Lebanon central bank governor summoned for questioning by judge

Beirut, Lebanon — An investigative judge was set to question the governor of Lebanon’s central bank and others on Monday on charges of dereliction of duty and breach of trust. Riad Salameh, governor of Lebanon’s central bank since 1993, has come under increased scrutiny for his management of Lebanon’s economy since the country’s finances began […]

Lebanese central bank governor charged with dereliction of duty

Between $5m and $7m in central bank funds meant to help the country’s people were squandered from June through December, a Lebanese judge said. A Lebanese prosecutor charged central bank Governor Riad Salameh with dereliction of duty and breach of trust over the alleged misuse millions of dollars provided by the regulator last year. Judge […]

Aramco may sell more shares, sovereign wealth fund governor says

Yasir Al-Rumayyan, the governor of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, made the announcement during a media briefing about PIF’s five-year plan. Saudi Arabia’s oil giant Saudi Aramco may consider selling more shares if market conditions are right, the head of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund told a news briefing on Tuesday. The Saudi government sold […]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Run for Arkansas Governor

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who served as a White House press secretary under former President Donald J. Trump, announced her candidacy for governor of Arkansas on Monday, running for a seat her father, Mike Huckabee, once held. Ms. Sanders is seen as the preferred candidate of Mr. Trump, and her candidacy will serve, to some extent, […]

Virginia governor backs move to end death penalty

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has said he supports a bill introduced by state legislators to end capital punishment in the state, US media reported. State legislators in Virginia’s House and Senate on Wednesday introduced bills that would abolish the death penalty and convert existing capital sentences to life sentences without parole, ABC News reported. Later […]

Ex-Michigan Governor Rick Snyder charged over Flint water crisis

Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has been charged with willful neglect of duty after an investigation of ruinous decisions that left the US city of Flint with lead-contaminated water and a regional outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. The charges, revealed in an online court record on Wednesday are punishable by up to a year in jail […]

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolboys freed, says state governor

02:02 From: NewsFeed The governor of Nigeria’s Katsina state says hundreds of missing schoolboys have been freed after their mass kidnapping. Read more 24 Dec 2020 facebooktwitterwhatsapp More episodes from NewsFeed play 02:13 play 02:07 play 03:15 play 02:07 Show more . Source link

California governor names Alex Padilla to replace Kamala Harris

Padilla, California’s secretary of state, will be the first Latino to represent the state in the US Senate. California Governor Gavin Newsom has selected his longtime political ally Alex Padilla to replace Senator Kamala Harris in the United States Senate after she becomes vice president next month. The 47-year-old Padilla is California’s secretary of state […]

Biden to Pick Jennifer Granholm, Former Michigan Governor, for Energy Secretary

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden will nominate Jennifer M. Granholm, a former governor of Michigan and a longtime champion of renewable energy development, to be the next secretary of energy, according to four people close to the president-elect’s transition team. If confirmed, Ms. Granholm, 61, will be the second woman, after Hazel R. O’Leary, […]

Georgia governor rebuffs Trump attempt to overturn vote

Officials in the state say they will not help the president with a ploy to overturn Joe Biden’s victory. Georgia’s governor will not acquiesce to pressure from President Donald Trump to call a special session of the state’s legislature in an attempt to overturn the state’s election results, his deputy said. Lieutenant Governor of Georgia […]

Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan tests positive for COVID-19

The 51-year-old Indonesian politician says he currently has no symptoms and will self-isolate for the next two weeks. The governor of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, has tested positive for COVID-19 as the world’s fourth-most populous country struggles to contain a record spike in the number of infections. Anies Baswedan said on Tuesday that he was currently […]