The U.S. State Department on Tuesday accused China of "flagrant violation" of its obligation to enforce international sanctions on North Korea and said Washington would offer rewards of up to $5 million for information about sanctions evasions. Speaking to Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank, Deputy Assistant Secretary for North Korea State Alex Wong accused China of "seeking to undo" the U.N. sanctions regime aimed at persuading North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.
Spice Girl Mel B is set to host the second season of model search competition “The Fashion Hero.” Produced by BBC Studios-backed Rapid Blue (“X-Factor,” “Dancing With The Stars”), the show will be shot at South Africa’s Sun City Resort in the spring. Created to challenge the fashion industry’s preconceived standards of beauty, the first […]
It’s 40 years since the biggest rock band in the world broke up, two months after the death of drummer John Bonham. The Zeppelin myth holds that the band wouldn't go on without him, but others tell a darker tale. Mark Beaumont explores what really happened
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The OPEC oil producers' cartel was to push ahead with a new round of discussions Tuesday about how much oil to pump next year as countries wrestled over whether to extend production cuts to support prices depressed by the pandemic. Oil producing countries face a difficult situation. The pandemic has sapped demand for fuel across the economy, which induced them to cut back production this year to keep prices from sagging even more than they have.
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A French boy thrown from the Tate Modern viewing platform while on holiday has started to walk, his family has said. The boy was six-years-old when autistic teenager Jonty Bravery hurled him from the visitor attraction gantry last August. He spent a month in hospital in the UK before being discharged to France. The latest update on a GoFundMe page, which has raised more than £250,000 for the boy's medical treatment, said he had begun walking with the aid of a cane and was also in less pain. During Bravery's sentencing, the court was told the boy would require round-the-clock care until at least 2022. His injuries included a bleed to the brain and fractures to his spine. In a statement his family said he could walk now with the aid of "a tetrapod cane while we hold him by the back of the coat for balance". They said doctors had been able to lower his medication as he was in less pain and he was doing more with his left arm "like holding his tube of toothpaste or his glasses case to close it". They added: "He continues to recover his breath. He still speaks very slowly, but now speaks word by word and no longer syllable by syllable. "He tries to sing and make up songs with rhymes.” But his parents said that their “little knight’s” memory is “greatly affected" and he "no longer remembers what he did that day or what day it is". Due to the pandemic, the boy is not currently allowed to leave the hospital to return home at weekends, and his parents said they are “impatiently waiting” for these to return as he “misses his grandparents and his friends," they said.
Along with bread-baking and closet reorganizing, another nesting trend on the home front is “cottagecore” style. Engagement on the social platform for cottagecore began spiking in early spring and hasn't abated, she reports. Etsy.com trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson agrees: “The nostalgia-inspired movement is all about bringing back pastoral aesthetics and activities.”
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As Europeans brace for a grim winter with the threat of rising COVID-19 infections, minimal numbers of flu cases recorded so far point to a possible silver lining. Data available for Europe since the beginning of October, when flu case numbers usually start to ramp up, mirror shallow figures seen in the Southern Hemisphere earlier this year. Some doctors say a combination of lockdowns, mask wearing and handwashing appear to have hampered transmission of the flu, while warning that the data should be treated with caution because the peak of the season is weeks or even months away.
Showtime is unlocking a selection of original programming — for free, with ads — in a new channel on Pluto TV. It's a logical bit of corporate synergy between the two ViacomCBS-owned divisions, with Showtime ultimately looking to coax free viewers into customers forking over $10.99/month. The new Pluto TV channel, Showtime Selects, launches on […]
"The Diam Diam Era Too," the sequel to current release "The Diam Diam Era" by Singapore superstar Jack Neo, and period thriller "Precious is the Night" are among the upcoming releases from regional mini-conglomerate MM2 Entertainment. The company revealed a host of titles for 2020-21 release at the ongoing Asian Television Forum, which is part […]
Panaji (Goa) [India], December 1 (ANI): Hyderabad FC, who are currently unbeaten in the ongoing edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) may look like a team to beat, but with only two shots on target in two games, coach Manuel Marquez will have much to worry about as his side takes on Jamshedpur FC at the Tilak Maidan on Wednesday.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged lawmakers to support his new system of regional coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday, arguing in the face of criticism from his party that the system was needed to keep the virus under control. Over 40% of people in England will be subject to the toughest tier of restrictions on their daily life from Wednesday as the government shifts to a region-by-region approach after a month of national lockdown. The plan has ignited a rebellion in Johnson's Conservative Party, with as many as 80 of the 364 elected Conservatives already criticising the system as draconian, badly implemented or based on insufficient evidence.
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Eastern European countries are making the same mistakes now as western European countries did in the spring.