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South Africa’s Telkom could cut 3,000 jobs: letter to unions

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African telecoms company Telkom SA (TKGJ.J) told unions on Wednesday it could cut up to 3,000 of more than 15,000 staff as it struggles with declining performance in fixed voice and fixed data services. FILE PHOTO: A shopper walks past a Telkom shop at a mall......
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Takeaway seals victory in $7.7 billion Just Eat battle

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Online food ordering company Takeaway.com has won the battle for Britain’s Just Eat with a 5.9 billion pound ($7.7 billion) all share offer that will create one of the world’s largest meal delivery companies. FILE PHOTO: The app for Just Eat is displayed on a smartphone in......
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Takeaway shareholders approve Just Eat acquisition: company

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FILE PHOTO: The app for Just Eat is displayed on a smartphone in this posed picture in London, Britain, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch food ordering company Takeaway.com said on Thursday its shareholders had approved plans for the company’s proposed 5.9 billion pound ($7.7 billion)......
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Emerging market stocks were laggards in the past decade

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(Reuters) – Despite a strong start to this decade in 2010, emerging market stocks underperformed developed market peers and were weighed down by events such as the Chinese market sell-off, debt crises in Turkey and Argentina and the Sino-U.S. trade war. FILE PHOTO: A man monitors a stock index board......
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Tesla boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over his ‘pedo guy’ tweet

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk emerged victorious on Friday from a closely watched defamation trial as a federal court jury swiftly rejected the $190 million claim brought against him by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a “pedo guy” on Twitter. The unanimous verdict......
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Musk’s defamation win may reset legal landscape for social media

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(Reuters) – Elon Musk’s daring has left its mark on electric cars and rockets, and now experts say the entrepreneur may have reshaped U.S. defamation law with his willingness to defend at a high-stakes trial a lawsuit over an off-the-cuff tweet. FILE PHOTO: SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk......
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Tesla boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial sparked by ‘pedo guy’ tweet

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) boss Elon Musk gained a stunning legal victory on Friday as a federal court jury swiftly rejected the $190 million defamation claim brought by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a “pedo guy” on Twitter. British cave diver Vernon Unsworth (C)......
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Tesla boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over ‘pedo guy’ tweet

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FILE PHOTO – SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A federal court jury in Los Angeles on Friday found in favor of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) boss Elon Musk in......
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Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over ‘pedo guy’ tweet

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Elon Musk attends the closing arguments of his trial in a defamation case brought by British cave diver Vernon Unsworth as Judge Stephen Brown watches at rear, in a courtroom drawing during a defamation trial in Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Mona Shafer Edwards LOS ANGELES (Reuters) –......
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Elon Musk defamation trial goes to jury after plaintiff’s lawyer calls him ‘billionaire bully’

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A federal jury in Los Angeles began deliberating on Friday to decide whether Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) boss Elon Musk defamed a British cave explorer whose lawyer said the “billionaire bully” should pay at least $190 million for branding his client a “pedo guy” on Twitter. British......
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Elon Musk should pay $190 million for defamatory ‘nuclear bomb,’ plaintiff’s lawyer says

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) founder Elon Musk should pay at least $190 million in damages for defaming a British cave explorer in tweets that suggested he was a pedophile and were like a “nuclear bomb,” the plaintiff’s lawyer said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Elon Musk walks with his......
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Elon Musk defamation trial in homestretch, jury may get case Friday

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Elon Musk arrived on Friday at a federal court in Los Angeles looking relaxed in a dark-colored suit, as a trial over whether the Tesla (TSLA.O) founder defamed a British cave explorer with tweets suggesting he was a pedophile approached its end. FILE PHOTO: Elon Musk......
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Jurors expected to begin deliberating in Elon Musk defamation trial

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jurors were expected to begin deliberating in Los Angeles on Friday in the lawsuit brought against Elon Musk by a British cave explorer who says the Tesla (TSLA.O) founder defamed him with tweets suggesting he is a pedophile. FILE PHOTO: Elon Musk walks with his face......
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No apology to Elon Musk from British diver at ‘pedo guy’ defamation trial

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The British cave explorer suing Elon Musk for calling him a “pedo guy” on Twitter testified on Thursday that his criticism of the Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) chief executive that led to the tweet was not a personal attack. Elon Musk walks with his face turned away......
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Musk defamation trial may head to jury after billionaire and diver spar in court

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s defamation trial could be in the hands of jury by the end of Thursday after the billionaire and the diver who is suing him sparred over the meaning and impact of a “pedo guy” tweet at the heart of the case. Elon Musk walks......
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British cave explorer felt ‘branded a pedophile’ by Elon Musk tweet

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The British cave explorer suing Elon Musk testified on Wednesday he felt “branded a pedophile” by the billionaire entrepreneur, despite Musk’s assertion that his “pedo guy” tweet at the heart of the defamation case was not meant to be taken literally. Vernon Unsworth, seeking unspecified damages......
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Elon Musk, at defamation trial, says he wrote ‘pedo guy’ tweet ‘off the cuff’

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Elon Musk, wrapping up two days of testimony at his defamation trial on Wednesday, insisted his “pedo guy” Twitter message at the heart of the case was an “off-the-cuff” insult hurriedly written in anger and not meant to be taken literally. Elon Musk walks with his......
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Elon Musk returns to testify in defamation trial over ‘pedo guy’ tweets

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk returned to court on Wednesday to resume testifying at a trial to decide whether he defamed a British diver whom the Silicon Valley billionaire called “pedo guy” on Twitter. Elon Musk passes through security as he arrives at court for trial......
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Elon Musk testifies his ‘pedo guy’ tweet not meant to be taken literally

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk testified at his defamation trial on Tuesday that his “pedo guy” Twitter message at the center of the case was not meant to be taken literally and was sent in response to an “unprovoked” insult he received from the man now suing......
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Elon Musk testifies at defamation trial he responded to ‘unprovoked attack’

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk took the witness stand at his defamation trial on Tuesday, testifying that his inflammatory Twitter message at the center of the case was sent in response to an “unprovoked” insult he received from the man now suing him. Musk, the billionaire chief......

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