Saab, a Colombian national accused by U.S. prosecutors of money laundering in connection to an allegedly corrupt deal to obtain supplies for Maduro's government-run food subsidy program, was arrested last June in Cape Verde pursuant to an Interpol red notice. In a late Thursday filing with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Saab's lawyers argued that he should not be considered a fugitive from U.S. justice because Venezuela's government named him a "special envoy" in 2018.
Russia said on Friday that TikTok had deleted some of what it called illegal posts promoting weekend protests aimed at securing the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. It has also opened a criminal case into Navalny's supporters. Posts promoting Navalny and protests planned for Saturday have been viewed more than 300 million times on TikTok, the Chinese-owned video sharing app, since he was jailed this week after flying back to Russia for the first time since being poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent.
Influential scientist Professor Neil Ferguson warned the new variant could be 1.3-fold more lethal, according to studies.
Talks over the divided island of Cyprus will be held in New York in the next two months with the participation of the United Nations, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday. The United Nations has been trying unsuccessfully for decades to reunite Cyprus, split in a Turkish invasion in 1974 after a brief Greek-inspired coup. Only Ankara recognises the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) as an independent state.
The Senate convenes to vote on nominations for President Biden’s cabinet.
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Les Arcs Film Festival’s Industry Village, one of the many events that switched to virtual due to the pandemic, has unveiled its award-winning projects, which include Delphine Girard’s “Most Alive,” Damien Manivel’s “Magdala” and Sabine Ehrl’s “Paradise Bleeding.” The event has a stellar track record when it comes to unveiling projects that go on to […]
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Google X’s bet was to use balloons to reach a larger percentage of unconnected people, mostly in the rural areas. The technology worked by floating internet-connected balloons into the stratosphere and serving as an option for local telecoms companies to reach more customers with internet access rather than have to spend the hundreds of million dollars required to build out a physical internet backbone to reach a relatively small number of people in each remote area. In Africa, Loon’s experiment was run in Kenya in partnership with Telkom Kenya, Kenya’s third largest mobile network.
The U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed President Joe Biden's nominee, retired Army General Lloyd Austin, to serve as Secretary of Defense - the first Black American in the role. Lawmakers from both parties said they were pleased that Austin would be installed to lead the Pentagon just two days after Biden was sworn in as president on Wednesday. Senator Jack Reed, the incoming Democratic chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, noted the wide range of challenges facing the country - including the coronavirus pandemic and competition with China and Russia.
It's possibly the most sought-after role in cinema, but who will be next to play James Bond?
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, chronically ill 30-year-old Benni Over has lived in strict quarantine in the German town of Niederbreitbach with his parents, who look after him around the clock. Over suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He can move only his fingers and has to receive mechanical ventilation, which means a COVID-19 infection would be incredibly difficult for the family to deal with. Last month, Benni made a desperate appeal to the country's health minister Jens Spahn to access the vaccine. "Minister Spahn, please understand: People who suffer from the most severe illnesses are also part of this!" Benni and his parents were finally able to receive their first vaccine dose on January 7 after the state premier intervened. Germany changed its recommendations earlier this month to include vulnerable people with serious health conditions among those to be given top priority for vaccinations, along with the over-80s, nursing home residents and staff and healthcare workers. Nearly 1.4 million people in Germany have now received a first shot against COVID-19.
Stone Theatres, a small cinema chain with locations in North Carolina and South Carolina, has been empty for months after theater operator Dale Coleman made the difficult decision to stay closed due to the lack of new movies to show. Yet for the first time since March, the lobby of The Pointe 14 in Wilmington, […]
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Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats confirmed centrist Armin Laschet as their new party leader on Friday after a postal ballot, which was required to legally uphold his election by delegates in a digital vote on Saturday. Laschet, premier of Germany's most populous state and the self-styled Merkel continuity candidate, won 83.35% of the valid postal votes cast by 1,001 delegates, the CDU said. Laschet must now unite a unite a conservative bloc that, despite her four successive federal election victories, has never been entirely comfortable with Merkel's centrist course.
England's Tyrrell Hatton led the Abu Dhabi Championship by five shots on Friday before fading light forced play to come to a premature halt with the second round due to be completed on Saturday.
French veteran Johan Clarey has admitted to feeling "angry" at organisers over a savage final jump of the Kitzbuehel World Cup downhill that was scene of a gruesome crash Friday.
Bangkok [Thailand], January 22 (ANI): Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty entered the doubles semifinal with a scintillating win over Malaysia's Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi in the ongoing Thailand Open on Friday.
An unflappable man scooped up and released a red-tailed hawk trapped in a screened porch in East Aurora, New York.Ryan Levy can be seen calmly grabbing the bird of prey in his hands and walking it to a nearby exit in video uploaded to the recorder Tim Glaudemans’s YouTube channel.“Ryan channels his inner Steve Irwin in order to free the beautiful creature,” Glaudemans wrote in the video caption.Glaudemans told Storyful that the video was originally recorded after a music festival on June 10, 2018. However, it was only posted to YouTube on January 15, 2021. Credit: Tim Glaudemans via Storyful