News Summary: Club of world's rich, powerful meet

News Summary: World's rich and powerful meet in UK for secretive Bilderberg conclave

Associated Press

SECRETIVE GATHERING: More than 100 of the world's most powerful people are gathering at a former manor house turned luxury hotel near London for an annual meeting that has attained legendary status in the eyes of anti-capitalist protesters and conspiracy theorists.

YOU'RE NOT ON LIST: The guest list for the Bilderberg meeting includes Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde and former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

HIGH FENCES: The Bilderberg Group was set up in 1954 to support military and economic co-operation between Europe and North America during the Cold War. There is no media access and the public is kept away by a large security operation.

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