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Mark Zuckerberg $1 Salary Puts Him Elite Group Of $1 CEOs

Mark Zuckerberg’s salary is changing drastically, but his lifestyle probably won’t. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will take a huge pay cut and join the $1 salary club, according to an SEC filing. Zuckerberg will not receive any bonuses. It has become sort of a CEO tradition to cut your salary to $1 once your company is highly successful. Steve Jobs ...

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EU to ban pesticides linked to bee decline

The European Union appears set to impose a two-year ban on three pesticides linked to bee deaths after a majority of member countries voted in favour of a moratorium. A key committee of experts on Monday cleared the way for the European Commission to impose a proposed ban on insecticides blamed for a sharp decline in bee populations, when 15 ...

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Georgia holds first interracial school prom

Teenagers in a pocket of rural Georgia have held their first integrated school prom, ending decades of racial segregation that kept black and white pupils apart. Wilcox County High School students hold first racially integrated prom Photo: WMAZ-TV By Jon Swaine, New York 6:33PM BST 29 Apr 2013 The inaugural “Love Has No Colour” event proved to be a great ...

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U.S. troops in Afghanistan: Packing up and moving out

Amid the haunting ruined tents at FOB Lagman, where an Afghan Army battalion has taken over for an American brigade combat team. (Ben Brody/GlobalPost) KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The impending drawdown of US forces in Afghanistan is readily visible at the larger bases. Two years ago, Forward Operating Base Pasab in Kandahar was home to barely 800 soldiers. Now closer to ...

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CII for early conclusion with adequate safeguard for sensitive sectors

Tweet New Delhi, Apr. 29 (ANI): Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has called for a balanced outcome from the ongoing EU-India Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) negotiations. In its interaction with the visiting Members of the European Parliament, CII re-iterated its support for an early conclusion to the BTIA, but sought greater understanding from the European Union while seeking ...

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At Pentagon, need for furloughs varies among services

Through months of hand-wringing over automatic budget cuts facing the federal government, the Defense Department has insisted that most of its 800,000 civilian employees will feel the same pain if the department decides to furlough its workers. But as the Pentagon approaches its planned date in early May for issuing notices to begin furloughs in June, it faces pressure from ...

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5 car bombs kill 36 in Shiite areas across Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Five car bombs struck in predominantly Shiite cities and districts in central and southern Iraq on Monday, killing 36 people and wounding dozens in the latest wave of violence roiling the country, Iraqi officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for Monday’s blasts but coordinated bombings in civilian areas are a favorite strategy used by al-Qaida in ...

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Gunmen surround Libya’s foreign ministry

Gunmen surrounded Libya’s foreign ministry and attempted to storm the interior ministry on Sunday to demand that all officials who worked under former leader Muammar Gaddafi be prohibited from senior positions within the new administration. By News Wires (text) As well as surrounding the Libyan Foreign Ministry, armed groups also tried unsuccessfully to storm the Ministry of Interior and state ...

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Iraq suspends Al-Jazeera and 9 Iraqi TV channels

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities suspended the operating licenses of pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera and nine Iraqi TV channels on Sunday after accusing them of escalating sectarian tension. The move signaled the Shiite-led government’s mounting worries over deteriorating security amid Sunni unrest and clashes that have left more than 180 people dead in less than a week. The suspensions, which took ...

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Trinidad and Tobago to set up Vivekananda Foundation

Port of Spain, April 29 (IANS) The Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, where about 40 percent of its 1.3 million population is of Indian origin, will soon set up a Vivekananda Foundation in honour of the late Indian philosopher saint, whose 150th birth anniversary is being observed this year.

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