New Year Honours 2017: Olympic heroes and entertainers recognised – BBC News

Media captionMurray says he still feels “like Andy” after his knighthood Andy Murray, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill are among the Olympic stars recognised in a New Year Honours list which also includes big names from the entertainment world. Rio 2016 men’s tennis champion Murray and double gold-winning athlete Farah receive knighthoods, while heptathlete Ennis-Hill…

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Can’t find the right handbag? Just design it yourself – BBC News

Image caption Mon Purse’s customers can choose from nine different basic bag shapes Although Ms Hopkins was rather older than the average customer, she found creating a teddy for her nephew gave her an extra emotional connection to the product. And the idea for Mon Purse was born. Skip forward three years and Mon Purse…

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That time Mark Zuckerberg dropped in for family dinner with Trump voters

(CNN)The Moore family knew they would be having a mystery guest over for dinner but, still, they were surprised when Mark Zuckerberg walked through the door. Zuckerberg, the co-founder and CEO of Facebook, surprised the family at its Newton Falls, Ohio, home as part of his yearlong tour of the United States. Daniel Moore said…

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First on CNN: Trump administration memo calls for ending Michelle Obama’s girls education program

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration is discontinuing a signature girls education initiative championed by former first lady Michelle Obama, according to officials. The “Let Girls Learn” program, which she and President Barack Obama started in 2015 to facilitate educational opportunities for adolescent girls in developing countries, will cease operation immediately, according to an internal document obtained…

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What’s next for women spurred to activism by Trump’s election?

(CNN)After a political novice with a controversial past with women rose to victory over the first woman to ever be a major political party’s presidential nominee, more than a million people mobilized for one of the largest inauguration weekend protests in history. Less than 24 hours into Donald Trump’s presidency, people in the nation’s capital…

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The multi-millionaire who is giving his business away – BBC News

Image copyright Ebac Image caption Mr Elliott says his employees are ‘not here by force’ “They are reasonably well motivated, but they’re at a low skill level.” Mr Elliott, who was against the introduction of the minimum wage because he views it as a brake on productivity, says it is wrong for generations of UK…

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Ivanka Trump arrives in Berlin to work on special relationship

Berlin (CNN)It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship, after all. In the wake of a mid-March White House visit characterized by awkward moments — President Donald Trump apparently declined to shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand in the Oval Office and he made an uncomfortable joke about wiretapping on live television — his…

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German crowd hisses, boos at Ivanka when she defends her dad

(CNN)Ivanka Trump defended her father at a women’s panel in Berlin Tuesday after attendees hissed and booed when she attempted to champion her father’s commitment to women’s issues. The event opened with the first daughter explaining her role in the White House. “You are first daughter — German audience not familiar — what is your…

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These are the 100-day accomplishments Trump is touting

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office comes Saturday, and despite his downplaying of the significance of the marker, his team is prepped and ready to tout his accomplishments. In a memo obtained first by CNN, the White House highlights job creation efforts, regulation cuts and national security measures, among others. But not all…

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Ivanka Trump booed, laughed at for defending fathers support of women

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