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Goldman Changes Asia Banking Leadership as New CEO Digs In

October 21, 2018 |

Goldman Sachs is shaking up its leadership in Asia, where a high-profile corruption scandal has dampened an otherwise strong stretch of deal-making.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Russian Officials Slam Trump’s Plans to Exit Nuclear Treaty

October 21, 2018 |

Russia’s foreign ministry condemned President Trump’s statement that the U.S. would withdraw from the nuclear treaty worked out by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, saying that the move was tantamount to blackmail and warning that it would be “a very dangerous step.”
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Scandal Over Dead Journalist Jolts Heir to Saudi Throne

October 21, 2018 |

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, secure for now, is scrambling to contain global backlash over the killing of government critic Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Italian Credit Downgrade Likely to Add to Pressure on Europe’s Markets

October 21, 2018 |

Italy’s credit was cut by Moody’s to the lowest investment-grade rating, in a move that will likely add further selling pressure on Italian bonds and raise borrowing costs for the debt-laden country.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Pope Francis’ Handling of Sex-Abuse Cases Fractures a Catholic Stronghold

October 21, 2018 |

The pope’s keen instincts as a communicator have abandoned him at crucial moments, especially in Chile, where allegations have swept up 167 Catholic officials and 178 victims so far. Sex-abuse victims say he has dismissed coverup allegations and wavered on promised disciplinary action.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

MTV Owner’s Streaming Strategy: If You Can’t Beat Them, Feed Them

October 21, 2018 |

Viacom is rebooting MTV’s “The Real World” franchise for Facebook, the latest sign that the cable-TV giant has stopped fighting the growing dominance of digital players like Netflix and is instead producing shows—and soon movies—for them.
WSJ.com: US Business

Defense Firms Struggle With Security-Clearance Backlog

October 20, 2018 |

An exacerbated workforce crunch for makers of warships, jet fighters and cybersecurity systems is forcing them to resort to workarounds to finish Pentagon orders.
WSJ.com: US Business

Fight at Consulate Led to Journalist’s Death, Saudis Say

October 20, 2018 |

Saudi Arabia early Saturday acknowledged for the first time journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul, capping weeks of uncertainty over the fate of the Saudi government critic.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Image

October 20, 2018 |

Facebook has hired Britain’s former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, as its top policy and communications executive, giving a Silicon Valley outsider the task of mending the social network’s image.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Greek Leader Takes Over as Foreign Minister, Too

October 20, 2018 |

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and announced he will take over his portfolio.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe