American actor and activist Jane Fonda received a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday, marking a career in film and television and at the forefront of social issues over some 60 years. Fonda, 83, made an impassioned plea for diversity while accepting her award, saying storytelling was central to mutual human understanding.
Mexico's coronavirus czar has been hospitalized over the past five days for COVID-19 treatment but is recovering well, a health official said on Sunday, as the country marks the one-year anniversary of its first confirmed infection. Hugo Lopez-Gatell, the face of Mexico's response to the pandemic, has drawn criticism for downplaying the need for masks and for spearheading a strategy of limited testing. Mexico has registered 185,715 fatalities from the coronavirus, giving it the world's fourth-highest death toll from the pandemic, according to a Reuters tally.
Equities rose in Asia on Monday as investors took a breather following last week's heavy selling, with a drop in US Treasury yields giving markets some much-needed stability, while the passage of Joe Biden's stimulus through the House provided some cheer.
Peter Carey’s 1988 novel “Oscar and Lucinda” contains a section in which a glass church is floated down a river. It’s such a striking image that one imagines it must have been the spur for the whole intricate story, just as the sight of a large tree borne on a barge, cutting a crisp swath […]
Makiko Yamada, a key spokeswoman for Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, has resigned after she and other senior bureaucrats were reprimanded for attending expensive dinners hosted by Suga's son, the government said. Yamada tendered her resignation from hospital after being admitted for ill health, the Japanese government's spokesman, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said during a regular press briefing. "The prime minister judged it to be unavoidable," Kato said.
Jane Fonda accepted her Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globe awards by calling on Hollywood to work harder to increase diversity. “There’s a story we’ve been afraid to hear about ourselves in this industry. Let’s all of us, including the groups who decide who gets recognized, let’s all of us […]
JOHOR BARU, Mar 1 — Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad was the first in the state to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine today, marking the beginning of the state’s immunisation...
A combination of injuries and COVID-19 have restricted Aguero to 11 appearances in all competitions this season. The 32-year-old made his first start in four months in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League win over West Ham United, which marked City's 20th straight victory in all competitions. Guardiola said Aguero, City's record scorer with 256 goals, remains a key player of the team.
Ousted Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has not been seen since last month's military coup, is due to face court Monday after a deadly weekend crackdown against relentless democracy protests.
A man who broke into an acquaintance’s home to steal a tortoise during the circuit breaker period was given a two-year mandatory treatment order on Monday (1 March).
Jason Sudeikis explained the origin of his tie-dyed hoodie and offered his reaction to fellow nominee Don Cheadle’s gesture during the “Ted Lasso” star’s acceptance speech after Sudeikis won for lead actor in a TV musical or comedy series. Sudeikis’ pastel-colored hoodie got attention from Globes watchers on Sunday as a fashion choice reflecting COVID […]
Borussia Moenchengladbach coach Marco Rose will meet his future club Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday, as Germany's top teams eye a rare chance for silverware in Bayern Munich's absence.
We knew the 2021 Golden Globes would be a night like no other — and that includes the time-honored tradition of the winners press conference. Usually situated in the cushy back ballrooms of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, where dressed up journalists toss back free diet coke and pasta salad while mingling with […]
Hundreds of democracy supporters gathered outside a Hong Kong courthouse on Monday chanting slogans and flashing protests symbols as some of the city's best-known dissidents were expected to appear in the dock later charged with subversion.
SPOILER ALERT: Do not keep reading if you have not seen Season 10, Episode 17 of “The Walking Dead,” titled “Home Sweet Home” Maggie Rhee is back and she means business. With the premiere of the first of six bonus episodes of Season 10 of “The Walking Dead,” Lauren Cohan has officially made her full-time […]
“The Crown,” Netflix’s sweeping period drama about Queen Elizabeth’s II reign from the 1940s to (so far) the early 1990s, won for best drama television series at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Teleconferencing their award acceptance was showrunner Peter Morgan, who thanked the cast and crew as the camera cut away to leads and […]
The Tokyo International Film Festival and its accompanying TIFFCOM market will this year be held as hybrid editions combining real world and online activities. Both activities have set dates for 2021 that are largely back at their traditional time of year. The festival will run from Oct. 30, 2021 to Nov. 8, 2021, a ten-day […]
Japanese hit animation “Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train” enjoyed a 32% surge to move to the top of the Korean box office. It grossed $745,000 over the weekend to expand its cumulative total to $7.74 million in just over four weeks of release. “Demon Slayer” had not previously topped the Korean chart. But its […]
With the stars mainly at home or in hotel rooms for Sunday's Golden Globes due to pandemic restrictions, what is usually one of Hollywood's biggest red carpet nights was certainly deprived of some of its glamor.
A woman sentenced to eight-and-a-half years' jail for abusing a low-IQ family friend to a near-death state was placed on bail pending appeal on Monday (1 March).