Friday, Sep 18, 2020
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US government confirms receiving Oracle bid for TikTok
AFP, 15 Sep 2020
The US government has received a bid from Oracle for TikTok's American operations after the video sharing app's parent ByteDance rejected a proposal from Microsoft.
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Coronavirus: How big is the damage to the tourism industry? | COVID-19 Special
DW, 18 Sep 2020
Tourism is the world's third largest industry. But that was before the COVID-19 pandemic brought it to a screeching halt.
One dead, dozens injured as tropical storm Noul hits Vietnam
AFP, 18 Sep 2020
Tropical Storm Noul pounded Vietnam, killing one person and injuring dozens more as it unleashed heavy rains and high winds on the country's central coastal region.
LIVE: U.N. holds briefing on Sustainable Development Goals and COVID-19
Reuters, 18 Sep 2020
How Tom Holland Seeks Revenge in ‘The Devil All the Time’ | Anatomy of a Scene
NYT, 18 Sep 2020
“You got time for a sinner?” That line from the vengeance-seeking Arvin Russell (Tom Holland) is delivered with a sense of both weariness and foreboding.
Washington Post details how secretive federal agents detained Portland protesters
CBS, 18 Sep 2020
The federal government has been facing backlash after agents were caught on camera in Portland, Oregon sweeping up protesters into unmarked vans in the middle of the night, only...
White House to announce $11.6B aid package for Puerto Rico
FOX, 18 Sep 2020
The aid package will be to assist Puerto Rico’s energy and education systems as the island continues to deal with the aftermath of the devastation brought by the 2017 hurricane;...
Protest Against Masks, Covid Mandates, Held In Kentucky | NBC News NOW
NBC, 18 Sep 2020
Protesters gathered against Covid-19 regulations as the Kentucky Supreme Court debated the restrictions.
Emmy outfits? Tuxedo robes and pajamas
AP, 18 Sep 2020
Emmy nominated stars Helena Bonham Carter, Anthony Anderson and Laura Dern discuss their outfits for the big night.
Archaeologists in Mexico find first Mayan slave ship
Al Jazeera, 18 Sep 2020
Archaeologists in Mexico have discovered a Mayan slave ship. It is the first time that this kind of ship has been found.
Live: UN chief hosts virtual meeting on SDG and COVID-19 recovery
CGTN, 18 Sep 2020
On Friday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres holds a virtual 'SDG Moment' with about 20 world leaders to set out a vision for a Decade of Action and recovery fro...
European Heritage Days: discovering the hidden cultural gems hiding in plain sight
FRANCE24, 18 Sep 2020
Every year, monuments, museums and historical buildings throw their doors open for one weekend, allowing visitors to peek inside embassies, institutions and even the presidentia...
COVID-19: Sturgeon warns hard but necessary decisions are likely
Sky, 18 Sep 2020
Nicola Sturgeon says difficult but necessary decisions are likely in the coming days to tackle COVID-19 as the country reaches a 'critical point' in fighting the virus.
Face masks: Doctor busts six common myths
Telegraph, 18 Sep 2020
As Britain continues to embark on the 'new normal' of wearing face coverings, many have complained about being forced to wear masks.
Chinese start-up launches plant-based meat as coronavirus fuels healthy eating trend
SCMP, 18 Sep 2020
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Citi's Bailin Sees Market Rotation Into Cyclicals
Bloomberg, 18 Sep 2020
Sep.18 -- David Bailin, Citigroup Inc.'s global head of investments,
London New Year's Eve fireworks cancelled due to Covid risk, says mayor
Guardian, 18 Sep 2020
The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed that the annual firework display on New Year's Eve will not go ahead because of concerns about large numbers of people gathering in t...
Lesbos: Greek police move migrants to new camp after Moria fire
BBC, 18 Sep 2020
Police on the Greek island of Lesbos are moving thousands of migrants and refugees from the fire-gutted Moria camp to a new tent city nearby.
'Patriotic education' | Trump announces creation of national '1776 Commission'
RT, 18 Sep 2020
Critical race theory and revisionist history such as the New York Times’ 1619 Project are “toxic” need to be countered with patriotic education, US president Donald Trump vowed,...
FM: US Ambassador to China had made great efforts in promoting cooperation between China and US
CD, 18 Sep 2020
FM spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Friday that #US Ambassador to
Coronavirus: 75% of Canadians support another shutdown if second wave hits, according to Ipsos poll
CA, 18 Sep 2020
Canadians would largely be supportive of another widespread shutdown if a second wave of the coronavirus occurred, new polling from Ipsos suggests.