Wall St opens higher, Twitter slumps as Musk puts deal on hold
13 May 2022 | 2:11 pm
Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Friday (May 13) at the end of a bumpy week marked by rising concerns over tighter monetary policy and slowing economic growth, while Twitter sank after Elon Musk put his deal for the social media company on hold.
TikTok lives, digital gifts, PayPal and cryptocurrency deposits are some of the main methods used by scammers that claim to raise money for survivors of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. In this edition of Truth and Fake, we go through the donation scams to look out for.
A US tech blog alleged that the Twitter CEO ordered engineers to increase the visibility of his tweets. Bavaria's media regulator will check whether the social media giant violated a law to protect against media bias.
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He's been compared to Alex Jones and Andrew Tate, and is known for spreading Covid-19 misinformation. This week, far-right US influencer Stew Peters posted three misleading stories about the war in Ukraine.
The British prime minister rushed to Northern Ireland a day after his EU agreement to tout the country as "the world's most exciting economic zone." But he needs to convince the unionist DUP to back the agreement.
Germany has said it wouldn't be buying Russian crude oil this year as it weans itself off its erstwhile biggest energy supplier. But an oil deal with Kazakhstan means Moscow would continue to hold some sway over Berlin.
Countries now have to formally adopt and ratify the treaty. Then the work will start to implement the marine sanctuaries and to attempt to meet the target of protecting 30% of global oceans by 2030.
After massive layoffs, experts doubt that Twitter can hold up its security standards and effectively battle fake news. This could put activists worldwide in harms way and endanger lives of people in disaster areas.
US President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen touted a breakthrough in their transatlantic trade dispute over subsidies for the green economy, as well as the war in Ukraine.
The first women to clear dangerous explosives in Libya are part of an international trend for gender equity in the job.
The recent Saudi-Iran deal is a major triumph for Chinese diplomacy, but Beijing may find the Middle East to be a tricky region to operate in, say experts.
A massive defence deal unveiled this week in San Diego saw Australia, the UK and the US strengthen their alliance and revealed that the multi-decade military partnership is chiefly concerned about China.
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