Carlos Ghosn: Former Nissan chair charged with financial misconduct

Image copyright Getty Images Japanese prosecutors have charged former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn with financial misconduct, Japanese media report. Prosecutors said Mr Ghosn underreported his compensation in the company’s financial statements over a five year period. He was arrested in November after the allegations first surfaced. Mr Ghosn, who headed a Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, has previously…

Tennessee inmate chooses electric chair over lethal injection

Image copyright AFP Image caption The electric chair has gradually been replaced as the main method of execution An inmate in the US state of Tennessee is to be executed by electric chair after arguing that a lethal injection would involve suffering. David Earl Miller, who has spent 36 years on death row, is among…

Nicholas Roeg obituary: From tea-maker to director’s chair

Image copyright Getty Images Nicolas Roeg was one of the most original film-makers the UK has ever produced. His early experience as a cinematographer brought a stunning visual quality to his work. He often exasperated the critics and gained a reputation as being hard on his actors. And he took a delight in jumbling scenes…

Poorly labrador Buck eats meals from high chair

A dog with a rare medical condition has been given a chair to help him eat. Buck, a 17-month-old labrador, has a rare condition called megaesophagus which means he cannot eat food without vomiting it back up unless he is held in an upright position. He is half the size of a normal labrador and…

James T. Brady, Chair of Maryland Board of Regents, resigns

James T. Brady, chair of Maryland’s Board of Regents, is stepping down immediately, he announced in a statement Thursday. One day after his reinstatement, the University of Maryland changed course and fired football coach DJ Durkin in the wake of outrage and protests by students, politicians and even some of the Terrapins players. On Tuesday,…

Europe to choose new banking watchdog chair

Markets are keen to discover who will next control monetary policy in the euro zone as the current president of the European Central Bank (ECB) Mario Draghi approaches the end of his mandate. Knowing who will be the next ECB President could bring a clearer understanding of the interest rate trajectory in the euro zone…

Seems like Fed Chair Powell wants President Trump to lose

CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Tuesday it almost seems like Jerome Powell is being aggressive on his path to raise interest rates because the Federal Reserve chair wants throw a wrench in President Donald Trump‘s agenda. “Maybe he wants Trump to lose,” Cramer argued on “Squawk on the Street,” questioning Powell’s motives. The Fed declined to…