Britain and France signed a new agreement to try to stop illegal migration across the Channel on Saturday, upping patrols and technology in the hope of closing off a dangerous route used by migrants to try to reach the UK on small boats. UK interior minister Priti Patel said that under the deal, the number of officers patrolling French beaches would double, and new equipment including drones and radar would be employed. This year, hundreds of people, including some children, have been caught crossing to southern England from makeshift camps in northern France - navigating one of the world's busiest shipping routes in overloaded rubber dinghies.
Instagram is full of wannabes, but there was only one Sylvia. Describing herself as a “coffee-operated robot living her best life,” Sylvia was born in May 2020, made her online debut on July 4 at the age of 30, and passed away last week at the grand old age of 80. Sylvia made a lot […]
Police in London said on Saturday that they had made 155 arrests as they tried to break up anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine protests. The police said the arrests had been made for different offences including assaulting a police officer, possession of drugs and breaching coronavirus restrictions. Earlier police lined up in a number of streets in central London's West End shopping district and confronted crowds of protesters in St James's Park, near Westminster.
Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington became the first African American to be appointed a cardinal in the Catholic Church’s history on Saturday, November 28.Cardinal Gregory, 72, was among 13 new cardinals from 8 nations appointed by Pope Francis at a consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday. The cardinal joins 229 other men who are among the Pope’s closest advisors, of which 128 can elect a future Pope, Vatican News reported.Speaking ahead of the appointment, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the appointment sent “a powerful message of hope and inclusion to the Church in the United States.” Credit: Vatican TV via Storyful
Brazilian winger Raphinha scored his first goal for Leeds United to give his side a 1-0 win in an eventful Premier League game full of disallowed goals and superb saves at Goodison Park on Saturday. With England manager Gareth Southgate watching from the stands, Everton keeper Jordan Pickford was in fine form, blocking a shot from Patrick Bamford with his legs and diving at full stretch to deny Raphinha. Everton's James Rodriguez and Richarlison had the ball in the net in the first half but both efforts were ruled out for offside, and Leeds keeper Illan Meslier made superb saves from Mason Holgate and Richarlison to keep his clean sheet intact.
Canada on Saturday blocked bulk exports of prescription drugs if they would create a shortage at home, in response to outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to allow imports from Canada to lower some drug prices for Americans. "Certain drugs intended for the Canadian market are prohibited from being distributed for consumption outside of Canada if that sale would cause or worsen a drug shortage," Health Minister Patty Hajdu said in a statement. The Canadian measure went into effect on Friday, just days before a U.S. "Importation Prescription Drugs" rule that would eventually allow licensed U.S. pharmacists or wholesalers to import in bulk certain prescription drugs intended for the Canadian market.
A biopic about Seattle-based classic rock band Heart is being produced for Amazon, vocalist Ann Wilson revealed to SiriusXM’s “Volume West” host Lyndsey Parker. According to Wilson, Carrie Brownstein, guitarist of punk band Sleater-Kinney and star of IFC’s comedy series “Portlandia,” will write and direct the film. Lynda Obst, most known for her work on […]
South African Rugby World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe scored in his first game since mid-October as Toulouse hammered bottom side Agen 63-18 on Saturday in the French Top 14.
Robert Lewandowski scored his 15th goal in all competitions this season as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich came from behind to win 3-1 at Stuttgart on Saturday, while Borussia Dortmund slipped off the pace after a shock loss to Cologne.
Jurgen Klopp again fumed at a "dangerous" schedule as Liverpool had two goals disallowed and conceded two penalties in a 1-1 draw at Brighton, while Man City clicked back into gear with a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley.
Borussia Moenchengladbach scored twice in each half to crush visitors Schalke 04 4-1 on Saturday and pile more misery on the Royal Blues as their winless run in the league stretched to 25 successive matches. Schalke, looking for their first victory since beating Gladbach 2-0 in January, kept their cool after Florian Neuhaus had put the hosts ahead, threading a shot through three defenders and keeper Frederik Ronnow in the 15th minute. Benito Raman drew them level five minutes later, volleying in a Mark Uth cross as Manuel Baum's team initially showed more spark than in recent matches.
Serie A titleholders Juventus were held to a 1-1 draw away to promoted side Benevento on Saturday, their fifth draw in nine league games this season, after resting their talismanic forward Cristiano Ronaldo. Alvaro Morata gave Juventus a 21st-minute lead but was sent off as tempers flared at the end of a niggly second half. Gaetano Letizia rifled in Benevento's equaliser in first-half stoppage time.
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A rare public protest in Cuba of more than 300 artists, activists and members of the public outside the culture ministry to denounce repression and censorship ended early on Saturday after demonstrators said they agreed with officials to open an unprecedented dialogue. Thirty of the protesters including performance artist Tania Bruguera and film director Fernando Perez met for more than four hours with Deputy Minister Fernando Rojas and said they had agreed to start a series of meetings to resolves differences. Cuba's Communist government had previously dismissed both as mercenaries directed by its arch enemy the United States, as it generally does with dissidents.
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Vanderbilt’s Sarah Fuller became the first woman to participate in a Power Five conference football game when she kicked off to start the second half against Missouri on Saturday. Fuller kicked off the turf with a holder rather than using a tee, and she sent a low kick to the 35-yard line where it was pounced on by Missouri’s Mason Pack. Fuller didn’t get any opportunities in the first half as the Tigers opened a 21-0 lead over the Commodores.
At least three people have been killed by flooding after heavy rain swept over the east side of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italian authorities and local media said on Saturday. In Bitti, a town in the province of Nuoro, streets were turned into rivers of mud which covered cars and flooded cellars, video footage showed. "The situation in Bitti has been particularly dramatic," regional environment councillor Gianni Lampis told reporters.
Transport for London (TfL) has been urged to review the name of a railway station in the capital over fears about its "offensive" association with slavery. Newham councillors have called on the transport body to consider renaming Maryland station during a discussion over electoral ward names in the borough. If approved, the move could pave the way for other rail and underground stations to be reviewed, with stops such as East India and Canning Town also highlighted for its past associations with the slave trade. Maryland, which sits on the Great Eastern Main Line connecting London with eastern England, was allegedly given as the station's name through a slave-holding family who owned plantations in the Mid-Atlantic state. The name has now been proposed as a new ward in the borough following a boundary shake-up, but Labour councillors say it could cause "deep disappointment" to Afro-Caribbean residents. An alternative suggestion of New Town has been put forward. In a council report, politicians said they would consult with TfL with regards to renaming the railway station. Newham mayor Rokhsana Fiaz said the current Maryland name was a “disservice to the diversity of the borough”. While Anthony McAlmont told members the use of Maryland is “offensive” because: “Anything that has some connection to slavery does offend some of us.” It has been suggested the name originates with the merchant Richard Lee, who owned plantations in the American colonies, and may have brought back the name Maryland from his estates there. A boundary commission report states: “We received suggestions from the Council and a resident that Maryland ward should be renamed New Town because of the name’s possible links to a prominent figure in the colonial governments of North America." It does however add that: “Other evidence casts doubt on the origins of the name and points to earlier place name derivations. “The Council acknowledges that there is uncertainty about the matter.” It has been argued that British places deriving their names from American locales is extremely rare, and the most likely origin of “Maryland” is in fact the Old English word “mære” meaning boundary.
For all the piles of research and miles of column inches that have been devoted to it, the controversy over the creative authorship of "Citizen Kane" — a kerfuffle that’s now 50 years old, and one that’s been given new heat by the release of David Fincher’s "Mank" — would seem to revolve around a […]