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West-backed think tanks threaten new Ukrainian president with disturbing list of ‘RED LINES’

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When President Volodymyr Zelensky won a landslide victory in the free and undisputed April elections, most accepted that he was given a fairly strong mandate to lead Ukraine. But it seems not everyone is so democratically-minded. Particularly unmoved by the democratic process are a collection of Ukrainian ‘civil society’ groups, who have just issued a Read More

Singapore chases tech ‘Jedi Masters’ for Silicon Valley ambitions

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – San Francisco-based investor Paul Bragiel said he needed to be asked three or four times before he accepted an invitation from Singapore to come check out its tech scene. A man passes a Google signage outside their office in Singapore May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su He made the 8,000-mile trip, but said Read More

Musk’s leaked email shows Tesla to make record deliveries in second quarter

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(Reuters) – Tesla Inc is on course to deliver a record number of cars in the second quarter, beating the 90,700 it sent to customers in the final quarter of last year, according to an internal email from Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk to staff. A Tesla Model 3 sedan, its first car aimed at Read More

Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, Carbon Engineering begin engineering of the world’s largest Direct Air Capture and sequestration plant

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5/22/2019 Photo: Smokestack. HOUSTON and SQUAMISH — Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (OLCV), a subsidiary of Occidental, and Carbon Engineering Ltd. (CE), a Canadian clean energy company, has announced they are jointly proceeding with the engineering and design of the world’s largest Direct Air Capture (DAC) and sequestration facility. The companies are evaluating a facility Read More

‘How can you harass code?’ UN report calling ‘feminine’ Alexa & Siri SEXIST prompts ridicule online

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Default feminine voices used in AI assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri promote gender stereotypes of female subservience, a new UN report has claimed, prompting the internet to ask the question: “Can you harass code?” The report, released Wednesday by the UN’s cultural and scientific body UNESCO, found that the majority of AI assistant Read More

Austria crisis: Will the right-wing and the socialists take down Sebastian Kurz?

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A corruption scandal has Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s grip on power slipping by the day. With a no-confidence motion likely, can Austria’s right and left wings team up to boot the 32-year-old leader from office? In a matter of days, Kurz has accepted the resignation of former coalition partner head Heinz-Christian Strache, and sacked Interior Read More

Former Tesla bull makes $10 worst case call on China worries

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(Reuters) – One of Tesla’s former biggest supporters on Wall Street said on Tuesday the electric carmaker’s shares could fall to $10 from nearly $200 now, if tensions with China escalate and sap demand for its cars. Shares of Tesla edged down, heading for their fifth straight session of losses, and bonds weakened, after Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Read More

U.S. senators urge Volkswagen to end delay in Tennessee union vote

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday questioned a decision by Volkswagen AG’s U.S. unit to delay a union election for workers at its Tennessee assembly plant. The Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee November 4, 2015. Volkswagen told NHTSA that it would recall about 92,000 vehicles, which are some 2015 and Read More

Tesla stock worth just $10 in worst case: Morgan Stanley

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A Tesla Model 3 sedan, its first car aimed at the mass market, is displayed during its launch in Hawthorne, California, U.S. March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Joe White – (Reuters) – Further falls in Tesla Inc’s share price increase its chances of being sold in the years ahead, Morgan Stanley analysts said on Tuesday, as they Read More

Tesla stock and bonds tumble as investors fret about costs and safety

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla’s stock and bonds tumbled on Monday as investors worried about the automaker’s cash burn and problems with an Autopilot system that CEO Elon Musk has held out as key to the electric car maker’s future. FILE PHOTO: People visit a Tesla booth during the media day for the Shanghai auto Read More