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Good morning. A shocking arrest at Nissan, tech shares tumble and Marseille is rife with risky structures.

Here’s the newest:

Nissan’s chairman is arrested.

An interior investigation discovered that Carlos Ghosn, above, some of the auto business’s maximum high-profile executives, underreported his compensation to the Japanese govt for a number of years.

A director on the corporate, Greg Kelly, was once additionally accused of monetary misconduct and arrested. Nissan beneficial that each be got rid of from their positions.

Mr. Ghosn, a French citizen, arrived at Nissan in 1999 after the French carmaker Renault purchased a big stake within the Japanese corporate. He was once extensively hailed for saving it from monetary cave in via cost-sharing and the removing of 21,000 jobs. But he has had sour pay disputes with the French govt, a big Renault shareholder.

Nissan’s investigation into Mr. Ghosn started after a whistle-blower stated he have been misrepresenting his wage and the usage of corporate belongings for private functions.


• Bosnia as a caution to the arena.

Though lengthy at peace, the Bosnian town of Mostar has two of everything: hearth brigades, rubbish assortment firms, hospitals, nightclubs and football groups. The town’s two major ethnic teams, Muslim Bosniaks and Catholic Croats, hardly ever engage. Above, vacationers at a Franciscan monastery there.

These chronic ethnonationalist fissures are paralyzing the rustic at huge, which has been run by means of 3 elected presidents — one every for Bosnian Serbs, Croats and Muslims — because the 1995 settlement that halted Europe’s worst warfare since World War II.

As Europe and the U.S. combat with the upward thrust of ethnic nationalism, Bosnia’s divisions be offering a dismal lesson in how communities can keep splintered lengthy after many of us have forgotten what it was once that driven them aside.

“You are looking at your own future here,” a student in Bosnia instructed us.


A studied silence.

King Salman of Saudi Arabia, above, made no mention of the international outrage towards the dominion in his first public remarks since Saudi brokers killed the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul closing month.

He additionally stood by means of his son and selected successor, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who the C.I.A. has concluded ordered the killing. In his annual deal with to the Shura Council, the dominion’s advisory meeting, King Salman confirmed no purpose of sidelining the prince.

Meanwhile, Germany imposed sanctions on 18 Saudis suspected of involvement and iced up fingers exports to the dominion, and the Turkish protection minister advised that Mr. Khashoggi’s killers left the rustic along with his frame.


A “French Detroit.”

Marseille is the second-largest town in France and one in every of Europe’s poorest, and it has an infrastructural problem of vast proportions: 10 p.c of its structures have been deemed unsafe in a 2015 govt record. That’s 40,000 dwellings affecting 100,000 citizens.

The factor received new urgency this month when the cave in of 2 structures killed 8 other people. Last week, 1000’s of protesters marched towards the tough mayor, even calling him a assassin.

Above, a tenant in some of the structures who was once left homeless.

Now the native govt is taking part in catch-up, evacuating greater than 1,000 citizens from crumbling flats as others stroll up quaking staircases and jolt conscious at evening on the slightest vibration.

Global warming may just motive as many as six simultaneous climate-related failures in some portions of the arena by means of the tip of the century, researchers say. Above, the stays of a space after Hurricane Michael hit Florida closing month. [The New York Times]

• Airbnb suspended listings at settlements within the West Bank, inflicting an uproar in Israel. [The New York Times]

Britain is investigating the credentials of 1000’s of overseas physicians after a lady from New Zealand was once discovered to have used a false qualification for many years. [The New York Times]

• Four other people have been shot useless at a medical institution in downtown Chicago, together with the shooter. [The New York Times]

• The Trump management gave again the clicking move of the CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta. [The New York Times]

• Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s daughter and one in every of his senior advisers, again and again used her non-public e mail account for professional industry, a White House evaluate discovered. [The New York Times]

• Progress towards malaria has stalled, and the illness stays an important risk to billions of other people regardless of the pricy, decades-long efforts to comprise it, the World Health Organization stated. [The New York Times]

• An Italian the city that arrange a pace digicam stuck nearly 60,000 offenders in simply two weeks. [BBC News]

Tips for a extra pleasurable lifestyles.

• Bask in books: The editors of The New York Times Book Review decided on 100 notable books of 2018. They’re divided into 15 classes and are a perfect supply of reward concepts.

• Or don’t get that reward. The vacation season is stuffed with social tasks. Here’s how to get out of them.

• Six years after a Picasso portray was once stolen from a Dutch museum, the creator of a e book concerning the heist gained an nameless tip: It was once buried underneath a rock in Romania. She dug up a portray there, however is it the real deal?

The most sensible finish of the artwork marketplace is booming.

At auctions closing week, masterworks by means of Edward Hopper and David Hockney bought for greater than $90 million every.

But these kind of numbers aren’t so new, taking inflation into account.

Twenty years in the past these days, van Gogh’s “Portrait of the Artist Without His Beard” sold at Christie’s for $71.5 million — nearly thrice the excessive estimate.

At that point, it was once the third-highest worth for any paintings at public sale.

The costliest of all was once van Gogh’s “Portrait of Dr. Gachet,” purchased in 1990 by means of the Japanese industrialist Ryoei Saito for $82.five million.

With inflation, “Dr. Gachet” held that public sale file for a few years, the excessive level of the Japanese-driven Impressionist increase.

That was once till closing November, when “Salvator Mundi,” pictured above, a portray cataloged by means of Christie’s as a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci, bought for $450.three million.

Compared to that stratospheric worth, closing week’s gross sales have been moderately — very moderately — all the way down to earth.

Scott Reyburn, our artwork marketplace columnist in London, wrote these days’s Back Story.


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