Kherson civilians evacuated as Russia intensifies bombings – POLITICO

Kherson civilians evacuated as Russia intensifies bombings – POLITICO

Russian forces are intensifying their shelling of Kyiv-controlled territories in the Kherson region, as Ukrainian authorities evacuate civilians to safer areas. Yaroslav Yanushevych, the regional governor of Kherson, said on Sunday that Russian forces shelled the region 54 times during the past day, using “terror tactics.” Moscow’s troops “purposefully hit civilians in the region,” he … Read more

Protests against zero-COVID policy spread across China in challenge to Beijing – POLITICO

Protests against zero-COVID policy spread across China in challenge to Beijing – POLITICO

In a significant escalation of political unrest, protests against China’s strict zero-COVID policy spread to several cities and university campuses across the country, with demonstrators in Shanghai calling for President Xi Jinping to step down. After erupting in the Xinjiang region, social media footage indicates that demonstrations have now broken out in Nanjing, Urumqi, Wuhan, … Read more

Germany ‘needs better rules’ for citizenship: Scholz – POLITICO

Germany ‘needs better rules’ for citizenship: Scholz – POLITICO

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Saturday called for reforms to the country’s citizenship regulations, a day after the Interior Ministry said draft legislation on the citizenship process was “as good as ready.” “Naturalization needs better rules,” Scholz said in a tweet Saturday. “It’s about respect and, of course, about our prosperity. Because all these women … Read more

Twitter VP in Ireland gets temporary court injunction against firing – POLITICO

Twitter VP in Ireland gets temporary court injunction against firing – POLITICO

A Twitter executive in Ireland secured a temporary court injunction preventing Elon Musk from firing her in his mass layoffs at the social media giant. Sinead McSweeney, Twitter’s global vice president for public policy, was granted the interim injunction on Friday by Ireland’s High Court, local media reported. The court order temporarily prevents Twitter from … Read more

The Disney CFO Who Raised Concerns About Bob Chapek Has Respect on the Street

The Disney CFO Who Raised Concerns About Bob Chapek Has Respect on the Street

Christine McCarthy, Walt Disney co. ‘s longtime finance chief, took an unusual step when she expressed a lack of confidence in the chief executive to directors of the entertainment giant. Finance chiefs usually deliver on their chief executive’s strategy and aren’t known to commonly speak against them. But Ms. McCarthy had raised concerns to Disney … Read more

Musk says granting ‘amnesty’ to suspended Twitter accounts

Musk says granting ‘amnesty’ to suspended Twitter accounts

SAN FRANCISCO — New Twitter owner Elon Musk said Thursday that he is granting “amnesty” for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation. The billionaire’s announcement came after he asked in a poll posted to his timeline to vote on reinstatements for accounts that have … Read more

Walt Disney CFO, Others Brought Concerns to Board Over Bob Chapek

Walt Disney CFO, Others Brought Concerns to Board Over Bob Chapek

Walt Disney CFO, Others Brought Concerns to Board Over Bob Chapek.

Disney stock soars after Bob Iger replaces Bob Chapek as CEO

Disney stock soars after Bob Iger replaces Bob Chapek as CEO

Shares of Walt Disney Co. were up 10% in pre-market trading early Monday as investors on Wall Street were jubilant over the news that Robert Iger would return to helm the Mouse House in place of ousted CEO Bob Chapek. Disney stock is expected to flirt with an opening price of $100 a share when … Read more

Disney Oust’s Bob Chapek, Robert Iger Returns as CEO

Disney Oust’s Bob Chapek, Robert Iger Returns as CEO

Business Iger returns to the entertainment company he left only late last year .

George Lois, icon of ads and magazine covers, dead at 91

George Lois, icon of ads and magazine covers, dead at 91

NEW YORK — George Lois, the hard-selling, charismatic advertising man and designer who fashioned some of the most daring magazine images of the 1960s and popularized such catchphrases and brand names as “I Want My MTV” and “Lean Cuisine,” has died. He was 91. Lois’ son, the photographer Luke Lois, said he died “peacefully” Friday … Read more