CNET 18 Sep 2020

TikTok, WeChat ban explained


We've got big questions about the future of TikTok and WeChat with a US ban taking effect Sunday.

In northern Italy, Parmesan producers rent the ‘cheese bank' to protect their treasure from thieves and age it in climate-controlled safes armed with security systems.
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Dennis Ross, a former top US adviser on the Middle East, reacted to the recent agreements signed between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain. Ross said he believes the two Gulf states did not betray the Palestinian cause but merely decided to pursue their own national interests. He stressed, however, that the UAE had obtained in return an Israeli decision not to annex the West Bank. He added that West Bank annexation was now "off the table" because both US President Donald Trump and his election challenger Joe Biden have endorsed that position.
According to Radio-Canada, the Quebec government will make masks mandatory in schoolyards for students in Grades 4 to 11 and will also shut down gyms and ban team sports. 

They're one of the hottest boy bands in the world, South Korea's BTS.
And everyone wants a part of them, or as close to it as they can get.

Retail investors in South Korea snapped up shares of Big Hit Entertainment, the music label behind BTS, to the tune of $50 billion during the two-day subscription as part of its initial public offering.

That was more than 600 times the value of shares on offer to retail investors, meaning that many would-be shareholders will receive only a fraction of their requests.

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