BEIJING (AP) — China says former head of state-owned asset management firm executed in bribery case.
BEIJING (AP) — China says former head of state-owned asset management firm executed in bribery case.
After months of dull skin, I decided to make a change.
The International Criminal Court prosecutor said on Wednesday her office will open a formal investigation into war crimes in the Palestinian Territories which will examine both sides in the conflict. The decision comes after the court ruled on Feb. 5 that it has jurisdiction in the case, a move which prompted swift rejection from Washington and Jerusalem. The Palestinian Authority welcomed the ruling.
U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has extended the successful COVID insurance scheme from April through to the end of December as part of his annual budget, which was announced Wednesday. Known as the Film and TV Production Restart Scheme, the groundbreaking £500 million ($698 million) fund assures productions that they’ll receive financial support […]
Chelsea are fifth in the table with 44 points from 26 games - a point below fourth-placed West Ham - and have not lost in seven league matches since Tuchel replaced club great Frank Lampard in January. This is what you dream of as a player like me not at the highest level... normally you watch these games on TV.
Check out this pup's reaction when it sees its owner come home after being away on vacation. Priceless!
Rocky is so guilty that he can't even own up to what he did. Bad dog!
Apple TV Plus announced the cast and set the premiere date for its genre-bending auditory adaptation of Canal Plus’ “Calls.” Nicholas Braun, Clancy Brown, Lily Collins, Rosario Dawson, Mark Duplass, Karen Gillan, Judy Greer, Paul Walter Hauser, Danny Huston, Nick Jonas, Riley Keough, Joey King, Stephen Lang, Jaeden Martell, Paola Nuñez, Pedro Pascal, Edi Patterson, […]
It looks like this lizard wants to make a new friend as it jumps right onto the dog's nose. Hilarious!
This pup decides to take himself for a walk while his owners were gone. This is the first time this has ever happened! Any suggestions to keep him off the fence?
The past year has been challenging for film-makers, who had to battle coronavirus travel restrictions and social distancing rules to participate in what is ordinarily a team activity. But one film in this year's Berlin Film Festival line-up embraced the spirit of the pandemic like no other: American director Natalie Morales's 'Language Lessons' is a drama enacted via Zoom, revealing new artistic possibilities in the process.
Provocative posters showing a woman wearing a face veil with the words stop extremism are being put up across Switzerland.The billboard is part of a campaign by the far-right Swiss People's Party (SVP) to ban face coverings in public.And on Sunday, voters will decide in a binding national referendum.The proposal does not mention Islam directly, and also aims to stop violent street protesters and football hooligans wearing masks.Still, local politicians, media and campaigners have dubbed it the burqa ban.And compounds Switzerland's tense relationship with Islam after citizens voted to ban building any new minarets in 2009.Jean-Luc Addor is a member of parliament and part of the campaign."This (niqab wearing) is something that we find shocking. It is fundamentally in opposition with various values of our civilisation simply because, for us, free people show their faces in all circumstances outside."France banned wearing a full face veil in public in 2011 and Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands, and Bulgaria have full or partial bans on wearing face coverings in public.The numbers in Switzerland are tiny. The University of Lucerne estimates no one in the country actually wears a burqa and only around 30 women wear the niqab.Swiss Muslims have said right-wing parties were using the vote to rally their supporters and demonize them.Ouissem Ben Mustapha-Bennour is a Muslim member of an anti-racist association."We women are fed up, and especially Muslim women. We are always being singled out as if we were submissive women, incapable to think or make our own choices. No, we made our choice, the niqab or the veil. Even if I don't wear the niqab, I also stand up for it, like I stand up for any other woman who chooses to wear or not to wear a garment. It's her choice. We are in Switzerland. We are in a secular country. All of our choices must be respected and not politicized." The government has recommended for voters to pick "no" in Sunday's referendum, but opinion polls suggest most Swiss will back the ban and it will become law.
South Korea’s first known transgender soldier, who protested the military’s decision last year to discharge her for undergoing gender reassignment surgery, was found dead at her home on Wednesday. Shin Jeong-hwan, a fire department official in the central city of Cheongju, said rescue workers visited the home of Byun Hui-su after local mental health counselors reported that she had been out of contact for days.
The show has been pushed back from February to April.
England captain Joe Root has demanded fearless cricket from his team in the final test against India, saying they should not be scared of the surface in what is expected to be another spin-dominated contest in Ahmedabad from Thursday. England were beaten inside two days at the same Narendra Modi stadium last week in what was the shortest completed test match since 1935. Spinners from both sides claimed 28 of the 30 wickets that tumbled in five sessions as England managed 81, their lowest ever total against India, in the second innings.
Tim Allen said Wednesday that he “liked” former president Donald Trump’s attitude and had “fun” keeping his feelings to himself. “Once I realized that the last president pissed people off, I kind of liked that,” he said on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast. The “Home Improvement” star went on, “So it was fun to just not say anything — didn’t join in the lynching crowd.” Also Read: Tim Allen on How New History Show 'Assembly Required' Is Like a Real Version of 'Tool Time' Allen discussed his disdain for paying taxes — and the feeling of not knowing where his were going — and said he’s a fiscal conservative who doesn’t “preach anything.” “What I’ve done is just not joined into, as I call it, the ‘we culture.’ I’m not telling anybody else how to live. I don’t like that ‘We should do this,’ or ‘We should do that,'” he said. For all of his talk on “WTF” about how much he enjoyed staying quiet about current affairs, he’s gotten political in the past. In 2018, he said his “Last Man Standing” character would be a “centrist” when asked if the fictional guy was a Trump supporter. “I’ve said before: I’m not the character I play,” said Allen at that time before adding, “What’s interesting to me is that I like personally pissing people off.” Read original story Tim Allen Says He Liked That Trump ‘Pissed People Off’ At TheWrap
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Wednesday that she had opened a formal probe into alleged crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories, a move strongly opposed by Israel.
Chris Murray, a University of Washington disease expert whose projections on COVID-19 infections and deaths are closely followed worldwide, is changing his assumptions about the course of the pandemic. Murray had until recently been hopeful that the discovery of several effective vaccines could help countries achieve herd immunity, or nearly eliminate transmission through a combination of inoculation and previous infection.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed three female media workers in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday evening (March 2).The women, who worked for local broadcaster Enikas TV, were aged between just 18 and 20 years old, and were shot on their way home from work, according to Afghan officials.Hospital officials say that a fourth woman wounded in the attack is in critical condition.The victims' funeral was held Wednesday in Jalalabad.Mohammed Nazif is a relative."These targeted killings must be stopped, and there should be security and peace. Many innocent people, especially women, are being killed in such incidents, and I believe what the perpetrators of these attacks are doing is not permissible and a kind of oppression."Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack, which local police had initially blamed on the Taliban, who denied any involvement.Violence has risen around Afghanistan and media workers and civil society members in urban areas have been targeted in recent months even as the peace process continues in Doha.The Afghan government and the Taliban have been holding talks to try to reach a political settlement to end decades of conflict.
The cult-favourite Align Pants now come with pockets.
It will be the first private mission to go beyond Earth orbit and out to the moon. And you can go, maybe. Japanese billionaire Yusaka Maezawa is recruiting for an eight-person crew. The fashion entrepreneur has paid for the trip on a rocket being developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX. Maezawa originally said the crew would be composed of artists. Now he's opened it up to all: "I began to think that maybe every single person who is doing something creative could be called an artist. That was the conclusion that I came to. And that is why I wanted to reach out to a wider, more diverse audience, to give more people across the world the opportunity to join this journey. If you see yourself as an artist, then you're an artist."The weeklong mission is set for 2023, and Maezawa says it's on schedule. It will take the amateur astronauts on a trip around the moon. Elon Musk says that will put the voyagers into the history books: "We're going to go past the Moon, so it will actually end up being further... this mission we expect people will go further than any human has ever gone from planet Earth."But it will not be without risk. Two of Musk's Starship rockets have blown up in testing. If that doesn't put you off, the deadline for the first-stage of selection is March 14. Applicants will need to pass a medical and, eventually, an interview with Maezawa.The billionaire says he isn't doing any training yet, but is watching his alcohol intake and thinking deeply about the mission.