Tesla switched on the world’s biggest lithium ion battery on Friday in time to feed Australia’s shaky power grid for the first day of summer, meeting a promise by Elon Musk to build it in 100 days or give it free.  “South...
Any agreement reached on citizens’ rights in the Brexit negotiations must be ring-fenced even if the talks collapse and no deal is agreed between the UK and EU, a new Commons report has demanded.  In a report before the crucial European Council...
The White House has signalled that President Donald Trump may recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a distinction that would likely cause controversy in the region and would reverse the precedent established by his predecessors. Mr Trump is reportedly considering recognizing...
The value of bitcoin has dropped just below $10,000 after hitting a record high earlier this week. The cryptocurrency, which is attracting a huge amount of mainstream attention, has fallen steadily since Wednesday 29 November, when it reached $11,342. Its value is $9,900 (£7,342) as of...
Coinbase lost a bid to block an Internal Revenue Service investigation into whether some of the company’s customers haven’t reported their cryptocurrency gains. US Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley in San Francisco ruled that the tax agency’s demand for information isn’t overly...
When Norway’s $1 trillion (£748bn) sovereign wealth fund said it wanted companies to curb excessive and opaque top-management pay, it meant business. Since releasing a position paper in April, the world’s biggest wealth fund has increased the number of votes against management...
Donald Trump's attacks on broadcaster CNN are an "an outrageous assault" on freedom of speech, according to former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director Michael Hayden.  “If this is who we are or who we are becoming, I have wasted 40 years of my life,” the former spy...
Donald Trump's retweets of extremists will stay on his profile, Twitter has said. The controversial Britain First tweets will remain visible for everyone to see on the President's profile because they allow users to "see every side of an issue". The site recognised...
Florida authorities say a man being chased by deputies for grand theft and burglary made a pit stop to inject heroin. Marion County Sheriff's Office say a detective found a wanted John Stephens at his central Florida home on Monday. Stephens fled...
A 41-year-old Swedish man was convicted of rape and sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday for coercing young teenagers in Canada, Britain and the United States to perform sexual acts in front of webcams by threatening them or their...