Thursday, 27 July 2017

Tag Archives: World War II

Dunkirk conquers box office as Valerian flops

Dunkirk

LOS ANGELES: World War II epic ‘Dunkirk’ stormed to the top of the North American box office in its debut weekend, industry data showed, while big budget ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ crashed and burned. Directed by Briton Christopher Nolan, ‘Dunkirk’ took $50.5 million, according to box ...

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in historic trip to Poland

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

LONDON: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be told about the bloody – and ultimately unsuccessful – Warsaw Rising of 1944 when they arrive in Poland today. The Cambridges will fly into the capital city at the start of a week long tour of Poland and Germany. Prince William ...

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Trains suspended and road closed after bomb found in Aston

WWII-BOMB-UK

BIRMINGHAM: Trains to Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield were cancelled and traffic on the A38 was HALTED when an unexploded bomb was found. Nearby homes and businesses were evacuated. The incident, which was ongoing today, was sparked when a World War Two bomb was discovered at Witton, close to Erdington and ...

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Britain to launch EU exit process today

Brexit

LONDON: Britain formally launches the process for leaving the European Union on Wednesday, a historic step that has divided the country and thrown into question the future of the European project. Just days after the EU’s 60th birthday, Britain is poised to become the first country ever to seek a ...

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Dutch to pay price for barring ministers: Erdogan

Erdogan

ISTANBUL:  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the Netherlands it would pay a price for preventing top ministers from holding rallies ahead of a referendum on expanding his powers, as a crisis escalated with Turkey’s key EU partners. Erdogan renewed hugely controversial accusations that the Netherlands – occupied by the ...

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Europe, NATO hit back at Donald Trump

BRUSSELS: EU heavyweights Germany and France led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump Monday after he branded NATO “obsolete” and said more countries would leave the EU after Britain. In a hard-hitting interview with two European newspapers, Trump unleashed a volley of verbal attacks on Europe and ...

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Allied defies the conventions of the sexy spy genre: review

LONDON: No one could have predicted the sombre career trajectory of Robert Zemeckis, who made his name with instant pop classics such as Back to the Future – weightless, but brilliantly worked out. His later films have the same mechanical ingenuity but not the high spirits. Some of the best, ...

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