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Trump administration to ban TikTok and WeChat from US app stores

The Trump administration said Friday it would bar the Chinese-owned mobile apps starting Sunday, striking a harsh blow against two popular services used by more than 100 million people in the United States.

US envoy begins second recent high-level visit to Taiwan

US Under Secretary of State Keith Krach arrived in Taiwan on Thursday for the second visit by a high-level American official in two months, prompting a stern warning and threat of possible retaliation from China.

Austrian minister to Trump: No, we do not live in forests

The Austrian government has spoken up to correct President Trump’s claim that people in its country live in “forest cities.”

Navalny team alleges Novichok found in hotel water bottle

Colleagues of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday that a water bottle with a trace of the Novichok nerve agent was found in his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk after he fell ill on a flight from there to Moscow last month.

Venezuelan leaders implicated in crimes against humanity by UN investigators

UN investigators Wednesday implicated President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela and other high-ranking officials in systematic human rights abuses amounting to crimes against humanity — including killings, torture and sexual violence — and called for criminal investigations to determine the extent of their involvement.

As India’s virus cases rise, so do questions over death toll

India, which has recorded more than 5.1 million infections — second only to the United States — has a death toll of about 83,000 in a country of 1.3 billion people. But experts say the numbers are misleading and that India is not counting many deaths.

29 officers suspected of sharing Hitler images are suspended in Germany

A police force in Germany on Wednesday suspended 29 officers suspected of sharing images of Adolf Hitler and violent neo-Nazi propaganda in at least five online chat groups, adding to concerns about far-right infiltration in Germany’s police and military.

400 years later, a new Mayflower will sail without humans

The Mayflower is taking to the water in Plymouth harbor.