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Robyn Denholm to replace Elon Musk as Tesla Chairperson

California, Nov 8, (UNI) Robyn Denholm, who has been on Tesla's board since August 2014 and an existing Chief Financial Officer at Telstra, an Australian telecom Company, took over the chair on Thursday from the electric car maker's founder Elon Musk, who remains chief executive.
In order to resolve the claims of fraud brought by the US financial regulators last month, Mr Musk had to step down as Chairman of the company, BBC reported.
In one of his tweets in August, 2018 about his privatisation plan, Musk mentioned "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured", at a value of 72 billion dollars, which shocked his investors.
Which later transpired that he had not closed a deal with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, with unhappy investors launching a lawsuit against him after the news.
Moreover, US authorities sued him for misleading investors and he and Tesla were each fined with 20 million dollars later.
Mr Musk said "Ms Denholm has extensive experience in both the tech and auto industries, and she has made significant contributions as a Tesla board member over the past four years in helping us become a profitable company".
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United Nations, Dec 16 (UNI) After two weeks of crunch negotiations – with overtime – the almost 200 parties gathered in Katowice, Poland, for the United Nations COP24 two-week climate change conference, have adopted a “robust” set of implementing guidelines for the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, aimed at keeping global warming well below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels.

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Global Compact on Refugees: How is this different from the migrants’ pact?

16 Dec 2018 | 1:16 PM

United Nations, Dec 16 (UNI) The terms ‘refugee’ and ‘migrant’ have been used interchangeably to describe the millions of people worldwide that are either fleeing conflict or seeking better living conditions.

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Sacked Lankan premier Wickremesinghe reinstated

16 Dec 2018 | 1:11 PM

Colombo, Dec 16 (UNI) Leader of the United National Party (UNP), Ranil Wickremesinghe, was sworn-in on Sunday for the fifth time as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, putting an end to a nearly two-months long political turmoil in the Island nation.

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Navies of Russia, India complete joint drills 'Indra 2018'

16 Dec 2018 | 12:32 PM

Moscow, Dec 16 (UNI) The joint Russia-India naval drills 'Indra Navy 2018', which took place in the Bay of Bengal, off India's eastern coast, came to an end on Sunday, the press service of the Russian Pacific Fleet said.

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Five militants killed in blast in southern Afghanistan

16 Dec 2018 | 12:10 PM

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