Saturday, 13th April 2024

Tesla in Germany: Locals vote against factory expansion plan

Residents of Grünheide near Berlin have voted against expansion plans for the large Tesla facility there. But the vote is not binding and local authorities can still decide. Turnout was high, though, indicating interest.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


3 days ago
Germany is setting up a military base in Lithuania intended to deter Russia from further attacking its neighbors. The base is set to be fully operational with 5,000 troops by 2027.
3 days ago
The trial of 27 people charged in the "Panama Papers" tax evasion and money laundering scandal opened in Panama on Monday. After the first day of hearings, we take a look back at the bombshell investigation that showed how the world's rich and famous used shell companies to avoid their domestic tax authorities. Also in this edition, FRANCE 24's Bryan Quinn reports on US President Joe Biden's second attempt at cancelling student loan debt for 30 million Americans.
3 days ago
As South Koreans head to the polls for a parliamentary election, the country's worsening ties with North Korea are high on the agenda. The small South Korean island of Yeonpyeong is located about 12 kilometres from the North Korean coast. In January, Pyongyang fired live artillery into nearby waters, forcing islanders into air raid shelters. The island could be first in the line of fire if conflict breaks out between the North and South.
2 days ago
The US consumer price index for March stood 3.5 percent higher than a year earlier, as inflation proved stickier than expected. A rate cut from the Federal Reserve, anticipated for June, is now in doubt. Also in this edition: the UN's climate chief calls for a new finance deal for developing countries, saying nations have two years to save the planet.
2 days ago
Some countries in Europe have begun to ban short-haul flights to cut emissions. Will other countries follow? And — can these bans make a real difference?
4 hours ago
Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Wale Edun says 4.83 trillion naira from T-Bills and Bonds issued in the first quarter of this year was used to pay part of the Ways and Means advances from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Sam Chidoka, CEO of Kairos Capital joins CNBC Africa for more on this discussion and Nigeria's debt management strategy.