Russian prankster impersonating Macron spoke to Poland’s Duda after blast

Russian prankster impersonating Macron spoke to Poland’s Duda after blast

WARSAW, Nov 22 (Reuters) – The Polish president spoke to a hoax caller pretending to be France’s Emmanuel Macron on the night that a missile hit a village near the Ukrainian border, his office said on Tuesday, an admission likely to raise questions about its operations. In a 7-1/2 minute recording of the call posted … Read more

Musk says Twitter to hold off relaunching blue check verification

Musk says Twitter to hold off relaunching blue check verification

Nov 21 (Reuters) – Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk said on Monday the social media company is holding off the relaunch of its blue check subscription service, a delay from his initial tentative timeline to bring back the service on the platform. “Holding off relaunch of Blue Verified until there is high confidence of stopping … Read more

‘It’s over’: Twitter France’s head quits amid layoffs

‘It’s over’: Twitter France’s head quits amid layoffs

PARIS, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc’s head of French operations, Damien Viel, said he was quitting the social media platform, whose new owner Elon Musk recently fired top executives and enforced steep job cuts at the company. “It’s over,” Viel tweeted on Sunday, thanking his team in France, which he led for the last … Read more

France’s Macron accuses Russia of ‘predatory’ influence in Africa

France’s Macron accuses Russia of ‘predatory’ influence in Africa

PARIS, Nov 20 (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron accused Russia of feeding anti-French propaganda in Africa to serve “predatory” ambitions in troubled African nations, where France has suffered military setbacks and a wider loss of influence over recent years. Speaking on the sidelines of a summit of French-speaking nations in Tunisia, Macron was asked to … Read more

Musk says Trump’s Twitter account to be reinstated after poll shows narrow support

Musk says Trump’s Twitter account to be reinstated after poll shows narrow support

Nov 19 (Reuters) – Donald Trump on Saturday said he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as a slim majority voted in favor of reinstating the former U.S. President, who was banned from the social media service for inciting violence, in a poll organized by new owner Elon Musk. Slightly over 15 million … Read more

After Elon Musk’s ultimatum, Twitter employees start exiting

After Elon Musk’s ultimatum, Twitter employees start exiting

Nov 17 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Twitter employees are estimated to be leaving the beleaguered social media company following an ultimatum from new owner Elon Musk that staffers sign up for “long hours at high intensity,” or leave. In a poll on the workplace app Blind, which verifies employees through their work email addresses and … Read more

Tesla board member says Elon Musk identified potential successor as CEO

Tesla board member says Elon Musk identified potential successor as CEO

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 16 (Reuters) – James Murdoch, a Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) director, testified in court on Wednesday that CEO Elon Musk has in the last few months identified someone as a potential successor to head the electric carmaker. Murdoch, who did not name the potential successor, was testifying in a trial over Musk’s 2018 … Read more

Elon Musk says he will find a new leader for Twitter

Elon Musk says he will find a new leader for Twitter

Nov 16 (Reuters) – Elon Musk said on Wednesday he expected to reduce his time at Twitter and eventually find a new leader to run the social media company, adding that he hoped to complete an organizational restructuring this week. Musk made the remarks while testifying in a Delaware court to defend against claims that … Read more

Trump’s 2024 presidential bid a fresh wrinkle for markets

Trump’s 2024 presidential bid a fresh wrinkle for markets

NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump’s entry on Tuesday into the 2024 presidential race confirmed the world’s “worst kept secret” and created another variable for markets that some investors say remains a low priority for now. Trump, who has mounted relentless attacks on the integrity of U.S. voting since his 2020 … Read more

Musk’s all-nighters at Twitter raise concern for Tesla investors

Musk’s all-nighters at Twitter raise concern for Tesla investors

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 15 (Reuters) – In 2018, Elon Musk was working through the night and sleeping at Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) factories in California and Nevada as the company struggled to ramp up production of the Model 3. On Monday, Musk said he had worked through the night at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters and would … Read more