August 27, 2020

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Coronavirus latest: France to extend mask wearing to all of Paris as Covid-19 spreads

The US justice department has requested Covid-19 data from four states as it considers civil rights investigations into the deaths of nursing home residents. The department said it was requesting the data from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan, citing orders in those states that required nursing homes to admit coronavirus-infected patients.

Italy on Wednesday reported its biggest one-day increase in coronavirus cases in more than three months as Europe contends with a sharp uptick in infections. The country reported 1,367 new cases up from 878 the previous day, taking the total caseload to 262,540. The country’s death toll has climbed to 35,458. Italy is one of several countries in Europe with a rise in infections as holidaymakers return home.

Coronavirus will sap more than £20bn from Britain’s travel industry while the UK quarantine policy leaves London at risk of surrendering its position as a global hub for tourism and business, an industry group has warned. Spending by international travellers is expected to plummet 78 per cent, or £22bn, this year, the World Travel & Tourism Council said.

Inflation surged in Lebanon during July, with its consumer price index rocketing 112 per cent compared with 2019. The cost of

TikTok likely to announce sale U.S. operations in the coming days

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TikTok is nearing a deal to sell its U.S. operations and could announce a deal in the coming days, according to people familiar with the matter.

Kevin Mayer, TikTok’s CEO, announced his resignation Thursday after news of the announcement leaked to the Financial Times. Mayer was originally going to announce his decision to step down along with the sale agreement next week, but he pushed up the timing to address the news, said one of the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private. Mayer joined TikTok earlier this year after running Disney’s streaming video operations. 

Vanessa Pappas, the head of TikTok’s U.S. business, will run TikTok following Mayer’s departure, the company said in an internal memo to employees.

TikTok hasn’t decided on a buyer and is still discussing bids from Oracle and Microsoft and a third U.S. company, two of the people said. Walmart has been working with SoftBank on a potential acquisition, but that offer doesn’t include a cloud technology backbone component, which is likely a non-starter with the U.S. government, two of the people said.

Spokespeople for TikTok and SoftBank declined to comment. A spokesperson for