News Headlines - 04 February 2018

North Korea 'uses Berlin embassy to get missile parts' - BBC News

North Korea has been acquiring technology for its nuclear and weapons programmes through its Berlin embassy, Germany's head of intelligence says.
Hans-Georg Maassen told NDR TV that many of these activities had been thwarted, but not all were detected.

Renault to reappoint Carlos Ghosn as CEO

Renault will reappoint Carlos Ghosn as chief executive later this month, despite expectations the long-serving boss would step down when his mandate expires in June, according to two people familiar with the matter.
The carmaker will also name a permanent deputy, as it resettles its leadership team amid often-cool relations with the French government that holds 15 per cent of its shares.

Heaviest snowfall on record blankets Moscow - BBC News

Moscow has seen its heaviest snowfall in a day since records began, with more than 2,000 trees brought down and air travel disrupted, officials say.
More than half the monthly average snow - 38cm (15 inches) - fell on Saturday, beating the previous record from 1957.

Manchester Art Gallery's #MeToo-inspired removal of nude Nymphs painting branded a 'pathetic stunt'

A celebrated painting JW Waterhouse has been removed from display at the Manchester Art Gallery, in an act the museum says aims to "challenge this Victorian fantasy" of "the female body as either a 'passive decorative form' or a 'femme fatale'"... Clare Gannaway, the museum's curator of contemporary art, has called the In Pursuit of Beauty collection a cause for "embarrassment." Gannaway told the Guardian that recent anti-sexual harassment campaigns such as Time's Up and #MeToo had an influence on the decision to remove the painting.

Natalie Wood: Death in Dark Water - Investigator calls new witnesses "very credible" - CBS News

This week, "48 Hours" first reported that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department had talked for the first time about their investigation into the drowning death of iconic actress Natalie Wood 36 years ago. They are now calling her husband, actor Robert Wagner, a person of interest.








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