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Nissan shares plunge as Ghosn faces ouster after arrest

Nissan and Mitsubishi shares plunged Tuesday, as the automakers prepared to oust chairman Carlos Ghosn a day after he was arrested for alleged financial misconduct. Details began to emerge about the allegations against Ghosn, whose arrest sent shockwaves through the auto industry, including claims that “huge sums” were spent on homes for him in four countries. His legacy appeared...

International Men’s Day: Being a man in a man’s world

International Men’s Day: We love talking about feminism and women empowerment so much so that the thin line between knowing the concept well and understanding its nitty-gritty get erased causing an imbalance in situations. On International Men’s Day, we talk about how being a man in a man’s world is not always a walk in the park and that...

Africa’s science ‘millionaires’: survey spotlights top-funded researchers

Africa’s research funding system has created few winners: only 2% or so of scientists from just a handful of countries and fields report receiving million-dollar grants, while almost half say they don’t receive any research funding. The big grants tend to be in fields favored by foreign funders, such as agriculture and health sciences. That’s because most research in...

UN lifts nearly decade-old sanctions on Eritrea

The UN Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday to lift 9-year-old sanctions against Eritrea that imposed travel bans, asset freezes, and an arms embargo. The East African country was hit with targeted sanctions in 2009 after being accused of having ties to Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia and refusing to withdraw from border disputes with Djibouti. Eritrea denied the accusations...

Saudis vow ‘complete’ probe of Khashoggi murder: Mattis

We discussed it… The need for transparency, full and complete investigation. Full agreement from FM Jubeir, no reservations at all: Mattis Saudi Arabia has promised a “full” investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on  Sunday following talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Bahrain. “We discussed it… The need of...

Another royal wedding for Britain as Princess Eugenie weds

Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are to marry at St George’s Chapel, which is part of the castle complex Britain will have its second royal wedding of the year Friday when Princess Eugenie weds a tequila brand ambassador in a gala ceremony on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are to marry at St George’s Chapel, which...

Nikki Haley resigns as US Ambassador to UN

Indian-American US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley resigned In a sudden move, Indian-American US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley resigned Tuesday, becoming the latest casualty in the fragile Trump administration just weeks ahead of the crucial mid-term elections. President Donald Trump has accepted her resignation, US media reported. Trump has tweeted that he has a...

Ex-ISIS sex slave Nadia, Dr Miracle win Nobel Peace, World

Saturday, 06 October 2018 | AFP | Oslo– Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad, who shot to fame after fleeing ISIS  sexual slavery, won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work in fighting sexual violence in conflicts around the world. The pair won the award “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as...

India, Russia S-400 Triumfs over US warning

Nuclear, space, railway pacts inked; 2 countries resolve to fight terrorism, drug trafficking Brushing aside the US’ warning to impose sanctions, India on Friday inked the five billion dollar deal to buy S-400 Triumf air defense system from its time-tested and long-standing strategic ally Russia after summit-level talks between President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the...

(Qureshi) US rejects Pakistan plea to facilitate talks with India

The US has rejected Pakistan’s plea to facilitate talks with India and pressed for the bilateral engagement between the two South Asian neighbors, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said. Pakistan wants the US to facilitate talks with India as the two nations are not engaging bilaterally, the top Pakistani diplomat told a Washington audience on Wednesday. “When we...