Academy of Motion Pictures chief accused of sexual misconduct: report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The president of the Academy of Motion Pictures, the organization that hands out the Oscars, has been accused of sexual misconduct, Hollywood trade publications reported on Friday.


UNHCR chief pessimistic on deal for Rohingya returns to Myanmar

GENEVA (Reuters) - A quick agreement to return Rohingya refugees to Myanmar is looking less and less likely, the U.N. refugee chief said on Friday as he launched an almost $1 billion appeal to support the stateless Muslims in camps in Bangladesh for the r


Democratic Representative Slaughter, 88, dies after fall at home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter of New York died early Friday morning, her chief of staff said. She was 88.


Audi expects no more dieselgate emissions provisions in 2018: CFO

BERLIN (Reuters) - Audi expects no further provisions for its "dieselgate" emissions scandal this year after setting aside a total of 2 billion euros ($2.47 billion) in 2016 and 2017, its finance chief said.


Senators to grill Trump's pick for NSA chief on Russia, privacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators will grill President Donald Trump's pick to lead the National Security Agency on the government's surveillance reach and a range of cyber security issues on Thursday, when he faces his second confirmation hearing to le


U.S. Interior chief defends travel spending, blasts 'insults'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday defended his use of private planes and challenged reports of lavish spending, saying he was tired of "innuendo" and "insults."


Austrian far-right chief, TV anchor settle lawsuit over fake news jibe

VIENNA (Reuters) - The far-right deputy leader of Austria's government has agreed to apologize and pay damages to a top news anchor after accusing him and national broadcaster ORF of lying, the presenter said on Tuesday, announcing a settlement.


UnitedHealth names former GSK CEO Andrew Witty as Optum head

(Reuters) - Health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc on Tuesday named its board member and former GlaxoSmithKline Plc head Andrew Witty as chief executive of its pharmacy benefit unit, Optum, effective July 1.


Broadcom's ambitious chief will shift target after Qualcomm halt: analysts

(Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd, led by dynamic Chief Executive Hock Tan, is unlikely to put the brakes on an acquisition spree after its $117 billion bid for Qualcomm Inc was blocked by U.S. President Donald Trump on national security grounds.


Shanghai government says Tesla talks on track despite Musk outburst

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Talks between Telsa Inc and Shanghai authorities over building a local manufacturing plant remain on track, the city government said on Tuesday, easing concerns of a breakdown in negotiations after the electric carmaker's chief critic


Goldman Sachs' Schwartz retires, paves way for Solomon as next CEO

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Monday that Harvey Schwartz will retire from the bank, leaving David Solomon as sole president and chief operating officer and the most obvious successor to Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein.

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Trump talks with North Korea not just 'theater,' CIA chief Pompeo says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said on Sunday an upcoming meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is not just for show.


Philippines slams U.N. rights chief for 'disrespectful' remarks about Duterte

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine foreign minister hit back on Saturday at the United Nations' human rights chief for issuing "irresponsible and disrespectful" comments about President Rodrigo Duterte, warning that such remarks could set a dangerous prece


Venezuela's Maduro calls U.N. rights chief a U.S.-backed 'tumor'

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan socialist President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday the United Nations human rights chief was a puppet of the United States who had implanted himself like a "tumor" and had no right to criticize Maduro's handling of the crisis


Best Buy CEO says turnaround done, room to compete with Amazon

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc has completed a five-year turnaround and is ready to compete with market leader Amazon.com Inc to prove U.S. retail is not a "winner takes all" situation, Chief Executive Hubert Joly told Reuters on Friday.


Japan finance minister Aso says he has no intention to resign

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday he had no intention now of stepping down to take responsibility for the resignation of the National Tax Agency chief, who came under fire for remarks about a suspected cronyism scandal.


Tesla chief Musk says China trade rules uneven, asks Trump for help

WASHINGTON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk took to Twitter on Thursday to call on U.S. President Donald Trump to challenge China's auto trade rules, which limit foreign ownership of Chinese ventures and impose steep tariffs on im


Cycling: UCI chief calls for Team Sky investigation

LONDON (Reuters) - Cycling's governing body (UCI) should investigate if Team Sky broke anti-doping rules, UCI President David Lappartient told the BBC on Wednesday.


FBI chief: Corporate hack victims can trust we won't share info

BOSTON (Reuters) - The FBI views companies hit by cyber attacks as victims and will not rush to share their information with other agencies investigating whether they failed to protect customer data, its chief said Wednesday.


Motor racing: Former Ferrari chief designer Tombazis joins FIA

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Ferrari chief designer Nikolas Tombazis has joined Formula One's governing body, the International Automobile Federation (FIA), to work with teams on future technical regulations.


U.N. rights chief attacks EU and U.S. over migrants and Dreamers

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. human rights chief said on Wednesday he was shocked at repressive policies being pursued in the United States and Europe, especially the increasingly harsh treatment of migrants.

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Exxon CEO struggles to reverse Tillerson's legacy of failed bets

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp's $200 million write-down last month on abandoned ventures in Russia - once its next big frontier - points to challenges facing Chief Executive Darren Woods in his second year leading the world's largest publicly trad


Cryptocurrencies are risky for consumers, says BoE's Haldane

LONDON (Reuters) - Cryptocurrencies pose a risk to British consumers, though not to the financial system as a whole, the Bank of England's chief economist, Andy Haldane, said on Tuesday.


Daimler's R&D chief sees nickel rich batteries gaining traction

GENEVA (Reuters) - The car industry is moving towards making electric car batteries with a higher ratio of nickel, Ola Kaellenius, Daimler board member responsible for research and development, said on Tuesday.


Airbus looks to productivity boost to cut CSeries costs

TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Airbus will need to increase sales of Bombardier's CSeries jets to cut production costs, the European planemaker's procurement chief said on Tuesday.


IAG CEO says Airbus needs to be more aggressive on A380 pricing

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - IAG would consider buying more A380s from Airbus if the planemaker improves the pricing of the superjumbo, the airline group's chief executive said on Tuesday.


Ryanair to use 'pretty much all' of Boeing 737 buying options

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ryanair expects to exercise "pretty much all" of the options it has to buy Boeing's 737 MAX 200 jets, chief executive Michael O'Leary said on Tuesday.


IBM settles legal dispute with diversity officer hired by Microsoft

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp on Monday said it settled a trade secrets lawsuit it brought against its former chief diversity officer who left for a similar job at Microsoft Corp.


Porsche could build flying taxis, says sales chief

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen's sports car maker Porsche could develop a flying passenger vehicle to compete with rivals in a possible market for urban air taxis and ride-sharing services, Porsche sales chief Detlev von Platen told a German magazine.


CSX to outline path forward after death of former CEO Harrison

(Reuters) - CSX Corp's management team will provide investors on Thursday with the railroad's longer-term plan for boosting profitability and streamlining operations following the death of Chief Executive Officer Hunter Harrison.

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