2019.04.07

News Headlines - 07 April 2019

Ghosn’s wife to appeal to French government to help ex-Nissan boss | Financial Times

The wife of Carlos Ghosn has flown to Paris to increase pressure on the French government to intervene and help her husband as the former Nissan chairman begins a stretch of solitary detention in Tokyo.
In an interview with the Financial Times just hours before boarding her flight out of Japan on Friday night, Carole Ghosn said that her husband’s previous 108-day imprisonment had left him “a different person” and that normal life under bail conditions had been impossible... France insisted at the weekend that it was doing what it could to help Mr Ghosn, with Jean-Yves Le Drian, the foreign minister, raising the matter of his detention with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono at a G7 meeting in France.

Battle for power in Libya reaches the capital Tripoli | Euronews

The Libyan National Army says it has advanced into the outskirts of Tripoli as it continues its thrust against the internationally recognised government.
Fighting has been reported near the former international airport, which the LNA claims now to control.
The secretary general of the United Nations held talks with offensive leader Khalifa Haftar on Friday, but left the country without achieving a breakthrough.

Apple Music Overtakes Spotify in Paid U.S. Subscribers - WSJ

Apple Music has surpassed Spotify Technology SA in paid U.S. subscriptions, according to people familiar with the matter, in a shift that escalates the music rivals’ contest for listeners world-wide.
Apple Inc.’s streaming-music service has been adding subscribers in the world’s biggest music market more rapidly than its Swedish rival-a monthly growth rate of about 2.6% to 3%, compared with 1.5% to 2% for Spotify-the people said.

Microsoft's eBook store: When this closes, your books disappear too - BBC News

There’s bad news for users of Microsoft’s eBook store: the company is closing it down, and, with it, any books bought through the service will no longer be readable.
To soften the blow, the company has promised to refund any customers who bought books through the store (a clue that there may not have been that many of them, hence the closure. Microsoft did not offer further comment).
But just think about that for a moment. Isn’t it strange? If you’re a Microsoft customer, you paid for those books. They’re yours.
Except, I’m afraid, they’re not, and they never were - when you hand over money for your “book”, what you’re really paying for is access to the book. That access, per the terms and conditions of every major eBook store, can be taken away at any moment.

Ex-sumo wrestler Baruto becomes Estonian lawmaker - NHK WORLD

A retired sumo wrestler has been elected to Estonia's parliament. Kaido Hoovelson was formerly known as Baruto.
The country's election commission announced on Wednesday that Hoovelson had won a seat in last month's general election... Hoovelson was elected when another candidate decided not to take up his seat.
Hoovelson is set to begin work as a lawmaker when the Estonian parliament convenes on Thursday.

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