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U.S. federal government thinking about a ban on TikTok

In context: The United States government has shown great skepticism of Chinese firms, particularly when it comes to technology. Secretary Pompeo's remarks highlight the ongoing tension between the U.S. and China. A TikTok ban in the U.S. could significantly hinder the social network's growth despite its insistence that it doesn't cooperate with the Chinese government.…

Australian Federal Government Alerts: Do Not Go to China, You Might Be Detained

Image by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFPAustralians living in or travelling to China are being warned that they may face “arbitrary detention”, as the relationship between the two countries continues to sour. Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) updated the advice on its Smart Traveller website on Tuesday, urging its citizens to steer clear…

The Indian Government Wishes To Include Trans Individuals in its Paramilitary Force

Indian paramilitary force personnel stand guard at a distribution centre in Amritsar on May 18, 2019. Photo courtesy of Narinder Nanu / AFPThis article originally appeared on VICE India The Indian government is pushing to recruit transgender people as officers in the country’s paramilitary forces. In a letter dated July 1, the Ministry of Home…

French government ministers investigated over virus crisis…

PARIS (AP) — A special French court ordered an investigation Friday of three current or former government ministers over their handling of the coronavirus crisis.COVID-19 patients, doctors, prison personnel, police officers and others in France filed an unprecedented 90 complaints in the Court of Justice of the Republic over recent months, notably over shortages of…

UK government takes $500 million stake in space exploration firm OneWeb

As part of a consortium that includes Indian telecom Bharti Global, the UK government will invest $500 million and take a “significant equity share” in space exploration firm OneWeb, it announced Friday. OneWeb, which has its headquarters in the UK, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US in March, after it was unable…

French government resigns as Macron acts to recast presidency

PARIS — French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and his government resigned on Friday as President Emmanuel Macron acted on a pledge to reinvent his administration and win back disillusioned voters ahead of a possible re-election bid in 2022.Questions over Philippe's job have swirled since mid-June when Macron, whose term has less than two years to…

UK government to state more about coronavirus ‘air bridges’ on June 29

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps is seen outside Downing Street, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Henry NichollsLONDON (Reuters) - British transport minister Grant Shapps said he would say more on June 29 about possible air bridges with other countries to…

Government expands Future Fund eligibility criteria

The Future Fund will now be accessible to startups that have previously taken part in accelerator programmes, but early-stage firms continue to struggle By Sebastian Klovig Skelton , Reporter Published: 30 Jun 2020 14:30 Changes to the government’s Future Fund eligibility criteria mean startups and loss-making companies that participated in accelerators will be now able…

Lords urge federal government to take instant action on online harms

Select committee calls for tech giants to be held responsible for the harm done to individuals, wider society and democratic processes through online misinformation By Sebastian Klovig Skelton , Reporter Published: 29 Jun 2020 8:30 The UK government should act immediately to deal with a “pandemic of misinformation” and introduce a draft online harms bill…

Government Guard Dog Finds Over 1 Million Coronavirus Checks Sent to Dead Individuals

United States Treasury check on a 1040 tax form (Getty Images) The Government Accountability Office revealed in a new report that almost 1.1 million dead people received coronavirus relief checks from the government that totaled nearly $1.4 billion. The GAO explains that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Department “moved quickly” to send…

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Golden Globe awards held off to February 2021 due to coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: 77th Golden Globe Awards - Photo Room - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 5, 2020 - The cast of "Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood" poses backstage with their award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. REUTERS/Mike BlakeLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Golden Globes on Monday postponed its 2021 ceremony for film…

Google’s U.S. advertisement earnings to take a hit due to pandemic: report

FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration(Reuters) - Google Inc’s U.S. advertising revenue will drop 5.3% as brands pare spending during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an eMarketer report on Monday, the first decline since 2008 when the research firm began estimating the Alphabet…

Wall Street flat as virus cases increase; tech stocks advance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street’s three major indexes closed higher on Monday with the biggest gains in technology stocks as investors focused on the potential for more government stimulus measures even as they worried about an increase in coronavirus cases in the United States and other countries. Nasdaq registered its fourth record closing high…

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