Category: THE POWERS THAT BE

In the Wake of a Tumultuous Year, the Global Elite Face a World of Uncertainty – WSJ

This year is different. As the world’s financial, corporate and political elites gather this week for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos, the global economic order is teetering. The question is whether it can be rescued.In 2016, history began another chapter. Donald Trump’s U.S. election victory […]

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U.S. charges former U.N. chief Ban’s relatives in bribery case | Reuters

Two relatives of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon have been indicted on U.S. charges that they engaged in a scheme to bribe a Middle Eastern official in connection with the attempted $800 million sale of a building complex in Vietnam.Joo Hyun “Dennis” Bahn, a New York real estate broker who is Ban Ki-Moon’s nephew, and […]

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Queen ‘almost shot’ by guard while on late night walk in Buckingham Palace – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Having an armed guards watching over you at all hours almost backfired for the Queen when she decided to take a late-night walk around the palace grounds and came close to being shot.From time to time her majesty is said to struggle to sleep. During a spell of insomnia, the 90-year-old will occasionally put on […]

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Argentina ex-leader Cristina Fernandez charged in corruption case – BBC News

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been charged over corruption allegations.A federal judge approved charges of illicit association and fraudulent administration against Ms Fernandez.Judge Julian Ercolini also ordered the freezing of $633m (£516m) of Ms Fernandez’s assets. She has previously denied any wrongdoing.It is alleged that her government steered public contracts to a […]

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Bank of America CEO to co-chair World Economic Forum in Davos | The Charlotte Observer

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan has been named co-chair of next year’s World Economic Forum, the annual gathering of global elite in Davos, Switzerland.Moynihan’s role was announced Thursday, as well as the other co-chairs of the 47th annual meeting set for Jan. 17-20. They are documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy; Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save […]

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