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  1. News - World

    Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg named UN climate envoy

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 07:41am by AP

    ... Associated Press Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg was appointed Friday to be the U.N. special envoy for cities and climate change, a position that will give the billionaire businessman and philanthropist an international stage to press for action to combat global warming. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon chose Bloomberg, who made combating climate change a major focus ...

  2. News - World - MEDIA

    US media tycoon Michael Bloomberg given British knighthood

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Press in New York Michael Bloomberg, former New York mayor and philanthropist, strengthened countries' ties US news tycoon given British knighthood Former New York mayor and philanthropist billionaire Michael Bloomberg has been granted an honorary knighthood from Britain. The 72-year-old media tycoon is one of the richest men in America and was honoured on Monday for his ...

  3. News - World - EUROPE

    Michael Bloomberg initiative aims to improve life for city dwellers in Europe

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 09:27pm by AP

    ... government-innovation contest devised by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, his foundation announced yesterday. The finalists come from 11 European countries and include sprawling capitals ... effective, the cities "stepped up with bold and creative ideas", Bloomberg said in a statement. After the finalists hone their proposals, winners of a €5 million (HK$53.5 million) grand ...

  4. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    New York mayor Michael Bloomberg backs Obama

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in Washington

    ... The Guardian in Washington Mayor Bloomberg backs Obama Global warming and superstorm Sandy made a dramatic impact on the US election yesterday when New York mayor Michael Bloomberg threw his support behind Barack Obama, citing Republican challenger Mitt Romney's failure to back climate change measures. Bloomberg, a former Republican who is now an independent, praised ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Bill de Blasio sworn in as New York mayor, succeeding Michael Bloomberg

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 04:17pm by Reuters in New York

    ... after midnight on January 1 in a small ceremony at his home in Brooklyn. He succeeds Michael Bloomberg, who led the city in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001 and the recession ... Reuters in New York New York inaugurated its 109th mayor on New Year's Day, as Democrat de Blasio took the reins from Republican Bloomberg Bill de Blasio was formally inaugurated ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasts rival for 'racist' campaign

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times Candidate's use of family in mayoral contest is racist, Bloomberg says New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in an interview that Bill de Blasio, one of the leading candidates to succeed him, had run a racist campaign. In an interview with New York magazine on Saturday, Bloomberg said he considered it racist of de Blasio to promote his mixed-race family. De ...

  7. News - World

    Bloomberg leaves rich public health legacy in NYC

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 09:10am by AP

    ... Associated Press Michael Bloomberg steered New York City through economic recession, a catastrophic hurricane and the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but he may always be remembered, accurately or not, as the mayor who wanted to ban the Big Gulp — a super-sized soda drink. After 12 years, Bloomberg leaves office Dec. 31 with a unique record as a public health crusader ...

  8. News - World - MEDIA

    Bloomberg hits China roadblock over reporting of sensitive issues

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 09:17pm by NYT

    ... of the business empire behind the wealth of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, had flown in to toast a corporate milestone. In 20 years, sales of Bloomberg's financial data terminals in Hong Kong had ... The New York Times Concern growing that journalism is being compromised to allow financial network to maintain business ties and appease Beijing Bloomberg shifts focus in China Champagne ...

  9. News - World

    Bloomberg takes drink ban fight to New York's top court

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 08:48pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Albany, United States Bloomberg takes drink ban fight to top court New York's top court has agreed to hear mayor Michael Bloomberg's appeal against the striking down ... which had argued the law would do little to address obesity while imposing added costs. Bloomberg said on Thursday he expected the top court to overturn the lower-court rulings. A spokesman ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Huge gun seizure proves tough police line works, says Bloomberg

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Mayor uses biggest haul of firearms in New York history to back up his 'safest city' philosophy Gun seizure proves toughline works: Bloomberg More than 200 firearms, from.22 calibre pistols to a submachine gun, have been seized in what New York called the biggest seizure of illegal guns in the city's history. Mayor Michael ...




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