Intel and Big Banks Put $100 Million in Finance Tech Firm R3 … – Fortune

Intel, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo have placed a big bet on a nascent technology that may shake up how financial firms transact. These companies, along with 40 others, have invested $100 million in R3, a New York-based consortium of financial firms that’s pushing blockchain-based software. R3’s so-called distributed ledger technology helps businesses to […]

Trump Russia inquiry: Lawyer ‘chosen’ by president

Trump Russia inquiry: Lawyer ‘chosen’ by president

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marc Kasowitz is known as a tenacious litigator Donald Trump has appointed lawyer Marc Kasowitz to represent him in an inquiry into Russia’s alleged meddling in the US presidential election and any links to the Trump campaign, US media report. Mr Trump has used services of the New York […]

Trump’s $4.1tr budget takes hatchet to safety net

Image copyright Reuters The White House has unveiled a $4.1tr (£3.1tr) budget that would take the axe to the social safety net for the poor. The plan would sharply slash food stamps, healthcare for low-income patients and disability benefits, and eliminate student loan subsidies. The budget also features an Ivanka Trump plan for paid parental […]

Chinese student sorry after uproar at US ‘fresh air’ speech

Chinese student sorry after uproar at US ‘fresh air’ speech

Media captionWhat did Maryland university students think of the ‘fresh air’ speech A Chinese student has apologised following a furious reaction to her US graduation speech that praised the “fresh air of democracy”. Speaking at the University of Maryland, Yang Shuping drew a parallel between air pollution in China and the country’s restrictions on free […]

Trump meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump and Pope Francis have had public disagreements US President Donald Trump has met Pope Francis at the Vatican for a short private audience on the third leg of his overseas trip. He arrived for the meeting along with his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. The […]

Ex-CIA chief Brennan says Trump-Russia inquiry ‘well-founded’

Media captionEx-CIA boss suspicious of Trump team ‘contacts’ with Russians Former CIA Director John Brennan has said an investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Kremlin is “well-founded”. He told the House Intelligence Committee he was aware of intelligence showing contact between Russian officials and “US persons involved in the Trump campaign”. […]

Trump’s $4.1tr budget takes hatchet to safety net

Image copyright Reuters The White House has unveiled a $4.1tr (£3.1tr) budget that would take the axe to the social safety net for the poor. The plan would sharply slash food stamps, healthcare for low-income patients and disability benefits, and eliminate student loan subsidies. The budget also features an Ivanka Trump plan for paid parental […]

Chinese student sorry after uproar at US ‘fresh air’ speech

Chinese student sorry after uproar at US ‘fresh air’ speech

Media captionWhat did Maryland university students think of the ‘fresh air’ speech A Chinese student has apologised following a furious reaction to her US graduation speech that praised the “fresh air of democracy”. Speaking at the University of Maryland, Yang Shuping drew a parallel between air pollution in China and the country’s restrictions on free […]

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