Scramble to keep TikTok alive in the US as Trump-imposed deadline looms

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    Walmart could reportedly play a role in a new American version of TikTok as a deadline approaches for the app’s Chinese owners to either sell or restructure the platform in the US. Also, the head of the UN’s food agency calls on the world’s billionaires to chip in to help fight global hunger.  Subscribe to France 24 now: FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 Visit our website: Subscribe to our YouTube channel: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter:

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