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WeChat: Judge blocks US attempts to ban downloads of Chinese app

A judge has blocked a US government attempt to ban the Chinese messaging and payments app, WeChat. US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said the ban raised serious questions related to the constitution's first amendment, guaranteeing free speech. The Department of Commerce had announced a bar on WeChat appearing in US app stores from Sunday, effectively shutting it down. The Trump administration has alleged it threatens national security. It says ... Full story

Democrats smash fundraising records after Ginsburg death

FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden talks to reporters at the Duluth Airport prior to departure after presidential campaign stops in Duluth, Minnesota, U.S., September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Democratic donors smashed fundraising records after the death on Friday of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, funneling more than $90 million to candidates and ... Full story

U.S. sets record with over one million coronavirus tests in a day

(Reuters) - The United States set a one-day record with over 1 million coronavirus diagnostic tests being performed, but the country needs 6 million to 10 million a day to bring outbreaks under control, according to various experts. FILE PHOTO: Joe Garcia is tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during its outbreak, in Austin, Texas, U.S., June 28, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Flores. The country performed 1,061,411 tests on Saturday, according ... Full story

Exclusive: U.S. to slap sanctions on over two dozen targets tied to Iran arms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday will sanction more than two dozen people and entities involved in Iran’s nuclear, missile and conventional arms programs, a senior U.S. official said, putting teeth behind U.N. sanctions on Tehran that Washington argues have resumed despite the opposition of allies and adversaries. FILE PHOTO: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is seen through a camera eyepiece as he addresses the 73rd session of ... Full story

Czech government could declare coronavirus state of emergency, says minister

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech government could declare a state of emergency if a recent spike in coronavirus cases continues in the coming days, Health Minister Adam Vojtech said. FILE PHOTO: People wait in line to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before a sampling station opens at Wenceslas Square in Prague, Czech Republic, Sept 16, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny. The Czech Republic’s daily count of new coronavirus cases has ... Full story

If U.S. election winds up in Supreme Court, Ginsburg's death will loom large

(Reuters) - The death of liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday could spell bad news for Democrats if a legal battle over the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election reaches the high court, as it did in 2000. Floral tributes and messages for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are seen outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., September 19, 2020. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas. If President Donald ... Full story

Halep sees off Muguruza to reach Italian Open final

Tennis - WTA Premier 5 - Italian Open - Foro Italico, Rome, Italy - September 20, 2020 Romania's Simona Halep in action during her semi final match against Spain's Garbine Muguruza Pool via REUTERS//Clive Brunskill. ROME (Reuters) - Top seed Simona Halep overcame Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 6-3 4-6 6-4 on Sunday to reach the Italian Open final and stay on course for her third straight WTA title. Romanian Halep, who skipped the U.S. Open amid the ... Full story

Italy sees GDP down 9% this year, rising more than 5% in 2021 - sources

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks shop at Porta Palazzo market in Turin after it reopened with social distancing rules as Italy begins a staged end to a nationwide lockdown, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Turin, Italy, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca. ROME (Reuters) - Italy expects its coronavirus-hit economy to grow by more than 5% next year after shrinking 9% in 2020, two government sources ... Full story

Why Thai protesters are challenging the monarchy | Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Since a longstanding taboo on criticising Thailand’s monarchy was broken by protesters in early August, their rallies in Bangkok have got increasingly bold in criticising King Maha Vajiralongkorn and demanding change. Student leader Panusaya Sithijirawattankul hands over a letter with demands for reforming the monarchy during a mass rally to call for the ouster of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's government and reforms in ... Full story

Iran vows 'crushing response to US bullying' after sanctions announcement

Iran vows 'crushing response to US bullying' after sanctions announcement - BBC News - - - - - sign-incaret-downsearchnolistlistdurationdurationdurationdurationplayplayplayplaymobile-smartmicrophonenewsletteremail Full story

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