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Elon Musk reaches deal with regulators

Elon Musk has reached an agreement with US regulators over his tweets about taking Tesla private that will see him step down as chairman and pay a fine. It follows Thursday’s decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to sue Mr Musk for alleged securities fraud. Under the deal, Mr Musk will remain as […]

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What will the FBI inquiry into Kavanaugh actually do?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Kavanaugh denies sex assault allegations President Trump has ordered an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, his nominee for the Supreme Court. The announcement came after Arizona Republican Jeff Flake sensationally changed his mind about backing the judge – telling the Senate Judiciary Committee he would […]

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Egypt sentences activist for 'spreading fake news'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rights activists have been campaigning for the immediate release of Amal Fathy A court in Egypt has given human rights activist Amal Fathy a two-year-suspended sentence and a fine for “spreading fake news”. She has been in detention since May after posting a video criticising the government over the […]

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India is furious – about a set of stamps

The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan were supposed to meet this week on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. The meeting was agreed more than a week ago, raising hopes of movement towards a more cordial relationship between the two nuclear-armed foes, and possibly even fresh peace talks. After all, […]

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Do New York police unfairly stop young black men?

An American civil liberties organisation has highlighted the controversial stop-and-frisk policing technique. A post on the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) Instagram page said the New York Police Department (NYPD) stopped more young black men than there are young black men living in the city. What are the figures behind the ACLU’s claim? Stop and […]

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Why is France's Macron talking tough on Brexit?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWine merchant Lionel Labat says Brexit will have an impact on Bordeaux France’s political leaders have not held back on Brexit. President Emmanuel Macron described some pro-Brexit politicians in the UK as “liars” at the EU summit in Salzburg. Then came Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, who […]