Morning news brief: Trump 'almost' concedes defeat, US deadline to sell TikTok extended and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Nov 14, 2020, 08:39 AM(IST)

Trump and TikTok Photograph:( Reuters )

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A lot is brewing in the US. Looks like Donald Trump has almost admitted he lost the US election. And Joe Biden's links with India are also creating a frenzy. The Trump administration has extended the deadline to sell TikTok to November 27. The biggest update, however, is that of the coronavirus' -- cases in the US hit a new record as the country officials reported more than 150,000 cases in a day.

Also, in the adjoining Canada, police evacuated a French company's -- Ubisoft -- Montreal office building after a hoax hostage call.

Here is what is brewing across the world this morning:

Trump almost admits he lost US election, says 'time will tell'

This is probably the closest one can get to a concession speech when it comes to the incumbent president of the United States Donald Trump | READ MORE

Biden's possible India links spark genealogical frenzy

Already bursting with pride at Kamala Harris's ancestry, India has now started digging up potential local roots for US President-elect Joe Biden | READ MORE

US deadline to sell TikTok extended to Nov 27

The US authorities have granted Bytedance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, a 15-day extension of a divestiture order that had directed it to sell the social media sensation in order to resolve national security concerns | READ MORE

US records more than 150,000 COVID-19 cases in a day

As the world is inching towards the end of the year, the coronavirus cases in the US hit a new record as the country officials reported more than 150,000 cases in a day | READ MORE

Police evacuate French company's Montreal office building after hoax hostage call

A major police operation was under way in Montreal on Friday at offices of French video game company Ubisoft that media reported was a possible hostage-taking | READ MORE

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