Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Musk defends his salary agreement of 50,000 million dollars in Tesla in the United States

Tesla mogul Elon Musk on Wednesday defended his $50 billion payout package as chief executive of the electric vehicle giant, arguing that the pioneering company was on the brink of collapse when the deal was agreed. Musk is being sued,...

Twitter layoffs ahead of US midterms fuel misinformation concerns

Twitter's new owner, Elon Musk, has vowed the platform won't turn into "all-against-all hell", but experts warn that Friday's mass layoffs may deeply affect the social network's ability to curb disinformation. Twitter laid off about half of its 7,500-person workforce,...

Biden insists Democrats can win US midterms

President Joe Biden insisted on Friday that Democrats will win next week's US midterm elections, but warned of a tough two years if polls show Republican victories correct. The 79-year-old, in a multistate push in the final days before Tuesday's...

Trump says Twitter is ‘in good hands,’ makes no commitment to rejoin

Former US President Donald Trump on Friday praised the sale of Twitter to tech billionaire Elon Musk, but declined to commit to rejoining the platform. Musk, the world's richest man, finalized his $44 billion bid to buy the company on...

Biden will receive an updated Covid booster vaccine

President Joe Biden will receive an updated COVID-19 booster shot on Tuesday and will urge more Americans to follow suit before winter. Biden, 79, contracted the coronavirus three months ago with mild symptoms and already received a second booster shot...

Former US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter dies at 68

Ashton Carter, who served as US Secretary of Defense during the Barack Obama administration, has died at age 68, his family said Tuesday. "It is with deep and profound sadness that the family of former Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter...

Google Allows Donald Trump’s Truth Social on Play Store

Google said on Wednesday that it allowed Donald Trump's Truth Social app on its Play Store for Android devices, after receiving assurances that the app would meet the platform's standards for moderating harmful content. The app, which Trump launched after...

Microsoft avoids paying taxes in many countries: study

Tech giant Microsoft has avoided billions in taxes in Britain, Australia and New Zealand, all countries where it has lucrative public sector contracts, due to its complex corporate structure, says a study released Thursday. The company, which insists it follows...

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay nearly $1 billion for Sandy Hook lies

A US jury on Wednesday ordered far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay nearly $1 billion in damages for falsely claiming the deadly 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school shooting was a "hoax." The jury in Connecticut, where the massacre occurred,...

Musk says Twitter has refused to suspend litigation over purchase

Elon Musk asked a US judge on Thursday to stay Twitter's lawsuit over its troubled takeover talks after the embattled social media company resisted the Tesla chief's demand to freeze the litigation. Musk's request comes two days after he revived...

Weinstein sexual assault trial begins in Los Angeles

Harvey Weinstein's next sexual assault trial is scheduled to begin Monday in Los Angeles, almost exactly five years after sexual misconduct allegations against the Hollywood mogul helped kick off the #MeToo era. The 70-year-old "Pulp Fiction" producer was already serving...

Russia adds Meta to list of ‘terrorist and extremist’ groups

Russia added US tech giant Meta, the parent company of Instagram and Facebook, to a list of "terrorist and extremist" organizations on Tuesday, according to a database of the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring (Rosfinmonitoring). In late March, Russia banned...

Biden heads to storm-hit Puerto Rico

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are heading to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico on Monday, in a bid to show solidarity with a US territory whose people have complained of neglect after past natural disasters. The high-profile trip will...

US Congress approves $12 billion for war-torn Ukraine

The US Congress on Friday approved $12.3 billion in aid to help Ukraine fight off Russia's invasion as part of a stopgap spending bill that averts a chaotic government shutdown ahead of the deadline. midnight. The package includes $3 billion...

Hurricane Ian is expected to flood Florida after leaving Cuba without electricity

Hurricane Ian is expected to hit the US state of Florida directly on Wednesday, with forecasters warning of life-threatening storm surge and "devastating" winds after it reportedly killed two people and left millions without power in Cuba. . As of...

Biden Must Say If US Is Behind Nord Stream Gas Leaks: Moscow

US President Joe Biden is "obliged" to respond if Washington is behind three reported gas leaks on Russia's Nord Stream pipelines to Europe, Moscow's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. “On February 7, 2022, Joe Biden said that Nord Stream would...

Biden seems to believe in deceased congresswoman in hearing

US President Joe Biden appeared to believe on Wednesday that a congresswoman, whose death he had marked with a statement in August, was in the audience at a Washington event on food that she had helped launch. The White House...

Storm Fiona Hits Eastern Canada, Major Power Outages

Powerful Storm Fiona knocked out power to more than 500,000 homes on Saturday as it slammed into eastern Canada with high winds and torrential rain in conditions police said were "unlike anything we've ever seen." Although downgraded from a hurricane,...

White House criticizes ‘catastrophic’ ruling banning abortion in Arizona

The White House on Saturday criticized a court ruling in Arizona imposing a near-total ban on abortions in the southwestern US state as "catastrophic, dangerous and unacceptable." On Friday, a judge in Arizona's Pima County ruled that the stricter ban,...

47 charged in Minnesota in $240mn Covid fraud scheme

Forty-seven people in the northern US state of Minnesota have been charged in connection with a $240 million Covid relief fraud scheme, authorities said Tuesday. "Today's indictments outline a heinous plot to steal public funds intended to care for children...
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