Business

Nissan’s Ghosn offers to wear electronic ankle tag to get bail

[ad_1] TOKYO (Reuters) - Ousted Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has offered to wear an electronic ankle tag and hire guards to monitor him in an unusual bid to secure his release on bail after two months of detention in Japan for alleged financial crimes. FILE PHOTO: Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, attends at the Tomorrow In Motion event on the eve of press day at the
Business

HMRC error hits early-filing taxpayers

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Red-faced tax officials have been forced to apologise today for two embarrassing mistakes over late-payment fines.Last weekend HM Revenue and Customs denied fining taxpayers for failing to submit their self-assessment returns online - even though the deadline is still almost two weeks away.But on Monday HMRC admitted that some people have been wrongly charged.It has promised to cancel the penalty charges and apologised for the
Politics

Biden, weighing 2020 bid, tears into Trump at MLK breakfast over Charlottesville comments

[ad_1] Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to link President Trump to what he described as “forces of darkness” and hatred, in a blistering speech to a Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast sure to keep speculation alive about a possible 2020 bid.The former VP spoke on a day when numerous potential or declared presidential candidates were participating in MLK Day events, including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and
Politics

Trump has Democrats ‘in a corner’ with compromise to end partial shutdown, Dan Bongino says

[ad_1] Conservative blogger Dan Bongino thinks President Trump has Democrats “in a corner” after offering a compromise package on immigration in an effort to end the partial government shutdown.“Every individual component of the offer he’s now placed on the table for the Democrats, this compromise deal. Every single component of it, the Democrats have agreed to in the past,” Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who hosts "The Dan Bongino Show," said
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Afghanistan: Deadly Taliban attack on military compound

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The military intelligence base in Wardak province following Monday's bomb attack A Taliban attack on a military compound in central Afghanistan has killed at least 20 security personnel and injured many more, local officials say.Militants rammed a vehicle laden with explosives through a military checkpoint in Wardak province, before detonating it.Some media reports put the death toll much higher.The Taliban's power and reach has
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San Francisco police arrest suspect in brutal beating of 88-year-old grandmother

[ad_1] Authorities arrested a suspect in the brutal attack of Yik Oihuang, 88, which happened earlier this month. (San Francisco Police/Family Photo)Authorities in San Francisco have arrested a man suspected of brutally beating an 88-year-old woman in a park before breaking into her home across the street, police announced Sunday.San Francisco Police said in a news release that Keonte Gathron, 18, was arrested Saturday after committing another robbery."San Francisco Police
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British man arrested after carrying 15-inch machete on train, police say

[ad_1] British Transport Police confiscated a machete from a man. (BTP Essex)A British man was arrested Sunday night after he was found carrying a 15-inch machete.The blade was confiscated after British Transport Police officers searched the man using the controversial stop-and-search method on board a train in Essex.MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING BRITISH BACKPACKER IN NEW ZEALAND PLEADS NOT GUILTYPolice drew Tasers, but didn’t need to use them, according to Sky News.The
Business

Exclusive: Private equity firms circling Nestle’s skin health business – sources

[ad_1] FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - Private equity firms Cinven and Advent have teamed up to bid in an auction that could value Nestle’s (NESN.S) skin health business at about 7 billion Swiss francs ($7 billion), three sources familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: The Nestle logo is seen during the opening of the 151st Annual General Meeting of Nestle in Lausanne, Switzerland April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy/File PhotoPrivate equity companies
Education

Lancashire school’s ‘£1,000 holiday fine’ warning denied

[ad_1] Image caption Currently penalty notices of £60 can be issued for unauthorised absences A school's warning to parents that they could be fined £1,000 for taking their child on holiday during term time has been dismissed by the council.The headteacher of Balladen Community Primary School in Rawtenstall told parents the penalty could be introduced as part of a pilot scheme.But Lancashire County Council said no such figure "has been