorcycles and waited for the arrival of the tourists to the area, a source told AFP. French tourists are advised by their government to not travel beyond Naimey... (more...)
Kanye West will appear on Colorado's ballot for president
- August 09, 2020

He noted, however, that "at this late point it will be hard for West to get on many state ballots because the laws regarding ballot access and qualification have already expired or passed". While he successfully met the deadline in New Jersey, West withdrew his petition to be on the ballot over questions about the required signatures. (more...)
GOP Senator Ben Sasse Calls Trump's Executive Orders "Unconstitutional Slop"
- August 09, 2020

Trump said his action authorizes Treasury to allow companies to defer payroll taxes for Americans making less than $100,000 a year. They would also temporarily suspend the collection of payroll taxes, limit evictions, and extend zero per cent interest on student loans. (more...)
5.1 magnitude natural disaster hits NC, rattles parts of Carolinas, officials say 5.1 magnitude natural disaster hits NC, rattles parts of Carolinas, officials say
- August 09, 2020

The USGS asked anyone who felt the quake to report it on the quake's event page . USGS says it is the second strongest quake to occur in North Carolina since 1900. The shaking also reached Virginia and Kentucky, according to officials. A 5.1 magnitude natural disaster rattled parts of Virginia and North Carolina Sunday morning. (more...)
Magnitude 5.1 quake reported in Sparta, North Carolina Magnitude 5.1 quake reported in Sparta, North Carolina
- August 09, 2020

The last time an quake was recorded close to Boone was on March 16, 2020 when a 1.9 magnitude was in Wilkes County . In 1916, the region experienced another 5.1 magnitude natural disaster - the largest reported in the area, according to a U.S. (more...)
UK steps up efforts against Channel migrants UK steps up efforts against Channel migrants
- August 09, 2020

Last night, she announced a new Clandestine Channel Threat Commander to help tackle the crisis. The charity's Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme Director Steve Valdez-Symonds said: "What is needed is co-operation with France to share responsibility for providing a place of safety, including the UK Government reuniting families and enabling more people to travel safely to make asylum claims in this country". (more...)
Rajnath Singh announces import embargo on 101 weapon systems Rajnath Singh announces import embargo on 101 weapon systems
- August 09, 2020

Starting from December, the military will rely exclusively on indigenous vendors for 69 categories of defence equipment, including self-propelled and towed artillery guns, multi-barrelled rocket launchers, bulletproof jackets and helmets, several types of warships, light transport aircraft, light combat fighter aircraft, light combat helicopters, and ground transport vehicles. (more...)
Belarus presidential election: Police storm opposition headquarters as vote begins Belarus presidential election: Police storm opposition headquarters as vote begins
- August 09, 2020

Belarusian law enforcement officers detain a man after an anti-government flash mob on the eve of the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 8, 2020. A day before that, campaign manager Maria Moroz was also briefly detained. Early voting for the country's presidential elections have taken place from August 4 to August 8. (more...)
The U.S. sanctions against Hong Kong officials, explained The U.S. sanctions against Hong Kong officials, explained
- August 09, 2020

China on Saturday called out United States for its sanctions on Hong Kong, terming the move as "barbarous". "Hong Kong is an inalienable part of the PRC". "I have done what I should do for the country and for Hong Kong", he said. In response to the new national security law, Canada, Britain, New Zealand, Germany and Australia have all suspended their extradition treaties with Hong Kong. (more...)
400 'hard-core' Taliban prisoners to be released ahead of Afghan peace talks 400 'hard-core' Taliban prisoners to be released ahead of Afghan peace talks
- August 09, 2020

Secretary-General's special representative to Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, also held a meeting with Baradar on Wednesday, according to a tweet from Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen. the Taliban should show today they don't fear a nationwide cease-fire". Abdullah, Ghani's bitter rival in a disputed presidential election past year, was appointed to lead the council to end political infighting in Kabul . (more...)
United Kingdom names 'Channel threat commander' as crossings surge United Kingdom names 'Channel threat commander' as crossings surge
- August 09, 2020

Roger Gough, head of the county council in Kent , where the majority of migrants arrive, said "historically the best experience we've seen of reducing the inflows is when there's been a successful agreement, level of shared interest, between the British and French authorities". (more...)
Italian valley evacuated as cathedral-sized glacier slips Italian valley evacuated as cathedral-sized glacier slips
- August 09, 2020

It's usually filled with tourists at this time of the year; however, it is blocked now. Located in the Aosta Valley region, the spot is not far from where a vital road tunnel pierces the Alps between France and Italy . If not enough water escapes, then it will stay beneath the glacier , which can lift the glacier and cause the most fragile part to collapse. A large fault was indeed visible on the lower part of the Planpincieux, from which two waterfalls flowed towards the valley, ... (more...)
United Kingdom won't hesitate to add more countries to quarantine list United Kingdom won't hesitate to add more countries to quarantine list
- August 09, 2020

The measures come into force in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland from 4am on Saturday after they were introduced in Wales from Friday. As well as announcing new quarantine rules, the Foreign Office also advised United Kingdom nationals to avoid "all but essential travel" to the three countries. (more...)

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