Tesla says it has no agreement with Chinese battery maker Lishen

Tesla says it has no agreement with Chinese battery maker Lishen SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) denied on Tuesday that it had signed a preliminary agreement with Tianjin Lishen to supply batteries for its new Shanghai car factory, saying it had received quotes from the Chinese battery maker but did not proceed further. “We have not signed any agreement of any kind with them,” a Tesla spokeswoman told Reuters. Reuters earlier on Tuesday reported, citing two sources with direct knowledge of the matter, that Tesla and Lishen had signed…

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L.A. teachers to stay off the job Tuesday despite progress in strike talks

L.A. teachers to stay off the job Tuesday despite progress in strike talks LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles teachers will extend their strike to a sixth school day on Tuesday even if contract negotiators reach a deal before then, because the union rank-and-file must ratify any tentative agreement before ending the walkout, the union said on Monday. A fifth day of contract negotiations took place on Monday in an attempt to end a strike that has disrupted classes for some 500,000 students in the country’s second-largest school district. FILE…

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Cambodian leader, in Beijing, says China pledges nearly $600 million in aid

Cambodian leader, in Beijing, says China pledges nearly 0 million in aid PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - China has pledged 4 billion yuan ($588 million) in aid to Cambodia from 2019 to 2021, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday, highlighting strong ties between Beijing and Phnom Penh amid a European Union threat of trade sanctions. FILE PHOTO: Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen arrives at Phnom Penh International Airport before flying to China, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Samrang Pring Hun Sen is on a three-day visit to China,…

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Digital Garage teams up with Blockstream to develop blockchain financial services in Japan

Digital Garage teams up with Blockstream to develop blockchain financial services in Japan The global crypto market may have tanked last year, but notable names have joined forces to develop Bitcoin and blockchain financial services in Japan, which has emerged as one of the world’s most crypto-friendly markets. Blockstream, a blockchain startup founded by Bitcoin contributors, announced this week that it has launched a joint venture in Japan alongside Digital Garage, an early-stage investor/incubator that’s backed local launches from Twitter, Square and others, and financial services firm Tokyo Tanshi. Crypto…

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Zimbabwe to investigate misconduct by security forces in protests - Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe to investigate misconduct by security forces in protests - Mnangagwa FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa looks on as he gives a media conference at the State House in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Tuesday that misconduct by security forces against people protesting over fuel price hikes would be investigated. “Violence or misconduct by our security forces is unacceptable and a betrayal of the new Zimbabwe,” Mnangagwa tweeted in his first public comments since returning home from…

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Foakes selection changes England's balance, says Cook

Foakes selection changes England's balance, says Cook Cricket - England - England Press Conference - Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, Britain - October 27, 2017 England’s Ben Foakes Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs (Reuters) - Wicketkeeper Ben Foakes has changed the dynamic of the England test team and they have to get the balance right ahead of their three-match series against the West Indies, former captain Alastair Cook said. Foakes replaced injured wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow for the first two tests in Sri Lanka last November and scored a century on debut….

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Greek trailblazer Tsitsipas continues Melbourne quest

Greek trailblazer Tsitsipas continues Melbourne quest MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas added another thrilling chapter to his Australian Open odyssey on Tuesday, the 20-year-old felling Roberto Bautista Agut 7-5 4-6 6-4 7-6(2) to claim a maiden Grand Slam semi-final for the Mediterranean nation. Tennis - Australian Open - Quarter-final - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 22, 2019. Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action with Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi Having already floored Roger Federer to send shockwaves through the tournament, the 14th seed can create further tennis history…

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Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes off Indonesia's Sumbawa - USGS

Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes off Indonesia's Sumbawa - USGS SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck south of the Indonesian town of Raba, off the central island of Sumbawa, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the second quake to hit the area on Tuesday. There was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit at a depth of 36 km (22 miles), at a distance of about 230 km (143 miles) south of Raba in the east of the island, which forms…

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Ex-Nissan boss faces more time in custody as bail denied

Ex-Nissan boss faces more time in custody as bail denied A Tokyo court has rejected Carlos Ghosn’s latest request for bail, despite his promise to wear an electronic tag to secure his release. The former Nissan boss has been in detention since 19 November on allegations of financial misconduct. Lawyers for Mr Ghosn, who denies any wrongdoing, have said he could remain in custody for months. Though bail is rarely granted in Japan without a confession, the length of his detention has drawn some criticism. Mr Ghosn’s lawyers had offered…

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Greek trailblazer Tsitsipas reaches Melbourne semi-finals

Greek trailblazer Tsitsipas reaches Melbourne semi-finals MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas added another thrilling chapter to his Australian Open odyssey on Tuesday, the 20-year-old felling Roberto Bautista Agut 7-5 4-6 6-4 7-6(2) to claim a maiden Grand Slam semi-final for the Mediterranean nation. Tennis - Australian Open - Quarter-final - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 22, 2019. Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action with Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi Having already floored Roger Federer to send shockwaves through the tournament, the 14th seed can create further tennis history…

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