Hillary Clinton papers reveal a third of top backers linked to financial industry

Eight donors whose family wealth is based in finance gave $4.8m of $15.6m raised in 2015 but media figures like Steven Spielberg are second-biggest group

A third of Hillary Clinton’s top backers made their money from the financial services industry, according to Guardian analysis of new campaign finance disclosures released on Friday.

Related: Hillary Clinton aides’ Wall Street links raise economic policy doubts

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Blue Moon – In Pictures

A blue moon rose in the skies for the first time in three years on Friday night. It is an event that occurs when there are two full moons in one calendar month and happens roughly every two to three years. This summer it is especially interesting as it’s also a supermoon, so called when the moon is at its closest approach to Earth, making it appear very big and bright

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Colombian military airplane crashes killing all 11 people on board

Air force says wreckage of twin-engine CASA-235 was found in northern province of Cesar following report of motor failure

A Colombian military transport plane has crashed in the northern part of the country, killing all 11 people on board.

An air force statement said the twin-engine CASA-235 reported a motor problem before it disappeared. The wreckage was found in the province of Cesar.

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Uber valued at nearly $51bn after latest funding round

Online taxi-hailing app raises close to $1bn from investors including Microsoft and Indian media conglomerate Bennett Coleman & Co’s Times Internet

Uber Technologies Inc has closed a new round of funding that values the online taxi-hailing company at nearly $51bn, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Uber raised close to $1bn in the round, bringing its total funding to more than $5bn, WSJ reported on Friday, citing one of the people.

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Florida man charged with murder in shooting death of transgender woman

Keith Lamayne Gaillard, 18, held on first-degree murder charges in the death of 25-year-old India Clarke after DNA evidence was found at the scene

Authorities in Florida say a man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a transgender woman.

The Hillsborough County sheriff’s office reported in a news release that 18-year-old Keith Lamayne Gaillard is being held on a first-degree murder charge in the death of 25-year-old India Clarke.

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Alexis Tsipras defends former finance minister Varoufakis – video

Alexis Tsipras defends Yanis Varoufakis in the Greek parliament on Friday despite the former finance minister’s poor taste in shirts. Tsipras says there are many things that Varoufakis can be blamed for, including his sense of style, but says the former finance minister cannot be accused of being a crook or having a covert plan to bring Greece to the precipice Continue reading…

Striking ferry worker: Calais is going to have a hot summer – video

One of the My Ferry Link workers participating in Thursday’s strike in Calais pledges more action if their terms are not met. The protester, who wished to remain nameless, said the workers are finished with being nice and they will continue their strike into September if they need to. Tyres were burnt across a key motorway leading to the French port as part of a long-running dispute over 600 job losses Continue reading…

Canada’s Liberals face bleak future – is it too late for Justin Trudeau to save them?

At one point top of opinion polls, the party’s golden boy is now running third. At stake is the survival of Canada’s ‘natural governing party’, but Trudeau remains confident: ‘Canadians are looking for someone who has a serious plan’

Justin Trudeau was a popular but untested politician when he stepped into the ring to meet a tough-looking brawler from the Conservative party of Canada. Tory pundits jeered that the pretty boy, the effete “Dauphin” of Canadian politics, was about to get his famous hair badly mussed.

What happened at the charity boxing tournament three years ago surprised everybody. The over-aggressive brawler – recently appointed Conservative senator Patrick Brazeau – quickly wore himself out, allowing the slender Trudeau to move in and pick him apart with impressive finesse. The bout ended with Brazeau reeling from a technical knockout in the second round.

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Anglo Irish Bank officials jailed for offences related to financial crash

The three ex-employees are the first bankers to be imprisoned for actions that helped turn the Celtic Tiger boom to bust

Three officials from the bank that almost bankrupted Ireland have become the first bankers to be jailed for offences related to the Republic’s financial crash.

The failure of Anglo Irish Bank, which became synonymous with the casino-style lending practices that drove Ireland’s “Celtic Tiger” boom and subsequent bust, cost the state €30bn (£21bn), part of what forced the government to seek a bailout from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

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