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  • September 22, 2020

EU sanctions Turkish firm over Libya arms embargo violations

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday slapped sanctions on three transport companies for violating the U.N. arms embargo on Libya, including the Turkish shipping firm that operates a vessel More…

Democrats unveil temporary funding bill to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House unveiled a government-wide temporary funding bill on Monday that would keep federal agencies fully up and running into December. The measure would prevent a More…

Alone among nations, US moves to restore UN Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States slapped additional sanctions on Iran on Monday after the Trump administration’s disputed unilateral weekend declaration that all United Nations penalties eased under the 2015 nuclear More…

‘WandaVision’ blends Marvel with classic TV in first trailer

(UPI) — Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany’s Vision are living idealized suburban lives in the first trailer for upcoming Marvel series WandaVision. Wanda and Vision are enjoying their days More…

Julianne Moore on playing Gloria Steinem: ‘I admire her so very much’

(UPI) — Julianne Moore is sharing her admiration for Gloria Steinem. The 59-year-old actress praised Steinem, 86, while discussing her new film The Glorias during Monday’s episode of Today. The Glorias More…

‘Black Narcissus’: Young nuns face challenges in new trailer

(UPI) — A group of young nuns find themselves inside a hostile environment in the latest trailer for FX’s upcoming three-part limited series, Black Narcissus. Sister Clodagh, portrayed by Gemma Arterton, More…

China conducts live-fire drills near Korean Peninsula

(UPI) — China is conducting live-fire exercises in the Yellow Sea not far from the Korea Peninsula from Monday to Wednesday, as the United States military deploys surveillance planes near Chinese More…

North Korea exhorts citizens to harvest more rice

(UPI) — North Korea state media is urging the population to increase rice production in the aftermath of typhoons, floods and curtailed trade owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Korean Workers’ Party More…

On 75th anniversary, UN chief appeals for major power peace

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Born out of World War II’s devastation to save succeeding generations from the scourge of conflict, the United Nations officially marked its 75th anniversary Monday with an More…

Lebanese president warns of ‘hell’ if no new gov’t formed

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s president warned Monday that the crisis-hit country could be going to “hell” if a new government was not formed soon. In a televised address, President Michel Aoun More…



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Was That Ride on the Trump Train Worth It?

Michelle Cottle Ms. Cottle is a member of the editorial board. Lurching through his presidency with equal parts venality and incompetence, Donald Trump gives little thought to the chaos he leaves More…

Covid-19 is helping the Tories redraw the political map of England

Alex Niven Lecturer in English literature at Newcastle University and the author of New Model Island It’s both true and a little obvious to say that coronavirus knows no borders. But More…

Ginsburg Dies at 87; Tenacious Champion of the Peoples’ Rights

William Hare Author and Historian The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the age of 87 came following a long battle with pancreatic cancer in which she refused to retire since More…

Culture & Arts

Julianne Moore on playing Gloria Steinem: ‘I admire her so very much’

(UPI) — Julianne Moore is sharing her admiration for Gloria Steinem. The 59-year-old actress praised Steinem, 86, while discussing her new film The Glorias during Monday’s episode of Today. The Glorias More…

Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ wins TIFF People’s Choice Award

After picking up Venice’s Golden Lion award, Chloé Zhao’s “ Nomadland ” has won another prestigious honor: The Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award. No film has ever won both. More…

Jude Law, Carrie Coon on the moody marital drama ‘The Nest’

Carrie Coon so badly wanted the slow-burn familial drama “The Nest” to be made, she told its director that she’d step aside so that he could cast “someone more famous” in More…



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Des Moines says no to governor’s demand for classroom return

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Students in Iowa’s largest school system are facing the possibility that this most unusual school year could stretch into next summer, and the district could be More…

Coronavirus-wary Bavarians kick off toned-down Oktoberfest

BERLIN (AP) — Oktoberfest celebrations got underway Saturday in Munich with the traditional tapping of a keg and the cry of “O’zapft is!” — “It’s tapped!” — but this year’s festival More…

Facebook spied on Instagram users through their iPhone cameras, a new lawsuit claims

Facebook is being sued over claims it spied on Instagram users through their iPhone cameras. The social-media giant has denied the claims, and blamed a bug that it said triggered false More…

Entertainment

‘WandaVision’ blends Marvel with classic TV in first trailer

(UPI) — Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany’s Vision are living idealized suburban lives in the first trailer for upcoming Marvel series WandaVision. Wanda and Vision are enjoying their days More…

‘Black Narcissus’: Young nuns face challenges in new trailer

(UPI) — A group of young nuns find themselves inside a hostile environment in the latest trailer for FX’s upcoming three-part limited series, Black Narcissus. Sister Clodagh, portrayed by Gemma Arterton, More…

Lady Gaga releases surreal ‘911’ music video

(UPI) — Lady Gaga is back with a new music video. The 34-year-old singer and actress released a video for the song “911” on Friday. The “911” video opens with Lady More…

Lifestyle

Canada’s Napa Valley Seeks Elusive Audience: Canadian Wine Drinkers

OSOYOOS, British Columbia — The first surprise for Séverine Pinte, a French winemaker working in Canada, was how casual everyone was — more ripped jeans and flip-flops than Chanel. Then there More…

Kylie Jenner is being called out for promoting only her family’s products in a video revealing what she keeps in her purse

Kylie Jenner is facing backlash for posting an eight-minute YouTube video on Tuesday revealing the contents of her purse, only to plug products exclusively from her family’s businesses. “I have a More…

Elizabeth Gillies shared photos of her one-of-a-kind wedding dress with a cape weeks after marrying producer Michael Corcoran

Elizabeth Gillies shared photos of her one-of-a-kind wedding dress approximately one month after quietly marrying producer and composer Michael Corcoran. Speaking exclusively to Vogue, the actress explained how she chose her More…