Everyone in Washington is talking about a TikTok ban. But is it really a national security threat?

CNN  —  After TikTok CEO Shou Chew testified for more than five hours on Thursday before a Congressional committee, one thing was clear: US lawmakers remain convinced that TikTok is an urgent threat to national security. The hearing, Chew’s first appearance before Congress, kicked off with a lawmaker calling for TikTok to be banned and … Read more

UK watchdog softens stance on competition concerns in Microsoft-Activision deal

Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare video game is plugged into a Microsoft Xbox One video game console in Denver, Colorado, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Michael Siaglow | Bloomberg | Getty Images Britain’s competition watchdog said on Friday it had narrowed the scope of its investigation into Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision, saying it no … Read more

House to vote on Republican education bill aimed at providing parents with extra oversight

washington CNN — The House of Representatives is expected to vote on Friday on a bill aimed at increasing so-called parental rights in the classroom, as House Republicans underscore an issue that has become a key priority for the party. In addition to this, HR 5, also known as the Parents Bill of Rights, The … Read more

Biden to start ‘Investing in America’ tour next week

CNN — when he for a possible re-elected Activity, president biden As the effects of those laws begin to be felt across the country, he will begin a three-week tour on Tuesday to highlight the impact of his signature legislative achievement, according to a White House official. ‘Invest in America’ tour will see Biden, Vice … Read more

The Latest on the Russia-Ukraine War

Several civilians killed in overnight Russian airstrike: Ukrainian news agency A residential building is damaged after a Russian drone strike in the town of Rzhyshchiv in Kiev, Ukraine, March 22, 2023. Oleksii Chumachenko | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Several people were killed in Russian airstrikes overnight in different parts of Ukraine, Ukrainian state broadcaster … Read more

TikTok wants to distance itself from China, but government steps in

In this illustration photo taken on July 16, 2020, Chinese and American flags are seen near the TikTok logo. Florence Rowe | Reuters BEIJING — China said it would “strongly oppose” the forced sale of TikTok, making clear the government’s involvement in the social media giant’s efforts to distance itself from Beijing. The Commerce Department … Read more

Estonia calls China’s plan to end Ukraine war ‘extremely unfair’

The permanent secretary of Estonia’s defense ministry said China’s peace proposal to end the war in Ukraine was “extremely unfair” because the plan did not respect the country’s territorial integrity. Beijing introduced twelve point peace plan In February. Kustisalm said it was the responsibility of the “wider international community” to help Ukraine. But he said … Read more

Analysis: Viral video app TikTok represents new Cold War in American pockets

CNN — The new Cold War is not being played out on the high walls that divide the continents, but in the pockets of millions of Americans. congressional hearing Thursday’s focus on the popular TikTok video app became the latest in a string of clarifying moments that exposed not only Washington’s bipartisan animosity toward Beijing’s … Read more

U.S. and Chinese navies clash over South China Sea missile destroyer issue

On December 25, 2022, a Chinese coast guard ship patrolled the South China Sea. Intensity | AFP | Getty Images China’s Defense Ministry said on Friday that it again had to monitor and disperse the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Milius as it entered territorial waters in the South China Sea near the Paracel Islands. “We … Read more

Swiss claim U.S. banking crisis finally toppled Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse Chairman Axel Lehmann, UBS Chairman Colm Kelleher, Swiss Finance Minister Karin Keller-Sutter, Swiss President Alain Berset, Swiss National Bank (SNB) President Thomas Jordan, Marlene Amstad, March 19, 2023 The chairman of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), from left to right, during a news conference in Bern, Switzerland, on Sunday. Pascal Mora … Read more