U.S. judge blocks order banning WeChat downloads on app stores

A U.S. judge early Sunday blocked the Trump administration from requiring Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to remove Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat for downloads by late Sunday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said in an order that WeChat users who filed a lawsuit “have shown serious questions going to the merits… Read More U.S. judge blocks order banning WeChat downloads on app stores

U.S. President Donald Trump approves deal allowing operations of TikTok

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, even as it appeared to conflict with his earlier order for China’s ByteDance to divest the video app. ByteDance was racing to avoid a crackdown on TikTok after the U.S.… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump approves deal allowing operations of TikTok

TikTok files complaint in bid to block enforcement of ban

Popular video-sharing app TikTok has asked a U.S. judge to block the Trump administration from enforcing a ban on the Chinese social media network, according to court documents filed late on Friday. TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance Ltd., filed a complaint in a Washington federal court challenging the recent prohibitory moves by the Trump… Read More TikTok files complaint in bid to block enforcement of ban

U.S. President Donald Trump awards Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah with prestigious honor

U.S. President Donald Trump awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, the White House said in a statement on Friday, adding that it was the first time the honor has been given since 1991. The 91-year-old emir arrived in the United States in July to complete… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump awards Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah with prestigious honor

U.S. to ban WeChat, TikTok from app stores from September 20

The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat. The bans, announced on Friday, affect only new downloads and updates and are less sweeping than expected, particularly for… Read More U.S. to ban WeChat, TikTok from app stores from September 20

U.S. offers to exempt TikTok employees, contractors from executive order

The United States has offered to exclude from President Donald Trump’s executive order transactions that involve TikTok employees and contractors performing “their regular job duties and responsibilities,” according to a court document filed late Monday, granting a reprieve from his sell-or-die demand. Trump’s August 11 order banned ByteDance from operating in the United States by… Read More U.S. offers to exempt TikTok employees, contractors from executive order

U.S. appeals court rules in favor of President Donald Trump to phase out immigrant humanitarian protections

A U.S. appeals court on Monday sided with President Donald Trump over his administration’s decision to end humanitarian protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants, many of whom have lived in the United States for decades. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of three judges in the California-based U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed… Read More U.S. appeals court rules in favor of President Donald Trump to phase out immigrant humanitarian protections

U.S. President Donald Trump signs executive order to lower drug prices

President Donald Trump signed a new executive order on Sunday aimed at lowering drug prices in the United States by linking them to those of other nations and expanding the scope of a July action. “My Most Favored Nation order will ensure that our Country gets the same low price Big Pharma gives to other… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump signs executive order to lower drug prices