Latest George Soros News

Davos updates | Soros: New tech, AI help repressive regimes

May. 24, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Billionaire investor turned philanthropist George Soros has blamed new technology for helping repressive regimes like Russia and China exert greater control. Speaking Tuesday at a dinner for journalists on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 17, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 15 The Washington Post says that, with midterms coming up, Democrats must act now to have a big impact on financial regulation President Biden likes to tout his role as “Sheriff...

Georgia sets $1.5B in aid for electric vehicle maker Rivian

May. 02, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The state of Georgia and local governments will give Rivian Automotive $1.5 billion of incentives to build a 7,500-job, $5 billion electric vehicle plant east of Atlanta, according to documents the company and state signed Monday. Georgia Economic Development...

Perdue invokes Trump election lies in Georgia GOP primary

Apr. 26, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — As he met with voters recently in a part of northwest Georgia where Donald Trump is still very popular, David Perdue invoked his belief in the lie that elections in 2020 and 2021 were stolen from the former president and himself. “First of all, it was...

Turkish court gives philanthropist Kavala life in prison

Apr. 25, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Monday sentenced prominent Turkish civil rights activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala to life in prison without parole, finding him guilty of attempting to overthrow the government with mass protests in 2013. Western governments and rights groups...

Facebook resorts to old smear tactics against TikTok

Mar. 30, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

Eleven years ago, Facebook was caught red-handed after it hired a prominent public relations firm to try to plant stories harshly criticizing Google’s privacy practices in leading news outlets. In 2018, it hired the PR firm Definers to do opposition research on the company’s...

Justice Thomas' wife long steeped in conservative politics

Mar. 26, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Through a decades-long career in conservative politics, Virginia Thomas has repeatedly maintained that her political activities posed no conflict of interest with the work of her husband, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. “Like so many married couples, we...

Justice Thomas' wife long steeped in conservative politics

Mar. 25, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Through a decades-long career in conservative politics, Virginia Thomas has repeatedly maintained that her political activities posed no conflict of interest with the work of her husband, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. “Like so many married couples, we...

A new fund directs its support to Ukraine's long-term needs

Mar. 23, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

The humanitarian needs of more than 10 million displaced Ukrainians have quickly become staggering. Yet Mark Malloch-Brown, president of the Open Society Foundations, warns that longer-term problems resulting from Russia's invasion will grow ever larger if they aren't sufficiently addressed now. ...

Arizona Republican who backs white nationalism is censured

Mar. 01, 2022 18:28 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate voted Tuesday to censure Republican Wendy Rogers, whose embrace of white nationalism and calls for violence drew bipartisan condemnation. Rogers is in her first term in elected office but has built a national profile among the far right with...