Some 329 nominations have been received for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, likely reflecting the profusion of pressing human rights issues around the world, the secretary of the committee which awards the prize said on Monday. "It is the third highest ever total number," Norwegian Nobel Committee Secretary Olav Njoelstad told Reuters. "It reflects a lot of international interest in the Nobel Peace Prize," he said.
Police are investigating the role of foreign citizens in riots over the jailing of a Spanish rapper that have rocked Barcelona for the past two weeks, a police source said. On Monday they inspected two houses outside Barcelona which were illegally occupied and where at least some of the detained appeared to live, the source told Reuters. Police have arrested more than 100 people since the protests over the jailing of rapper Pablo Hasel erupted on Feb. 16.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he hoped to get an answer from the United States on a request made about COVID-19 vaccines when he holds a virtual meeting with his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden later on Monday. Reuters at the weekend reported Lopez Obrador is expected to ask Biden to consider sharing part of the U.S. vaccine supply, with Mexico aiming to pay back Washington once pharmaceutical companies have delivered on their orders.
Ayesha Slader was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 14.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday that Saudi Arabia and the government of Yemen are "committed and eager" to find a way to end the war in Yemen and called on the Houthi group to do the same.
Models walked down an empty theatre closed by the coronavirus pandemic for Valentino's latest collection, while in Dolce & Gabbana's show they mixed with robots in a disco-like atmosphere as the curtain came down on Milan Fashion Week on Monday. Valentino paid tribute to cultural venues including cinemas and theatres which have been closed for almost a year, hosting a sober show dominated by black and white clothes in Milan's largely empty Piccolo Teatro. Valentino's autumn/winter 2021-2022 collection mixed long, evening lace dresses with short skirts and capes.
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The 24-year-old, who also pulled out of this week's Qatar Open in Doha for the same reason, struggled with a left thigh strain throughout last month's Australian Open, where she was eliminated in the quarter-finals. "Unfortunately I have withdrawn from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships," Barty said. "Thank you to the event organisers and the WTA for all the work you are doing, I look forward to competing again in Miami in a few weeks time."
The first match will be held at Tokyo's Ajinomoto Stadium on March 26 before the sides face each other again in three days at the Mikuni World Stadium in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka. With Japan having temporarily barred entry of foreign athletes to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases, the JFA said the matches are subject to government lifting restrictions or granting special exemption.
U.S. manufacturing expanded in February at the fastest pace three years with the arrival of a surge in new orders. The Institute for Supply Management reported Monday that its gauge of manufacturing activity rose to a reading of 60.8% last month, 2.1 percentage-points above the January level of 58.7%. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion in the manufacturing sector.
Ibrahimovic, Milan's top scorer this season, was forced off during the Serie A contest on Sunday, with coach Stefano Pioli confirming after the match that he had picked up a muscle problem and would be evaluated on Monday. Italian media reported that tests showed that Ibrahimovic had injured his adductor muscle and said he would be evaluated again in 10 days. Milan, who are second in Serie A, four points behind bitter rivals Inter Milan, play Manchester United in the last 16 of the Europa League, with the first leg scheduled for March 11.
The original Coming To America is getting a 4K release, while HMV has slashed the price of its X-Men films on 4K.
Generations of young Sahrawis have grown up in Algeria's remote desert refugee camps largely forgotten by the outside world and now see no prospect of an independent homeland in Western Sahara except through a new war their leaders say has already begun. Their fears that the quest for statehood had become a lost cause grew when U.S. administration of former president Donald Trump recognised Morocco's claims to the vast, sparsely populated territory in December. "We have not received any peaceful results," said Brahim, a Sahrawi man taking part in a recent parade by the group's Polisario Front independence movement in Tindouf, close to Algeria's border with Western Sahara.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 — A new set of standard operating procedures (SOP) were issued by the National Security Council tonight for the education sector, as students and teachers resume physical...
In the past, telecommunications gear tended to come from a handful of major players such as Nokia, Ericsson and Huawei Technologies Ltd, who supplied everything from software to run the networks to gear for radio towers, along with custom chips inside the gear. But companies like Facebook, the social networking giant that maintains a business focused on improving internet infrastructure, have pushed for what are called open radio-access networks, which are made up of software and hardware designs that can be mixed and matched and are sometimes free to use. Facebook has focused on developing software for the open networks while partnering with hardware companies to come up with designs for hardware.
The flight to cyclical sectors benefited the major bourses last month despite the sell-off in high-growth and high-beta stocks.
Broadcom's (AVGO) fiscal first-quarter results are likely to reflect gains from solid uptick in infrastructure software and Wi-Fi 6E-compliant solutions.
The World Trade Organization's first female and first African director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala began work on Monday (March 1) - ending a six-month leadership void."I have a lot of work to do, so I feel ready to go."The 66-year-old Nigerian was confirmed as boss last month, after a long campaign that was derailed in the latter stages by a Trump administration veto.She pledged to "forget business as usual" at the WTO, which is struggling to strike new deals and whose arbitration functions are paralyzed.The first day with the former finance and foreign minister at the helm coincides with a meeting of its top decision-making body, the General Council. Its 164 member states will discuss topics including trade rules on COVID-19 vaccine distribution.Okonjo-Iweala said she was particularly hopeful of clinching a deal on fisheries subsidies after 20 years of talks.“It’s been 20 years and 20 years is enough. That’s my slogan. Now we have to get it done."The director-general role does hold few executive powers though, and some analysts have questioned her ability to revive the body in the face of so many challenges - including persistent U.S.-China trade tensions and growing protectionism heightened by the global health crisis.
BJ's Wholesale Club's (BJ) fourth-quarter results are likely to reflect gains from coronavirus-led stockpiling and food-at-home trend.
Costco's (COST) second-quarter results are likely to reflect better price management, decent membership trends and increasing penetration of e-commerce business.