2018.11.23

News Headlines - 23 November 2018

Nissan board fires Ghosn as chairman following arrest:The Asahi Shimbun

Nissan Motor Co. fired Carlos Ghosn as chairman Thursday, curtailing the powerful executive's nearly two-decade reign at the Japanese automaker after his arrest for alleged financial improprieties.
In an hourslong meeting, the company's board of directors voted unanimously to dismiss Ghosn as chairman and as a representative director, Nissan said in a statement.

Washington Asks Allies to Drop Huawei - WSJ

The U.S. government has initiated an extraordinary outreach campaign to foreign allies, trying to persuade wireless and internet providers in these countries to avoid telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co., according to people familiar with the situation.
American officials have briefed their government counterparts and telecom executives in friendly countries where Huawei equipment is already in wide use, including Germany, Italy and Japan, about what they see as cybersecurity risks...

Facebook under fire for posts on auction of child bride - CNN

Facebook has come under fire after posts discussing the sale of a child bride were made and shared on its site.
An auction was discussed on the social media platform for a girl aged 16 or 17 in South Sudan that sought payment for her hand in marriage.
Facebook said the post was taken down as soon as the company learned of it, but that wasn't until after the girl involved was married.

Nintendo investigates conduct of Nintendo Russia CEO following Mario Kart live s | Pocket Gamer.biz

Nintendo is investigating the conduct of its Russian general manager Yasha Haddaji after footage of him verbally abusing staff become widely-circulated online.
The video in question involves Haddaji becoming agitated as he didn't believe the Mario Kart live stream was adequately promoted. Following on he then appears bewildered as to whether the stream is live or not.
While the video was pulled from Nintendo of Russia’s social media, fans managed to archive it and share it to YouTube, where it then spread to Reddit and Resetera.

BBC 100 Women 2018: Who is on the list? - BBC News

BBC 100 Women has announced its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2018.
With their help we will explore a variety of themes, including using anger to spark action, and uncovering women from the shadows of history.
Ranging in age from 15 to 94, and from more than 60 countries, the BBC 100 Women list includes leaders, trailblazers and everyday heroes.


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