Elon Musk has ‘no respect’ for US regulator

Elon Musk has ‘no respect’ for US regulator

Image copyright Getty Images Elon Musk says he has “no respect” for the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) financial regulator.He made the comment in an interview with news channel CBS, in which he also talked about his controversial behaviour on Twitter.In September, the SEC decided to sue him for alleged securities fraud.This followed a tweet…

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‘Pyramid nude shoot’ under investigation

‘Pyramid nude shoot’ under investigation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Egypt is investigating a video which appears to show a Danish couple scaling the Great Pyramid and posing naked.The alleged incident has sparked outrage in the conservative Muslim country.Prosecutors will explore whether the video…

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Heavy snowstorm brings chaos to US

Heavy snowstorm brings chaos to US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A snow storm struck the US south-eastern states over the weekend A heavy snowstorm has swept through US south-eastern states, killing at least one person and leaving hundreds of thousands without power.A state of emergency has been declared in North Carolina, with some areas reporting as much as 0.5m…

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Anti-Semitism ‘pervades European life’

Anti-Semitism ‘pervades European life’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A startling 95% of French Jews see anti-Semitism as either a fairly or very big problem Anti-Semitism is getting worse and Jews are increasingly worried about the risk of harassment, according to a major survey of 12 EU countries.Hundreds of Jews questioned by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency said…

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Russian ex-cop jailed for 56 more murders

Russian ex-cop jailed for 56 more murders

Image copyright AFP Image caption Popkov has been described as Russia’s worst serial killer in recent decades (file photo) A Siberian policeman described as Russia’s most prolific mass murderer in modern times has been given a second life sentence.Mikhail Popkov, 53, murdered 55 women and a policeman near Irkutsk between 1992 and 2007. He was…

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Trump ‘sideshow’ eclipsed at climate talks

Trump ‘sideshow’ eclipsed at climate talks

Image copyright Getty Images White House representatives arrive at climate talks in Poland on Monday to promote coal and other fossil fuels.It’s expected that President Donald Trump’s energy adviser, Wells Griffith, will take part in the COP24 event.The controversial meeting occurs as investors managing $32tn (£25tn) in assets call for an end to coal as…

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Beyoncé sings at India’s A-list wedding

Beyoncé sings at India’s A-list wedding

Image copyright Instagram/Beyonce Image caption Beyoncé showed off her outfit on Instagram US singer Beyoncé has performed as part of the lavish festivities at the latest extravagant Indian celebrity wedding.Isha Ambani, the daughter of India’s richest man, is tying the knot with Anand Piramal, son of another Indian billionaire, this week. Beyoncé was one of…

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Backpacker murder suspect appears in court

Backpacker murder suspect appears in court

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The 22-year-old arrived in New Zealand in mid-November for the second part of her round-the-world trip A 26-year-old man has appeared in court in New Zealand charged with the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane.Miss Millane, 22, disappeared in Auckland on 1 December – police ended their search…

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