Trump official says TikTok must become US firm

WASHINGTON: TikTok must become a “US based company controlled by US investors” or will be banned in the United States, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday (Sep 30). Mnuchin’s comments come amid uncertainty over a US-brokered deal to reorganise ownership of the popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app which US officials have called a national security risk. […]

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Afghan peace official sees litle change in US policy regardless of election result

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan’s top peace official, Abdullah Abdullah, said on Wednesday (Sep 30) he did not expect the result of the upcoming US presidential election to dramatically change the Afghan peace process or troop withdrawal plans. President Donald Trump’s administration this year brokered peace talks between the Afghan government and the insurgent Taliban to end 19 years […]

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