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$64.2bn worth Mark Zuckerberg returns to Harvard for honorary degree

Mr Zuckerberg

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, one of Harvard’s most famous dropouts, this week returned to the Ivy League school to pick up his degree – albeit only an honorary one – 12 years after quitting. Mr Zuckerberg, one of the richest people in the world, also gave a commencement address to this year’s graduating class, praising students for accomplishing “something I ...

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions hid his Russian links before taking post

Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose meetings he had last year with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance, the Justice Department told CNN Wednesday. Sessions, who met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at least two times last year, didn’t note those interactions on the form, which requires him to list “any contact” he or his family ...

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Bill Cosby to face jury on June 5

Bill Cosby

A jury was selected Wednesday for comedian Bill Cosby’s June 5 trial. The full panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was seated after three days of jury selection in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County. The jury is composed of four white women, six white men, one black woman and one black man. The alternates include four white men, one black woman ...

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Surprisingly Trump’s Asia policy is working

US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping

When President Donald Trump followed through on his campaign promise to pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the global foreign policy establishment was appalled. Pundits accused the president of abandoning Asia, and many predicted that China would quickly fill the gap left by a retreating America. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull went so far as to ...

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Arsenal lifts The FA Cup after Chelsea win

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Amid all the euphoria for Arsenal, there are bound to be people who wonder if these might also have been the ideal circumstances for Arsène Wenger to announce he was stepping aside and assure himself of a happy ending. His team had won, thrillingly, against the champions of England, making Wenger the most successful manager in the history of this ...

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G7 leaders unite on climate change action against the US’s Trump

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Leaders of the G7 group of rich nations have failed to agree a statement on climate change. Six world leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris accord, the world’s first comprehensive deal aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions. However, the US has refused to recommit to the agreement, saying it will make a decision next week. Mr Trump, who once dismissed ...

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President Trump confers with Pope Francis at Vatican

Trump with Pope

Pope Francis welcomed President Donald Trump to the Vatican on Wednesday, shaking his hand before ushering him into his study for the first face-to-face meeting of the two of the most powerful leaders who of the world. The president’s motorcade rolled into the courtyard in an armored limousine. A few minutes before Mr. Trump’s visit, the pope arrived at the ...

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UK police arrest 3 in connection to Manchester arena attack

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Three arrests have been made in connection with Monday’s deadly explosion in Manchester that killed 22 people and injured more than 60 others at one of Europe’s largest and most well-known arenas, U.K. authorities said today. The suspects were apprehended in south Manchester early this morning, according to the Greater Manchester Police. Police previously announced that they had arrested a ...

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Was Salman Abedi behind Manchester Arena bombing?

Salman Abedi

The frantic search for clues about Salman Abedi, the suspected Manchester Arena bomber, and his possible connections to ISIS is underway. Police say they conducted a pair of raids on Tuesday, one in the Whalley Range neighborhood, in which they scoured the suspect’s home, the other in nearby Fallowfield, which police said included a “controlled explosion to enable safe entry.” ...

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