Norway's Therese Johaug blew away the rest of the field to win the women's 10km freestyle event at the FIS Ski World Championships on Tuesday in a time of 23:09.8. Johaug finished 54.2 seconds ahead of Swede Frida Karlsson in second, with Ebba Andersson, also of Sweden, taking bronze. "That is definitely the best ski race I have ever done," a jubilant Johaug told broadcaster NRK.
Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, is seeking 1.5 million pounds ($2.1 million) in legal costs after she won a privacy claim against the Mail on Sunday which had printed extracts of a letter she wrote to her father. Last month, a judge at London's High Court ruled the tabloid had breached her privacy and infringed her copyright by publishing parts of the five-page letter she wrote to her father Thomas Markle who she fell out with on the eve of her wedding to Queen Elizabeth's grandson, Prince Harry. Judge Mark Warby ruled in her favour without holding a trial, saying the articles were a clear breach of privacy after the paper argued the duchess had intended the letter’s contents to become public and it formed part of a media strategy.
The Dutch government has postponed a trade mission to Qatar this month, citing concern over living conditions of migrant workers helping the tiny Gulf state to prepare for next year's soccer World Cup. Britain's Guardian newspaper last week reported that its calculations showed that at least 6,500 migrant workers who worked on the stadiums and other infrastructure for the World Cup have died in Qatar in the past 10 years.
As the only Brazilian film selected in Berlinale’s Panorama sidebar, documentary “The Last Forest” by Luis Bolognesi hopes to shine a blazing light on the grave issues affecting the Amazon and its indigenous inhabitants. Since taking office in 2019, populist president Jair Bolsonaro has allowed gold prospectors to exploit these lands despite a law meant […]
The 39-year-old Swede has received criticism for agreeing to participate in four nights of the annual song contest in Liguria this week, as his club have Serie A fixtures on Wednesday and Sunday. The striker, who is Milan's top scorer this season with 14 goals in 14 league games, picked up an injury during Sunday’s 2-1 win over AS Roma that has ruled him out of this week’s fixtures, but he insisted that the festival won't be a distraction from his day job.
Princess Alexia is the second European princess to choose UWC in Wales from September.
Suspected Islamist insurgents overran the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa in Borno state, a military stronghold and humanitarian hub, security sources, residents and an aid worker said on Tuesday. The capture of Dikwa, home to almost 100,000 people affected by Nigeria's 11-year war with jihadist group Boko Haram and its offshoot Islamic State West Africa Province, underscores the worsening security situation in the country's north.
President Joe Biden is expected to make the announcement on Tuesday, the report said. U.S-based Merck halted the development of two of its own coronavirus vaccines in January to instead focus on its two COVID-19 treatments. The company said last month that it was in talks with governments and companies to potentially help with manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized.
A Belarusian court on Tuesday sentenced a journalist to six months in prison for divulging medical secrets, after she had contradicted official statements about the killing of a protester who the authorities suggested was drunk at the time. Katerina Borisevich had reported that there was no alcohol in the bloodstream of protester Roman Bondarenko when he died. Artyom Sorokin, the doctor who had shared Bondarenko's medical report with Borisevich, was given a suspended sentence.
The dramatic rescue operation was caught on camera by a body camera worn by one of the policemen.Video released by the national police shows how police officers pulled men one by one out of the water using a rope.On Monday (March 1), Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov commended the two officers for their courage.
Experts say that the relatively low hospitalisation and fatality rates in India suggest the coronavirus pandemic is approaching its next phase - largely manageable local outbreaks. Although a handful of states are reporting a spurt in infections, for a country of 1.35 billion people with limited health facilities and where the practice of wearing masks and social distancing is falling off, the positive trend, if it holds, will be a respite. It could also help India keep its economy open without any national lockdown.
MADRID — Flushed by Netflix success with “Below Zero,” Spain brings an extraordinary gamut of movie titles to Berlin. Some highlights: “All the Moons,” (Igor Legarreta) A France-Spain co-production, “All the Moons” tracks two vampires in the northern Spain during the last Carlist war. S.A. Filmax “Ane is Missing,” (David Pérez Sañudo) A 2021 best picture Goya […]
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Eagle Pharmaceuticals (EGRX) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 323.26% and -0.32%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
AutoZone (AZO) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 14.23% and 5.97%, respectively, for the quarter ended February 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Seres Therapeutics (MCRB) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 30.77% and 99.98%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Kohl's (KSS) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 113.46% and 0.29%, respectively, for the quarter ended January 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
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Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative political allies and his singer-songwriter wife have rallied to the defence of the former French president after a court convicted him of corruption, but his leftist foes hailed the verdict, saying justice had been served. A Paris court on Monday ruled that Sarkozy, 66, had tried to bribe a judge after leaving office, and to peddle influence in exchange for confidential information about an investigation into his 2007 campaign finances. In a stunning fall from grace for a man who as president from 2007 to 2012 bestrode the national and global stage, Sarkozy was handed a three year jail sentence, suspended for two, though he is unlikely to spend any time behind bars.
Berlinale Talents is in itself one of the biggest, if temporary hubs, for burgeoning creatives in film and TV. Here, Variety spreads the net slightly wider to spotlight 10 on the rise writers or directors. Miguel Ángel Blanca writer-director Director of two features to date, including sci-fi thriller “I Want the Eternal,” Blanca’s films skew […]