Billionaire Elon Musk is proposing to go ahead with his original offer of $44 billion to take Twitter Inc private, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, signaling an end to a bitter legal battle that was about to go to trial.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin looked set to finalise his plan to annex four Ukrainian regions on Tuesday even as Ukraine pushed back his forces on two separate battlefield fronts, reducing the amount of seized territory Moscow controls.
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If gains hold, the Nasdaq index is set to notch its best single-day performance since July 27.
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U.S. President Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Kishida spoke by phone and condemned the test in the "strongest terms," calling it a danger to the Japanese people.
The U.S. Supreme Court's new term
- U.S. Supreme Court leans toward Alabama in voting rights fightLegal ·
October 4, 2022 · 5:18 PM UTC
The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic toward Alabama in the state's defense of a Republican-drawn electoral map faulted by judges for diluting the clout of Black voters in a that could further undermine a landmark federal voting rights law.
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- Head of EU's lending signals joint action plan for COP and giant Ukraine fundBusiness ·
October 4, 2022 · 4:47 PM UTC
The head of the European Union's powerful lending arm has urged leaders not to backslide on climate targets amid the energy crisis and signalled a joint action plan from the world's top development banks at next month's COP 27 summit and on Ukraine.