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Q&A: TikTok saga continues with Microsoft talks. Now what?
| August 3rd, 2020  5:01 PM
Q&A: TikTok saga continues with Microsoft talks. Now what?
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest twist in the TikTok saga is an especially strange turn in a tale filled with strange turns. Suddenly, Microsoft — known primarily for work software like Windows and Office — is in talks to buy the popular Chinese-owned video app, which has raised national-security concerns for U.S. officials. The U.S. government…
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China accuses US of harassing Chinese students, researchers
August 3rd, 2020  8:11 AM

China is accusing the U.S. of “monitoring, harassing and willfully detaining" Chinese students and researchers in the country

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German laser tech company says gov't blocks exports to China
August 3rd, 2020  7:43 AM

A German company that specializes in laser communication says it is pulling out of uncompleted transactions in China after the German government barred it from delivering hardware to the country

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Asian shares mixed on US-China tensions, Wall Street gains
August 3rd, 2020  3:55 AM

Asian shares are mixed as investors eyeball surging coronavirus cases in the region

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Pompeo says Trump to take broad action on Chinese software
August 2nd, 2020  3:55 PM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says President Donald Trump plans to take action on what he sees as a broad array of national security risks presented by software connected to the Chinese Communist Party

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The Latest: Catalonia, 2 other regions on German risk list
July 31st, 2020  4:50 AM

German authorities have added Catalonia and two other northern Spanish regions to a long list of risk areas, days after the foreign ministry advised against nonessential travel to the area

China's manufacturing improves in July, exports strengthen
China's manufacturing improves in July, exports strengthen
July 31st, 2020  12:17 AM

A survey shows China’s manufacturing activity edged up in July and export orders strengthened despite weak U.S. and European demand, in fresh signs the world’s second-largest economy is gradually recovering from the coronavirus pandemic

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First-ever EU cyber sanctions hit Russian, Chinese, NKoreans
July 30th, 2020  6:29 PM

The European Union has imposed its first-ever sanctions over cyberattacks, naming six individuals and three organizations including Russia's military intelligence agency

Cyprus: Putin 'to help ease' gas search tensions with Turkey
Cyprus: Putin 'to help ease' gas search tensions with Turkey
July 30th, 2020  3:44 PM

The spokesman for the government of Cyprus says Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to intercede with Turkey's leader to try to ease rising tensions over oil and gas exploration in Mediterranean Sea waters that Cyprus claims as its own

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Trade dispute panel set up for South Korea-Japan case
July 29th, 2020  7:07 AM

World Trade Organization members have established a dispute panel to consider and rule on a complaint by South Korea against Japanese export restrictions on key components for items like South Korean semiconductors and mobile phone and television displays

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US-China spats rattle world, prompting calls for unity
July 28th, 2020  7:45 AM

Antagonisms between the U.S. and China are rattling governments around the world, prompting a German official to warn of “Cold War 2.0” and Kenya’s president to appeal for unity to fight the coronavirus pandemic

Trade, technology and security at risk in US-China feud
Trade, technology and security at risk in US-China feud
July 27th, 2020  9:22 PM

They have the largest economies in the world

UN: Libya's Central Bank to undergo much-anticipated audit
UN: Libya's Central Bank to undergo much-anticipated audit
July 27th, 2020  5:47 PM

The United Nations has announced that Libyan officials are allowing a much-anticipated external audit of Libya’s Central Bank to go ahead, a breakthrough that could pave the way for an end to the country’s crippling oil blockade

Gold's luster grows as investors hedge in uncertain times
Gold's luster grows as investors hedge in uncertain times
July 27th, 2020  5:16 PM

Wall Street is in the throes of a gold rush, as investors drive the price of the precious metal to new heights

Wall Street returns to rallying; gold jumps to record high
Wall Street returns to rallying; gold jumps to record high
July 27th, 2020  5:05 PM

Stocks resumed their upward march on Wall Street Monday, while the price of gold rushed to a record high at the start of a week packed with potentially market-moving events

Asia Today: Australian outbreak attributed to sick workers
Asia Today: Australian outbreak attributed to sick workers
July 27th, 2020  12:21 PM

Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state has posted another daily record of 532 new COVID-19 cases

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Kosovo wants Apple to correct country's borders on its maps
July 27th, 2020  11:50 AM

Kosovo’s foreign minister has asked Apple to correct her country’s borders in its maps

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Gold at record high, stocks drift as US-China tensions flare
July 27th, 2020  9:43 AM

The price of gold is at a record high and a stock market rally is stalling as tensions between the U.S. and China rachet higher and coronavirus infections continue to hamper travel and other businesses

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Greece says tension easing in East Med dispute with Turkey
July 27th, 2020  8:26 AM

Greek authorities say Turkey has reduced the number of navy vessels in an area of the East Mediterranean where it disputes Greek jurisdiction over oil-and-gas drilling rights

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The Latest: WHO: Coronavirus cases double over past 6 weeks
July 27th, 2020  7:48 AM

The chief of the World Health Organization says the coronavirus pandemic “continues to accelerate”, with a doubling of cases over the last six weeks

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Gold surges, stocks mixed amid US-China feud, pandemic
July 27th, 2020  7:37 AM

The price of gold has surged to a record above $1,930 per ounce and global stock markets are mixed amid U.S.-China tensions and concern a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic might be weakening

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The Latest: Morocco bans travel to and from major cities
July 27th, 2020  5:36 AM

Morocco is banning all travel to and from some of its major cities to try to stem a small spike in coronavirus cases, even though the North African country has remained less impacted than its European neighbors to the north

S. Korean, Hungarian FMs discuss cooperation amid pandemic
S. Korean, Hungarian FMs discuss cooperation amid pandemic
July 27th, 2020  4:53 AM

The foreign ministers of South Korea and Hungary have met to discuss maintaining bilateral cooperation amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The Latest: Hong Kong increases virus rules as cases grow
The Latest: Hong Kong increases virus rules as cases grow
July 27th, 2020  4:03 AM

Hong Kong will ban dining at restaurants completely and mandate masks in all public places as it battles a worsening coronavirus outbreak

Tourism, diplomacy facing pushback as virus caseloads surge
Tourism, diplomacy facing pushback as virus caseloads surge
July 27th, 2020  3:48 AM

Countries are considering putting away their welcome mats to tourists and regional meetings are being put on hold as the pandemic strengthens its grip in many of the worst-affected countries

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