World

Saudis worry, Iran and Palestinians hope: What a Biden presidency could mean for the Middle East

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to reporters about efforts to confront the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic after meeting with members of his “Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board” in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 9, 2020. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Joe Biden’s presidential election victory is set to usher in significant foreign policy […]

Small Business

Four Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers unseated as Beijing moves to silence opposition

The resolution, passed by China’s highest legislative body, allows Hong Kong’s executive to expel elected lawmakers directly without having to go through the courts, cementing Beijing’s control over the semi-autonomous territory. Under the new ruling, lawmakers who are deemed to promote or support Hong Kong independence, or who refuse to acknowledge Beijing’s sovereignty, will “immediately […]

Technology

TikTok hasn’t heard from the Trump administration in weeks, prompting latest CFIUS petition

The logos of the Chinese video portal TikTok and the US software and hardware manufacturer Oracle Corporation can be seen on a smartphone and screen on September 14, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Thomas Trutschel | Photothek | Getty Images Remember TikTok? That wildly popular user-generated video application that dominated headlines for months as a potential […]