Boris Johnson calls for new Iran nuclear deal, says Trump is the ‘one guy’ to get it done

Boris Johnson speaks after being announced as Britain’s next Prime Minister at The Queen Elizabeth II centre in London, Britain July 23, 2019. Toby Melville | Reuters British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday called for a new nuclear deal with Iran, saying President Donald Trump is the « one guy » who can broker a better accord. Johnson chided the « many defects » of the Obama-era agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear ambitions but said he thinks there is « logic » in drafting a new agreement. « Let’s…

Tesla and Musk hid facts about SolarCity deal and SpaceX involvement, shareholders claim

Elon Musk speaks at SolarCity’s Inside Energy Summit in New York.Rashid Umar Abbasi | ReutersNewly unsealed court documents show why a number of large Tesla investors, including some pension funds, believe its $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity in 2016 never should have happened.The documents are an opening brief in a shareholders’ lawsuit against Tesla over the acquisition, but were previously heavily redacted. Legal transparency advocates PlainSite published a fuller version of the documents on Monday.Shareholders are accusing Tesla of improperly valuing the SolarCity deal, providing flawed analysis and misleading investors,…

TV audience for Emmy awards dives to all-time low but social media likes it

71st Primetime Emmy Awards – Show – Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 22, 2019. A performer sings during the In Memoriam segment of the show. REUTERS/Mike BlakeLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The U.S. television audience for the Emmy Awards show, celebrating the best of television, slumped to 6.9 million viewers, its lowest ever level, but the show was a hit on social media. According to Nielsen ratings data on Monday, the TV audience dropped by more than 32% from last year’s ceremony, which at the time was a record low of…

Trump says he’s not taking talk of impeachment over Ukraine seriously

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday shrugged off talk about impeachment over reports that he had asked his Ukrainian counterpart to launch an investigation that could damage Democratic political rival Joe Biden. Asked how seriously he was taking the threat of impeachment by Congress, Trump said, “Not at all seriously.” On Sunday, Trump acknowledged that he discussed Democratic presidential hopeful Biden and his son in a July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times on Friday said…

Exclusive: We Company CEO Neumann starts talks on his role at WeWork parent – sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann has started talks with board directors and investors to discuss his future role at the U.S. office-sharing start-up, including the possibility of giving up his title as chief executive, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Adam Neumann, CEO of WeWork, speaks to guests during the TechCrunch Disrupt event in Manhattan, in New York City, NY, U.S. May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz – RC1797D4F8D0/File PhotoNeumann has not yet agreed to step aside as CEO of WeWork parent We Company,…

TV audience for 2019 Emmy awards slumps 32% to all-time low

71st Primetime Emmy Awards – Show – Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 22, 2019. A performer sings during the In Memoriam segment of the show. REUTERS/Mike BlakeLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The U.S. television audience for the Emmy Awards show, celebrating the best of television, slumped to 6.9 million viewers, its lowest ever level, according to Nielsen ratings data on Monday. The audience dropped by more than 32% from last year’s ceremony, which at the time was a record low of 10.2 million U.S. viewers. The Emmy awards, broadcast live on…

Amazon plans Alexa wireless earbuds with fitness-tracking built in, bigger Echo with better sound

Dave Limp, senior vice president of Amazon devices, concludes his presentation of dozens of new Alexa enabled devices and services at The Spheres in Seattle on September 20, 2018. -Grant Hindsley | AFP | Getty ImagesAmazon is developing a new pair of Alexa-powered wireless earbuds that double as a fitness-tracking device, CNBC has learned.The new earbuds, codenamed « Puget, » are expected to come with a built-in accelerometer and be able to monitor things like distance run, calories burned and pace of running, a person directly involved in the project…

TV audience for 2019 Emmy awards slumps to all-time low

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The U.S. television audience for the Emmy Awards show on Fox on Sunday hit a new record low of 6.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen ratings data on Monday. The previous record low for an Emmy awards show, which celebrates the best of television, was reached last year when the live telecast was watched by just 10.2 million U.S. viewers. Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by David GregorioOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source: Reuters

Oprah picks slavery novel for Apple TV book venture, says done with talk shows

(Reuters) – Oprah Winfrey on Monday announced the first pick of her revamped popular book club with Apple’s new television streaming service but made clear she had no plans to return to hosting a regular TV talk show. FILE PHOTO: Oprah Winfrey speaks at the opening celebration of the Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island in New York, U.S., May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Demetrius FreemanWinfrey, one of the most influential women in U.S. television, chose “The Water Dancer” by critically acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates, his debut novel about slavery. “It…

Why one consultant thinks Apple and Amazon are guaranteed winners in the streaming wars

Apple and Amazon will emerge victorious in the streaming wars because their other services are relied on by many of their competitors, media and technology consultant Michael J. Wolf told CNBC on Monday. »Regardless of which services are successful, both Apple and Amazon are going to be winners, no matter who else wins, » Wolf, CEO of Activate Consulting, said on « Squawk on the Street. »That’s because the tech giants provide services — Apple’s App Store and Amazon’s Appstore for Android and other add-on services — to their rivals,…

Greta Thunberg: ‘Leaders failed us on climate change’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg has made a passionate speech to world leaders at the UN, accusing them of failing to act on climate change. « You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words, » she told a UN climate summit in New York. About 60 world leaders are taking part in the one-day meeting organised by UN Secretary General António Guterres. He earlier said countries could only speak at the summit if they came with action plans to cut…

France’s Cannes to ban polluting cruise ships

CANNES (Reuters) – Mediterranean resort town Cannes, France’s fourth-biggest cruise ship port, will ban the most polluting cruise ships from next year in a bid to boost air quality in the city. FILE PHOTO: 70th Cannes Film Festival – Cannes, France. 15/05/2017 – A man walks on the Croisette as the MSC Orchestra Cruise ship is seen in the bay before the start of the festival. REUTERS/Stephane MaheThe ban will target ships that do not respect a 0.1% cap on sulphur in their fuel and could stop some passengers from…

Ring and Nest video doorbells include a free smart display with purchase at Best Buy

Best Buy is hosting a new promotion that will give you a free Google Nest Hub if you purchase a Nest Hello video doorbell, or a free Amazon Echo Show 5 when you buy a Ring Video Doorbell 2. Neither video doorbell is discounted, so the Nest Hello costs $229.99 while the Ring Video Doorbell costs $199.99. But smart displays are great as far as freebies go, especially since they serve as good companions to smart doorbells. Whether you buy the Google product or the one from Amazon, you’ll be…

At least 35 people at wedding party killed during nearby Afghan army raid

HELMAND/KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) – At least 35 civilians attending a wedding party were killed and 13 people wounded by explosions and gunfire during a raid by Afghan government forces on a nearby militant hideout, two officials in southern Helmand province said on Monday. The officials said the house being used by the Taliban to train suicide bombers was located adjacent to the bride’s home that came under fire during Sunday night’s attack. A senior Afghan Defense Ministry official said the raid was against “a foreign terrorist group actively engaged in…

Greta Thunberg to U.N. climate summit: ‘you have stolen my dreams’

16-year-old Swedish Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriUNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg told world leaders at the opening of a United Nations conference on Monday that they had stolen her childhood with “empty words.” “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,” Thunberg said at a U.N. climate change summit, admonishing adults for not doing enough to protect the…

Apple will make the Mac Pro in Austin, avoiding some China tariffs

Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new Mac Pro, with a cost as high as $6,000, as he delivers the keynote address during the 2019 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference at the San Jose Convention Center on June 3, 2019.Justin Sullivan | Getty ImagesApple will manufacture the Mac Pro desktop computer in Austin, Texas, the company announced on Monday.The Mac Pro is the only major Apple computer to be assembled in the United States. Most of Apple’s products, including the iPhone, are assembled in China and are facing tariff threats.Apple over…

Google Play Pass bundles 350 Android games and apps for $4.99 per month

Today, Google is launching a new service called “Google Play Pass,” which for $4.99 per month gives Android users access to over 350 games and apps which will be served ad free and without any in-app purchases. Google will give users 10 days free and is also planning on offering the first year at $1.99 per month. It will be available in the US this week and other countries “soon.” Google’s take on the app subscription model is a little different from Apple, which just last week launched Apple Arcade,…

Cramer rants against hyped-up IPOs like WeWork — Peloton is just ‘a way to hang up your towels’

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Monday told investors to beware the hyped-up IPOs these days like WeWork and Uber with overly ambitious mission statements that don’t accurately reflect their actual businesses. »How about Peloton? Do we want shares of Peloton? See, here’s what I think happens [with unicorns]. First we think Uber is a platform, then it turns out to be a cab company. Then we think that [WeWork CEO Adam] Neumann is about the new way to have real estate. Then we think it’s just a realtor. Now Peloton, they’re…

New version of Oprah’s Book Club picks ‘The Water Dancer’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates

FILE PHOTO: Oprah Winfrey speaks at the opening celebration of the Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island in New York, U.S., May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Demetrius Freeman(Reuters) – Oprah Winfrey on Monday announced the top pick of her recast popular book club, choosing “The Water Dancer” by critically acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates, his debut novel about slavery. “It is one of the best books I have ever read in my entire life,” Winfrey said on CBS This Morning, announcing the inaugural selection for her re-activated “Oprah’s Book Club,” set to…

Samsung’s $2,000 folding phone will launch in the US on Sept. 27 after months of delays

Samsung’s Galaxy FoldCNBC’s Elizabeth SchulzeSamsung said on Monday that the Galaxy Fold, the company’s first folding phone, will launch in the United States on Sept. 27. The phone was initially set to launch on April 26 for $2,000, but it was delayed after early tests showed it could easily break.AT&T will sell the phone, but T-Mobile, which planned to sell the original, will not. It will also be sold unlocked or with an AT&T plan at select Best Buy stores and at Samsung retail locations.Reviewers, including CNBC, found that the…

Notre-Dame plot: Five women in court over foiled car bomb attack

Five French women have gone on trial in Paris accused of trying to detonate a car bomb near the iconic Notre-Dame cathedral in September 2016. Six gas canisters in the vehicle, which had been doused in diesel fuel, failed to explode when a cigarette was thrown at them, prosecutors said. One of the women is accused of stabbing an officer in the shoulder after police traced them to a nearby apartment. A defence lawyer said the women had been brainwashed on the internet. The defendants, now aged between 22 and…

Apple reveals details of Oprah’s exclusive new streaming show

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., waves while onstage with Oprah Winfrey, chief executive officer of Oprah Winfrey Network LLC, during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Monday, March 25, 2019.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesOprah Winfrey is bringing her famed book club to Apple’s new streaming subscription service.The company announced on Monday that its partnering with Winfrey to launch « Oprah’s Book Club, » a new series on Apple TV+. Winfrey will interview selected authors throughout the series, with…

WeWork’s future comes down to Masayoshi Son vs. Adam Neumann

SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son (L) and WeWork founder Adam Neumann.Getty ImagesFor years, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has been WeWork CEO Adam Neumann’s biggest champion, praising his drive to expand and eccentric personality. »Masa turns to me and asks, ‘In a fight, who wins — the smart guy or the crazy guy?’ » Neumann said in an interview with Forbes in 2017. « I say, ‘Crazy guy,’ and he looks at me and says, ‘You are correct, but you and [co-founder] Miguel [McKelvey] are not crazy enough.’ »Now Son, who has…

Iran resists sanctions, U.S. is ‘desperate,’ Rouhani says

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday new U.S. sanctions, under which Iran’s central bank was blacklisted for a second time, pointed to U.S. “desperation” in face of Iranian resistance. The United States on Friday imposed another round of sanctions on Iran, including on its central bank which was already blacklisted, following the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi oil facilities that Riyadh and U.S. officials have blamed on Iran. Tehran denies involvement in the attacks which was claimed by Yemen’s Houthi movement, an Iran-aligned group fighting a…

Climate activists block traffic in U.S. capital

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Activists seeking to pressure U.S. politicians to fight climate change blocked major traffic hubs in the U.S. capital on Monday, drawing attention to a U.N. Climate Summit that will be attended by leaders from about 60 countries. Environmental activists block traffic as part of protests seeking to pressure U.S. politicians to fight climate change in Washington, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueThose attending the New York summit will include the leaders of small island states most at risk from rising sea levels and companies expected to make…

Trump’s billion-dollar gambit: An ethanol deal to meet the demands of farmers and Big Oil

An oil well sits in the middle of a corn field near Norris City, Illinois. Getty Images The Trump administration appears to be moving toward a deal to placate ethanol interests who have blamed the president’s deregulatory push for forcing the closing of 17 ethanol plants. It’s a deal where the administration is trying to do damage control and balance the demands of farmers and oil companies, two of Donald Trump’s most loyal constituencies. The deal, still not yet reduced to a written bill, is likely to help oil companies…

Germany’s $59 billion climate change package isn’t enough, analyst says

BERLIN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 20: Participants in the Fridays For Future movement protest during a nationwide climate change action day on September 20, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Maja Hitij | Getty Images News | Getty Images Germany’s 54 billion euro ($59 billion) plan to reduce carbon emissions is too small to make a difference, an analyst told CNBC Monday. The German government announced Friday it plans to tackle climate change with the introduction of a carbon price on transport and buildings, bigger incentives for buying electric cars, higher duties on…

Version of Android for feature phones leaks in alleged video

A video which allegedly shows off an unreleased version of Google’s Android for feature phones has been posted online. 9to5Google reports that the video shows a Nokia device, and a user can be seen activating Google Assistant, as well as scrolling through an app selection screen that includes a range of Google’s apps and services. Google’s work on Android for feature phones was first rumored earlier this year, when 9to5Google discovered references in Chromium’s source code to a new “touchless” mode for Google’s browser, designed for devices without a touchscreen.…

Portugal’s Moura pays tribute to cod fishermen at Milan Fashion close

MILAN (Reuters) – Portuguese designer Alexandra Moura closed Milan Fashion Week on Monday with a tribute to her country’s cod fishermen, presenting a spring collection for women and men inspired by the sea. Models present creations from the Alexandra Moura Spring/Summer 2020 collection during fashion week in Milan, Italy, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Alessandro GarofaloWith the sound of seagulls as a backdrop, Moura unveiled designs that reflected the fishermen’s work and lifestyle in the line called “Gadidae”, the name given to the family of codfish. Square jackets were matched to cargo…

Thomas Cook customers to fly home after firm collapses

Media playback is unsupported on your device The first of 155,000 British tourists are being flown back home after travel agent Thomas Cook collapsed on Monday. The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is co-ordinating the repatriation, the biggest in peacetime, after the tour operator « ceased trading with immediate effect ». Thomas Cook’s administration puts 22,000 jobs at risk worldwide, including 9,000 in the UK. Boss Peter Fankhauser said the collapse was a « matter of profound regret ». Thomas Cook, whose roots go back to 1841, went bust after…