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. He was arrested in November on accusations he under-reported his salary and used company assets for personal use. Mr Ghosn, who headed an alliance of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi, has previously denied the allegations. Media reports…

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…

A Hot Seat for Facebook, an Empty Chair for Zuckerberg and a Vow to Share Secret Files

LONDON — Officials from nine countries examining Facebook’s business practices have spent weeks trying to get the company’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, to face questions at a hearing. On Tuesday in London, Mr. Zuckerberg was represented by an empty chair. He skipped the session, which was organized by a British committee investigating Facebook and the…

Tesla names new chair to replace Elon Musk

Image copyright Getty Images Electric car company Tesla has appointed Robyn Denholm to chair its board. She takes over in the role from founder Elon Musk, who has been serving as both chairman and chief executive. Mr Musk agreed to give up the chairmanship last month to resolve claims of fraud brought by US financial…

Masa Son leaves empty chair at Saudi conference

When bin Salman made a brief appearance at the same event on Tuesday, Saudi Arabia’s most important partner in the tech world was nowhere to be seen. A front row seat reserved for the founder and CEO of Japan’s SoftBank (SFTBY) was empty. Son, and his chief operating officer Marcelo Claure, were both named as…

ABC chair resigns over Australian political interference claims

Image copyright EPA The chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has resigned following allegations of political interference. Justin Milne resigned from the national broadcaster amid reports he had asked for journalists to be fired because their reporting was disliked by the Australian government. The government has denied pressuring the broadcaster over its staff. ABC’s…

US-Iran: Trump set to chair key UN Security Council session

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Trump is seeking to isolate Iran internationally US President Donald Trump is expected to voice fresh criticism of Iran later when he chairs a UN Security Council session on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. It is only the third time a US leader will have presided over…