Elon Musk sells nearly $7 bln worth of Tesla shares
15 November 2021 | 10:25 am
The billionaire CEO of the electric car maker has taken advantage of a nearly six-month meteoric rally in the stock price that vaulted the firm's value to over $1 trillion.
25 May 2021
The letter included the fourth known example of Einstein writing the "E=mc²" equation by hand. It was originally expected to sell for around $400,000.
22 Jun 2021
The geometric painting by Wassily Kandinsky hadn't been seen in public for over 70 years before turning up in Germany. Its rediscovery has been dubbed an "art-historical sensation."
13 Jul 2021
A cartridge of Nintendo's classic video game "Super Mario 64" sets a world record, selling for $1.56 million (€1.32 million) after a 20% buyer's premium at the Dallas-based Heritage Auctions. The sale, the first ever of a game cartridge to surpass $1 million, came just two days after a sealed copy of "The Legend of Zelda", made for the old Nintendo NES console, sold for a then-record of $870,000.
13 Aug 2021
Royal piano restorer David Winston is selling his entire collection of 25 quirky and rare pianos. Some of his work has included pianos belonging to Queen Elizabeth II herself and Ludwig van Beethoven's Broadwood piano.
17 Aug 2021
The US government is investigating Tesla's partially automated driving system after crashes that left one person dead and 17 people injured.
18 Sep 2021
A Malaysian bar is offering bottled cocktails named after well-known Covid-19 vaccines, with the alcoholic doses recommended to be served on the rocks. While pandemic-themed humour might not be to everyone's taste, the drinks - named Pfizermeister, Sinosour and ExtraGineca - and marketed as “lockdown boredom busters”, are proving popular.
22 Sep 2021
The €2.14 billion capital increase will shore up the German flag carrier's finances and help pay off a government bailout secured at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 Oct 2021
Fresh accusations of racism have landed US carmaker Tesla in court. The electric car manufacturer has faced similar allegations in the past.
5 Oct 2021
Shares in Facebook slumped by almost five percent on Wall Street on Monday after its services – including Instagram and WhatsApp – were knocked offline for several hours by a technical problem. Technology shares in general saw a selloff too, including Facebook's rivals like Twitter. Around $6 billion was wiped off the personal fortune of CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Also today, oil prices have jumped after the latest decision by OPEC and its allies not to increase supplies at a faster pace.
5 Oct 2021
A US court has ruled in favor of a Black former employee who was subjected to racial abuse by his colleagues, ordering he be paid an unprecedented $130 million in damages.
16 Oct 2021
In a charm offensive to strengthen support for its plant near Berlin, Tesla has staged a county fair for locals. The huge plant has yet to receive a final permit from authorities on the ground, Hardy Graupner reports.
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The Russian army is still shelling Ukrainian cities, but the rolling barrage along the front line appears to have stopped. Observers say a turning point has been reached — thanks in large part to military aid.
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Data suggest that Germany may be on the brink of an economic downturn that could ultimately lead some businesses to move abroad.
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German officials have expressed fears that a worst-case winter of energy problems could prompt an extremist backlash. How bad things get may depend on how well they manage the crisis – in policy and perception.
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DW correspondent Fanny Facsar reports from a small village in the Kyiv region, where efforts are underway to help reopen the only school that exists in the area.
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Kenya's Deputy President and presidential hopeful William Ruto cast his ballot early on Tuesday morning (August 9) as Kenyans elect a new president.
Kevin Spacey being sued for at least £300,000 for ‘psychiatric damage’ to alleged sexual assault victim
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Kevin Spacey is reportedly being sued for hundreds of thousands of pounds for “psychiatric damage” by one of the men he is accused of sexually assaulting.