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Source: New York Times

Second Afghan Governor Defies Kabul Order to Resign, Adding to U.S. Headache

Today 11:46 GMT

A second governor of a northern Afghan province defied an order by the United States-backed central government to step down on Sunday, deepening a political schism between President Ashraf Ghani and regional leaders.

The political dispute within the Washington-backed government deepened on Sunday when another governor and ally of Mr. Noor in the north, Abdul Karim Khadam, refused an order from Mr. Ghani that he resign as governor of Samangan Province.

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Source: The Guradian

Afghan provincial governor defies Ghani's order to step down

Today 08:59 GMT

A second Afghan provincial governor has defied an attempt by President Ashraf Ghani to remove him, deepening a political crisis that has underlined the weakness of the western-backed government in Kabul.

Abdulkarim Khaddam, governor of the northern province of Samangan, followed the leader of neighbouring Balkh province, Atta Mohammad Noor, in rejecting an order to step down, issued last week as part of a shakeup of regional governors.

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Source: New York Times

Key Witness in Corruption Trial Tells a Tale of Cuomo

Friday 21:53 GMT

“That’s the meeting where Mr. Cuomo started yelling at you?” a lawyer for Mr. Aiello asked Mr. Howe on Thursday during cross-examination in the federal corruption trial for which Mr. Howe is the prosecution’s key witness.

Intentionally or not — come to embody a sort of one-man public relations fiasco for Mr. Cuomo, whose name has been omnipresent throughout the trial.

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Source: DW

Bank of Japan governor Kuroda nominated for second term

Saturday 09:55 GMT

Japan's government has nominated Haruhiko Kuroda for a second term as central bank governor, giving the veteran finance chief more time to battle deflation and kick-start the world's third largest economy.

In a widely expected move, the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday nominated the 73-year-old Bank of Japan (BoJ) governor to serve another five-year term when the current one ends in April.


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