2018.12.26

News Headlines - 26 December 2018

Nissan tells staff: No contact with Ghosn or Kelly upon release:The Asahi Shimbun

Nissan Motor Co. has ordered its employees not to communicate with beleaguered former chairman Carlos Ghosn and his aide Greg Kelly, both of whom were indicted on charges of financial misconduct earlier this month.
A message titled "Important notice to all employees" e-mailed on Dec. 24 instructed Nissan employees to shun communication with the pair, as well as their lawyers and others connected with the case, according to a source.
A similar notice was distributed through the company's in-house network on Dec. 21.

Trump and first lady Melania make surprise visit to US troops in Iraq

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Wednesday made an unannounced visit to Iraq to meet with political and military personnel.
In his first visit to U.S. troops in a war zone since the start of his presidency, Trump defended his decision to withdraw American soldiers from Syria, and said that Patrick Shanahan, whom Trump elevated to acting Defense secretary starting in 2019, could hold the job “for a long time.”

Islamic State claims attack on Libya's Foreign Ministry

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at Libya’s Foreign Ministry in Tripoli that killed at least three people.
In a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency Wednesday, IS says three fighters infiltrated the area and fired on Foreign Ministry workers.
Libyan officials say a suicide bomber targeted the entrance to the ministry and another was shot dead by guards before he could detonate his explosives.

Al-Qaeda terror group returns to target airliners and airports | The Sunday Times

Al-Qaeda is resurgent and seeking to carry out new terrorist atrocities against airliners and airports, the security minister Ben Wallace warned last night.
The terrorist group behind the 9/11 attacks in 2001 poses a growing threat that is keeping ministers “awake at night”, he told The Sunday Times. Wallace said intelligence had revealed that al-Qaeda was developing technology to bring down passenger jets. Whitehall officials say that could include miniaturised bombs. Islamists have also plotted to use drones packed with explosives to blow up key targets.

Singer Of Indonesia Band Seventeen That Was Hit By Tsunami To Bury His Wife

The front man of popular Indonesian pop group Seventeen was to bury his wife Tuesday, compounding a tragedy that saw his three bandmates also killed when a tsunami tore into their open-air concert.
Dramatic footage posted online showed fans clapping and cheering before the wave smashes into the concert, hurling band members from the stage and slamming into the audience.
Lead vocalist Riefian Fajarsyah posted a video clip of himself on social media stroking the coffin of his wife, actress and TV personality Dylan Sahara, in her hometown of Ponorogo on the east side of Java island.


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