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Musk boasts of nearly 150,000 Cybertruck orders despite launch gaffe

Musk boasts of nearly 150,000 Cybertruck orders despite launch gaffe

Business
Tesla has received nearly 150,000 orders for its new electric pickup truck - despite its botched launch earlier this week.The firm's CEO Elon Musk said 17% of the orders are for the single-motor model, 42% are for the dual-motor version and 41% are for the tri-motor model. The much-hyped unveiling went off script when the Cybertruck's windows splintered twice despite Mr Musk bragging about the strength of the glass on the futuristic, stainless steel-skinned vehicle.He told the audience in California: "You want a truck that's really tough, not fake tough. ...
Trump boasts of NATO win – only for Macron to contradict him

Trump boasts of NATO win – only for Macron to contradict him

World
Donald Trump claims NATO spending will increase "like never before" following an emergency meeting. The US president said members had agreed over two days of meetings in Brussels to increasing spending by £33bn - and to pay it "more quickly".He said it was a "fantastic two days - the most magical I think I've ever lived" and said the other members are "really liking" what had been agreed.The president claimed victory for getting Germany, and the other members, to increase their defence spending to 2% of GDP.However, Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, denied his US counterpart's claim that NATO allies agreed to boost spending over 2%.He said he did not think increasing defence spending to 4% would be a good idea, after confirming France will meet its commitment t...