Tag: Appointments and Executive Changes

French Government Calls for Carlos Ghosn to Be Replaced as Renault’s Leader

PARIS — For nearly three months, as its chairman and chief executive, Carlos Ghosn, remained jailed in Tokyo on allegations of financial misconduct, the French carmaker Renault stood by him. But with Mr. Ghosn now facing the prospect of being detained for an extended period after a Tokyo court on […]

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White House Considering Indra Nooyi to Head World Bank

WASHINGTON — The White House is considering Indra K. Nooyi, the former chief executive officer of PepsiCo, for the position of World Bank president, according to several people familiar with the process. Ms. Nooyi, who stepped down from her role at PepsiCo last August after leading the company for 12 […]

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Attorney General Nominee Promises to Allow Mueller to Finish His Work

WASHINGTON — William P. Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, promised on Monday that he would allow the special counsel to continue his investigation, seeking to allay Democrats’ fears that he might shut down the inquiry. “It is in the best interest of everyone — the president, Congress, and, […]

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Utility Company PG&E Plans Bankruptcy Filing Over California Wildfires

LONDON — Pacific Gas and Electric Company, which has been struggling with a financial crisis stemming from California’s historic wildfires, intends to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by the end of the month, according to a regulatory filing. The company, which is the largest investor-owned utility in California, said […]

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It’s Final: Megyn Kelly and NBC Part Ways. And She Will Be Paid in Full.

After a drawn-out negotiation period, NBC and Megyn Kelly have formally agreed to part ways. The network and the onetime cable news star reached a final agreement on Friday, nearly three months after she wondered aloud on-air why it was inappropriate for white people to dress up in blackface for […]

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Lab Severs Ties With James Watson, Citing ‘Unsubstantiated and Reckless’ Remarks

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory revoked the honorary titles held by its longtime leader James D. Watson on Friday, describing as “unsubstantiated and reckless” his recent remarks about genetic differences in intelligence among racial groups. Dr. Watson, one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century, had apologized after making […]

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A New Baltimore Police Chief Faces a Litany of Troubles

The job of commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department has proved to be one of the most tenuous in the country. The mayor this week selected Michael Harrison as the city’s fifth police chief in four years, and asked him to try to solve a list of persistent problems that […]

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White House Mulls Jim Webb, Ex-Democratic Senator, as Next Defense Secretary

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering Jim Webb, a former Democratic senator and Reagan-era secretary of the Navy, to be the next defense secretary, according to three officials, potentially bypassing more hawkish Republicans whose names have been floated to replace Jim Mattis. Mr. Webb, an outspoken opponent of the […]

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Brazil Swears In New President, Cementing Hard Shift to the Right

RIO DE JANEIRO — Just over four months ago, Jair Bolsonaro was fighting for his life after being stabbed in the gut during a presidential campaign rally. On Tuesday, after a quick recovery and an unlikely victory, he was sworn in as Brazil’s president, steering Latin America’s largest nation far […]

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How Biden Has Paved the Way for a Possible Presidential Run

When officials at the University of Utah invited Joseph R. Biden Jr. to speak there in December, Mr. Biden’s representatives listed a number of requirements for the appearance. His booking firm, Creative Artists Agency, said the school would need to fly Mr. Biden and his aides to Salt Lake City […]

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Kelly, on His Way Out, Says Administration Long Ago Abandoned Idea of Concrete Wall

The concrete border wall that President Trump has repeatedly called for as a signature campaign promise is not actually a wall and has not been since “early on in the administration,” the outgoing White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, said in an interview published on Sunday. The comments […]

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Saudi King Shakes Up Cabinet, Keeping Power in Son’s Hands

ImageDespite not being part of the Saudi royal family, Adel al-Jubeir has held some of the kingdom’s most influential positions for its relationship with the United States.CreditDave Sanders for The New York Times But the Saudi monarch, almost 83 years old, has shown no signs of lessening his son’s near-total […]

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The Generals Won’t Save Us

ImageJim Mattis, the secretary of defense, outside the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., last month.CreditYuri Gripas/Reuters In a pique of anger over Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’s resignation letter, President Trump announced over the weekend that Mr. Mattis would be out of a job on Jan. 1, instead of the end […]

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Afghan President Replaces Security Chiefs in Critical Phase of War

KABUL, Afghanistan — At a critical stage of Afghanistan’s long war, President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday appointed two staunch anti-Taliban veterans to head the country’s army and police forces, a major shake-up of the security leadership. Mr. Ghani chose Assadullah Khalid as the minister of defense and Amrullah Saleh as […]

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Mulvaney and Mnuchin Say Trump Knows He Lacks Authority to Fire Fed Chairman

Mick Mulvaney, the incoming acting White House chief of staff, said on Sunday that President Trump does not believe he has the authority to the fire the Fed chairman, Jerome H. Powell, echoing comments made by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The statements came after news reports began circulating that Mr. […]

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Glocks, Ammo, Night Vision Gear: How a City Agency Stockpiled Arms to Fight White-Collar Crime

From its Lower Manhattan headquarters three blocks north of Wall Street, an unlikely city agency seemed to be ramping up for battle. It bought 140 Glock 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistols. It spent $155,000 on ammunition, $140,000 on body armor, more than $800,000 on two-way radios and $54,000 for night-vision goggles. There […]

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Jim Mattis, Marine General Turned Defense Secretary, Will Leave Pentagon in February

WASHINGTON — Jim Mattis, the four-star Marine general turned defense secretary, will retire at the end of February, President Trump said on Thursday. Mr. Mattis’ departure comes a day after the president announced his decision to withdraw 2,000 American troops from Syria over the objections of senior military officials. His […]

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Roland Fryer, Accused of Harassment at Harvard, Quits Economics Panel

Roland G. Fryer Jr., a prominent economist who is under investigation at Harvard University over allegations of sexual harassment, resigned on Tuesday as a leader of the most prestigious organization in academic economics. The group, the American Economic Association, published a two-sentence statement on its website saying that Dr. Fryer […]

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Carlos Ghosn’s Successor at Nissan? The Board Is in No Hurry

TOKYO — Nissan Motors did not name a new chairman at a board meeting on Monday, nearly a month after the Japanese automaker removed Carlos Ghosn as chairman, saying instead that it would appoint a special committee to review its corporate governance and its director compensation system. Mr. Ghosn, along […]

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