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Tesla plans 7 per cent staff cut, says road ahead very difficult

Jan 18 2019 — — Saying the road ahead was “very difficult,” Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk said Friday that the company would be cutting its staff by about 7 per cent. The electric car and solar panel maker notified its employees about the staff cuts and other plans in an email posted on Tesla Inc.’s website. Musk said Tesla hopes […]

Trump denies Pelosi military aircraft for war zone trip

Jan 17 2019 — — President Donald Trump said Thursday he was denying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a military plane for a trip to Afghanistan and other countries that was set to begin in the afternoon, a tit-for-tat retaliation that deepened the divide between the leaders and brought the government no closer to reopening. The move, apparently in response to […]

Wall Street Journal: Michael Cohen paid thousands to rig polls in Trump’s favor

Jan 17 2019 — — President Donald Trump’s former “fixer” Michael Cohen paid the head of a small technology company thousands in 2015 to rig online polls and elevate Cohen’s character to benefit Trump’s presidential campaign, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. According to the paper, Cohen paid John Gauger, the owner of RedFinch Solutions LLC, between $12,000 and $13,000 […]

Vice-president’s wife Karen Pence to teach at anti-LGBT school

Jan 17 2019 — — Second Lady Karen Pence, the wife of the US vice-president, will return to teaching art at a school that requires employees to oppose LGBT lifestyles. The school in Springfield, Virginia, bars teachers from engaging in or condoning “homosexual or lesbian sexual activity” and “transgender identity”. Mrs Pence previously taught art at the school for more […]

Never said there was no collusion involving Trump campaign: Rudy Giuliani

Jan 17 2019 — — U.S. President Donald Trump‘s lawyer Rudy Giuliani says he never claimed that there was no collusion involving the Trump campaign, and that he only ever said this about Trump himself. “I never said there was no collusion between the campaign or between people in the campaign,” Giuliani said on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time on Wednesday.

Corbyn urges end of ‘zombie government’

Jan 16 2019 — — Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called Theresa May’s administration a “zombie government” that “cannot govern” as he called for a general election. Opening a debate on a no-confidence motion, Mr Corbyn said the government “should do the right thing and resign” after Tuesday night’s record-breaking defeat on its Brexit legislation. The prime minister said an […]

After crushing Brexit deal defeat, Theresa May faces non-confidence vote

Jan 15 2019 — — Lawmakers in the U.K. have dealt a crushing defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, setting the stage for a non-confidence vote tomorrow in the British Parliament. Tuesday’s vote was 432 to 202 — the biggest government defeat in the House of Commons in almost a century — and was followed minutes later by […]