Thursday, 22 August 2019

Shutterstock

Victoria Secret’s Fashion Show canceled

LONDON: Victoria Secret angel Shanina Shaik has revealed that iconic Victoria Secret Fashion Show has been shelved for this year. “Unfortunately the Victoria’s Secret show won’t be happening this year,” Shaik told Daily Telegraph. The show, which has run for over 20 years, is working on its branding this year. ...

Read More »

Barclays takes out insurance policy to meet target

LONDON: Lower revenue and higher costs led to a 15% first-half drop in underlying pre-tax profit. The bank’s UK division faces tough times and will be less likely to offset dour performances in trading. CEO Jes Staley is pledging more cost cuts to hit a 9% annual return target. CONTEXT ...

Read More »

United States to extend Iran nuclear waivers for 90 days

WASHINGTON: US National Security Adviser John Bolton announced Wednesday that the United States will extend its key sanctions waivers for five Iranian nuclear programs for a total of 90 days. “I think the idea here is we are watching those nuclear activities very, very closely,” Bolton said in an interview ...

Read More »

Scarlett Johansson should be allowed any role

HOLLYWOOD: Scarlett Johansson thinks she should be ‘’allowed to play any person’’. The 34-year-old actress came under fire for accepting the role of a transgender man in the upcoming movie ‘Rub & Tug’ – a role which she exited after public outrage – but she has slammed the ‘’restriction’’ of ...

Read More »

Mexico frees 25 mass kidnapping victims in Cancun

CANCUN: Mexican authorities said they freed 25 people who were kidnapped from a call center in the resort city of Cancun in a suspected dispute between two partners who own the business. “Twenty-five people who were abducted were rescued in good health,” the police chief for the state of Quintana ...

Read More »

Helicopter crashes on roof of New York City high rise

NEW YORK: The New York City Fire Department said firefighters were on the scene of the crash landing in midtown Manhattan, which took place in rainy weather. The department said on Twitter one fatality had been reported. Dozens of emergency vehicles swarmed the area around Seventh Avenue between 51st and ...

Read More »

Karan Johar to host a dating show on Netflix

BOLLYWOOD: After hosting some of the successful chat shows on TV and radio, Bollywood’s ace director Karan Johar will now conquer the web space by hosting a unique chat show on Netflix. Sharing the news on his birthday, online streaming site Netflix announced on Twitter, “This is probably not how ...

Read More »

Data watchdog opens first investigation into Google

PARIS: The State’s data watchdog has opened its first investigation into Google to examine a suspected infringement of EU privacy rules covering the sharing of personal data of internet users. The Data Protection Commission has begun a statutory inquiry – the regulator’s 19th investigation into a big tech company – ...

Read More »

Fifth suspect arrested in foiled French attack plot

PARIS: French police arrested a 16-year-old in the eastern city of Strasbourg on Tuesday as part of an investigation into a suspected plot to attack security forces and possibly the presidential Elysee Palace, a judicial source told AFP. His arrest comes after three adults and another teenager were arrested on ...

Read More »