Sunday, October 21, 2018
Quite how big will depend on the outcome of a lawsuit filed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. It accuses Mr Musk of securities fraud after tweeting that he had “funding secured” to take Tesla private, sending...
Explosions boomed from Guatemala's fearsome Fuego volcano Wednesday, unleashing fresh torrents of mud and ash down slopes, as the death toll from a previous eruption rose to at least 99. Fears of a new blowup of the 3,763-meter (12,346-foot) volcano...
Booming demand for Samsung’s memory chips and the success of its latest smartphone have led the Korean electronics giant to forecast record quarterly profits. However, the company’s buoyant financials were cancelled out by warnings that the chip boom of the...
The City of London is a sprawling beast. Yet when politicians and analysts talk about it, they tend to focus mainly on a narrow slice of it all – the banks. The  issue  of bank passporting has been pored...

Tanzania ferry disaster

At least 100 people are known to have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, officials say. Many more are missing and it is feared that more than 200 people may have drowned. Rescue...
Retail sales are falling sharply. Industrial production is slumping. Construction is sluggish and the government is weak and clueless with little idea of how to respond to falling demand. No, don’t worry, you haven’t accidentally stumbled across a hardcore...
Cuba will officially recognise private property for the first time under a new constitution that features a number of far-reaching changes, state media say. Property sales were banned after Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, but permitted after a...
he Government is aiming to make the UK an artificial intelligence (AI) research "hotspot" under a new investment drive. Around 1,000 government-funded AI PhDs will be created and private firms will invest £300 million in the sector. Under a deal announced by Business...

Toronto shooting

A gunman has opened fire on a busy avenue in Toronto, killing a young woman and injuring 13 other people, one of them critically, police say. The victim critically injured in the Canadian city's Greektown district is a girl of...
As Europe bakes in another heatwave, forecasters say the all-time temperature record could be broken in the coming days. The current European record is 48C (118.4F) set in Athens in July 1977. Temperatures are rising in Spain and Portugal, aided by...

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