The deputy governor of Norway’s central bank is stepping down with immediate effect after he was not granted a new security clearance because he has ties to China via his wife. The move comes at at time when several Western governments are tightening security controls against potential influence from China, particularly in technology, finance and other corporate sectors. “The Norwegian Civil Security Clearance Authority informs me that the reason that I will not receive a renewed security clearance is that my wife is a Chinese citizen and resides in China, where I support her financially,” Jon Nicolaisen said in a statement on Friday.
Suarez, whose wife is of Italian descent, passed the exam in September at the University for Foreigners in Perugia as part of the naturalisation process needed for his potential transfer to the Serie A champions. Juventus, who hoped to sign him from Barcelona, needed him to acquire Italian citizenship to avoid exceeding their permitted quota of non-EU players, but suspicions were quickly raised in the media that he was given preferential treatment.
Mining giant Glencore’s billionaire CEO Ivan Glasenberg today announced Gary Nagle, a senior trader known to some as “mini-Ivan”, will succeed him when he retires next year after 35 years. Nagle, who joined the FTSE-100 company 20 years ago and led operations in Colombia before rising through the ranks to head up its coal arm, will move over from Australia to its HQ in Switzerland early next year. Glasenberg, who joined Glencore in 1984 and has run it since 2002, is the one of the company's biggest shareholders and made an overnight fortune along with other senior management when it floated on the London stock exchange at 530p in 2011.
The struggle to get Covid vaccine to the world's population has often been likened to a race -- in which case, Africa finds itself hobbled by an array of financial, technical and cultural problems.
Iran is raising pressure on U.S. President-elect Joe Biden with plans to install more advanced uranium-enriching centrifuges at an underground plant in breach of its deal with major powers, a U.N. nuclear watchdog report showed on Friday. The confidential International Atomic Energy Agency report obtained by Reuters said Iran plans to install several more cascades, or clusters, of advanced IR-2m centrifuges in the underground plant at Natanz, which was apparently built to withstand aerial bombardment.
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Frenchman Romain Grosjean said it would not be the end of the world if he could not make his Formula One comeback at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, after escaping relatively unscathed from an horrific fiery crash last week. The 34-year-old escaped with burns to the back of his hands and not even a broken bone after his Haas car penetrated a metal barrier, split in two and burst into flames in a high-speed opening-lap crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Sitting out this weekend’s penultimate race around the same Sakhir track’s outer circuit, Grosjean said a return in Abu Dhabi would depend on how fast his burns heal.
Christmas lends itself very nicely to movie watching. Everyone has time to burn and the entire family is far too full of mince pies and lukewarm leftover turkey to actually muster the energy required to leave the sofa.With that in mind, Christmas films are an indispensable part of the cinema landscape. These are movies people often watch every single year and fall in love with over the course of time. The 21st century has yielded its fair share of festive classics, which already feel as essential to the Christmas experience as trees, presents and the year's most depressing episode of EastEnders.Read more: Things we learned from Paul Feig about Last ChristmasBut which is the best Christmas film of the 21st century? It's time to crunch the numbers. From a longlist of the major festive releases since 2000, we ranked them three times — based on global box office, Rotten Tomatoes critic score and the same site's audience score — and awarded points for the rankings.The result is a (theoretically) definitive list of the best the 21st century has to offer when it comes to Christmas viewing. So settle down with that advent calendar you promised yourself you wouldn't entirely consume before December even starts, and dive in.
Schumacher, son of seven times world champion and Ferrari great Michael, is a Ferrari Academy driver and Haas use the Italian's manufacturer's engines. Ferrari said in a statement that Resta was highly-rated and would have an important role in strengthening Haas's technical department.
France is preparing the rollout of a first round of COVID-19 vaccines that it hopes will start reaching the most at risk citizens early next year pending regulatory approvals of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The government will ensure vaccines are free for all in its social security system and has earmarked 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion) of next year's budget to cover costs, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday. Castex, who confirmed vaccination would not be made compulsory, urged all citizens to get a shot.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says they are much better placed to fight for titles this season than last. With traditional heavyweights Barcelona and Real Madrid making stuttering starts to the campaign, Atleti have excelled and remain La Liga's only unbeaten club. They are second on 23 points after nine games, one behind leaders Real Sociedad but with two games in hand.
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Human remains believed to be the bodies of over a dozen ethnic Albanians killed during the 1998-99 war in Kosovo have been found just inside Serbia, a Serbian official said on Friday. More than two decades after the conflict in Kosovo ended, the search for the victims remains a major obstacle to the improvement of relations between Belgrade and Pristina. The investigators used satellite imagery to find the mass grave in a remote open-cast mine at Kizevak in Serbia's south.
Land Securities on Friday said there is “strong investor demand” for high quality properties in London as it revealed a £552 million deal to sell office buildings 1 & 2 New Ludgate. The FTSE 100 property giant said it has exchanged contracts to sell its 1.5 acre site next to the Old Bailey, to Singapore-based investment firm Sun Venture. The scheme, 1 & 2 New Ludgate, comprises 389,615 square feet of office and retail space developed by Landsec in 2015.
A fascination with Vice-President elect Kamala Harris could drive American audiences towards Mira Nair's mini-series "A Suitable Boy," the director says. Based on Vikram Seth's epic 1993 novel, the series follows the Mehra family and their associates as they go about the process of finding a husband for 19-year-old university student Lata Mehra (newcomer Tanya […]
Hollywood loves a comeback story. From Martha Stewart to Mel Gibson, the entertainment industry is known for welcoming back their own with open arms. After enduring public scandals, many stars have taken a break from the limelight, eventually bouncing back onto the A-list. More than a year and a half after the college cheating scandal […]
New Delhi [India], December 4 (ANI): Athletics Federation of India on Friday confirmed the appointment of the vastly experienced Radhakrishnan Nair as chief coach of Indian athletics.
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