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World Trade Organization appoints first woman head

Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed to head the World Trade Organization, becoming the first woman and first African to take on the role amid rising protectionism and disagreement over how the body decides cases involving …

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Saudi Arabia names new central bank governor

Saudi Arabia’s king appointed Fahad al-Mubarak as central bank governor, his second stint in one of the most sensitive positions in the kingdom replacing Ahmed al-Kholifey, a decree carried on state media on Sunday said. Mubarak, …

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Head of traffic police of Moscow dismissed

The head of the Moscow State Traffic Safety Inspectorate, Police Colonel Yuri Droganov, was dismissed, a source in law enforcement agencies informed. "By a presidential decree, the head of the Moscow State Traffic Safety …

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Rashid Ismailov becomes VimpelCom president

The board of directors of Russian mobile operator VimpelCom, working as Beeline, has appointed former Deputy Digital Development Minister Rashid Ismailov as the company’s president, the operator said on Wednesday in a statement. …

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Rosneft reappoints Sechin as CEO

Russian energy giant Rosneft re-appointed Chief Executive Igor Sechin for another five years. Sechin has been at the helm of Rosneft since 2012. His existing five-year contract expires this month.  Rosneft, with …

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Rafael Grossi confirmed as IAEA new head

Argentinian diplomat Rafael Grossi is set to take the helm at the UN nuclear watchdog this week after being confirmed as its new leader. The International Atomic Energy Agency’s general conference approved …

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Rafael Grossi elected IAEA Director General

Argentina's Permanent Representative Rafael Grossi has been elected the new Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Russia's permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said.

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Christine Lagarde appointed as head of ECB

European Union leaders confirmed the appointment of Christine Lagarde as the new chief of the European Central Bank, replacing Mario Draghi from November 1. Lagarde’s confirmation for a …

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Kristalina Georgieva approved as new IMF chief

Bulgarian economist Kristalina Georgieva was confirmed as managing director of the International Monetary Fund. Georgieva, who was previously chief executive of the World Bank, becomes the first person from an emerging …

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Al Falih loses key role in Saudi Aramco

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih has lost his role as chairman of the board for Saudi Aramco, Al Falih announced on Twitter Monday. Al Falih will step down from his role as chairman in Aramco’s attempt …

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