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Amazon's Jeff Bezos unveils $2 billion philanthropic fund

/ Sep 14, 2018

Amazon's Jeff Bezos unveils $2 billion philanthropic fund

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the richest person on the planet, announced Thursday he was creating a philanthropic fund to help homeless families and launch preschools in low-income communities, committing an initial $2 billion. Bezos made the announcement on Twitter a year after asking for ideas ...

New York sues Trump and his charity over 'self-dealing'

Jun 15, 2018

New York sues Trump and his charity over 'self-dealing'

The New York state attorney general sued U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and his foundation on Thursday, saying he illegally used the nonprofit as a personal "checkbook" for his own benefit, including his 2016 presidential campaign. Barbara Underwood, the attorney general, asked ...

/ Feb 25, 2018

Pioneering nonprofit aims to steer AI toward the greater good

As debate swirls on whether artificial intelligence will be a boon or a curse for humanity, two Indian-American entrepreneur brothers are out to ensure the emerging technologies don't just benefit the richest in society. Romesh and Sunil Wadhwani last week launched what is billed as ...

French minister Royal to run for U.N. development agency post

Mar 26, 2017

French minister Royal to run for U.N. development agency post

French Environment Minister Segolene Royal said on Friday that she was running to lead the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), at a time when the U.N. could see an abrupt cut in crucial United States funding. Royal, the former partner of Socialist President Francois Hollande ...