SEC News: Elon Musk Settles SEC Fraud Charges – Tesla Charged With and Resolves Securities Law Charge

Settlement Requires Musk to Step Down as Tesla’s Chairman; Tesla to Appoint Additional Independent Directors; Tesla and Musk Agree to Pay $40 Million in Penalties Washington D.C. – The Securities and Exchange Commission announced September 29th that Elon Musk, CEO and Chairman of Silicon Valley-based Tesla Inc., has agreed to settle the securities fraud charge brought … Continue reading SEC News: Elon Musk Settles SEC Fraud Charges – Tesla Charged With and Resolves Securities Law Charge

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | ICC prosecutor issues warning on Bedouin village demolition

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has issued a warning that if Israel goes ahead and destroys a Palestinian Bedouin village on the West Bank that could constitute a war crime. Israel’s Supreme Court recently rejected a final appeal against plans to demolish the village, Khan al-Ahmar. In a statement Wednesday, … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | ICC prosecutor issues warning on Bedouin village demolition

MOSCOW | Russian and Egyptian presidents meet to boost trade

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi for talks focusing on ways to boost trade between the two nations. The two leaders have developed a close personal rapport and are seeking to expand bilateral ties, which have strengthened considerably over the past few years. Opening Wednesday’s talks in the … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian and Egyptian presidents meet to boost trade

BRUSSELS | The Latest: EU plays down US trade offer to Britain

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Britain’s upcoming exit from the European Union (all times local): 1:00 p.m. The European Union’s top trade official is playing down the importance of a U.S. announcement that it will pursue a trade deal with Britain, noting London cannot negotiate such pacts until it leaves the bloc. The U.S. administration … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: EU plays down US trade offer to Britain

Texas News: Governor Greg Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration For 18 Texas Counties In Response To Severe Weather, Flooding

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott yesterday issued a State Disaster Declaration for 18 Texas counties impacted by recent severe weather and flooding that has caused widespread property damage, and threatened loss of life.  Governor Abbott has authorized the use of all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions to aid in … Continue reading Texas News: Governor Greg Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration For 18 Texas Counties In Response To Severe Weather, Flooding

SINGAPORE | Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid US-China tensions

SINGAPORE — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to meet on Thursday in Singapore with his Chinese counterpart just weeks after their talks planned for Beijing fell apart amid growing friction between the U.S. and China. Shortly after Mattis arrived in Singapore on Wednesday after a visit to Vietnam, a senior Mattis aide told reporters … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid US-China tensions

MOSCOW | The Latest: Kremlin: Crimea explosion may be terror attack

MOSCOW  — The Latest on the deadly explosion at a college in Crimea (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The Kremlin says the blast at a college in Crimea that killed at least 10 people could have been a terror attack. Authorities say that at least ten people have been killed and more than 50 injured … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Kremlin: Crimea explosion may be terror attack