17 February 2020


Woman arrested over sex tape that sank ally of France's Macron (1)
Pavlensky's girlfriend was arrested for invasion of privacy and publishing images Published: February 16, 2020 16:18 AFP In this Janurary 10, 2019 file photo, Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky arrives at the Paris courthouse, as he goes on trial after he set fire to the facade of France's central bank in Paris.
Tesla: German court halts work on new 'Gigafactory' (2)
Tesla has been ordered to temporarily halt preparations for a car factory in Germany after environmentalists won a court injunction on Sunday. The electric carmaker had been clearing forest land near the capital, Berlin, ahead of building its first European car and battery plant. The court emphasised the injunction was temporary and subject to further hearings, probably this week. Protesters say the factory is a threat to local wildlife and water supplies.
Iran's beleaguered President Rouhani rules out resigning (1)
Tehran (AFP) Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday ruled out resigning and vowed to see out his term, even as he admitted he had offered to step aside twice since being elected. Speaking ahead of a general election next Friday, Rouhani also appealed to voters to turn out despite the fact that many moderate and reformist candidates were disqualified from the race. Rumours have swirled in Iran recently that the 71-year-old, whose second
King resumes south tour from Aqaba, urges timeframe, priorities for investment, tourism action plans (1)
[2/16/2020 4:26:30 PM] AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday resumed his tour of the south, which commenced three weeks ago to focus on local development, improving citizens' standard of living, and developing the southern region through supporting tourism and utilising state-owned land for agriculture and development. In Aqaba, King Abdullah met with the investment and tourism taskforces in
‘Sustainability' the buzzword at Asia's biggest air show in Singapore (1)
16/02/2020 SINGAPORE: Solar panels on the roof of the Changi Exhibition centre, where the Singapore Airshow is being held, in Singapore. - AFP SINGAPORE: From an emissions-reducing model jet that looks like something from a sci-fi movie to electric aircraft and sustainable fuel, the aviation industry is ramping up efforts to go green as consumer pressure grows.
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