Amazon.com says it sent the TikTok ban email to employees in error

– Amazon.com Inc said it sent an email earlier on Friday that requested employees remove the TikTok app from mobile devices that also had access to company emails in error. A company spokeswoman said there has been no change in its policy on TikTok. “This morning’s email to some of our employees was sent in error,” a company spokeswoman said. “There is no change to our policies right now with regard to TikTok.”

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Prosecutors may not get Trump tax records until after election, experts say

WASHINGTON – New York City prosecutors are very likely to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns after a major U.S. Supreme Court ruling, but it may not happen before the Nov. 3 election if he argues in lower courts as expected that their request was too broad and made in bad faith, legal experts said. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is seeking eight years of Trump’s business and personal tax returns and other financial documents…

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Amazon.com demands TikTok app be removed from employee devices over ‘security risks’: memo

– Amazon.com Inc has requested employees remove the TikTok video sharing app from their mobile devices by July 10 over “security risks,” according to a memo to employees seen by . “Due to security risk, the TikTok app is no longer permitted on mobile devices that access Amazon email. If you have TikTok on your device, you must remove it by 10-Jul to retain mobile access to Amazon email. At this time, using TikTok from…

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Germany says suspected Egyptian spy had no access to sensitive data

BERLIN – A member of staff at the German government press office suspected of working for Egyptian intelligence did not have access to sensitive information, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday. The case was mentioned in the BfV domestic intelligence agency’s 385-page annual report, published on Thursday. The report said unspecified measures had been taken against the member of staff in December, on orders from federal prosecutors. The employee had access to general information…

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Battle of Britain flypast marks Vera Lynn funeral

DITCHLING, England – A Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flew past the funeral of Vera Lynn on Friday, honouring a singer who became a symbol of hope during World War Two and again during the coronavirus pandemic before her death last month at 103. Known as the Forces’ Sweetheart, Lynn died surrounded by family after a lifetime in which she recorded such songs as “The White Cliffs of Dover” and “We’ll Meet Again”. Fans and…

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Ex-wife or friend defecated in their bed in ‘fitting end’ to marriage, Depp tells court

LONDON – Movie star Johnny Depp told London’s High Court on Friday that his ex-wife Amber Heard or her friend had defecated in their bed in what he described as a “fitting end to the relationship”. Giving evidence in his libel action against Britain’s Sun newspaper, which labelled him a wife-beater, Depp has faced four days of cross-examination over allegations from Heard that he physically attacked on at least 14 occasions during a three-year period…

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Philippine lawmakers block license bid for broadcaster that angered Duterte

MANILA – Philippine lawmakers rejected the renewal of a 25-year license for country’s top broadcaster on Friday, outraging activists who saw the move to keep ABS-CBN Corp off the air as part of a political vendetta on behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte. A legislative committee overwhelmingly agreed with a working group’s assessment that ABS-CBN, which employs 11,000 people and has an audience of tens of millions of Filipinos, was “undeserving of the grant of legislative…

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Tech giant Tencent makes peace with China’s ‘old godmother’

HONG KONG – Chinese tech giant Tencent said it has made peace with the country’s best-known chilli oil maker Lao Gan Ma, after an advertising scam that bewildered many and generated a public relations nightmare. After thorough communication with Lao Gan Ma – which translates as “old godmother” – the two sides have cleared up any misunderstanding and Tencent has apologised for inconvenience and improper handling of the situation, a joint statement on Chinese blogging…

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Swedish court finds ex-envoy to China not guilty in Gui Minhai case

STOCKHOLM – A Swedish court on Friday found a former ambassador to China not guilty of exceeding her authority in dealings with a foreign power in connection with a meeting aimed at helping free bookseller Gui Minhai. The envoy, Anna Lindstedt, was replaced in the post after she took part in the meeting in Stockholm in January 2019. The Swedish foreign ministry said it had not authorized the meeting and that she acted against Swedish…

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Trump says he expects to wear a mask when he visits military hospital

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump, who has avoided being seen wearing a face covering in public, said on Thursday he expects to wear a mask when he next visits U.S. troops at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington. “I expect to be wearing a mask when I go into Walter Reed. You’re in a hospital setting. I think it’s a very appropriate thing. I have no problem with a mask,” Trump…

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