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Japan firms have no plans to strengthen governance after Ghosn arrest: Reuters poll

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Three-quarters of Japanese companies have no plan to create committees overseeing compensation or executive nomination, a Reuters poll found, reflecting indifference to boosting governance after the arrest of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn. FILE PHOTO: Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, reacts during a news conference in Paris, France, Read More

Germany has no legal grounds to meddle in Russian gas pipeline project to Europe – Berlin official

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The German government has no legal basis to interfere in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier said as he hit back at critics of the Russian-led gas project. In an interview published Sunday, Altmaier stressed that Nord Stream 2 meets all legal criteria, including permissions to Read More

Germany has no legal grounds to meddle in Nord Stream 2 project – Berlin official

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The German government has no legal basis to interfere in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier said as he hit back at critics of the Russian-led gas project. In an interview published Sunday, Altmaier stressed that Nord Stream 2 meets all legal criteria, including permissions to Read More

Turkey ready to move into Kurdish-controlled Manbij 'without delay' – Erdogan to Trump

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Turkey is ready to take over Manbij, a Kurdish-controlled town in Syria, “without delay,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the US leader, denouncing a suicide blast that had killed four US Americans as a provocation. In a phone call late Sunday, Erdogan told President Donald Trump that the Turkish forces are poised to assume Read More

Real ladies don’t lick ice cream, Istanbul municipality says in etiquette course

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A Turkish municipality caused quite a debate on social media when its ‘manners course’ told young women that ladies shouldn’t lick ice cream in Istanbul. Critics found the advice plain weird and said it hurts women’s freedom. Istanbul’s Bagcilar municipality launched a two-month etiquette course for young women, local media reported. The lectures, provided in Read More

Explainer: How U.S.-China talks differ from any other trade deal

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The trade deal that U.S. negotiators are seeking with China may have more in common with a sanctions-monitoring regime than a traditional trade pact. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past a bench painted in the colours of the U.S. flag outside a clothing store in Beijing, China January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Read More

NATO, church & brotherhood of arms: Vladimir Putin visits Belgrade

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Russian President Vladimir Putin got a hero’s welcome in Belgrade. The one-day visit to the last holdout against NATO’s ambitions in the Balkans may have been somewhat short on substance, but was certainly loaded with symbolism. Even before he landed, the Russian leader was given an honor guard by Serbian air force MiGs, a 2017 Read More

‘An utter disgrace’: NYT accused of using Nairobi attack victims as clickbait

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The New York Times has been excoriated online for its decision to publish highly-graphic images of victims of the Nairobi terrorist attack, with many accusing ‘the paper of record’ of hypocrisy, double standards and even racism. The NYT’s article covering the attack, penned by the organization’s East Africa Bureau Chief Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, contains images Read More

Brazil’s Bolsonaro loosens gun laws in homicide-plagued nation

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Brazil’s new right-wing president has signed a decree that makes it easier for civilians to purchase firearms. Jair Bolsonaro believes it’s the answer to a rampant growth in violence. Fighting violent crimes and loosening gun ownership laws to “guarantee self-defense” were some one of Bolsonaro’s key campaign promises. Brazil saw a record 63,800 homicides in Read More