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10 things you need to know in markets today

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know on Wednesday. 1. Japanese prosecutors are considering bringing a case against Nissan after Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s arrest on suspicion of financial misconduct, the Asahi Shimbun daily said on Wednesday. Ghosn, one of the global car industry’s best-known leaders, was arrested on Monday after Nissan’s internal investigations found […]

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Saudi Arabia has reportedly been torturing human-rights activists held in its prisons without charge for over six months

Saudi Arabia has tortured several human-rights defenders, including a number of women, held without charge since May 2018, according to reports by human-rights groups. Amnesty International obtained harrowing testimonies that detail sexual harassment and assault, electrocution and other forms of torture by Saudi authorities. Human Rights Watch also reported similar abuse at Saudi prisons. Some […]

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Mark Zuckerberg gave an interview to CNN about the bombshell New York Times exposé. The Facebooks CEO said stepping down as chairman is “not the plan,” and voiced support for his COO Sheryl Sandberg. In a memo obtained by TechCrunch, Facebook’s outgoing […]

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UN senior official resigns after ‘mind blowing’ audit reportedly finds he spent nearly $500,000 in travel expenses

United Nations Environment Program chief Erik Solheim resigned, after he was alleged to have accrued $488,518 in travel expenses in the course of nearly two years, according to a previous report from The Guardian. Solheim, who was in charge of the “global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda,” was revealed to have traveled […]