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Nissan to fire chairman Ghosn for 'serious misconduct'

Nissan to fire chairman Ghosn for 'serious misconduct'

Business
Nissan is to seek the removal of its chairman Carlos Ghosn for "serious misconduct", the company has said. The announcement was made shortly after reports emerged that Mr Ghosn, who is also chief executive and chairman of Renault, faced arrest in Japan following an internal investigation into his financial affairs at Nissan.Renault shares hit their lowest level in almost four years on the news. Image: Carlos Ghosn, seen here on a post-Brexit vote visit to Downing Street, has been credited with turning round the fortunes of both Nissan and Renault Trading in Nissan shares had already ceased for the day.Nissan said it had been examining Mr Ghosn's reporting of his compensation for several months and the actions of anothe...
'Serious indications' Greece wildfire was arson

'Serious indications' Greece wildfire was arson

World
There are "serious indications" a wildfire near Athens that has killed more than 80 people was arson, authorities say. Public order minister Nikos Toskas said satellite image analysis and ground inspections suggest the fire that broke out on Monday was set deliberately.The blaze struck coastal villages popular with holidaymakers.Most people fled to the safety of the sea with just the clothes on their backs. Image: More than 80 people have died Survivors spoke of harrowing scenes including entire families burned alive in their homes.:: Greece wildfires: Terror police investigate after 'armageddon' blazes near Athens"We were alone, there was nobody to help us. Everybody did what they thought they had to do to survive on ...
Russia warns of 'serious consequences' if US acts on alleged Syrian chemical attack

Russia warns of 'serious consequences' if US acts on alleged Syrian chemical attack

World
Warning: This story contains images that may be upsetting to some readers. Russia is warning the U.S. against any “military intervention” in Syria over the government's alleged chemical attack against civilians this weekend, saying any such response would be “unacceptable” and lead to the “most serious consequences”. The foreign ministry in Moscow also says in a statement on its website that allegations of the chemical attack are “fabricated,” suggesting the claims were invented by rebel forces and the Syrian Civil Defense known as the White Helmets. “It is necessary to warn again that military intervention under invented and fabricated pretexts in Syria, where at the request of the lawful government there are Russian military personnel, is absolutely unacceptable and can lead to the mos