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* China to stop building coal-fired power plants abroad* Xi’s announcement could impact 44 projects in Asia, Africa* China’s domestic coal power programme still expandingSHANGHAI/SINGAPORE, Sept 22 (Reuters) - China’s pledge to stop building coal-fired power plants overseas could cull $50 billion of investment as it slashes future carbon emissions, analysts said, although Beijing’s own domestic coal programme is still propping up the dirty fossil fuel. Beijing is the largest source of financing for coal power plants globally, and Xi’s announcement will have a far-reaching impact on coal power expansion plans in countries like Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam and South Africa. China’s pledge followed similar moves by South Korea and Japan this year, turning off the taps of the last three major public financiers of overseas coal power plants. While Xi has promised to “strictly control” new domestic coal power capacity over the 2021-2025 period, the country will not begin to reduce coal consumption until 2026. “With the new direction set for overseas coal, China needs to work harder now on its domestic coal addiction,” said Li Shuo, senior climate advisor at Greenpeace.
Persons: Xi Jinping, , , Christine Shearer, “ We’ll, Joe Biden, Yan Qin, Xi, Li Shuo Organizations: United Nations General Assembly, United Nations, Global Energy Monitor, GEM, Reuters, Bank of, COP26, United, United Arab Emirates, Boston University Global Development, , Greenpeace Locations: China, Asia, Africa, SHANGHAI, SINGAPORE, Beijing, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Africa, U.S, Bank of China, South Korea, Japan, Nations, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Serbia, United Arab
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Takatso Consortium said on Wednesday it was still in discussions with South Africa’s Treasury over its purchase of a 51% stake in the country’s struggling national airline but said both parties were committed to an agreement. The transaction was large and complex and so might take time to finalise, it said in an emailed statement, although it said a due diligence process was largely complete and had identified no material issues.
Organizations: Takatso, Africa’s Treasury Locations: JOHANNESBURG
Dozens of rare penguins have been killed by a swarm of bees in South Africa, in what conservation experts have described as a freak accident. More than 60 African penguins were found dead on Boulders Beach near Cape Town, many with bee stings around their eyes, an occurrence researchers said was unprecedented. The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds said in a statement that it suspects a bees' nest was disturbed in the area. There are 10,300 breeding pairs of African penguins left in South Africa and the foundation says some 40,000 breeding pairs have been lost in the last 20 years. The foundation is calling for the restriction of fishing around important African penguin breeding colonies.
Persons: postmortems, Dr, David Roberts, Ludynia Organizations: Southern African Foundation for, Conservation, NBC Locations: South Africa, Cape Town
Investors pointed to the broadly positive market backdrop with central bank money-printing and the recovery in the world economy post-pandemic as reasons to stay bullish. MSCI’s index of world stocks edged up 0.14%, having plunged 1.6% on Monday. Evergrande shares fell 0.4% as focus now shifts to Thursday when the company is due to make bond interest payments. The OECD said it was too early for governments and central banks to withdraw exceptional support for their economies. Central banks will likely be watching gas price moves, with sharp price increases possibly exacerbating inflation risks and hurting the economic recovery.
Persons: , , Angelo Meda, Hong, Evergrande, Hui Ka Yuan, Stephen Miller Organizations: Wall, Nasdaq, SIM, Japan’s Nikkei, BHP, Rio Tinto, Fed, Treasury, OECD, Brent Locations: Britain, Japan, U.S, Milan, China’s, Beijing, United States, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland
Detective Inspector Will O'Reilly (L) and John Azah of the Independent Advisory Group place a wreath in the River Thames at the place where the torso of a boy, who police have called 'Adam', was found a year ago, September 21, 2002. A minutes silence was observed at a memorial service held in City Hall before the wreath laying. "It is incredibly sad and frustrating that Adam's murder remains unsolved," said Kate Kieran, a homicide detective at the Metropolitan Police. "We implore them to be bold and come forward if they know something so that we can finally deliver justice," said Kieran. The case has been the subject of numerous high-profile appeals over the years, including by Nelson Mandela who asked all African communities to help the police.
Persons: Will O'Reilly, John Azah, Adam, Peter Macdiarmid, Kate Kieran, Kieran, Nelson Mandela, Estelle Shirbon, Peter Graff Organizations: Independent, Police, Metropolitan Police, British, Thomson Locations: City Hall, London, Bridge, Nigeria, Britain, Germany, South Africa, Holland
But fears of a meltdown at China Evergrande, which has $305 billion in debt, kept appetite for riskier assets in check. Heavyweight Hong Kong technology stocks fell, keeping an index of EM equities flat. With mainland markets closed for a holiday, the offshore Chinese yuan traded marginally higher after three days of losses. The onshore yuan is up almost 1% for the year versus a 0.4% rise in the broader EM currencies index . For GRAPHIC on emerging market FX performance in 2021, see For GRAPHIC on MSCI emerging index performance in 2021, see TOP NEWS across emerging marketsFor CENTRAL EUROPE market report, seeFor TURKISH market report, seeFor RUSSIAN market report, see
Persons: Sinic, Jim Barrineau, , Barrineau, Jerome, Powell Organizations: HK, Schroder Investment Management, Sinic Holdings, U.S, CENTRAL Locations: Hong, Turkey, Russia, South Africa, Poland, China, Hong Kong, Asia, U.S . Federal, Lebanon
The STOXX index of Europe’s biggest shares rose 0.6% while Wall Street futures rebounded 1% after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq suffered their biggest daily percentage drops since May on Monday. German and U.S. government bonds, in heavy demand amid the stock market selloff of Monday, saw yields slip 2-3 basis points respectively. MSCI’s index of world stocks was flat, having plunged 1.6% on Monday. Evergrande shares fell 4% as focus now shifts to Thursday when the company is due to make bond interest payments. Australian stocks rose 0.35% as miners BHP and Rio Tinto attempted to bounce back from nine-month troughs hit on Monday amid demand fears.
Persons: , , Angelo Meda, Hong, Evergrande, Hui Ka Yuan, Stephen Miller Organizations: Nikkei, SINGAPORE, Wall, Nasdaq, SIM, Japan’s Nikkei, BHP, Rio Tinto, Fed, Treasury, Brent Locations: LONDON, U.S, Milan, China’s, United States, Britain, Japan, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng set the tone, wobbling between losses and flat, leaving it down 0.1% by late afternoon. Japan’s Nikkei returned from a market holiday with a drop of 2%. “The Chinese property market was yet another thing for already twitchy markets to contend with,” he said. Evergrande shares fell 4% as focus now shifts to Thursday when the company is due to make bond interest payments. Wobbling cryptocurrencies found a floor, with bitcoin bouncing from a 1 1/2-month low of $40,193 to trade just shy of $43,000.
Persons: Seng, , hasn’t, , Kerry Craig, Evergrande, Dave Wang, Hui Ka Yuan, Stephen Miller, Wobbling cryptocurrencies Organizations: Nikkei, Japan’s Nikkei, Wednesday’s, Morgan Asset Management, Nuvest Capital, BHP, Rio Tinto, Fed, Treasury, , , Brent Locations: SINGAPORE, SYDNEY, China, Melbourne, China’s, Singapore, Britain, Japan, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, U.S, Asia
Currency, commodity and bond markets steadied, but overall demand for riskier assets remained low especially as the Federal Reserve is expected to step closer to tapering on Wednesday. China’s yuan steadied in offshore trade to recoup some of the losses that sent it to a three-week low on Monday. Evergrande shares fell 4% as focus there shifts to Thursday when the company is due to make bond interest payments. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield crept up to 1.3277%, with moves capped as markets have an eye to the Fed. Investors are looking for the tapering timeline on its bond purchases as well as its board members’ long-term rates and economic projections.
Persons: Seng, , Dave Wang, Evergrande, George Boubouras, , Lehman, Jarrod Kerr, cryptocurrencies Organizations: Nikkei, SINGAPORE, midsession, Japan’s Nikkei, Federal Reserve, Nuvest Capital, BHP, Rio Tinto, K2 Asset Management, Treasury, Fed Locations: China, Asia, Singapore, China’s, Rio, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Brazil, Britain, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey
An investor sits in front of a board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing, China, December 7, 2018. Asian markets were jittery in volumes thinned by public holidays in China, Taiwan and South Korea. Markets in mainland China and Taiwan were still closed on Tuesday while Korean markets remain shut through Wednesday. In the currency market, traders took solace after Hong Kong's stock markets stabilised. The yuan recovered most of its Monday drop to trade at 6.4700 per dollar.
Persons: Thomas Peter, Seng, Masahiro Ichikawa, Fortescue, Evergrande's wobbles, John Milroy, Ord Minnett, Hong, cryptocurrencies, Tom Westbrook, Shri Navaratnam, Ana Nicolaci da Organizations: REUTERS, Nikkei, TOKYO, Japan's Nikkei, HK, Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management, Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metals, Treasury, U.S, U.S . Federal, Thomson Locations: Beijing, China, SYDNEY, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Rio, U.S ., Brazil, Britain, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Asia, Ana Nicolaci da Costa
Both bonds would default if Evergrande fails to settle the interest within 30 days of the scheduled payment dates. Japan’s Nikkei fell 2.0%, resuming trade after a market holiday on Monday while MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.2%. MSCI’s ACWI shed 0.13%, a day after the gauge of the world’s 50 stock markets lost 1.63%, its biggest decline in two months, and leaving it teetering at its lowest level in two months. Nasdaq Golden Dragon China index of U.S.-listed Chinese shares tumbled 5.4% to edge near 15-month lows hit last month. Shares in Evergrande, which has been scrambling to raise funds to pay its many lenders, suppliers and investors, sank 10.2% on Monday.
Persons: Issei Kato, , Masahiro Ichikawa, ” Ichikawa Organizations: REUTERS, Japan’s Nikkei, Japan, Nasdaq, Regulators, Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management, Investors, U.S, U.S . Federal Locations: TOKYO, China, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, Pacific, Taiwan, Evergrande, China’s, U.S ., Brazil, Britain, Hungary, Indonesia, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey
An investor sits in front of a board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing, China, December 7, 2018. Currency, commodity and bond markets steadied, but overall demand for riskier assets remained low especially as the Federal Reserve is expected to step closer to tapering on Wednesday. Evergrande (3333.HK) shares fell 4% as focus there shifts to Thursday when the company is due to make bond interest payments. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield crept up to 1.3277%, with moves capped as markets have an eye to the Fed. Investors are looking for the tapering timeline on its bond purchases as well as its board members' long-term rates and economic projections.
Persons: Thomas Peter, Dave Wang, Evergrande, George Boubouras, Lehman, Jarrod Kerr, cryptocurrencies, Tom Westbrook, Shri Navaratnam, Ana Nicolaci da Organizations: REUTERS, Nikkei, SINGAPORE, midsession, Japan's Nikkei, Federal Reserve, Nuvest Capital, HK, Rio Tinto, K2 Asset Management, Treasury, Fed, Thomson Locations: Beijing, China, Asia, Singapore, China's, Rio, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Brazil, Britain, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ana Nicolaci da Costa
More than 60 endangered African penguins were recently found dead, all with multiple bee stings and no other external injuries, according to officials in a coastal city in South Africa where the birds regularly migrate. Sixty-three dead African penguins were found Friday at the Boulders Penguin Colony, in Simon’s Town, about 25 miles south of Cape Town, in the southwest of the country. All the penguins had multiple bee stings, and “many dead bees were found at the site where the birds had died,” according to a statement from the South African National Parks. “Therefore preliminary investigations suggest that the penguins died because of being stung by a swarm of Cape honey bees.”No external physical injuries were observed on any of the dead penguins, the statement said. The bees found near the dead birds are native to the area, “usually coexist with wildlife” and “don’t sting unless provoked,” according to Dr. Alison Kock, a marine biologist at the South African National Parks.
Persons: , Alison Kock Organizations: South African National Parks Locations: South Africa, Simon’s Town, Cape Town
Former South African President Jacob Zuma, who is facing fraud and corruption charges, sings after his appearance in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, May 26, 2021. REUTERS/Rogan Ward/File Photo/File PhotoJOHANNESBURG, Sept 21 (Reuters) - A South African court on Tuesday resumed a trial that has dragged out for years over a $2 billion arms deal involving ex-president Jacob Zuma, whose legal team was expected to make a plea to remove the prosecutor. read moreHis jailing was nonetheless seen as a victory for South Africa's ability to enforce the rule of law, even against powerful politicians. The top court on Friday dismissed a bid by Zuma to overturn that 15-month jail sentence. "I wear the badge of being a political prisoner ... (of) the struggle for the freedom of the African," Zuma said in a statement late on Monday.
Persons: Jacob Zuma, Rogan Ward, Zuma's, Billy Downer, Zuma, Wendell Roelf, Tim Cocks, Nick Macfie Organizations: South, REUTERS, Thales, Thomson Locations: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, JOHANNESBURG
London (CNN Business) Africa's space industry has been slow to take off, but it's predicted to skyrocket in the next few years. Another South African company, Dragonfly Aerospace, provides imaging systems for satellites and is now working on launching its own constellation. "The new space industry has a lot of opportunity because there's a lot of growth," says Bryan Dean, Dragonfly Aerospace's CEO. Overcoming roadblocksMinoo Rathnasabapathy, a South Africa-born space research engineer at MIT, says the continent's space industry still has challenges to overcome, most notably a lack of resources. Manjoo adds that government bureaucracy is holding back the African space industry and investment is needed to support local businesses.
Persons: skyrocket, Khalid Manjoo, it's, Manjoo, Bryan Dean, Dragonfly, Max Polyakov, Dean, we're, Astrofica's Manjoo, Astrofica's Jessie Ndaba Organizations: London, CNN, Space, World, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Russian Soyuz, American SpaceX, Dragonfly Aerospace, Aerospace, MIT, NASA, ESA, European Space Agency Locations: Africa, Russian, Baikonur, Kazakhstan, American, India, Stellenbosch , South Africa, South Africa, Europe
And, when a booster of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is given, the strength of protection against COVID-19 further increases." "The Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine showed vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19-related hospitalizations at 86% for participants younger than 60 years, and 78% for those 60 years and older," the company said. Barouch, who has worked with Janssen to test the vaccine but who was not directly involved in the three studies, said people who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should be reassured by the data. Johnson & Johnson has said it will submit all of this data to the FDA for potential consideration for adding a booster dose, and perhaps for consideration to authorize a two-dose regimen. It circulated widely in South Africa but has been outcompeted in the US by Delta, which does not appear to escape immune protection as well.
Persons: Johnson, J's Janssen, Janssen, Mathai, Johnson COVID, Dan Barouch, Beth Israel Deaconess, Barouch, J's, that's, Dr, Sanjay Gupta Organizations: CNN, Johnson, COVID, Janssen Research & Development, US Food and Drug Administration, US Centers for Disease Control, for Virology, Vaccine Research, Moderna, Pfizer, FDA, Get CNN, CNN Health, Delta Locations: United States, Moderna's, South Africa
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, U.S., September 21, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/PoolUNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reprimanded the world on Tuesday for the inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, describing it as an "obscenity" and giving the globe an "F in Ethics." But we are getting an F in Ethics," Guterres told the U.N. General Assembly. read moreOut of 5.7 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines administered around the world, only 2% have been in Africa. Guterres is pushing for a global plan to vaccinate 70% of the world by the first half of next year.
Persons: Antonio Guterres, Eduardo Munoz, Guterres, Michelle Nichols, Timothy Organizations: United Nations, General Assembly, REUTERS, UNITED, Timothy Heritage, Thomson Locations: New York City, U.S, New York, Africa, United States, China
A building of the Parliament of the Republic of Namibia is seen in Windhoek, Namibia, February 24, 2017. read moreGermany apologised on May 28 for its role in the slaughter of Herero and Nama tribespeople and officially described the massacre as genocide for the first time. German colonial forces killed thousands of Herero and Nama between 1904 and 1908, after the tribes rebelled against German rule of the colony, then named German South-West Africa. The German embassy in Windhoek was not immediately available to comment. A pro-government faction of the Herero and Nama provisionally accepted Germany's offer, one of its leaders, Gerson Katjirua, said at a news conference.
Persons: Nama tribespeople, Loide Kasingo, Nama, Gerson Katjirua, Nyasha, Tim Cocks, Philippa Fletcher Organizations: REUTERS, National Assembly, Thomson Locations: Republic of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia, Siphiwe, WINDHOEK, Namibia's, Germany, Nama, German, West Africa
For years, US troops have deployed around the world to train and advise foreign forces. These train-and-equip programs start with lofty goals, but they often fail and have unintended consequences. Robert Moore is a public policy advisor for Defense Priorities and former Capitol Hill staffer. But this is the first time such forces have initiated a coup against the very government that was hosting US trainers while the trainers were there. American forces had no authority or business interfering, and immediately retreated to the US embassy with no harm reported.
Persons: Robert Moore, Andrew Burton, Moammar Ghaddafi, Sidney Sale, Sen, Mike Lee Organizations: Defense, Capitol Hill, Business, Service, American, US Army, Afghan Uniform Police, REUTERS, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, Staff, Colombian, FARC, Capitol, Senate Armed Services Committee Locations: Guinea, Kabul, Kandahar Province, East, Africa, Syria, Libya, Saudi, Yemeni, Cuba, Afghanistan, Qaeda, Mauritania, United States, Washington
Electricity pylons carrying power from Koeberg nuclear power plant are seen in Cape Town, South Africa July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham//File PhotoCAPE TOWN, Sept 21 (Reuters) - South African energy regulator Nersa has granted Turkey's Karpowership three licences to generate power on floating gas ships at ports, a company spokesperson said on Tuesday. The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) confirmed in a statement that it had approved a total of seven power generation licences for preferred bidders, including three for Karpowership. Karpowership has faced numerous challenges since the South African government in March granted it the biggest share of a 2,000 megawatt emergency power tender to provide the cheapest and quickest option for electricity. Any delays in finalising the emergency power tender could prolong an energy crisis that has cost Africa's largest industrial nation billions of dollars in lost revenue due to regular electricity blackouts.
Persons: Sumaya Hisham, Nersa, Turkey's, Karpowership, Wendell Roelf, Barbara Lewis, Emelia Organizations: REUTERS, National Energy Regulator, Saudi, Department of Forestry, Fisheries, Environment, DNG Energy, Thomson Locations: Cape Town , South Africa, Africa, Richards Bay, Saldanha
'He wanted to die rather than go back': a year of migration
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Between 2018 and 2020, an average of between 290,000 and 340,000 children per year were born into a refugee life. Below is an overview of some of the struggles people leaving their homelands have faced this year so far. * Thousands of Hondurans, including many families with children, cross the border at El Florido to Guatemala, hoping to reach the United States. The central Mediterranean migration route from Sub-Saharan Africa to Italy is known as one of the world's deadliest. "He preferred to die, I have never heard someone as young as that boy say that, that he wanted to die rather than go back to Morocco," the solder said.
Persons: Go Nakamura, Joe Biden's, Rachid Mohamed, Alexander Lukashenko, Abdullah Al Badri, Joe Biden, Juliette Portala, Anna Rzhevkina, Veronica Snoj, Milla Nissi, Philippa Fletcher Organizations: REUTERS, European Union, Spain, Canaries, Ministry, EU, Reuters, U.S, Del, Thomson Locations: U.S, Rio Grande, Mexico, Ciudad Acuna, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Bihac, Croatia, El Florido, Guatemala, United States, Melilla, Spanish, Libyan, Saharan Africa, Italy, Honduras, El Salvador, Ceuta, Africa, Morocco, El, Europe, Poland, Lanzarote, Spain's Canary Islands, Lithuania, Belarus, Iran, Turkish, Turkey, France, Britain, Kuwait, London, Greece, Serbia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Trapani, Texas, Rio, Ciudad Acuña, Del Rio , Texas
Insider asked four public-health experts what it would take for them to fully return to their pre-pandemic lifestyles. Insider asked four public-health experts for their takes — what they would need to see in order to return to a pre-pandemic lifestyle without worry. George Frey/Getty ImagesDr. Anthony Fauci recently told Axios that the US needs to see fewer than 10,000 daily COVID-19 cases before the virus no longer poses a public-health threat. Eaton isn't focused much on vaccination rates, either. Then once they get the shots, Eaton said, she'll probably hold off on those activities until she hears about fewer COVID-19 cases in her community.
Persons: they're, Rachael Piltch, Loeb, Chris Beyrer, Debbie Bonnett, Mario Tama, he's, Beyrer, Cindy Prins, George Frey, Anthony Fauci, Axios, Prins, ​ ​ Rachael Piltch, aren't, Piltch, Ellen Eaton, Kindergartner Grace Truax, John Moore, we're, Eaton isn't, she's, Eaton, she'll Organizations: Service, Delta, Harvard, of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Utah County Health Department, University of Florida, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Rogers International School, Getty, The University of Alabama, she'll, Boy Scout Locations: Chan, New Orleans, Thailand, South Africa, Utah, Salt Lake City, Alachua County, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Stamford , Connecticut, Birmingham
Live Covid Live Updates: Adams, N.Y.C.’s Likely Next Mayor, Wants to Turn Empty Hotels Into Housing for Homeless An extra dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine raises protection, the company says. The data, presented in a news release, has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration, Johnson & Johnson said. Up to five months after vaccination, the effectiveness of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against hospitalization remained steady at around 81 percent. Many people got their Johnson & Johnson shot far more than eight weeks ago. Credit Credit...
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Biden spoke before the UN General Assembly Tuesday, where he declared the US was "not at war." But the so-called "War on Terror" continues elsewhere, including troop deployments to Iraq and Syria. "I stand here today — for the first time in 20 years the United States is not at war," Biden declared as he concluded his speech. But Biden's claim ignores ongoing US military engagements abroad, including in Iraq, Syria, and Africa, underscoring the difficulty of closing the chapter in the way Biden envisions. Beyond Iraq and Syria, US forces remained stationed in a variety of foreign countries.
Persons: Biden, Joe Biden, We've, Bashar al Organizations: UN, Assembly, US, Service, United Nations General Assembly, United, The New York Times, Syrian Democratic Forces, POLITICO, United States Locations: Iraq, Syria, Africa, United States, Afghanistan, Iranian, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Lake Chad Basin, Sahel, East Africa
Those who knew him in grade school say Thiel was a "joyless" childOne of Thiel's classmates told Chafkin, "I can't remember him laughing. In middle school, one classmate would routinely mock him by placing "for sale" signs in front of his parents' house, and another remembers Thiel being shoved against a locker in high school. In his senior year of high school, Thiel took the SAT for underclassmen for $500 each, according to a classmateThiel, whose own scores were near perfect, seemed bored and careless by the end of high school. Though he knew it could cost him his spot at Stanford, Chafkin says Thiel made an "unbelievably risky" move and started the lucrative side hustle. While at Stanford, Thiel argued that his peers' anti-apartheid positions were overblown and, according to Chafkin, Thiel told a Black student that apartheid "works."
Persons: Peter Thiel, Thiel, Max Chafkin, Chafkin, Thiel's, hangovers, he'd, Peter, Stanford, Julie Lythcott, Arthur Asimov, Arthur C, Clarke, Nixon, Reagan Organizations: Thiel, PayPal, Palantir Technologies, Bloomberg, Silicon, Stanford, Ventures, Case Western Reserve University, College Republicans Locations: South Africa, Cleveland, Rivendell, West Germany, Frankfurt, Germany
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