• Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ is getting an upgrade
Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ is getting an upgrade

Autopilot resources, he said, had so far "rightly focused entirely on safety". The Model X electric, sport-utility vehicle accelerated in the final seconds to about 71 miles an hour before the March 23 crash in Mountain View, Calif., according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board.

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  • Tesla layoffs: Company cuts 9% of its staff
Tesla layoffs: Company cuts 9% of its staff

In the note, which he tweeted out after it was leaked to media outlets, Musk said that almost all of the cuts would be salaried positions, and that the production staff is largely unaffected. "Profit is obviously not what motivates us", Musk wrote. Tesla has said it has begun small-scale production of the roofing panels in Buffalo, but has never ...

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  • Trump immediately grumbled about the media to Kim Jong Un
Trump immediately grumbled about the media to Kim Jong Un

USA officials and the North Korean state news agency struck a hopeful tone as the meeting approached, while negotiators from both countries met privately in the last hours to iron out agreements, such as over the definition of denuclearisation and the terms under which Pyongyang might agree to dismantle its nuclear arsenal.

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  • The latest from Singapore: Trump predicts ‘terrific relationship’ with Kim
The latest from Singapore: Trump predicts ‘terrific relationship’ with Kim

If things fall apart, it could be because "Trump presents Kim with a hard-and-fast binary choice: relinquish nuclear weapons and live in peace and prosperity, or cling to them and risk the impoverishment of your people and the safety of your regime", Haas said.

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  • President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore
President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore

It will be the first ever meeting between a sitting US President and North Korean leader. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted on his official Twitter account a picture of him shaking hands with Kim upon his arrival. But the danger of a potential collapse felt all the more real when a Pentagon spokesperson told reporters in lat...

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  • US President Trump arrives in Singapore for historic Trump-Kim summit
US President Trump arrives in Singapore for historic Trump-Kim summit

Trump has said he hopes to make a legacy-defining deal for the North to give up its nuclear weapons, though he has recently sought to minimize expectations, saying more than one meeting may be necessary. However, he took a U-turn soon and said the White House was proceeding with the preparations for the summit. He said the summit will lay the g...

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  • Global journalists prepare for Trump Kim summit in Singapore's media center
Global journalists prepare for Trump Kim summit in Singapore's media center

Led by Sung Kim , a longtime State Department diplomat who now serves as the US ambassador to the Philippines, the USA team had held at least five sessions with the Pyongyang delegation over the past two weeks at the demilitarized zone in Korea.

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  • BT chief Gavin Patterson to step down
BT chief Gavin Patterson to step down

Analysts at UBS said the fact that the board supported the strategy suggested no significant strategic changes. Analysts say Patterson shouldered the blame. Mr Patterson became managing director of BT's consumer division in 2004. Patterson, who has led BT since 2013, announced plans last month to cut 13,000 jobs as part of a restructuring created...

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  • China's ZTE Reportedly Strikes Preliminary Deal To Lift U.S. Ban
China's ZTE Reportedly Strikes Preliminary Deal To Lift U.S. Ban

This settlement is in response to the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) denial order that was imposed as a result of ZTE violating its March 2017 settlement agreement. According to the Hong Kong-based English-language daily, "The reprimand and forfeiture of bonuses were part of the original settlement that ZTE had rea...

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  • US Sought Saudi Oil Support before Iran Move
US Sought Saudi Oil Support before Iran Move

West Texas Intermediate for July delivery fell 46 cents to US$65.06 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 8.41am local time. Iran and Venezuela are now the two key oil supply concerns globally that supported the oil price rally in recent weeks, before Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation hinted at discussions that they were c...

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  • Kwesi Nyantakyi resigns as Ghana FA President after bribery exposé
Kwesi Nyantakyi resigns as Ghana FA President after bribery exposé

Fifa has banned the president of Ghana's Football Association (GFA ) from football activities for 90 days. GFA's president Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen taking $65,000 in the documentary released on Wednesday. "I am yet to recover from the shock - It's a sad day for Ghana football and I believe there's an urgent need to clean up our football admin...

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  • Trump turns tables on G7 allies with free trade `proclamation'
Trump turns tables on G7 allies with free trade `proclamation'

He also said other nations had taken advantage of decades of USA complacency with regards to trade, something that he planned to end. Russian Federation was expelled from the group - which now includes France, Canada , Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the US - following its annexation of Crimea in 2014.

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  • Buffett, Dimon and Bezos have a CEO for their health care venture
Buffett, Dimon and Bezos have a CEO for their health care venture

Two of Wall Street's harshest bitcoin critics are once again warning investors of the dangers of bitcoin. Dimon , is chairman of the Business Roundtable , an association of almost 200 CEOs that is also backing the push to eliminate so-called short-termism.

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  • Google pledges not to use AI for weapons or surveillance
Google pledges not to use AI for weapons or surveillance

Google then reportedly told its staff it would not bid to renew the contract , for the Pentagon's Project Maven, after it expires in 2019. The principles, spelled out by Google chief executive Sundar Pichai in a blog post , commit the company to building AI applications that are "socially beneficial", that avoid creating or reinforcing bias a...

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  • Bound Porsche Mission E christened Porsche Taycan
Bound Porsche Mission E christened Porsche Taycan

The future Tesla Model S rival's J1 structure is one of three new electric vehicle platforms being developed within Porsche's parent company, the Volkswagen Group. That's double what it had originally planned. Besides confirming the name, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume revealed the Taycan will be powered by two electric motors that produce a co...

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  • Tesla involved in fatal crash sped up before hitting road barrier
Tesla involved in fatal crash sped up before hitting road barrier

Though the Model X driver was pulled from the vehicle before it caught fire, he tragically did not manage to survive the accident . In the days after the crash, Huang's wife Savonne said her husband had complained about the system not working properly near the area where the crash occurred.

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  • Trudeau expects 'difficult' conversations with Trump at G7
Trudeau expects 'difficult' conversations with Trump at G7

It's the work for young people today". " President Trump is very clear with respect to his trade reform efforts that we will do what is necessary to protect the United States, its businesses, and its workforce", he said. "It will start first of all to hurt USA workers". Trump withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action initially signe...

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  • Tesla shares rise as Musk says Model 3 set to hit target
Tesla shares rise as Musk says Model 3 set to hit target

During the Annual Shareholder Meeting , Musk reiterated a recent report stating that the company has deployed a total of 1GWh of energy storage worldwide to date. Earlier this year , in an earnings call, Musk said Tesla would cut expenses to help profitability, but didn't expound on those plans Tuesday. Tesla plans to unveil the Model Y cr...

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  • Mexico to impose tariffs on $3B in U.S. products
Mexico to impose tariffs on $3B in U.S. products

President Trump believes it "rips off" America and reduces USA power. The peso sank to its weakest in more than a year earlier Tuesday on concern the U.S. Ben Rhodes, a former foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama, warned on Twitter of "severe and lasting damage to America's standing", saying the U.S.is acting "for no reason other than Trump'...

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  • Mexico hits United States pork, cheese, grapes in reply to Trump tariffs
Mexico hits United States pork, cheese, grapes in reply to Trump tariffs

President Trump's decision to impose tariffs on allies including Canada and the European Union has stoked fears of a trade war and is expected to be at the top of the agenda when Trump meets face-to-face with the world's economic powers at the G-7 summit in Canada on Friday.

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