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India's G-20 energy meet to balance renewables, fossil fuels

Feb. 04, 2023 23:06 PM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Over 500 energy industry heavyweights and 30,000 participants will descend on the southern Indian city of Bengaluru on Monday to discuss the future of renewables and fossil fuels at India Energy Week — the first big ticket event of the country's presidency of the Group...

Ancer keeps his distance over Young in Saudi Arabia

Feb. 04, 2023 11:31 AM EST

KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Abraham Ancer had a 6-under 64 to bump his lead to two shots over Cameron Young on Saturday going into the final round of the Saudi International. Ancer and Young, the PGA Tour rookie of the year who had a 65, have separated...

Jury: Musk didn't defraud investors with 2018 Tesla tweets

Feb. 03, 2023 20:39 PM EST

SAN FRANCISO (AP) — A jury on Friday decided Elon Musk didn’t defraud investors with his 2018 tweets about electric automaker Tesla in a proposed deal that quickly unraveled and raised questions about whether the billionaire had misled investors. The nine-member jury reached its...

Women's World Cup hosts urge FIFA not to sign Saudi sponsor

Feb. 01, 2023 21:25 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Women’s World Cup co-hosts Australia and New Zealand urged FIFA on Wednesday not to sign a sponsor deal with the tourism authority of Saudi Arabia where “rights of women remain severely restricted.” Leaders of the two national soccer federations warned in a...

Ex-aide says Elon Musk had 'handshake deal' for Tesla buyout

Feb. 01, 2023 17:45 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk's former chief of staff on Wednesday testified that the billionaire believed he had a “handshake deal" to take Tesla private in 2018 shortly before he tweeted he had the financing for an aborted buyout that is still haunting him in a high-profile trial. ...

AMC exits Saudi Arabia as young cinema market booms

Feb. 01, 2023 12:30 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — AMC Entertainment Holdings has decided to exit Saudi Arabia's fast-growing market amid heavy competition less than five years after the lifting of a decades-long ban on movie theaters. The world's biggest cinema chain, which announced the decision...

Saudi soccer influence grows by winning seat on FIFA Council

Feb. 01, 2023 09:15 AM EST

Saudi Arabia added to its influence in world soccer on Wednesday, winning a seat on the FIFA Council and then being confirmed as host of the 2027 Asian Cup. The election win at the Asian Football Confederation’s annual meeting followed Cristiano Ronaldo arrival last month to play...

Pebble Beach and Saudi International again share top billing

Jan. 31, 2023 13:19 PM EST

PGA TOUR AT&T PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM Site: Pebble Beach, California. Courses: Pebble Beach GL (Yardage: 6,952. Par: 72); Spyglass Hill GC (Yardage: 7,041. Par: 72); Monterey Peninsula CC-Shore (Yardage: 6,934. Par: 71). Prize money: $9...

Elon Musk's mysterious ways on display in Tesla tweet trial

Jan. 29, 2023 12:49 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk’s enigmatic personality and unconventional tactics are emerging as key exhibits in a trial revolving around one of his most polarizing pursuits — tweeting. The trial, centered on a pair of tweets announcing Musk had obtained the money to take...

Top UN woman urges Muslims: Move Taliban into 21st century

Jan. 25, 2023 21:59 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The highest-ranking woman at the United Nations said Wednesday she used everything in her “toolbox” during meetings with Taliban ministers to try to reverse their crackdown on Afghan women and girls, and she urged Muslim countries to help the Taliban move from the...