The 8 billionaires who own the same wealth as 3.6bn people

2017-01-17 05:31

Here's the list of the eight billionaires with the same wealth as the bottom 50% of the world's population.

Michael Bloomberg will not run for President

2016-03-08 08:59

Michael Bloomberg has opted against mounting a third-party White House bid that could have further roiled this year's already extraordinarily unpredictable presidential campaign.

Gates, Bloomberg fund fight against Big Tobacco

2015-03-18 20:00

Developing countries facing potentially pricey legal challenges from big tobacco firms are to get help from a new $4m fund created by the philanthropists Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg.

Ex-NYC mayor flies to Israel in defiance of flight ban

2014-07-23 05:53

US billionaire Michael Bloomberg has announced that he was jetting into Tel Aviv to show solidarity with Israel, calling for a US flight ban to be lifted immediately.

Bloomberg arms US gun control with $50m

2014-04-16 20:48

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced plans to spend $50m this year on the fight to tighten gun control laws and counter America's powerful gun lobby.

US woman admits to sending ricin to Obama

2013-12-11 17:19

A former actress has pleaded guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. tt

New York votes for new mayor

2013-11-05 10:22

Millions of New Yorkers will go to the polls to elect a new mayor, with left-wing progressive Bill de Blasio tipped for a landslide victory to replace billionaire Michael Bloomberg.

Obama laments shooting as gun debate has gone cold

2013-09-17 08:06

President Barack Obama has wearily lamented "yet another mass shooting," this time in the US capital where the gun control debate has stalled amid opposition from gun-rights advocates.

.nyc domain coming soon

2013-07-03 11:30

New York has gotten a key approval for a ".nyc" suffix online, which puts the city at the forefront of the digital landscape.

Notes to Obama, mayor had gun threats

2013-05-31 10:21

A suspicious letter mailed to the White House and intercepted this week was similar to two threatening, poison-laced letters on the gun law debate sent to the New York mayor.


'Obama out': president gets in final laughs with US media

2016-05-01 07:51

President Barack Obama has cracked jokes in his last appearance as US leader at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, ending his performance with a mic drop and the words "Obama out."

Trump would 'love' Bloomberg presidential run

2016-01-24 20:39

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has warmly welcomed a mooted run for the White House by Michael Bloomberg, saying he would "love" to go up against the fellow billionaire and former New York mayor.

Act now on climate or see costs soar: White House

2014-07-29 13:02

Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the US more in the long run, the White House says in a report meant to bolster actions to address global warming

Public 'overwhelmed' as 9/11 museum opens

2014-05-22 08:42

New York's 9/11 museum has opened to the general public, being praised by early visitors as an overwhelming and beautiful tribute to the survivors and nearly 3 000 victims.

Ex-New York mayor to be UN climate envoy

2014-02-01 19:58

Diplomats say New York's former mayor Michael Bloomberg has been chosen by secretary general Ban Ki-moon to be a UN envoy for cities and climate change.

Probe begins after US train derails

2013-12-02 14:40

A derailed New York City commuter train has swiftly raised questions about whether excessive speed, mechanical problems or human error could have played a role.

Bloomberg gets 'Jewish Nobel Prize'

2013-10-21 18:02

Israel has recognised New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the first ever recipient of a $1m award popularly dubbed the "Jewish Nobel Prize".

New York votes to replace Bloomberg

2013-09-10 23:28

New Yorkers have begun the process of replacing the billionaire mayor who has led their city for 12 years.

NYC has $20bn plan for climate change

2013-06-11 22:35

New York City will spend nearly $20bn to get ready for rising sea levels and hotter summers under a proposal unveiled on by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Ricin threat will not deter Bloomberg

2013-05-30 19:13

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a ricin-laced letter sent to him was "obviously" meant to show opposition to his lobbying for tighter gun laws, but says he would never "walk away”.

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