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FACTBOX-Commoners who have married into royal families
LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) - In just over three weeks, U.S. actress Meghan Markle will join a select group of "commoners" to marry into a royal family when she weds Britain's Prince Harry at Windsor Castle.
Liberals on top U.S. court ask if Trump travel waivers just 'window dressing'
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices sought assurances on Wednesday that the Trump administration's policy for granting medical or other exceptions to a ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority countries amounted to more than window dressing.
As philanthropy grows, what are the rich spending their money on?
LONDON, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the rich get richer, the world has entered an "age of philanthropy," with education the most popular focus of some 260,000 foundations globally, researchers said on Thursday.
Canada's First Cobalt eager for more after U.S. Cobalt buy
LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - Canada's First Cobalt, which has just bought another cobalt developer, is keen for more acquisitions to accelerate bringing on production to meet North American demand, a senior company official said.
French judge indicts businessman Bollore in Africa corruption probe
PARIS (Reuters) - A French judge has indicted businessman Vincent Bollore in a corruption investigation related to his group's businesses in two countries in Africa, the company said on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia executes 48 people in 2018, half for nonviolent drug crimes: HRW
RIYADH (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch said Saudi Arabia has executed 48 people so far in 2018, half of them for nonviolent drug crimes.
Supreme Court appears ready to uphold Trump's travel ban
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared poised to hand President Donald Trump a huge legal victory, signaling on Wednesday it was likely to uphold his contentious travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries.
UPDATE 2-East Libya commander Haftar returning after treatment in Paris
BENGHAZI, Libya, April 25 (Reuters) - Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, will return to Benghazi on Thursday, a spokesman for his forces said on Wednesday, after he received medical treatment in Paris.
Cocoa industry pledges co-ordinated action on poverty, deforestation
BERLIN (Reuters) - Companies and governments have pledged to tackle poverty, deforestation and human rights abuses in the cocoa supply chain, acknowledging that years of scattered sustainability efforts have failed to spur widespread change.
Comcast confirms $31 billion bid for Sky, sparking battle with Fox
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. media group Comcast
submitted a 22 billion pound($30.7 billion) bid for Sky on Wednesday, prompting the European pay TV group to drop its support for a lower offer from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox .
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