Nissan's Hiroto Saikawa publicly trashed his ex-chairman's legacy and the extent of his powerThey do corporate scandals differently in Japan. The downfall of Carlos Ghosn over alleged under-statement of income and “numerous” acts of misconduct was spectacular in its own right, but the accompanying press conference by Nissan chief executive Hiroto Saikawa was an event in itself.Saikawa did not merely report the allegations against his chairman, which is what you might expect on day one [...]
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Sir Keir Starmer tells PLP the party is ready to push for early general election if necessaryLabour will consider calling for a vote of no confidence in Theresa May's government if her Brexit deal is voted down and it appears the UK is at risk of crashing out of the EU without a deal, the party's Brexit spokesman has said.Sir Keir Starmer told members of Labour's parliamentary party on Monday night he was confident parliament [...]
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California fights wildfires year-round now: 'There's no such thing as a fire season'
Fire Captain Scott McLean said there's no such thing as a “fire season” in California anymore. He said Cal Fire and the public need to be prepared for wildfires year-round now. [...]
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Back in September, Microsoft announced a virtual desktop solution that lets customers run Office 365 and Windows 10 in the cloud. They mentioned several partners in the announcement who were working on solutions with them. One of those was FSLogix, a Georgia virtual desktop startup. Today, Microsoft announced it has acquired FSLogix. It did not share the purchase price. “FSLogix is a next-generation app-provisioning platform that reduces the resources, time and labor required to support virtualization,” [...]
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POTUS and FLOTUS welcome the 2018 White House Christmas tree
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have received the official White House Christmas tree. The 19½-foot (6-meter) tall Fraser fir was grown on a farm owned by Larry Smith of Newland, North Carolina. Strains of “O Christmas Tree” played Monday as horses pulled a wagon carrying the tree up the White House driveway to the North Portico. [...]
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Yahoo News Explains: Can Trump quash the White House press corps?
CNN's Jim Acosta is reporting at the White House again after a judge ruled that the Trump administration overstepped the law in revoking his access. You are a rude, terrible person,” Trump told Acosta. Lawyers for the administration argued, “The President and White House possess the same broad discretion to regulate access to the White House for journalists that they possess to select which journalists receive interviews. [...]
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Bitcoin falls below $5,000 for first time since 2017
Data compiled by the Coinbase digital exchange showed the world's most popular virtual currency losing 12.5 percent of its value from Friday evening to stand at $4,914.21 by 1930 GMT Monday. Bitcoin opened trading on Wednesday at $6,326 and has since seen its market capitalisation fall to less than $90 million for the first time in over a year. At least some of it has been attributed to a battle for control of [...]
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Five years and sixty potential locations later, NASA has chosen the Jezero Crater as the landing site for its Mars 2020 rover mission. Slated to launch in July the Mars 2020 rover mission will touch down at the Jezero Crater as NASA's exploration of the Red Planet enters its next phase. The rover will be looking for signs of habitable conditions — and past microbial life — while also collecting rock and soil samples that will [...]
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Apple, Facebook and Nvidia are leading stock markets down after an uncertain month [...]
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