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Ghosn's Japanese Lawyers Quit Following His Escape to Lebanon

Ghosn's Japanese Lawyers Quit Following His Escape to Lebanon

Japanese attorneys representing former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn quit on Thursday following his flight to Lebanon from Japan, where he had been fighting financial misconduct charges. Office of lead lawyer Junichiro Hironaka issued a brief statement saying they had "filed with the Tokyo District

France's Macron Says he Raised Concerns with Japan over Ghosn Detention

France's Macron Says he Raised Concerns with Japan over Ghosn Detention

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he had previously spoken to Japan’s prime minister about the conditions former Nissan-Renault boss Carlos Ghosn was being held under. After fleeing Japan in late December, Ghosn said he had been treated “brutally” by Tokyo prosecutors and that he

Albania Expels 2 Iranian Diplomats over Suspected Espionage

Albania, which hosts a camp for thousands of members of an exiled Iranian dissident group, expelled two Iranian diplomats on Wednesday, more than a year after kicking out the Iranian ambassador. Acting Foreign Minister Gent Cakaj identified the diplomats in a statement on social media as Mohammad

Flooding at Israeli Air Base Damages 8 Warplanes

Flooding at Israeli Air Base Damages 8 Warplanes

Israel's military said on Monday that heavy rainfall last week caused extensive flooding at an air force base, resulting in damage to eight warplanes. The military said in a statement that "several planes were damaged, they were fixed and will return to flying in the coming days." The military

Over 130 Dead as Severe Weather Hits Pakistan, Afghanistan

Over 130 Dead as Severe Weather Hits Pakistan, Afghanistan

Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather has killed more than 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as authorities struggled to reach people stranded by heavy snowfall. At least 93 people died and 76 were injured across Pakistan -- with several st

Left-Wing Israeli Parties Unite ahead of March Election

Left-Wing Israeli Parties Unite ahead of March Election

Israel's main left-parties have announced they will run on a single ticket in the upcoming March 2 election. Labor, which dominated Israeli politics for decades and spearheaded peace efforts with the Palestinians, will join with the veteran party Meretz after seeing their combined seats in the 12

At Least 12 Dead in Ionian Migrant Boat Sinking

At Least 12 Dead in Ionian Migrant Boat Sinking

At least 12 people died Saturday when a boat loaded with asylum-seekers sank in the Ionian Sea, the Greek coastguard said. "So far 12 bodies have been recovered.

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