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Uzbekistan's New Leader Promises Major Government Reshuffle

Uzbekistan's new president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, took the oath of office Wednesday, pledging to protect the legacy of his veteran predecessor Islam Karimov, but also signaling plans for a big shake-up of the government. Karimov, who died of a stroke in September, ruled the Central Asian nation of 32 million people for 27 years with a firm hand, brooking no dissent, keeping tight state control of the economy and steering an isolationist foreign policy. Mirziyoyev, who served as...

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