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Hungary passes controversial science sector reform bill

The Hungarian parliament passed a bill Tuesday enabling the takeover of research institutes by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government, which is accused by critics of seeking to control key institutions and sectors.

Hungary scientists 'alarmed' at planned government takeover

Hungary's top scientific body warned Wednesday that a planned takeover of research institutes by Prime Minister Viktor Orban "threatens" academic freedom and provides an "alarming" blueprint for other EU governments to follow.

Netflix chief Hastings to leave Facebook board

Netflix chief Reed Hastings will depart Facebook's board of directors at the end of next month, according to a Friday filing with US regulators by the leading social network.

US fintech giant FIS acquires payment firm Worldpay

US financial technology giant FIS will acquire British payment processing company Worldpay for an estimated $43 billion (38 billion euros), the two firms said Monday, creating an international payments powerhouse.

Nissan board to vote on Ghosn's dismissal

The fate of Nissan's disgraced Carlos Ghosn as chairman of the Japanese car giant is set to be decided Thursday when board members meet to vote on his dismissal, days after the tycoon's arrest for financial misconduct.

California law on company boards spotlights deep challenges

California's new law requiring companies to include women on their boards of directors may not survive widely expected legal challenges but it has already spotlighted the entrenched practices and barriers that have helped ...

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