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President Donald Trump is days away from announcing strong action against the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to protect US national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.

US Judge halts Donald Trump’s ban on TikTok

TikTok won a last-minute reprieve late Sunday as a US federal judge halted enforcement of a politically charged ban ordered by the Trump administration on downloads of the popular video app, hours before it was set to take effect.
The latest development comes as Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen praised on Tuesday the heroic performance of air force pilots who have been intercepting the Chinese jets that have approached the island.

Taiwan tells China to ‘back off’ as airspace ‘incursions’ rise

Taiwan on Tuesday demanded that China "back off" and accused it of threatening peace, after recent incursions and a Beijing official openly rejecting a largely respected marine boundary.
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US wants to eliminate Chinese apps from US app stores

The US is expanding its China-targeted Clean Network program to include Chinese-made cellphone apps and cloud computing services that it claims are security risks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday.
Billboard has announced that YouTube streams will be factored into the Billboard 200 albums chart starting early next year.

YouTube fixes error that deleted comments critical of the Chinese Communist Party

YouTube says it’s begun fixing an error in its moderation system that caused comments containing certain Chinese-language phrases critical of China’s Communist Party (CCP) to be automatically deleted.
China acknowledged that it instructed unauthorized laboratories to destroy samples of the novel coronavirus but for biosafety reasons.

China admits to destroying early coronavirus samples, says action was taken due to safety...

China has acknowledged it destroyed early samples of COVID-19, confirming a claim put forward by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo late last month.
The new determination is being applied to the Xinhua News Agency, China Global Television Network, China Radio International, China Daily Distribution Corp. and Hai Tian Development USA, Inc., the officials said.

US imposes new rules on state-owned Chinese media over propaganda concerns

The Trump administration said on Tuesday said it will begin treating five major Chinese state-run media entities with U.S. operations the same as foreign embassies, requiring them to register their employees and U.S. properties with the State Department.
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Stakeholders raise concerns over illicit use of Tramadol in West Africa

Some Stakeholders in the fight against illicit drug trafficking and abuse have raised concerns over the non-medicinal use of tramadol in the countries within the West African sub-region.

Ex-Chinese leadership contender faces graft probe

China’s top prosecutor said Monday it has opened a criminal investigation into the former party chief of Chinese mega-city Chongqing, who was expelled from the Communist Party earlier this year following corruption allegations.

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Singapore, Malaysia sign MoU to strengthen energy cooperation

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore and the Energy Commission of Malaysia (ST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the energy sector.
Justice Patricia Ajoku of a Federal High Court in Ibadan, on Wednesday ordered that two men, who allegedly hacked into the account of a housewife, with intent to commit fraud, be remanded in a correctional centre.

Court remands two men for hacking into housewife’s account

Justice Patricia Ajoku of a Federal High Court in Ibadan, on Wednesday ordered that two men, who allegedly hacked into the account of a housewife, with intent to commit fraud, be remanded in a correctional centre.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

NYSC issues certificates to 801 corps members in Niger

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger on Wednesday issued certificates to 801 corps members of the 2019 Batch ‘C’, Stream two.
European Union (EU) leaders will hold a video summit on Thursday in a bid to agree on a shared fiscal response to a recession looming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though there is little hope of a breakthrough.

EU provides $471,000 to assist flood victims in Cambodia

The European Union (EU) is providing 400,000 euros ($471,000) to assist flood-hit families in Cambodia, said a press release on Wednesday.
Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs made the call at the formal inaugural ceremony of eight members of the Governing Board of the NNMA on Friday in Abuja.

Senator Akume charges Benue youths to remain patriotic

Minister for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Sen. George Akume, has charged Benue youths to remain patriotic and contribute their quota to the development of the nation.