Inside Tesla’s assault on Germany’s auto establishment

Inside Tesla’s assault on Germany’s auto establishment

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German rangers stand guard to shoo away visitors from a nondescript stretch of forest near Berlin, where a sign nearby warns of “Lebensgefahr” (mortal danger). The precautions are part of the frantic activity underway to set up Tesla Inc.’s latest assembly plant, Elon Musk’s most daring attack on the German auto establishment. Workers wielding metal […]

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The UK’s precarious workers unite under new banners

The UK’s precarious workers unite under new banners

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Loreta Younsi had been working as a cleaner at St Mary’s Hospital in central London for 12 years when she joined a new union and organised her first strike.  For nine days in October last year she and her colleagues, who are employees of outsourcing firm Sodexo, stood in front of the hospital with a […]

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Melbourne Park ready to embrace the Kyrgios that cares By Reuters

Melbourne Park ready to embrace the Kyrgios that cares By Reuters

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By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) – An unlikely hero of his country’s bushfire relief efforts, Nick Kyrgios enters the Australian Open on a rare surge of goodwill from a sports-loving public long infuriated by his failure to convert talent into trophies. For a player branded “polarizing” for his long rap sheet of indiscretions, Kyrgios has […]

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Melbourne Park ready to embrace the Kyrgios that cares By Reuters

Melbourne Park ready to embrace the Kyrgios that cares By Reuters

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By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) – An unlikely hero of his country’s bushfire relief efforts, Nick Kyrgios enters the Australian Open on a rare surge of goodwill from a sports-loving public long infuriated by his failure to convert talent into trophies. For a player branded “polarizing” for his long rap sheet of indiscretions, Kyrgios has […]

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Melbourne Park ready to embrace the Kyrgios that cares By Reuters

Melbourne Park ready to embrace the Kyrgios that cares By Reuters

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By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) – An unlikely hero of his country’s bushfire relief efforts, Nick Kyrgios enters the Australian Open on a rare surge of goodwill from a sports-loving public long infuriated by his failure to convert talent into trophies. For a player branded “polarizing” for his long rap sheet of indiscretions, Kyrgios has […]

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Hot Property: French Montana looks to double his money on Hidden Hills home

Hot Property: French Montana lists Hidden Hills mansion

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Rapper French Montana is shooting for the stars in Hidden Hills. Four years after buying Selena Gomez’s Mediterranean mansion for $3.3 million, he’s trying to double his money by listing the property for sale at $6.599 million. The steep price hike reflects a bit of remodeling. The rapper painted over Gomez’s bold tones of purple […]

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UK PM Johnson to impose new restrictions on low-skilled migrants post-Brexit: Telegraph By Reuters

UK PM Johnson to impose new restrictions on low-skilled migrants post-Brexit: Telegraph By Reuters

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(Reuters) – Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to impose new restrictions on low-skilled migrants moving to Britain on the first day after the Brexit transition period ends in December, the Telegraph reported. Plans are being drawn up by Johnson’s aides under which the government would bring forward its post-Brexit immigration shake-up by two […]

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Hot Property Newsletter: Out of the starting blocks

Hot Property Newsletter: Out of the starting blocks

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The real estate hits — and misses — just keep on coming in 2020. This week sees a major television and film actor taking a loss on the sale of a Mediterranean-style villa and a pro hockey player scoring a spot in Beverly Hills. Get our weekly Hot Property newsletter Our Home of the Week […]

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US extends Venezuelan oil refiner Citgo’s lifeline

US extends Venezuelan oil refiner Citgo’s lifeline

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The US government has given Venezuelan-owned, Texas-based oil refiner Citgo another three-month lifeline, protecting it from creditors who are trying to seize it in compensation for missed debt repayments. In a statement issued late on Friday, the Treasury also said it was giving Chevron and four oil service providers another three months to continue working […]

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