Toyota announces new executive to lead Brazil operations

(Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp said on Saturday that a new chief executive officer will lead its Brazil operations beginning Jan. 2. 

French-Swiss aid worker kidnapped in Mali town of Gao

DAKAR (Reuters) – A female French-Swiss aid worker was kidnapped in the city of Gao in northern Mali on Saturday afternoon, a spokesman for the Ministry of Security said.

New Samsung Leak Reveals Big Galaxy S8 And Hints At Death Of Note Line

A leak from South Korea says Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will come in a 6-inch, almost bezel-less variant

The Greatest Story of Customer Service And Hospitality?

A small, yet startlingly beautiful, act of hospitality and customer service, at what might sound like an unlikely venue, a modest, economical, extended stay hotel, in the course of researching my new book, The Heart of Hospitality: Great Hotel and Restaurant Leaders Share Their Secrets.

Russian jets step up raids on rebel-held Idlib and rural Aleppo

AMMAN (Reuters) – Russian jets stepped up strikes on several towns in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province and rural Aleppo two days after the evacuation of rebels from their last pocket in the northern city of Aleppo, rebels and residents said on Saturday.

Pope says Christmas ‘hostage’ to materialism, God in shadows

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Saturday that Christmas had been “taken hostage” by dazzling materialism that puts God in the shadows and blinds many to the needs of the hungry, the migrants and the war weary.