YOKOHAMA, Japan | Nissan chair Ghosn arrested in probe of financial misconduct

YOKOHAMA, Japan— Nissan Motor’s chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested and will be dismissed for alleged under-reporting of his income and misuse of company funds, the company said Monday. The Japanese automaker’s CEO Hiroto Saikawa confirmed that Ghosn was arrested after being questioned by prosecutors following his arrival in Japan earlier in the day. It … Continue reading YOKOHAMA, Japan | Nissan chair Ghosn arrested in probe of financial misconduct

NEW YORK | General Electric shuffles management at power unit

NEW YORK  — General Electric is shuffling leadership in its struggling power unit as it moves to split the division in its ongoing effort to slim down operations. Scott Strazik, current president of Power Services, will serve as the CEO of the GE Gas Power business. Russell Stokes, current CEO of GE Power, will serve … Continue reading NEW YORK | General Electric shuffles management at power unit

WARSAW, Poland | Polish official: ruling party treated way Goebbels did Jews

WARSAW, Poland— Poland’s culture minister has compared the treatment of members of his conservative ruling party by political opponents to the way Jews were treated by Nazi Germany’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. Piotr Glinski, who is also a deputy prime minister, was describing how members of his ruling Law and Justice party were treated when … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Polish official: ruling party treated way Goebbels did Jews

JOHANNESBURG | WHO: Malaria reductions stall after progress

JOHANNESBURG — The World Health Organization says progress in reducing the number of people contracting malaria has stalled after several years of global declines. The WHO said Monday that there were about 219 million cases of malaria in 2017, up 2 million from the previous year. In contrast, the number of malaria cases had dropped … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | WHO: Malaria reductions stall after progress

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Saudi king’s speech makes no mention of slain journalist

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia— Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Monday gave his first major speech since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents, expressing support for his son, the crown prince, and making no mention of allegations that the young royal ordered the killing. The annual policy speech by the king instead highlighted Saudi … Continue reading RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Saudi king’s speech makes no mention of slain journalist

LONDON | London mayor scraps water cannons bought by Boris Johnson

LONDON— London Mayor Sadiq Khan says three used water cannons bought for police under predecessor Boris Johnson have been sold for scrap, at a loss of more than 300,000 pounds ($385,000). Johnson, while mayor, authorized police to buy the 25-year-old cannons from Germany after riots swept London and other cities in 2011. They cost 322,000 … Continue reading LONDON | London mayor scraps water cannons bought by Boris Johnson

ROME | Sensual goddess fresco discovered in ancient Pompeii bedroom

ROME — Archaeologists have found in an ancient Pompeii bedroom a fresco depicting a sensual scene of a goddess and swan. Pompeii archaeological park director Massimo Osanna told Italian news agency ANSA on Monday that the figure of goddess Leda being impregnated by a swan representing Roman god Jupiter is a fairly common theme in … Continue reading ROME | Sensual goddess fresco discovered in ancient Pompeii bedroom

GENEVA | Olympic powerbroker indicted, faces Swiss forgery trial

GENEVA — Facing a criminal trial in Switzerland, Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah temporarily stepped aside from his IOC work on Monday. The Kuwaiti sheikh denies wrongdoing but said in a statement he did not want “these politically motivated allegations to distract attention” from the Olympic movement’s work. “Sheikh Ahmad has every … Continue reading GENEVA | Olympic powerbroker indicted, faces Swiss forgery trial