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IMF chief 'cannot imagine' no deal on Brexit

IMF chief 'cannot imagine' no deal on Brexit

The head of the International Monetary Fund has said she “cannot imagine” there will be no deal on Brexit. At the IMF’s annual meeting in Washington, Christine Lagarde made her most strongly worded intervention since the negotiations began, urging...
Brazilian Olympics chief arrested in Rio

Brazilian Olympics chief arrested in Rio

Brazilian Olympics chief arrested in Rio 5 October 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright Reuters Image caption Carlos Nuzman served as president of the Rio 2016 Olympics organising committee Brazilian police have detained the president of...
Bank chief sentenced to death for fraud

Bank chief sentenced to death for fraud

Vietnam fraud trial: Death penalty for ex-head of OceanBank 29 September 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright VIETNAM NEWS AGENCY/AFP Image caption Nguyen Xuan Son was sentenced to death at the People’s Court in Hanoi The former head of a major Vietnamese...
Chief diplomats' words too late to stop Myanmar

Chief diplomats' words too late to stop Myanmar

Boris Johnson and Rex Tillerson come from two different worlds but will have found much in common as they talked in the regal splendour of Lancaster House in London. Perhaps they compared notes on the fact they are both the subject of rumours they are on the verge of...
Uber hires new chief executive from internet giant

Uber hires new chief executive from internet giant

Uber has picked former Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as its new chief executive to lead the firm out of a nearly year-long crisis. Mr Khosrowshahi will take on the tasks of repairing frayed relations with investors and making the business profitable after seven years...
President Trump's chief strategist leaves post

President Trump's chief strategist leaves post

President Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post, according to US reports. Mr Bannon was a key adviser to Donald Trump during the general election campaign and has been a contentious presence in the White House. The former leader...
Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns

Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns

Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns 18 August 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images Vishal Sikka has resigned as Infosys chief executive and managing director, the company said in a statement Friday. The firm’s chief operating...
Venezuela’s anti-Maduro chief prosecutor sacked

Venezuela’s anti-Maduro chief prosecutor sacked

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor, Luisa Ortega, a staunch critic of President Nicolas Maduro, has been sacked and ordered to stand trial. A unanimous vote to remove her was top of the agenda at the first meeting of the new constitutional assembly. A vocal opponent...
Trump fires new comms chief Scaramucci

Trump fires new comms chief Scaramucci

Donald Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his job as communications director, the White House has said. It said in a statement: “Mr Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own...
Anthony Scaramucci sacked as Trump media chief

Anthony Scaramucci sacked as Trump media chief

Anthony Scaramucci sacked as Trump media chief 31 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been fired after less than 10 days in the post. The former Wall Street financier had...
Trump swears in new White House chief of staff

Trump swears in new White House chief of staff

John F Kelly has been sworn in at the White House as Donald Trump’s new chief of staff. The closed-door ceremony took place at the Oval Office on Monday morning, with Mr Trump telling reporters that Mr Kelly would do a “spectacular job” in his new...
Trump sacks Reince Priebus as chief of staff

Trump sacks Reince Priebus as chief of staff

Donald Trump has named John F Kelly as his new White House chief of staff after sacking Reince Priebus. The President thanked Mr Priebus for his service, calling him “a good man” who had served his country well. The two men had travelled together earlier...
US police chief quits after Australian shot dead

US police chief quits after Australian shot dead

The head of Minneapolis police has resigned following fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman by an officer. Police chief Janee Harteau stepped down at the request of Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, a day after speaking about the death of 40-year-old Justine...
Police chief: Australian 'didn't have to die'

Police chief: Australian 'didn't have to die'

An Australian woman shot dead by a police officer in the US “didn’t have to die”, the chief of the Minneapolis police department has said. Justine Damond, 40, had called police to report a possible sexual assault in her neighbourhood just before...
Nigerian chief faked his own kidnapping

Nigerian chief faked his own kidnapping

Nigerian chief suspended by Lagos governor over fake kidnap 14 July 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright Lagos state government Image caption Nigeria police paraded Chief Yusuf Ogundare (right) and his bother Mohammed Adams (left) after their arrest A Nigerian...
Brazil club football chief quits over death threats

Brazil club football chief quits over death threats

Brazil club football chief quits over death threats 7 July 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright Paysandu Sport The president of a Brazilian second division football club, Paysandu Sport, has resigned, saying armed men had threatened to...
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