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Microsoft buying TikTok would allay Australia’s security concerns

TikTok has been hit by China’s worsening diplomatic relations around the world, with calls to ban the mobile app which features an unending loop of 15-second videos of users lip syncing and dancing and has an estimated 1.6 million users in Australia. TikTok is currently facing two federal inquiries. A …

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Trump gives TikTok September deadline for sale of US operations

Loading White House trade adviser Peter Navarro suggested on Monday that Microsoft may need to divest its holdings in China if it were to buy TikTok. “So the question is: is Microsoft going to be compromised?” Navarro said in an interview with CNN. US officials have said TikTok poses a …

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Trump is blocking tax returns subpoena to secure immunity: court filings

Loading The district attorney’s office countered on Monday that the President’s latest argument, filed in Manhattan federal court last week, is an attempt to obstruct the investigation from going forward. Impending statutes of limitations are nearing and could hinder authorities from pursuing charges if a case is warranted, the filing …

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Rolls-Royce joins Virgin Galactic’s Mach 3 plane project

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic will work with engine maker Rolls-Royce to develop a plane that can travel at three times the speed of sound. The recruitment of Rolls-Royce, which provided the engines for Concorde – the world’s only civil-certified supersonic aircraft to date – is aimed at devising a propulsion …

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Norway bans passengers from large cruise ships, Spain hails COVID app

Loading “A preliminary evaluation shows a breakdown in several of our internal procedures,” the company’s chief executive Daniel Skjeldam said in a statement on Monday. “Our own failure, as well as the recent rise in infections internationally, has led us to halt all expedition cruises in Norwegian and international waters.” …

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John Hume, Nobel laureate and Good Friday Agreement architect, dies

As the leader of the Social Democratic Labour Party, John Hume was regarded by many as the principal architect of the Good Friday Agreement.Credit:AP “John Hume was a political titan; a visionary who refused to believe the future had to be the same as the past,” former British prime minister …

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‘He’s given us his word’: Tigers probe Maguire over Cowboys rumours

“From our discussions with Michael, he has assured us that he won’t be tendering any offers or expressions of interest from other clubs during the course of his tenure with the Wests Tigers. He’s a quality person and he’s given us his word, so I take him on that. We …

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Sydney’s newest inner city park to feature much-needed sporting fields

“Our goal is to create a treasured place for the community to enjoy including new walking, running and cycling tracks that connect to surrounding suburbs,” he said. A draft urban design landscape plan for the parklands will go on public display from August 10 which will outline the proposed landscape, …

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Victoria’s lockdown will be $1b ‘whack’ to NSW economy

The NSW economy is set to suffer a $1 billion hit due to the shutdown of businesses in Victoria, but the negative effects will be offset to some extent as economic activity shifts to NSW because of restrictions south of the border. Key economic sectors in Victoria, including retail, construction …

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Recycling plant set to boost waste industry after China blow

Australia’s waste industry was plunged into crisis almost three years ago when China announced it would prohibit the import of recyclable plastic and paper with contamination levels above 0.5 per cent. In response to the Chinese crackdown Australian will ban the export of PET plastic from July 2022. Asahi Beverages …

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