Trump approves Oracle's TikTok bid "in concept" thumbnail

Trump approves Oracle’s TikTok bid “in concept”

What just happened? President Trump has provisionally agreed a deal between the Chinese-owned social platform TikTok and U.S. firms Oracle and Walmart, meaning the hugely popular video-sharing app may remain available for users in the United States, after all. Speaking with reporters outside the White House on Saturday as he departed for a rally in…

Trump approves proposed deal for Oracle to acquire U.S. assets of TikTok thumbnail

Trump approves proposed deal for Oracle to acquire U.S. assets of TikTok

President Donald Trump has approved Oracle’s proposed deal to acquire the U.S. assets of TikTok, following a phone call with Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison and Walmart CEO Doug McMillon. “I have given the deal my blessing. If they get it done that’s great. If they don’t, that’s OK too,” Trump told reporters on Saturday, Bloomberg…

IMF approves $1 billion in funds for Angola, adds $765 million to program thumbnail

IMF approves $1 billion in funds for Angola, adds $765 million to program

No results matched your search Economy2 hours ago (Sep 16, 2020 09:40PM ET) WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday it had approved immediate disbursement of $1 billion to Angola under an existing program and increased its total funding access by $765 million to help it grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. The…

Japan approves $15.5 billion reserve spending for coronavirus measures: MOF thumbnail

Japan approves $15.5 billion reserve spending for coronavirus measures: MOF

By Reuters Staff1 Min ReadTOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese government approved on Tuesday spending of 1.639 trillion yen ($15.51 billion) from emergency budget reserves for coronavirus countermeasures, the Ministry of Finance said.The spending includes funds for supporting medical facilities, the government said.Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Chang-Ran KimOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.for-phone-onlyfor-tablet-portrait-upfor-tablet-landscape-upfor-desktop-upfor-wide-desktop-up

UN council approves cut in Lebanon peacekeepers as US sought

By Edith M. Lederer | AP, UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday cutting the U.N. peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon and expanding its mandate to address U.S. and Israeli concerns about activities of the militant group Hezbollah in the area. The French-drafted resolution reduced the troop ceiling for the force, known…

House approves bill to reverse Postal Service changes blamed for mail delays and send $25 billion to boost USPS ahead of election thumbnail

House approves bill to reverse Postal Service changes blamed for mail delays and send $25 billion to boost USPS ahead of election

With heated debate over mail delays, the House approved legislation in a rare Saturday session that would reverse recent changes in U.S. Postal Service operations and send $25 billion to shore up the agency ahead of the November election. Speaker Nancy Pelosi recalled lawmakers to Washington over objections from Republicans dismissing the action as a stunt.…

House approves bill to send $25 billion to postal service and halt changes thumbnail

House approves bill to send $25 billion to postal service and halt changes

(CNN)The House approved legislation Saturday to allocate $25 billion to the US Postal Service and ban operational changes that have slowed mail service around the country.The bill passed 257-150, largely along party lines, with Democrats supporting it. More than two dozen Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the measure, defying House GOP leaders and President…

House approves additional $25 billion for U.S. Postal Service thumbnail

House approves additional $25 billion for U.S. Postal Service

The House of Representatives on Saturday approved an additional $25 billion in funding for the U.S. Postal Service and the reversal of recent operational changes that critics say delayed mail delivery. At a press conference ahead of the vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who called the rare Saturday session, called the Postal Service “as American…