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French daily newspaper Le Figaro reported BNP Paribas SA's board will decide on the departure and the successor of its chairman Baudouin Prot this week. The report follows weeks of speculation about the departure of Prot, who was the bank’s chief executive at the time of criminal activities admitted by the group during the U.S. investigation of sanctions breaching that cost France’s biggest retail lender a record $8.9 billion fine.
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President Barack Obama will hold talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi while attending the United Nations General Assembly this week. It will be Obama's first face-to-face meeting with al-Abadi since the Iraqi took over as prime minister this past summer and began forming a more inclusive government that Washington hopes will counter the threat of the Islamic State group.
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan will not restart closed-down nuclear plants “unless safety is restored 100 percent." Japan is currently “completely dependent on fossil fuels,” Abe said at the World Leaders Forum, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, and that his government is looking to introduce renewable energy sources at a fast pace. Regarding nuclear power, “only when safety is established will plants return to operation."
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Obama: Secret Service Does A 'great Job'
President Barack Obama says the Secret Service does "a great job." Obama made his comments Monday in the aftermath of Friday's security breach, when an intruder managed to jump the north fence of the White House and escape capture until he was inside the North Portico entrance of the presidential mansion. The Secret Service has launched a review of security practices. Earlier, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama has complete confidence in the Secret Service. Obama made his remarks while signing a declaration promoting service for children in need.
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