Frankfurt bound flight to make an emergency landing in New York tonight.Lufthansa flight #LH441 was at 37,000 feet passing over New York from Houston when the Lufthansa headquarters recieved a bomb threat via phone.The port authority and emergency services at John F. Kennedy Airport were notified immedietly.
Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro signed an emergency decree ordering the country’s largest banknote, the 100 bolivar bill, taken out of circulation to thwart mafias he accused of hoarding cash in Colombia.
The announcement came yesterday as the government of Venezuela, a country in the midst of an economic crisis and crippled with the world’s highest inflation,prepares to issue new banknotes and coins in values up to 200 times the highest denomination currently available.
The President said yesterday on his TV show Contact with Maduro that in accordance with my constitutional powers and through this emergency economic decree, I have decided to take the 100 bolivar bill out of circulation in the next 72 hours. Maduro said the move was necessary after a Venezuelan investigation found that billions of bolivars, in bills of 100, were stashed away by international mafias, mainly in Colombian cities but also in Brazil.
Maduro ordered all land, air and sea possibilities closed immediately so that they do not return those notes that were taken
New Zealand’s socially conservative finance chief Bill English is sworn in as the country’s new prime minister following last week’s resignation of his predecessor John Key. With degrees in commerce and literature, Mr. English has been in parliament since 1990.
Cyrus Mistry was today removed as director of Tata Industries following shareholders’ vote. Tata Industries is a subsidiary of Tata Sons.
Tata Power has called an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on the coming 26th. He is currently Chairman of Tata Power. Mistry joined the Board of Tata Sons in 2006 and was appointed Chairman of its Board in December 2012.
In a sudden and dramatic turn of events, Cyrus Mistry was on 24th of October this year sacked as Chairman of India’s largest conglomerate Tata Group and replaced by his predecessor Ratan Tata in the interim.
A five-member search committee was named, including Mr. Tata, to choose a successor within four months.
Antonio Guterres, a former Portuguese Prime Minister will be sworn in today as the next UN Secretary General, succeeding Ban Ki-moon as the ninth chief of the organisation.
President of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson will administer the Oath of Office to Guterres, 67, at a special plenary meeting of the 193-member General Assembly. The Secretary-General-designate will then address the General Assembly.
Guterres was unanimously appointed by the General Assembly as the successor to Ban, after the 15-nation Security Council had in October decided by acclamation to send his name to the Assembly for final approval.
Mr. Guterres will assume his new role fora five-year tenure beginning January 1, 2017.
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