Thursday, 28 January 2021


UK, EU to discuss ‘structure’ of Brexit talks after walkout threat

LONDON: European and British negotiators will be in touch Monday to discuss the “structure” of post-Brexit trade talks, despite London s threat on Friday to walk away unless there was a major shift in Brussels  approach. An EU spokesman tweeted that chief negotiator Michel Barnier held video talks with his British ...

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Eiffel Tower reopens after evacuation due to bomb threat

PARIS: The Eiffel Tower was evacuated for several hours on Wednesday after police received a call suggesting a bomb had been placed there. The Paris monument had been searched and no explosives found, a police spokeswoman said. It reopened at about 2.25 p.m. Several hundred people, including tourists, restaurant staff ...

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Trump announces Bahrain, Israel ‘peace deal’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump announced Friday a “peace deal” between Israel and Bahrain, which becomes the second Arab country to settle with its former foe in the last few weeks. “Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain agree to a Peace Deal ...

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Venice Film Festival Set to Kick-off Amid COVID-19

HOLLYWOOD: Almost eight months after the showbiz world came to standstill, Venice Film Festival is all set to kick-off as the first one of the COVID-19 era. Set to take place from September 2 to September 12, the festival will be grand as 50 countries will participate. “We are not ...

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Harvey Weinstein victims to receive $19M payout

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (8488464i) Harvey Weinstein Time and Punishment: A Town Hall Discussion with JAY Z and Harvey Weinstein, New York, USA - 08 Mar 2017

NEW YORK: Women who suffered sexual misconduct and workplace harassment by convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein are set to receive almost $19 million as part of a class action lawsuit, New York’s attorney general announced Tuesday. The payments, which need to be approved by two courts, are the result of a ...

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Vin Diesel Has An Update On The Script Of Riddick 4

HOLLYWOOD: Vin Diesel has taken to Instagram to share some new information about the script of Riddick 4: Furya. The Fast and Furious star has claimed that the script will be ready by next week. “Happy Furyan Friday… The latest Chronicles of Riddick script comes in next week. GRRR!” Diesel ...

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Google antitrust probe to expand into Android

LONDON: The several dozen attorneys general investigating advertising practices at Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google are planning to expand their antitrust probe into the unit’s flagship Android business, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The investigation, led by the Texas attorney general’s office, is known to have focused on ...

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4.8 million unauthorized migrants lived in Europe in ’17

WASHINGTON: Between 3.9 million and 4.8 million unauthorized immigrants lived in Europe in 2017, mainly recently arrived young men, numbers slightly lower from the previous year, the PEW Research Center said. The figures “accounted for less than one percent of Europe’s total population of more than 500 million,” Pew said. ...

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Mexico grants Bolivia’s Evo Morales political asylum

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard revealed that Mexico has granted former Bolivian President Evo Morales political asylum following his recent resignation. Mexico’s Ebrard further called for the Bolivian government to allow for Morales’ safe passage, stressing that the former president’s “personal integrity is not endangered.” The foreign minister, who previously indicated ...

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