Apr 21, 2019

Gates, Arden, Mueller top FORTUNE's list of "World's Greatest Leaders"

Bill and Melinda Gates pose in front of the Elysee Palace after receiving the award of Commander of the Legion of Honor. Photo: Frederic Stevens/Getty Images

FORTUNE's 6th annual list of the World's Greatest Leaders is the home of the brave — thinkers, speakers, and doers make bold choices and take big risks.

1. Bill and Melinda Gates ("Transforming Life for Billions")

2. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

3. Special counsel Robert Mueller

4. Tencent founder and CEO Pony Ma

5. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

6. Greta Thunberg, Swedish student and climate activist

7. Margrethe Vestager, European Union competition commissioner

9. José Andrés, chef and CEO, World Central Kitchen

10. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon and Lisa Woods, Walmart senior director specializing in healthcare design

14. Apple CEO Tim Cook

18. The Pink Wave: 42 newly elected women in Congress

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India gives Trump warm welcome as brutal protests rip New Delhi apart

People supporting India's new citizenship law beat a Muslim man in New Delhi, India. Photo: Danish Siddiqui/TPX/Reuters

While President Trump enjoys a hero's welcome in India, that nation's capital is being torn apart by violent protests between Hindus and Muslims.

The state of play: At least 186 people — 56 police officers and 130 protesters — have been injured and 10 killed in recent clashes, a New Delhi police spokesperson told the AP.

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Scoop: Israel cancels academic's lectures for criticizing Netanyahu's Iran policy

Prime Minister Netanyahu. Photo: Amir Levy/Getty Images

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has ordered its embassies in Russia, Canada and Bulgaria to cancel planned speaking events by an Israeli academic and prominent Iran expert, claiming he criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policy on the Iranian nuclear program, officials told me.

Why it matters: For many years, the Israeli Foreign Ministry would send Israeli academics who disagree with the government on speaking tours around the world in order to convey the strength of Israeli democracy. Israeli diplomats view the move against the academic as a sign of retaliation and growing fear of dissent on politically charged issues.

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