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US to keep reviewing commercial proposals for TikTok, despite looming ban - Pompeo

Washington, Sept 18 (Sputnik) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that the Trump administration continues to review the proposal to acquire the Chinese video sharing application TikTok despite the announcement of an impending ban on its transactions and US operations and will give the green-light to a sale deal if it guarantees the security of US user data.
"Our goals are really very straightforward - protecting American information data from ending up in the hands if the Chinese Communist Party. While we are reviewing the proposal trying to evaluate if it can successfully achieve those outcomes - that will be our measure - if it’s the case we will allow private sector entities to move out - to execute a commercial transaction protecting the American people," Pompeo said.
Earlier on Friday, the Commerce Department announced that the United States will start blocking various transactions by TikTok and another Chinese social media application WeChat from this weekend, including their distribution in the country, to enforce the orders signed by President Donald Trump.
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Trump campaign calls for final presidential debate to focus on foreign policy

Trump campaign calls for final presidential debate to focus on foreign policy

20 Oct 2020 | 7:19 AM

Washington, Oct 20 (UNI) The Trump campaign wrote a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates in which it demanded that the final round of presidential debates to be focused on foreign policy and dismissed as unacceptable proposals to allow the moderator to shut off the candidates’ microphones.

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Bangladesh PM urges all to follow health guidelines

Bangladesh PM urges all to follow health guidelines

19 Oct 2020 | 10:45 PM

Dhaka, Oct 19 (UNI) In the wake of Covid-19 resurge in many European and American countries, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged all to follow health guidelines and use face-masks in public places and gatherings, aiming to prevent the possible second wave of the pandemic in Bangladesh.

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Thai authorities to ban Telegram messaging app

Thai authorities to ban Telegram messaging app

19 Oct 2020 | 7:05 PM

Bangkok, Oct 19 (UNI) Thai authorities said on Monday that they have imposed curbs on the Telegram messaging app, which has been widely used by protesters during the ongoing anti-government protests.

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Saudi Arabia reshuffles Council of Senior Religious Scholars

19 Oct 2020 | 6:57 PM

Riyadh, Oct 19 (UNI) Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud on Monday issued a royal decree, which will restructure the kingdom’s Council of Senior Religious Scholars headed by Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh and the Shura Council, Gulf News reported.

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Maryam Nawaz's husband arrested, released later

Maryam Nawaz's husband arrested, released later

19 Oct 2020 | 6:57 PM

Islamabad, Oct 19 (UNI) PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz's husband Captain Mohammad Safdar was on Monday arrested from a hotel in Karachi.

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