Thursday, 24 May 2018

Tag Archives: World War II

The Shape of Water leads Baftas nominations

The Shape of Water

  LONDON: Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy film “The shape of Water” leads the nominations at Sunday’s Baftas, where Hollywood stars will again turn the red carpet black in solidarity with the #MeToo movement. The Cold War-era movie has 12 nominations, while crime drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Darkest ...

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London City Airport reopens after World War II bomb removed

London City Airport

LONDON’s City Airport reopened and was operating as usual on Tuesday, the airport said, after a World War Two bomb which was found nearby was safely removed from the River Thames. All flights to and from the airport were cancelled on Monday after the half-tonne ordnance was found at the ...

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London City Airport closed after WWII bomb found

London City Airport

LONDON: Travel around one of London’s major airports has been plunged into chaos after the discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb. London City Airport has been closed after waterfront workers unearthed the device in the nearby river Thames. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have set up a 214m ...

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4,000 people are evacuated as WWII bomb is defused in Hong Kong

Hong Kong

WAN CHAI: A wartime bomb was defused in Hong Kong on Thursday after forcing a busy commercial district into lockdown, with roads closed and thousands evacuated from surrounding shops, hotels and offices. It was the second time within a week that an American bomb dropped during WWII had been discovered ...

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Merkel Begins Make-or-Break Government Talks With Stability Plea

Angela Merkel

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany needs a stable government to tackle “enormous” tasks ahead as she began make-or-break talks to renew her alliance with the Social Democrats and open the door to a fourth term. More than three months of post-election stalemate in Europe’s biggest economy are focusing minds ...

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UN council to meet on N Korea nuclear program in December


UNITED NATIONS Security Council ministers will meet on Dec. 15 to discuss North Korea’s nuclear and missiles programs and the body will also meet separately this month to discuss human rights abuses in the North Asian country, an annual meeting that its ally China has tried to prevent for the ...

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Gal eyed up for Ruin

Gal Gadot

LONDON: Gal Gadot is set to star in the revenge thriller ‘Ruin’. The 32-year-old actress has been high in demand since she dazzled fans with her portrayal of Wonder Woman earlier this year, so it’s no wonder she’s now being eyed up for the lead role in the upcoming drama ...

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Merkel wins German election, but anti-migrant party steals headlines

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BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc has won a lacklustre victory in Germany’s national election while the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany party managed a triumphant entry into parliament, projections have shown. Ms Merkel’s main centre-Left rivals the Social Democrats were set for their worst result since the Second World War. ...

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Dunkirk conquers box office as Valerian flops


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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