Japan's PM aims to calm China-Taiwan tension on US visit
Japan's PM aims to calm China-Taiwan tension on US visit
Two days after he married his partner of many years, Anselm Bilgri, a former monk and prior at one of Germany's most famous monasteries, learned that the Vatican would not bless relationships like his.
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Republican Sen. John Cornyn faced backlash Monday for bemoaning President Joe Biden’s “conventional” tweets and lack of cable news hits. “The president is not doing cable news interviews. Tweets from his account are limited and, when they come, unimaginably conventional. The public comments are largely scripted. Biden has opted for fewer sit down interviews with mainstream outlets and reporters,” Cornyn tweeted, adding, “Invites the question: is he really in charge?” While the Texas lawmaker was comparing the president to his predecessor, Donald Trump, without naming him, others quickly jumped in to draw sharper distinctions between the two and to criticize the senator. After all, Trump’s frequent and unique use of Twitter eventually got him banned from the platform altogether after his supporters rioted at the nation’s Capitol in January, leaving five dead, including a Capitol police officer. Also Read: Mike Pompeo Joins Fox News as Contributor “Senator Cornyn appears to be under the impression that presidents are only ‘in charge’ if they spend their time erratically tweeting about what they see on cable news and calling into TV shows,” journalist Andrew Feinberg wrote. Writer and political observer Molly Jong-Fast asked directly, “Senator Cornyn wonders, can a president really president if they’re not tweeting unhinged conspiracy theories?” Sarah Longwell, who publishes the anti-Trump Republican outlet The Bulwark, mused, “Making meandering calls into Fox and Friends and rage tweeting at all hours is how you demonstrate you’re truly running the country, per John Cornyn.” Others pointed out that while Cornyn seemed to long for the days of Trump’s unpredictable tweets shaping news cycles and American policy, he wasn’t always so enthusiastic about the whole situation back then. Cornyn declined to comment when asked last summer about a tweet from Trump that baselessly claimed an elderly protester pushed by police — and hospitalized for his injuries — was linked to anti-fascist groups. Read original story Sen John Cornyn Roasted for Complaints About Biden’s Tweets, Lack of Cable News Interviews At TheWrap
Prince William and Prince Harry have released separate, personal tributes to Prince Philip.
Large crowds were seen in central Manchester, England, on April 12 as shops, pubs with beer gardens, and other non-essential UK businesses opened with the easing of coronavirus restrictions.UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that April 10 had been a “record-breaking day,” with 475,230 second doses of the coronavirus vaccine administered.By April 11, more than 32 million people had received their first dose of the vaccine, while almost 7.5 million had received their second, government figures showed.Video footage by Allen Woody shows crowds outside the Manchester Arndale shopping center and restaurants. Credit: Allen Woody via Storyful
Yahoo Finance's Brian Cheung breaks down Fed Chair Jerome Powell's latest comments on economic recovery.
Indonesia said Monday that it is satisfied with the effectiveness of the Sinovac coronavirus vaccine it is using, after the acknowledgement by China’s top disease control official that current vaccines offer low protection against the virus. Siti Nadia Tarmizi, a spokesperson for Indonesia’s COVID-19 vaccine program, said the World Health Organization had found the Chinese vaccines had met requirements by being more than 50% effective.
KUALA LUMPUR, 12 April — DAP MP Hannah Yeoh has slammed her party’s central committee member Ronnie Liu for the latter’s racial remarks that she said painted DAP in a bad light. The Segambut MP...
Stop me when you’ve heard this one before: a hapless adult man living with his mother refuses to grow up or change, but don’t worry. His arrested development might be endlessly annoying, but that’s basically the point — and when push comes to shove, everyone surrounding him finds him too charming to resist, anyway. Therein […]
Kevin James will portray New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton in a film for Netflix called “Home Team,” according to NBC Sports’ Peter King, who announced the news in his “Football Morning in America” column Monday. “Home Team” follows Payton in 2012 when the coach was suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goddell in the entire 2012 season related to the team’s role in the “Bountygate” scandal, in which the team was accused of paying out bounties or bonuses to players who successfully injured opposing team players. The film shows how Payton began to reassess his life and took a job as the offensive coach for his son Connor’s sixth-grade football team in the Dallas area. Also Read: Kevin James Has a Losing Driver and a Demanding New Boss in Trailer for Netflix's 'The Crew' (Video) “Home Team” would be produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions as part of the company’s deal with Netflix. Filming is expected to begin this year, and Sean Payton himself has already provided some corrections to the script. No details on a screenwriter or director were available. Netflix and a representative for James did not immediately respond for a request for comment. The “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” and “The King of Queens” actor Kevin James most recently starred in the NASCAR comedy series “The Crew” for Netflix and also appeared in “Hubie Halloween,” which was a Netflix film and was produced by Sandler’s Happy Madison. He’s appeared in a number of films produced by Sandler’s company. Read original story Kevin James to Play New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton in Netflix Film ‘Home Team’ At TheWrap
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Aidan Turner already has legions of fans for his turn as Kili in “The Hobbit” feature film series and earned a whole lot more — in a different demographic — as Ross Poldark in the long-running BBC series “Poldark,” a fixture on PBS’ “Masterpiece” in the States. Now he’s bringing his gift for period drama […]
Former prime minister Theresa May has praised the Duke of Edinburgh for his commitment to supporting the Queen, saying his "willingness to put himself second" would be his lasting legacy. She said: "I know how important it is to have a husband who is a source of strength in times of trouble. Prince Philip could have been enormously successful in his own right but he put his life to ensuring the success of his wife.".
Although weddings and other big celebrations are going back on the calendar in the U.S., business owners who make those events happen expect a slow recovery from the impact of COVID-19. Lauren Schaefer is getting more inquiries about her wedding coordination services now that President Joe Biden has sped up the timetable for all adults to be eligible for vaccinations. Schaefer’s company, The Get Together Events Co., does business in New York, Chicago and Nashville and has booked 60 weddings for this year, close to the 69 she did in 2019.
The zoo workers constructed a small bear-sized rocket with just enough bamboo for Ru Yi to take.
The writer-director of the stunning new six-part investigative documentary series “Q: Into the Storm,” Cullen Hoback, joins Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman and Victoria Bassetti to talk about his project.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu urged NATO ally Canada on Monday to review defence industry restrictions which it imposed on Ankara last year. Canada suspended exports of some drone technology to Turkey last October while it probed allegations that the equipment was being used by Azeri forces involved in fighting with Armenia. Turkey's foreign ministry at the time described it as a double standard and President Tayyip Erdogan said it was not in line with the spirit of their alliance..
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Uber Technologies Inc, PayPal Holdings Inc and Walgreens Inc on Monday said they launched an $11 million fund to provide free ride-hail trips to U.S. COVID-19 vaccination sites for people who lack access to transportation. The Vaccine Access Fund will be managed by U.S. non-profit Local Initiatives Support Corporation, which will identify communities that need free rides as well as local partners to help with the program, the companies added. Consumers can support the effort by donating to the fund through PayPal or in the Uber app, they said, adding they were also looking forward to welcoming other corporate donors.
BTS global smash hit “Dynamite” just crossed 1 billion views on YouTube — less than eight months after its debut — making it the newest entry in YouTube’s Billion Views Club. The “Dynamite” video on YouTube (titled “BTS (방탄소년단) ‘Dynamite’ Official MV”) premiered in August 2020. It garnered over 101.1 million views in its first 24 […]