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Bill Gates says wealthy people as himself should pay ‘significantly higher’ taxes

The Independent Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has said wealthy individuals such as himself should be made to pay substantially higher taxes. Mr Gates, who is worth over $90bn (£64bn), said despite the fact he has "paid more taxes...than anyone else" he should be required to fork out more by the

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US charges 13 Russians with meddling in 2016 presidential race

Associated Press   In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. The federal indictment, brought

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What Americans want Melania to do about Trump’s alleged extra-marital affair

Yahoo Lifestyle   Whispers of infidelity have followed the first family since a report that President Trump paid off an adult film star to deny their extramarital affair. And now the public is weighing in: Cheating is not necessarily a deal breaker. On Wednesday, The Marist Institute for Public Opinion released the results

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Bill and Melinda Gates say it’s unfair they are so rich, influential

Business Insider   In the 2018 Gates Letter, Bill and Melinda Gates answer the question, "Is it fair that you have so much influence?" They both responded that it's unfair that their wealth opens doors that are closed for most people. The Gates' added that is one reason why they started their philanthropic foundation,

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North Korean Leader Kim praises South Korea’s warm welcome for Winter Olympics after sister’s visit

The Telegraph   North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has praised the welcome the South gave his sister and said it was important to build on the Olympics-driven momentum for dialogue on the divided peninsula. Kim's younger sister Kim Yo Jong - one of his closest confidantes - was part of the nuclear-armed North's

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IOC wants American goalies to remove Statue of Liberty from their masks

  Yahoo Sports   According to a report by USA Today, “USA Hockey is working with the IOC to see whether goalies Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby really will have to remove the Statue of Liberty from their goalkeepers masks.” At issue is a rule which states the following: “No item may feature the

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Putin meets Palestinian leader, conveys greetings from Trump

Associated Press   President Vladimir Putin on Monday passed greetings from U.S. President Donald Trump to the visiting Palestinian leader, who responded that he doesn't want to cooperate with Washington following its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Speaking at the start of their meeting in the Kremlin, Putin told Palestinian

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Alibaba signs deal with Disney to stream its animated shows in China

TechCrunch   Alibaba Group’s entertainment unit has signed a major licensing deal to show many of Disney's animated series and movies on Youku, its streaming video service, and other platforms it selects. The agreement covers more than 1,000 episodes from Disney series, as well as many of its films, and means Alibaba

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