Tag: Appointments and Executive Changes

Planned Parenthood and Fired Former Chief Mired in Escalating Dispute

Leana Wen, the recently fired former president of Planned Parenthood, appears headed toward an increasingly contentious exit, after accusing the organization’s leadership of trying to “buy my silence” in a dispute that threatens to prolong and magnify an acrimonious transition at the top of the nation’s best known women’s health care and reproductive rights group. […]

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Iger Departs Board of Apple, Disney’s New Streaming Competitor

LOS ANGELES — Robert A. Iger, Disney’s chief executive and chairman, has resigned from the board of Apple, whose growing Hollywood operation would have made it harder for him to fully engage as one of its directors. Mr. Iger, 68, resigned on Tuesday, according to an Apple filing on Friday with the Securities and Exchange […]

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B.J. Habibie Dies at 83; Ushered in Democracy in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — B. J. Habibie, who as president of Indonesia ushered in an era of democracy that ended the rule of Suharto, whose 32-year dictatorship is considered one of the most brutal and corrupt of the 20th century, died on Wednesday in a hospital in Jakarta. He was 83. His son Thareq Kemal Habibie […]

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Who Could Replace John Bolton?

President Trump on Tuesday announced the departure of John R. Bolton as his national security adviser, the third person to hold the job since the beginning of the Trump administration. Though the White House has said Mr. Bolton’s current deputy, Charles M. Kupperman, will take over in the interim, Mr. Trump has said he will […]

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Dave Dombrowski Closed for the Red Sox. Now, They Need a Fresh Start.

BOSTON — Dave Dombrowski was the closer. His old boss, John Henry, hired him four years ago, gave him a deep crop of young talent and told him to win the next Boston Red Sox title as soon as possible. Dombrowski did it last fall, and someday his Hall of Fame plaque will reflect that […]

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John Bolton, Out the Revolving Door

To the Editor: Re “Trump Ousts John Bolton as National Security Adviser” (nytimes.com, Sept. 10): The departure of John Bolton is merely the latest in a lengthy and never-ending series of resignations and firings from the revolving-door Trump White House. Many intelligent, savvy people have joined the administration, only to find that their counsel is […]

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Texas Monthly Creates a Tempting Job: Taco Editor

Texas Monthly, which bills itself as “the national magazine of Texas,” is so focused on covering all things Lone Star that its masthead lists a barbecue editor. It also has correspondents who cover the rural-life blues, and a columnist who explains “western chic” and the dos and don’ts of boots. Now, the publication is dipping […]

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Trump Fires John Bolton as National Security Adviser

WASHINGTON — President Trump fired John R. Bolton, his third national security adviser, on Tuesday amid fundamental disagreements over how to handle major foreign policy challenges like Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan. Mr. Trump announced the decision on Twitter. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White […]

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Jack Ma Is Retiring From Alibaba. He Won’t Go Far.

HONG KONG — Jack Ma formally retired on Tuesday from Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant he founded that helped transform the way hundreds of millions of people shop and made him one of the world’s richest men. But despite the elaborate celebrations the company held on Tuesday to commemorate his departure, Mr. Ma isn’t going […]

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Saudi King Appoints a Son, Prince Abdulaziz, as Energy Minister

BEIRUT, Lebanon — King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Sunday named his son Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman as energy minister, putting a member of the royal family for the first time in one of the kingdom’s most important roles, as part of a wider shake-up of top energy-sector jobs. The appointment of Prince Abdulaziz, an […]

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Mugabe’s Reign Began With Bob Marley and Good Schools. Despotism Soon Followed.

It was April 1980, and I was among the crowd serenaded by Bob Marley and the Wailers when Britain’s Union flag was lowered to be replaced by a new banner. A whiff of tear gas floated over a wall at the Rufaro soccer stadium in Harare, the capital of the nascent state of Zimbabwe. Prince […]

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A Judge Refused to Hire a Party Boss’s Aide. A Demotion Followed.

Three months after the Bronx Democratic Party announced its support for Judge Armando Montano in the 2017 election for State Supreme Court justice, the party’s chairman had a request: He wanted the newly elected judge to hire the chairman’s former aide as a confidential assistant. Justice Montano interviewed the person, thought it over and declined. […]

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Fed Chair Powell Says Central Bank Will Keep Economic Expansion Going

ZURICH — The Federal Reserve chair, Jerome H. Powell, said on Friday that the Fed remains committed to keeping the United States economic expansion going, remarks that signal the Fed is likely to cut interest rates again at its coming meeting. “The Fed has, through the course of the year, seen fit to lower the […]

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Millennials Are Taking Over Fashion, Too

In the fall of 2018, Jean-Philippe Hecquet, the newly installed chief executive of Lanvin, was looking for a designer to save the oldest French fashion house in continuous existence. The stakes were high. The brand’s collections had been critically savaged since parting ways with Alber Elbaz, its former creative director, in 2015. It had quickly […]

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Cathay Pacific’s Chairman Resigns as China Pressures Hong Kong Business

HONG KONG — The chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways resigned on Wednesday, the second top executive of the embattled Hong Kong carrier to step down as protests have roiled the city. In a filing Wednesday afternoon with Hong Kong’s stock exchange, the airline said that John Slosar will resign as chairman and as an executive […]

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Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Is Disheartened, but No Successor Is in Sight

HONG KONG — Beleaguered after three months of increasingly violent street protests, Hong Kong’s chief executive said on Tuesday morning that her emotions were in turmoil but that she had not tendered her resignation and had no intention of stepping down. “Even if my personal emotions are fluctuating greatly, the ultimate decision is in regard […]

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The Comey Circus Rolls On

The Justice Department’s internal investigator has concluded their widely anticipated report into the former F.B.I. director James Comey’s handling of his memos documenting his interactions with President Trump — and the document is far from a page-turner. In fact, it’s outright boring. Famously, Mr. Comey began keeping records of unorthodox outreach to him by the […]

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The Election Watchdog That Can’t Bark

The United States is headed into what promises to be among the most contentious and expensive campaign cycles in modern history — with foreign and domestic actors eager to make mischief — without the chief elections cop on the beat. Sure, presidents are busy people, but in the interest of safeguarding democracy, President Trump needs […]

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Did the ‘Adults in the Room’ Make Any Difference With Trump?

Jim Mattis resigned as defense secretary in December 2018. Since then, he has been publicly nearly silent, though his resignation letter pointed to stark differences between himself and the president on a range of foreign policy issues. Now he has spoken up — not with the force and clarity one might expect given his reputation, […]

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