Abu Dhabi-backed newspaper buyout sparking panic

Abu Dhabi-backed newspaper buyout sparking panic

Copies of The Daily Telegraph newspaper on a newsstand in a shop in London, UK, on March 12, 2024 (L), and UAE Vice President Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan speaking at COP28 on Dec. 1, 2023. Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Mansions, university facilities, think tanks, sports teams — the U.K. is no stranger to Gulf money and multibillion-dollar investments streaming from Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia into British institutions. But newspapers? That’s a hard stop, apparently. The latest investment pursuit flowing westward from one of the U.K.’s close Gulf allies, the UAE, has thrown British...

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Judge dismisses three counts against Trump in Georgia election case

Judge dismisses three counts against Trump in Georgia election case

Judge Scott McAfee presides over a hearing regarding media access in the case against former U.S. President Donald Trump and 18 co-defendants, at the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta, Georgia, on Aug. 31, 2023. Arvin Temkar | AFP | Getty Images A judge on Wednesday dismissed six counts in the Georgia criminal election interference case against former President Donald Trump and five other defendants, saying that the indictment against them failed to sufficiently explain the basis for those specific charges. But other criminal counts against Trump and the defendants remain after the order by Judge Scott McAfee. The dismissed counts...

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Milei accused of hypocrisy in a scandal over a 48% pay rise

Milei accused of hypocrisy in a scandal over a 48% pay rise

Argentina’s President Javier Milei gestures while delivering his first policy speech to parliament during the inauguration of the 142nd ordinary session of Congress in Buenos Aires on March 1, 2024. Juan Mabromata | Afp | Getty Images Argentina’s Javier Milei has been accused of hypocrisy for orchestrating a substantial increase in presidential pay while pushing through an austerity package, in a scandal that has rocked the right-wing populist’s government. Opposition lawmakers hit out at Milei over the weekend, sharing details on social media that showed his gross monthly salary rising to just over 6 million Argentinian pesos ($7,073 with Argentina’s...

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Trump says TikTok ban would empower Meta, slams Facebook

Trump says TikTok ban would empower Meta, slams Facebook

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday raised concerns about efforts to ban Chinese-owned social media app TikTok in the U.S., saying it would only serve to empower Meta‘s Facebook platform. “Without TikTok, you can make Facebook bigger, and I consider Facebook to be an enemy of the people,” Trump, who was formerly U.S. president between 2017 and 2021, said in an interview Monday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” Acknowledging his concerns around national security and data privacy over TikTok, Trump said, “there’s a lot of good and there’s a lot of bad” with the platform. “There are a lot...

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How parents can help their kids be more successful than most: experts

How parents can help their kids be more successful than most: experts

Parents regularly worry about how their children will navigate the world as adults. Will they grow up to be happy and well-adjusted? Will they get a good job and live comfortably? Every child is different, and everyone develops at their own pace. But some strategies are proven to be more effective than others, when it comes to raising successful children. Here are five ways parents can help set their kids up for future success, according to psychologists and other parenting experts. Prioritize self-confidence over self-esteem You might use “self-confidence” and “self-esteem” interchangeably. But when it comes to raising a successful...

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