“I left Japan because I wanted justice” – Fugitive former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn

BEIRUT (BLOOMBERG, AFP, REUTERS) Carlos Ghosn went on the attack against Japan’s criminal justice system less than two weeks after becoming the world’s most famous fugitive with a daring escape to Lebanon. Former head of Nissan Motor and Renault Carlos Ghosn speaking at a press conference in Lebanon on Jan 8, 2020. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG “I was brutally … Continue reading “I left Japan because I wanted justice” – Fugitive former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn

Soleimani successor: continuity figure in uncertain times

Paris (AFP) Esmail Qaani, the new commander of the shadowy Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guards after the killing of Qasem Soleimani, represents a continuity choice at a hugely combustible moment for Tehran but lacks the charismatic aura of his storied predecessor. Qaani, formerly Quds Force deputy commander, was named by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali … Continue reading Soleimani successor: continuity figure in uncertain times

Iran plane crash will be ‘thoroughly investigated’ – Canada PM Justin Trudeau

OTTAWA (AFP) - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday (Jan 8) that Ottawa would work to ensure a thorough investigation of a Ukrainian jetliner crash in Iran that killed dozens of Canadians. Bodies lie covered near the site of the crash on the outskirts of Teheran.PHOTO: NYTIMES "This morning, I join Canadians across the … Continue reading Iran plane crash will be ‘thoroughly investigated’ – Canada PM Justin Trudeau

Stowaway child found dead in plane at Paris airport: Source

PARIS (AFP) - A child stowaway was found dead on Wednesday (Jan 8) in the undercarriage of a plane at a Paris airport, officials said, having probably frozen to death or asphyxiated on the flight from Ivory Coast. A 2016 photo shows planes on the tarmac at Charles de Gaulle airport.PHOTO: AFP The child, aged … Continue reading Stowaway child found dead in plane at Paris airport: Source

Trump confirms no casualties in Iran attacks, does not want to use more force

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (Jan 8) no Americans were harmed in the Iranian missile attacks on military bases housing US troops in Iraq, and urged world powers to forge a new nuclear deal with Teheran. Trump (centre) speaks about the situation with Iran in the Grand Foyer of the White House.PHOTO: AFP … Continue reading Trump confirms no casualties in Iran attacks, does not want to use more force