Russia shells Kyiv during UN chief’s visit and Tesla’s Elon Musk bids for Twitter
02 May 2022 | 7:36 am
In the World This Week, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres tries to negotiate humanitarian corridors in Ukraine while on a visit to Kyiv. French President Emmanuel Macron's re-election honeymoon period proves short-lived, with the focus quickly turning to June legislative elections. And Tesla founder Elon Musk makes a $44 million offer for social media platform Twitter.
While rich countries borrowed at low rates and saved their economies, poorer nations have spent billions servicing debt. The war in Ukraine will only worsen the pressures on core product prices, officials warn.
The western city of Lviv, until recently seen by many as a safe haven, has taken in hundreds of thousands of refugees since the start of Russia's invasion with Ukraine. Under the looming threat of attacks, life goes on.
The billionaire entrepreneur says he has secured $46.5 billion in financing for his bid to take over the social media giant Twitter. The Tesla and SpaceX owner says he is "exploring whether to commence a tender offer."
In a long-standing battle over maritime borders, the ICJ has reprimanded Colombia for violating Nicaragua's sovereign rights. Managua has already scored a major victory over Bogota at the court over the issue.
The Russian military has said it wants "another way" to access Moldova's breakaway Transnistria region. Ukraine has warned Russia seeks to establish new "republics" in occupied areas.
Twitter Inc. is poised to agree a sale to Elon Musk for around $43 billion in cash, the price the chief executive of Tesla Inc. has called his "best and final" offer for the social media company, people familiar with the matter said.
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The Greek government condemns Vladimir Putin's attack on Ukraine — but the Greek people are divided where Moscow is concerned. Leftists revel in Soviet nostalgia, while conservatives embrace the shared Orthodox faith.
India has been reluctant to criticize Russia over its ongoing war in Ukraine. The two countries have close and historical ties, especially in the defense industry.
The world's richest man appears to have succeeded in his $44 billion takeover of one of the internet's most influential social networks, but what comes next? From finding a new CEO, to confronting new EU regulations, to boosting lacklustre performance, Twitter's future as a private company under Elon Musk will be filled with challenges. FRANCE 24's Bryan Quinn takes a closer look.
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