Musk Needs to Settle SEC Probe Quickly, Ropes & Gray's Higgins Says

Aug.15 -- Keith Higgins, Ropes & Gray LLP chairman of securities and governance practice, says Elon Musk and Tesla Inc. could face a fine if it's determined he violated securities laws. Higgins says an SEC investigation is the last thing that Musk wants and points out that the Tesla CEO has done the right thing by hiring first-class advisers. He speaks on "What'd You Miss?"

  • China congratulates new Maldives president on election win
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    China congratulates new Maldives president on election win

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday congratulated the new president of the Maldives on his election victory, after opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih defeated incumbent Abdulla Yameen in the Indian Ocean island nation last week.

  • Aquarius migrant ship cannot dock in French port - minister
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    Aquarius migrant ship cannot dock in French port - minister

    France is not ready for now to let the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius dock and disembark dozens of migrants at the port of Marseille, France's finance minister said on Tuesday. "For the moment it's 'no'," Bruno Le Maire said when asked on BFM TV if Paris was ready to respond

  • Michael Avenatti Warns Trump, Kavanaugh: 'Be Very, Very Careful' About What You Do Next
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    Michael Avenatti Warns Trump, Kavanaugh: 'Be Very, Very Careful' About What You Do Next

    Attorney Michael Avenatti has issued a stark warning to those attempting to

  • S. Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize
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    S. Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize

    A South Sudanese doctor who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anaesthetics on Tuesday won the UN refugee agency's prestigious Nansen award. Evan Atar Adaha's Maban hospital in the South Sudanese town of Bunj serves more than 144,000

  • Malaysia government to review Australia rare earths plant
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    Malaysia government to review Australia rare earths plant

    An ardent critic of an Australian rare earths plant in Malaysia said Tuesday she will head a government review into the controversial site after her political alliance took power at landmark elections. Shares of Australian miner Lynas have been hit since reports emerged that MP Fuziah Salleh had been

  • China protests to United States over planned arms sale to Taiwan
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    China protests to United States over planned arms sale to Taiwan

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday expressed dissatisfaction and said it had lodged stern representations with the United States after the State Department approved the sale to Taiwan of spare parts for military aircraft worth up to $330 million.

  • Asian markets mostly up but trade row keeps dealers on edge
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    Asian markets mostly up but trade row keeps dealers on edge

    Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday but investors remained on edge after the latest tit-for-tat tariffs in the China-US trade row, while they are now looking ahead to the Federal Reserve's next policy meeting. While the levies had been widely expected, there are concerns about how long the dispute

  • Kit Siang dismisses claim Jho Low misled Najib in 1MDB scandal
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    Kit Siang dismisses claim Jho Low misled Najib in 1MDB scandal

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 ― Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s claim that he was misled by the alleged mastermind of the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, Low Taek Jho, does not hold water, DAP’s Lim...

  • Employers to fork out RM10,000 extension fee for foreign workers, minister says
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    Employers to fork out RM10,000 extension fee for foreign workers, minister says

    PUTRAJAYA, Sept 25 — Employers will have to fork out the full RM10,000 annual fee if they wish to extend the services of foreign workers — for a duration of up to three years— who have worked...

  • China leaves door open for trade war talks but not with American ‘knife at its neck’
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    China leaves door open for trade war talks but not with American ‘knife at its neck’

    The door for renewed high-level trade talks between Beijing and Washington is still open but China will not agree to proceed with a “knife at its neck”, Wang Shouwen, the vice-minister of commerce who led the Chinese delegation to Washington for the last round of trade talks in August, said on Tuesday

  • DHL heir allowed to leave Pacific island for drug rehab
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    DHL heir allowed to leave Pacific island for drug rehab

    DHL heir and convicted drug trafficker Larry Hillbroom Jr was given permission Tuesday to leave the Pacific nation of Palau to undergo addiction therapy, with a judge citing his wealth as a major factor in the decision. The multi-millionaire has long battled substance abuse issues and was convicted

  • UK's Labour opposition says preparing to vote down PM May's Brexit deal
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    UK's Labour opposition says preparing to vote down PM May's Brexit deal

    Britain's main opposition Labour Party is set to vote down any deal Prime Minister Theresa May clinches with the European Union and is open to a second referendum with the option of staying in the bloc, its Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said on Tuesday. With just over six months until Britain leaves

  • China says can't hold US trade talks with 'knife to the throat'
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    China says can't hold US trade talks with 'knife to the throat'

    China said on Tuesday it was impossible to hold trade talks with the United States while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like "holding a knife to someone's throat". Speaking a day after Washington activated tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, vice commerce minister Wang Shouwen

  • Report: MCA a ‘mosquito’ party fighting for political survival
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    Report: MCA a ‘mosquito’ party fighting for political survival

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 — MCA’s reaction in the media over the renewed possibility of an alliance between Umno and PAS is a fight for its own political survival, a political analyst told a Malay...

  • Japan is developing supersonic glide bombs to defend remote islands
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    Japan is developing supersonic glide bombs to defend remote islands

    Japan is to develop a new generation of supersonic gliding bombs designed to give its military the ability to deliver a warhead from a safe distance if outlying islands it controls come under attack or are occupied by an enemy force. Officials of the Defence Ministry in Tokyo told Jiji Press news agency

  • Philippine poll shows biggest ratings slump for Duterte as inflation soars
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    Philippine poll shows biggest ratings slump for Duterte as inflation soars

    Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte suffered the biggest ratings slump of his presidency in the third quarter, an independent pollster said on Tuesday, amid signs of public unease about rising inflation and the cost of staple foodgrain rice. Duterte's approval rating, a measure of his performance,

  • Zahid: Sabah Umno to be given autonomy soon
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    Zahid: Sabah Umno to be given autonomy soon

    KOTA KINABALU, Sept 25 — Sabah Umno will be granted autonomy soon in line with its move to form a new Opposition bloc in the state, Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today. He said...

  • UK's Labour open to second EU vote with option of remaining - Starmer
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    UK's Labour open to second EU vote with option of remaining - Starmer

    Britain's opposition Labour Party will keep open the option of a second Brexit referendum with a question wide enough to include the option of remaining in the European Union, the party's Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said on Tuesday. When asked about the idea of a possible rerun of the 2016

  • A swipe is not enough: Tinder trials extra control for women
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    A swipe is not enough: Tinder trials extra control for women

    (Reuters) - The Indian edition of dating app Tinder is trialing a new feature which gives women an additional level of scrutiny and security before they allow men to start messaging conversations, with a view to rolling the function out globally. The "My Move" feature allows women to choose

  • Australia govt blessed with budget windfall as election looms
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    Australia govt blessed with budget windfall as election looms

    A surging tax-take has blessed Australia's centre-right government with the smallest budget deficit in a decade and the means to fund a host of voter friendly spending promises as it struggles in the polls. The Liberal National Coalition led by Prime Minster Scott Morrison has to face the nation

  • MACC arrests Baling MP, brother
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    MACC arrests Baling MP, brother

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today arrested Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim and one of his brothers. An MACC source told Malay Mail that the...

  • Japan woman held over keeping baby body in locker 'for years'
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    Japan woman held over keeping baby body in locker 'for years'

    Tokyo police said Tuesday they had arrested a 49-year-old woman suspected of dumping a stillborn baby's body in a coin locker, amid reports she had moved the corpse around for as many as five years. "The suspect... left and abandoned the body of an infant inside the locker," near Uguisudani

  • 'Progressive' Nike And Workers Donated 3 Times More Money To GOP Than Democrats
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    'Progressive' Nike And Workers Donated 3 Times More Money To GOP Than Democrats

    Nike made a bold move to feature Colin Kaepernick in its provocative new ad

  • Vietnam police bust $26 mn online gambling ring
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    Vietnam police bust $26 mn online gambling ring

    Vietnamese police have broken up an online gambling ring worth almost $26 million and arrested 10 people along with confiscating guns and cash, officials said Tuesday, the latest big bust in a country where illicit betting flourishes despite tough laws. The ringleaders ran several websites for sports

  • After four years, full hearing of SIS' challenge of 'deviant' fatwa in High Court
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    After four years, full hearing of SIS' challenge of 'deviant' fatwa in High Court

    PUTRAJAYA, Sept 25 ― The Federal Court today decided to send an 2014 lawsuit by Sisters in Islam (SIS) ― over a Selangor fatwa that labelled it as “deviant” ― back to the High Court for a...