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TikTok: Chinese app may be banned in US, says Pompeo News

Image caption Mike Pompeo: "It's something we're looking at". Would you recommend downloading TikTok? Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was asked that question on Monday night on Fox News. "Only if you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party," he replied. Asked if he would ban Chinese apps - including TikTok - he said: "I don't want to get out in front of the president, but it's something we're looking at". That ... Full story

Thank You from His Holiness the Dalai Lama Lama

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I would like to thank you all for your greetings on the occasion of my 85th birthday, as well as those who took part in celebrating the day in many parts of the world. I am touched by your affection. I am in good health and look forward to live long to continue being of some service to humanity. In the world in which we live today, nations are no longer isolated and self-sufficient as they once were. We have all ... Full story

Pompeo says U.S. is considering banning TikTok, Chinese social media apps

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late Monday that the United States is considering banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, one of the world’s most popular online platforms. Noting that India had recently banned dozens of Chinese apps, Fox News host Laura Ingraham asked Pompeo whether the Trump administration was exploring similar action against TikTok, which has around 30 million active American users. Support our journalism. ... Full story

Dinosaur ancestors 'may have been tiny'

Dinosaurs are often thought of as giant creatures, but new research adds to evidence they started out small. The evidence comes from a newly described fossil relative found on Madagascar that lived some 237 million years ago and stood just 10cm tall. The specimen may also help clarify the currently murky origins of pterosaurs, the winged reptiles that ruled the skies at the time of the dinosaurs. The work appears in the Proceedings of the ... Full story

Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan warn Israel on annexation

A demonstrator holding a Palestinian flag attends a protest against Jewish settlements, in the town of Biddy in the Israeli-occupied West Bank July 6, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman. BERLIN (Reuters) - Egypt, France, Germany and Jordan warned Israel on Tuesday against annexing parts of the Palestinian territories, saying that doing so could have consequences for bilateral relations. In a statement distributed by the German Foreign Ministry, the ... Full story

Tammy Duckworth slams Tucker Carlson for questioning her patriotism

Before launching a broadside against Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Fox News host Tucker Carlson acknowledged that it’s not easy to go after a Purple Heart recipient who lost both her legs while serving her country in Iraq. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. “You’re not supposed to criticize Tammy Duckworth in any way because she once served in the military,” Carlson said Monday night. That didn’t stop him from calling Duckworth, a ... Full story

Russian ice cream in 'gay propaganda' row

RUSSIAN ICE CREAM IN 'GAY PROPAGANDA' ROW Image caption Some in Russia saw this ice cream as promoting homosexuality. A Russian ice cream maker has been accused of promoting homosexuality after using a rainbow on its packaging . The head of Russia's official Union of Women said the image amounted to "propaganda" for gay and lesbian relations in a video conference with President Vladimir Putin. Homosexuality was decriminalised in Russia in 1993, ... Full story

Siberian temperatures hit June record, fires spread: EU data

GENEVA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Temperatures in Arctic Siberia soared to a record average for June amid a heat wave that is stoking some of the worst wildfires the region has ever known, European Union (EU) data showed on Tuesday. A plume of smoke rises from wildfires near Kharbalakh, Russia, in this June 24, 2020 image supplied by Maxar Technologies. Copernicus Sentinel-2 Satellite Image/Maxar Technologies via REUTERS. Global temperatures last month ... Full story

Indiana black man said he was a victim of an 'attempted lynching' near Bloomington

Indiana authorities said Monday they are investigating a reported racist attack on a Bloomington black man, who said a group of white men pinned him to a tree, beat him and threatened to “get a noose” after accusing him and a friend of trespassing on private property on July 4. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. Vauhxx Booker, a member of the Monroe County Human Rights Commission, shared partial video footage of the incident near ... Full story

NASCAR's Bubba Wallace hits back at Trump, calls out "HATE from the POTUS"

Bubba Wallace on Monday issued a statement in response to President Trump, who earlier in the day said Wallace, NASCAR's only Black full-time driver, should apologize after a noose was discovered in his garage stall at a speedway in Alabama. In a statement addressed to "the next generation and little ones following my foot steps," Wallace wrote, "... always deal with the hate being thrown at you with LOVE! ... Even when it's HATE from the POTUS ... Full story