Explainer: Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn affair raises issues beyond one man, one company

World News - Fri, 2018-12-14 03:02
How big should executive pay packets be? How widespread is lax corporate governance in Japan? And what's the future of the alliance between Nissan and France's Renault?
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Nissan board unlikely to select new chairman on Monday: source

World News - Fri, 2018-12-14 03:02
Nissan Motor Co's board is unlikely to select a chairman to succeed Carlos Ghosn as had been expected on Dec. 17 after a panel tasked to choose a candidate did not agree on a nominee in a meeting held Thursday, a source said.
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Ahead of China anniversary, trade war fans calls for faster market reforms

World News - Fri, 2018-12-14 01:26
China's trade war with the United States is spurring some Chinese entrepreneurs, government advisers and think-tanks to call for faster reforms in the world's second-largest economy and the freeing of a private sector stifled by state controls.
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Bitcoin bomb threats sweep U.S., Canada, but lack credibility

World News - Fri, 2018-12-14 00:45
A rash of bomb threats were emailed on Thursday to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools across the United States and Canada demanding payment in cryptocurrency, but none of the threats appeared credible, law enforcement officials said.
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Australia, NZ investigating bomb threat emails: cyber security agencies

World News - Fri, 2018-12-14 00:45
Law enforcement agencies in Australia and New Zealand are investigating bomb threat emails received by some residents, cyber security officials said on Friday, after similar threats were made in the United States and Canada.
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The politics of a plot to kill Sri Lanka's president

World News - Fri, 2018-12-14 00:32
A plot to kill the president, links to foreign intelligence, a rogue police officer and a missing sniper: the snippets of news emerging from Sri Lanka in recent weeks seem plucked from the pages of paperback fiction.
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Number of U.S. inmates on death row at 25-year low: report

World News - Fri, 2018-12-14 00:11
The number of U.S. inmates executed this year has reached a 25-year low as fewer death sentences are handed down and death row inmates clear their names or die of natural causes, the Death Penalty Information Center reported on Friday.
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Apple China says it will push software update in bid to resolve Qualcomm case

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 23:14
Apple Inc, facing a court ban in China on some of its iPhone models over alleged infringement of Qualcomm Inc patents, said on Friday it will push software updates to users in a bid to resolve potential issues.
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Asian shares jolted by weak Chinese data, growth risks

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 21:57
Asian shares tumbled on Friday after China reported a set of weak data, fanning fresh worries of a sharp slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy and leaving investors fretting over the wider impact of a yet unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute.
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Smog and a hard place: China regions caught between economic woes and pollution war

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 20:25
Amid a slowing economy and a slew of mixed signals from the environment ministry, China's embattled local governments are facing a dilemma: do they go all out to curb smog this winter, or do their best to keep factories humming?
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EU gives May assurances on Brexit, but cold comfort

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 19:57
European Union leaders assured Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that the Brexit treaty she agreed last month but is struggling to get through UK parliament should not bind Britain forever to EU rules.
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EU offers Britain some assurances over Brexit backstop

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 19:57
European Union leaders gave Prime Minister Theresa May assurances on Thursday that they would seek to agree a new deal with Britain by 2021 so that the contentious Irish "backstop" is never triggered.
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New York sues Target, Walmart over lead-contaminated toys

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 19:52
Target Corp , Walmart Inc and toy importer LaRose Industries were sued on Thursday over the sale of lead-contaminated children's toys, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said.
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U.S. appeals court narrows order on Trump birth control rules

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 19:49
A federal appeals court on Thursday narrowed an order that had blocked President Donald Trump's administration from enforcing new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women's birth control.
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U.S. Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 19:45
The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Federal prosecutors probing Trump inauguration spending: WSJ

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 19:39
Federal prosecutors are investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump's inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107 million it raised from donors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people it said were familiar with the matter.
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Bomb threats demanding bitcoin sweep U.S., Canada, none found credible

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 19:06
A rash of bomb threats were emailed on Thursday to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools across the United States and Canada demanding payment in cryptocurrency, but none of the threats appeared credible, law enforcement officials said.
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Bitcoin ransoms just are not what they used to be

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 19:06
The people behind a rash of bomb threats made across the United States and Canada on Thursday demanded a $20,000 ransom to be paid in bitcoin. Authorities said none of the threats - emailed to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools - appeared credible.
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New Zealand police investigating bomb threat emails: cyber security agency

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 18:48
Police in New Zealand are investigating email threats received by some residents that claim explosive devices were hidden in their offices, the cyber security agency CERT NZ said on Friday after similar threats were made in the United States and Canada.
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Some Trump advisers tell him to consider Kushner as chief of staff: sources

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 18:45
President Donald Trump has been hearing appeals from some advisers to consider his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner for the position of White House chief of staff, two sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday.
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