George Soros - updates

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Soros-founded university says 'forced out of Budapest'

Dec 03, 2018 - 9:36 PM

Hungary's Central European University says it was 'forced' to move its most prestigious programs to Vienna after a long and bitter legal battle

SAFE. File photo of George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations. Photo by Olivier Hoslet/AFP

Facebook says COO Sandberg asked for info on Soros

Nov 30, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Facebook responds to a New York Times report citing sources that maintain Sheryl Sandberg was directly involved in the social network's tactical response to the philanthropist's criticism of the social network

SHERYL SANDBERG. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

George Soros foundation says will end Turkey activities

Nov 26, 2018 - 10:30 PM

The foundation says it will apply for its closure to the court 'immediately,' but insists it conducted each operation in Turkey in compliance with the country's laws

Facebook's outgoing comms chief takes blame for PR firm controversy

Nov 22, 2018 - 1:09 PM

Elliot Schrage explains why they hired DC-based PR firm Definers and the work they did on George Soros and Facebook's competitors

Mail bombs to U.S. political figures, media: What we know

Oct 25, 2018 - 11:58 AM

Here's what we know so far about the mail bombs and suspicious packages that were sent to prominent Democratic critics of President Donald Trump

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGES. CNN's office at the Time Warner Center is evacuated Wednesday morning, October 24, after a package arrived that was similar to suspicious packages found near the homes of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, billionaire philanthropist George Soros and other prominent political figures.

Explosive device found at New York home of billionaire Soros

Oct 23, 2018 - 10:58 PM

Joint Terrorism Task Force Division of the FBI is investigating the case of the explosive device found in the mailbox at the home of billionaire George Soros

George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations arrives for a meeting in Brussels, on April 27, 2017.  Meeting will mainly focus on situation in Hungary, including legislative measures that could force the closure of the Central European University in Budapest. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / OLIVIER HOSLET

George Soros transfers $18-B to his foundation

Oct 18, 2017 - 8:50 AM

American financier George Soros transfers $18 billion to his foundation, which works to promote democracy, human rights and freedom of the press

GENEROUS BILLIONAIRE. In this file photo, Hungarian-born US magnate and philanthropist George Soros attends an economic forum in Colombo on January 7, 2016. Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:08 PM

The US based open source group says it is investing in people programs and projects in a new initiative to actively disrupt misinformation online

Brexit battle on knife edge in last 48 hours

Jun 21, 2016 - 11:51 AM

UPDATED The prospect of a Brexit has raised fears of a worst case domino effect collapse of the European project born out of a determination to ensure peace on the continent after two world wars

A Union flags flies at half mast over Portcullis House in front of the clock face of Queen Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) at the Houses of Parliament in honour of slain Labour MP Jo Cox in London on June 20, 2016. Niklas Hallen/AFP

George Soros predicts Brexit 'Black Friday'

Jun 21, 2016 - 9:55 AM

Soros: If Britain leaves the EU it will have at least one very clear and immediate effect that will touch every household: the value of the pound would decline precipitously

Hungarian-born US magnate and philanthropist George Soros attends an economic forum in Colombo on January 7, 2016. Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

Soros says Europe has '3 months' to save euro

Jun 04, 2012 - 6:49 AM

George Soros says authorities didn t understand the nature of the euro crisis and applied the wrong remedy