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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos says National Enquirer tried to blackmail him over revealing photos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating how other private photos and messages were obtained by the tabloid. Bezos, who is also owner of the Washington Post, detailed his interactions with ...

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Revenge, reality and racism: Hollywood writers process Liam Neeson’s disturbing revelations

A man hell bent on a mission of revenge. It’s a description that applies to a litany of roles Liam Neeson has played over the last decade. Beginning with 2008’s Taken, the Irish actor remade himself as Hollywood’s favourite angry man, growling at an endless line of kidnappers and thugs. But Neeson’s recent real-life admission has brought a disquieting sense of reality to the vicarious ...

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Trump to meet North Korean leader in Vietnam

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will hold a two-day summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam to continue his efforts to persuade Kim to give up his nuclear weapons. Trump has said his outreach to Kim and their first meeting last June in Singapore opened a path to peace. But there is not ...

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Death toll from rare Havana tornado climbs to 6

Cuban authorities say the death toll from a rare tornado that struck Havana last week has risen to six after two injured victims died in hospital. State media said Health Minister Jose Angel Portal Miranda told a meeting of government officials that two of the 13 injured people died on Saturday. The category F4 tornado was the first known to ...

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Anti-corruption campaigner Nayib Bukele set to win El Salvador presidential vote

Salvadoran presidential hopeful Nayib Bukele, a former mayor campaigning as an anti-corruption outsider, was on track to win a first-round victory in Sunday’s presidential election, according to early results from the electoral tribunal. Bukele had 52 per cent of votes with returns counted from 34.4 per cent of polling stations, the electoral tribunal said  three-and-a-half hours after polls closed. It ...

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