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Lebanon imposes travel ban on ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn

Ghosn's Lebanese lawyer said he is 'very comfortable' with the proceedings in Beirut

A Lebanese prosecutor imposed a travel ban on former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn on Thursday, judicial sources said, after he was questioned over an Interpol warrant issued by Japan seeking his arrest on financial misconduct charges. Ghosn fled Japan to Lebanon, his childhood home, last month as he was awaiting trial on charges of under-reporting earnings, breach of trust and misappropriation of company funds, all of which he denies. The Lebanese judicial authorities also asked Japan for its file

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Japan calls Ghosn's escape inexcusable and vows tighter immigration checks

'The flight of a suspect while out on bail is never justified'

Japan's justice minister on Sunday called the flight of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn as he awaited trial on financial misconduct charges inexcusable and vowed to beef up immigration checks. Justice Minister Masako Mori said she had ordered an investigation after Ghosn issued a statement a few days ago saying he was in Lebanon.

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Ghosn flight prompts renewed focus on Japan's strict justice system

'I would expect it to be more difficult for foreign defendants to get bail'

Carlos Ghosn's daring flight from Japan, where he was awaiting trial on charges of financial wrongdoing, has revived global criticism of the nation's "hostage justice," but in Japan is prompting talk of reversing more lenient curbs on defendants. Japanese civil rights groups and the main bar lawyers association have long criticized a system that convicts 99.9% of criminal defendants.

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Lebanon gets Interpol fugitive notice for Carlos Ghosn as escape details emerge

His escape from Japan 'was a very professional operation from start to finish'

Lebanon's justice minister said Thursday that Lebanon has received an international wanted notice from Interpol for Nissan’s ex-chair Carlos Ghosn, four days after he fled Japan to Lebanon before a trial on financial misconduct charges. Interpol’s so-called Red Notices are requests to law enforcement agencies worldwide that they locate and provisionally arrest a wanted fugitive.

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Mitsubishi Europe boss says two new PHEV crossovers due next year

One will be the next-gen Outlander PHEV, the second is a mystery

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Mitsubishi shows five concepts headed to the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon

From anime to the All Blacks, a wide range of inspirations

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Junkyard Gem: 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sedan

Not quite an Evo, but the 2005 Ralliart had more power and a better suspension than the regular commute-grade Lancer.

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Mitsubishi and NTT to buy 30% stake in HERE digital mapping company

The deal dilutes the stakes of Audi, BMW and Daimler from 25% to just under 18%

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NHTSA expands new Takata probe to 4 more automakers

Audi, Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi join BMW as NHTSA investigates 1.4 million new air bag inflators

The U.S. government's highway safety agency has launched an investigation into four automakers that have a potentially deadly type of Takata air bag inflator in their vehicles but have yet to recall them. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in documents posted Thursday that it is investigating Audi, Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi in connection with a Takata recall involving 1.4 million inflators. The inflators made by the now-bankrupt Takata have a distinct and separate probl

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Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida rules out closer capital ties with Renault

Renault holds a 43.4% stake in Nissan after it saved the Japanese company from financial ruin 20 years ago

Nissan Motor Co is committed to its automaking alliance with Renault SA but will not look to deepen its capital ties with the French automaker any time soon, its new CEO said on Monday. On his first day in the new position, chief executive Makoto Uchida also pledged to repair profitability at Japan's No. 2 automaker and said setting realistic targets would be key toward that goal, as it tries to make a clean break from the leadership of former chairman Carlos Ghosn. "Closer

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Carlos Ghosn, a year after arrest, still seeks trial date and access to evidence

Ghosn's lawyers have asked the court to dismiss all charges against him

A year after his arrest, Nissan ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn remains stuck in Tokyo under stringent bail conditions and without a trial date as he seeks access to a trove of Nissan emails and other evidence to fight charges of financial misconduct. The once-feted executive has spent 129 days in detention since his arrest shortly after his private jet touched down at a Tokyo airport on Nov. 19, 2018. Nissan sacked Ghosn, saying its internal investigations revealed misconduct ranging from understati

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Refreshed Mitsubishi Mirage hatch and G4 sedan debut in Thailand

Bring new front and rear fascias and interior upgrades

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Mitsubishi Mirage hatch and sedan refresh teased

Dynamic Shield redesign upgrades looks to match the rest of the family

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Mitsubishi slashes annual profit forecast on slowing car sales

Mitsubishi reported a 78% plunge in operating profit during the third quarter

Mitsubishi Motors Corp on Wednesday cut its full-year profit outlook by 67% as it expects sluggish demand in North America and China will continue, while a strong yen and research and development costs will also hurt the automaker's bottom line. Japan's sixth-largest automaker now expects operating profit to come in at 30.0 billion yen in the year to March, down from a previous forecast for 90.0 billion yen. The new outlook would be Mitsubishi's lowest profit since the year ended Marc

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Toyo Tires will bring another wild catalog of rides to SEMA

Six star cars include a TJ Russell Baja 911 that takes Singer expertise off-road

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2019 Tokyo Motor Show Editors’ Picks

A crowd of cool machines, but one clear-cut runaway winner

This year's Tokyo Motor Show was full of interesting vehicles, but one car ran away with our best-in-show award.

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Mitsubishi Super Height K-Wagon previews the kei car of the 2020s

It's going into production — but you won't see it in America

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