Daily Archives: June 8, 2017

Comey hearing a lot to digest for voters at New York diner

The testimony by fired FBI director James Comey had been hyped around Washington as the political equivalent of the Super Bowl, but at the Colonnade Diner in Staten Island, N.Y., it was more a side of political theatre served with breakfast. In between bites of his omelette, Thomas Loverdi, 80, a registered Republican, didn’t see a need for today’s hearing.  ...

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What does a CEO look like? New female 'Foundation 500' list challenges stereotypes

From a Peruvian trout farm manager to the head of an Indonesian meatball company, a list of 500 women entrepreneurs in emerging markets was launched on Thursday to challenge the stereotype of a typical company boss and inspire women globally. The “Foundation 500” list features the portraits and careers of 500 female entrepreneurs in 11 emerging markets where women are ...

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EU, Greece investigating sex abuse allegations by members of Soros-linked NGO

Greek and European Union authorities are investigating two members of a U.S. charity linked to left-wing billionaire George Soros after allegations that the pair sexually abused refugees at an asylum center. Also under investigation is possible financial corruption by the two members. In addition, Mercy Corps, a “foundation and corporate partner” with Soros’ Open Society Foundations, has put the two ...

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Trump's decision to pull out of climate deal could accelerate damage to his properties

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement could accelerate damage to his family’s real estate empire in the coming decades, especially his properties that lie just feet from the encroaching sea in low-lying South Florida. The president’s Mar-a-Lago estate, the soaring apartment towers bearing his name on Miami-area beaches and his Doral golf course are ...

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Government uses Access to Information Act as 'shield' against openness: czar

The federal information czar says the Access to Information Act is being used as a shield against government transparency. In her annual report today, information commissioner Suzanne Legault says her investigations reveal the law meant to give Canadians access to government files is failing to foster accountability and trust. Legault is holding a press conference in Ottawa to discuss her ...

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Phil Collins cancels show after hotel room fall

Singer Phil Collins has been rushed to the hospital after a fall in his London hotel room left him with a severe gash near his eye that required stitches. His management says in a statement that concerts Thursday and Friday night at London’s Royal Albert Hall have been postponed until November. The 66-year-old former Genesis star, who suffers from a ...

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