Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speak on the chamber floor about President Biden’s coronavirus relief plan.
"Unorthodox" director Maria Schrader on Monday premiered her sci-fi comedy "I'm Your Man" starring Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens as a robot ready to beat human rivals in the game of love.
Slovakia signed a deal to acquire 2 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Prime Minister Igor Matovic said Monday. Slovakia is the second European Union country to use the vaccine, which hasn't been approved by the European Medicines Agency, after Hungary. It hasn't been registered by Slovakia’s drug authority, but the deal was made possible by Health Minister Marek Krajci’s approval.
Two U.S. senators from states with declining manufacturing sectors are pushing to invest $8 billion through tax credits to create clean energy jobs. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan unveiled legislation Monday that aims to help rural communities that have lost jobs in the coal and and fossil fuel industries. The proposal is meant to incentivize companies producing batteries, electric and fuel cell vehicles, semiconductor chips and other renewable energy technologies.
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Vicente Canales’ Film Factory has acquired world sales rights to “Mantícora” (Manticore), the fourth feature from Carlos Vermut, whose second outing “Magical Girl” won best film and director at the 2015 San Sebastian Festival, reinforcing his status as a Spanish talent on the rise. “Mantícora” is produced by Aquí y Allí Films (Cannes Critics’ Week […]
Heavy rain flooded communities in eastern Kentucky late Sunday night, February 28, into Monday, March 1.Footage from Booneville in Owsley County shows roadways completely covered around noontime on Monday. Heavy rain over the weekend spurred water rescues and a mudslide, officials said.A flood warning was in effect for the county until 4 pm on Monday. Credit: Bryan Combs via Storyful
Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks Int’l has snapped up worldwide sales rights to “The Death of God,” the much-coveted documentary about Argentina’s iconic soccer star Diego Maradona. “After a fierce bidding war, we are thrilled to have closed this deal on such a powerful, untold story,” said FilmSharks’ Guido Rud. “It’s a remarkable addition to our Berlin […]
Mar.01 -- International Business Machines Corp. has publicly released its hybrid cloud service, furthering its plan to pivot the business toward the fast-growing market for storing large amounts of data on the internet. IBM President Jim Whitehurst talks to Caroline Hyde on "Bloomberg Markets."
Rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, have been accused of engaging in sexual abuse and drugging multiple women over the past 16 years, according allegations leveled Monday at a virtual news conference. Attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn detailed the allegations of six anonymous women who claim T.I., Tiny and their associates abused […]
Marcus Trescothick has said he will "build up" to prolonged stints abroad after being appointed as England's new full-time batting coach, almost 15 years after lengthy overseas trips contributed to mental health problems that cut short his own international career.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he was embracing what he said was an insult from The New York Times. In his belated embrace, the former cabinet member appeared to be referring to a May 2020 op-ed by Thomas L. Friedman called, “Mike Pompeo Is the Worst Secretary of State Ever.” Actual reporting from the Times in January of this year was, of course, not as aggressively critical as the op-ed. One piece said he was leaving office with a “dubious legacy.” On Twitter Monday, March 1, 2021, Pompeo seemed to celebrate the opinion piece and attribute it broadly to the Times as a whole instead of to Friedman. Also Read: Mike Pompeo Denies Biden Win, Promises 'Smooth Transition to a Second Trump Administration' “We’ve been called all kinds of names. They try to cancel us. The New York Times even called me the ‘worst secretary of state in history.’ I wear it as a badge of honor,” he tweeted. He went on, “I will never stop speaking the truth and fighting to defend our freedoms. Neither should you.” Pompeo, who’s become a more prolific tweeter since leaving office as former President Donald Trump’s single-term administration ended, spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference over the weekend. The CPAC theme this year was “America Uncanceled.” Read original story Mike Pompeo Belatedly Embraces NY Times Calling Him Worst Secretary of State: ‘Badge of Honor’ At TheWrap
Hockey Canada is considering pushing back the start of next month’s women’s world championships into May, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel told The Associated Press on Monday. The 10-team tournament is scheduled to be held in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia from April 7-17, a year after the event was canceled. In an email to The AP, Hockey Canada issued a statement saying hosting the championship “remains a priority” without revealing whether the tournament’s start could be delayed.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said a "disappointing" $1.7 billion had been pledged by countries on Monday for humanitarian aid in Yemen - less than half the $3.85 billion the world body was seeking for 2021 to avert a large-scale famine. Childhood in Yemen is a special kind of hell. Some 16 million Yemenis - more than half the population of the Arabian Peninsula country - are going hungry, the United Nations says.
Swiss filmmaker Tim Fehlbaum’s dystopian feature “Tides” is screening in this year’s Berlinale Special section and looking to make a mark at the European Film Market while in town. “Tides” has science fiction in its production DNA, co-produced by leading European independent company Constantin, which has established itself among the world’s leading producers of genre […]
Alma is a museum curator in Berlin. Tom, a robot who speaks German with a slight English accent. This is the premise of Maria Schrader's romantic comedy 'I'm Your Man', which opened this year's online Berlin Film Festival on Monday.
CAA has signed Nathan Foad for representation in all areas, Variety has learned exclusively. He will continue to be represented in the U.K. by Ligeia Marsh and Emma Higginbottom at Curtis Brown. Foad is a television comedy writer and actor based in the U.K. He was recently selected to join the BBC Comedy Room initiative’s class of 2020, […]
Looks like 18-month-old baby Nova would rather take a quick nap, rather than learn how to snowboard! That's too cute!
Keshet International has come on board as sales agent on the drama-comedy “Pørni.” The six-part Norwegian show, produced by Monster Scripted for NENT Group’s streamer Viaplay, is world premiering as part of Berlinale Series Market Selects. “Lilyhammer” actor Henriette Steenstrup makes her debut as creator/writer on top of headlining the show. Gunnar Vikene (“Occupied”) and […]
An official in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was filmed wading toward a vehicle submerged in floodwaters on March 1, amid severe flooding in the state.Patrol Sgt Trey Nunley recorded firefighters responding to the stuck vehicle early Monday morning.Sheriff’s deputies received a call saying the driver was safe while firefighters were checking the car, according to a Facebook post.Drivers were advised to avoid waterlogged roads. Credit: Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful