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Whether the Social Democrats' Olaf Scholz or a conservative becomes the next German chancellor, they will probably need to bring into their coalition two smaller parties that are far apart on many of the issues that will shape Germany's future. Any majority will rest on the Greens, led by former competitive athlete Annalena Baerbock and novelist Robert Habeck, and the business-friendly Free Democrats, led by former energy trader Christian Lindner, finding areas of agreement. "Christian Lindner and I are about the same age, and both he and Robert Habeck are men," joked Baerbock when asked about the seemingly scant areas of agreement between the two parties.
Many petrol stations in major cities around Britain are empty due to a trucker shortage that has prompted the government to put the army on standby. The crisis has been compounded by panic buying.Earlier on Tuesday (September 28) Transport Secretary Grant Schapps said the fuel crisis was starting to stabilize.
Mexico's Defence Ministry staged a re-enactment at the Zocalo main square, with more than 1,400 soldiers using technology, animations and laser beams to recreate the triumphal entry of the Mexican Army to Mexico City back in 1821 after defeating the Spanish .The event staged some of Mexico's historical passages that were key during its 11 years of struggle to achieve independence. Troops from Mexico's army wore colonial garments and represented historical scenes. Folkloric dancers livened up the event.The show included live music played by Mexico's National Symphony Orchestra, a choir and mariachi band from Mexico's Defence Ministry as well as a children's choir.Before the show, diplomats from countries such as France, Russia, Serbia and India gave speeches congratulating Mexico. U.S. President Joe Biden sent a video message which was shown during the event.Mexico's fight for independence began on September 16, 1810 and was achieved on Sept. 27 in 1821.
After a delay of a year and a half, the latest James Bond film "No Time To Die" is finally rolling into theaters this week - and it may be an indicator of how cinemas recover from the global health crisis.Advanced ticket sales at UK based-cinema chains, Odeon and Cineworld, have hit levels last seen in 2019, setting it up to the biggest opening since Avengers: Endgame that year - before the world's theaters were forced shut.AMC-owned Odeon, says it has already sold more than 175,000 tickets, adding that attendance in its UK venues this month was tracking 10% above pre-crisis levels."No Time to Die" may lure older viewers back to the big screen, in particular. Odeon has said more than one-third of the tickets were booked by people over the age of 46.Cinema operators had been banking on the popularity of the decades-old Bond franchise to reinvigorate the sector which has been struggling to get back on its feet, partly due to the health crisis, but also because of competition from streaming services.Phil Clapp is the Chief Executive of the UK Cinema Association.''I think there's a hope that Bond will get those admissions back to at least the levels we are seeing in 2019 and hopefully beyond those. I think there's also an understanding that all the expectations in the industry can't rest on the shoulders of one film, no matter how big that film is."The 25th instalment in the Bond franchise sees Daniel Craig return for a fifth and final outing as the suave British secret agent. He believes the movie will have a positive impact."The past 18 months have been a pretty terrible time for everybody and so it's just sort of, you have to be just calm and the great thing is we're here, we got to this point and we can actually now put it into the cinema and that just feels, that's just, I mean, all gravy from now on."The world premiere is in London.
Taiwan's legislature on Tuesday descended into a rowdy brawl on Tuesday, after opposition lawmakers interrupted an important policy address and rushed the podium. Opposition lawmakers pushed their way to the speaker's podium as the chamber's head, Su Tseng-chang, was opening his annual address on the government’s performance with a focus on national security and the economy. The opposition lawmakers — members of the Nationalist party, or Kuomingtang — broke through the protective barrier formed by members of Su's own party, the ruling Democratic Progress Party, as they shouted for the speaker's resignation over his government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told senators on Tuesday that the United States should return to full employment next year despite headwinds from the coronavirus Delta variant and again urged Congress to quickly lift the federal debt limit. In prepared remarks to a Senate Banking Committee hearing, Yellen said the recovery from a COVID-19 pandemic-induced recession remains "fragile but rapid." "While our economy continues to expand and recapture a substantial share of the jobs lost during 2020, significant challenges from the Delta variant continue to suppress the speed of the recovery and present substantial barriers to a vibrant economy," Yellen said.
Don't worry, no corgis were injured in the making of this video - she’s alive and well! Check it out!
Kimba the elephant loves nothing more than to splash around in the muddy water. So much fun!
There's a bunch of new dogs in the neighborhood and this woman hasn't met any of them yet, despite her best efforts! Credit/Instagram: @its.the.rosenthals
Both ash and lava were observed coming from the Spanish island of La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano at two respective points on September 28.Copernicus EMS said on Tuesday that satellite imagery indicated that some 589 buildings and 21 kilometers (13.5 miles) of roadway had been destroyed by volcanic activity since September 19.This footage, recorded on Tuesday morning, shows both lava and ash spurting from separate points on the volcano’s cone. The source of the footage, idafe.com, a website dedicated to paragliding in La Palma, said “the upper [vent] ejects huge amount of pyroclastic ash, the lower very liquid lava.” Credit: idafe.com via Storyful
Australia’s competition watchdog is the latest to push for legal powers to curb Google’s dominance in the adtech sector. It has made the call as it published its final report on an inquiry examining competition concerns in the digital advertising sector. In the report, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) concludes that new regulatory solutions are needed to address Google’s dominance and competition to the adtech sector -- "for the benefit of businesses and consumers".
THE Municipal Government of Catmon, northern Cebu has banned tourists from bathing at the Tinubdan Falls following the deadly flashfloods that occurred there that claimed the lives of three persons, including
Fiveable began years ago as a free, online learning community for high school students with the focus of helping them pass Advanced Placement (AP) exams. It grew in popularity as it livestreamed 5-hour “cram shops” focused on a specific subject, created study guides and managed a Discord with thousands of students. The startup announced today that it has raised a $10 million Series A led by Union Square Ventures with participation from Owl Ventures, Progression Fun, Emerson Collective, Beta Boom, gener8tor and Darrell Silver.
Jennifer Lawrence and husband Cooke Maroney's relationship timeline, from their first meeting to their exciting baby news.
The European Union, fearing a political backlash in member states, can no longer agree to give a guarantee of future membership to the six Balkan countries once promised a place in the club, according to four diplomats and an internal document. An impasse over a declaration for a summit of EU and Balkan leaders on Oct. 6 is a low point in the EU's strategy to bring Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and North Macedonia into the bloc. It coincides with a flare-up of tension at the Kosovo-Serbia border https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/nato-increases-patrols-near-kosovo-serbia-border-blockage-2021-09-27.
Japanese automaker Toyota is revving up acquisitions in mobility technology, adding Renovo Motors Inc., a Silicon Valley software developer, to its Woven Planet team, which is working on automated driving. The addition, announced Tuesday, follows the purchase earlier this year of CARMERA Inc., a U.S. venture that specializes in sophisticated road mapping updates made cheaper and faster by using crowdsourced information obtained from millions of net-connected Toyota vehicles. Renovo develops automotive operating systems, which Toyota Motor Corp. sees as essential for developing programmed vehicles so it can transition to what it calls “a mobility company” that includes more than just cars.
A fountain of lava was observed erupting from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma on September 28.Copernicus EMS said on Tuesday that satellite imagery indicated that some 589 buildings and 21 kilometers (13.5 miles) of roadway had been destroyed by volcanic activity since September 19.This footage, recorded early on Tuesday morning, shows a fountain of lava spouting into the air.The source of the footage, idafe.com, a website dedicated to paragliding in La Palma, said that the Cumbre Vieja volcano was active through the night. Credit: idafe.com via Storyful
Born in exile, Rustem Skybin returned to his ancestral homeland Crimea in the mid-1990s only to be uprooted -- just like his family before him -- nearly 20 years later.
The head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that he expected all countries, including China, to collaborate in the second phase of a probe into the origins of the coronavirus after an initial mission to China. Speaking at a Geneva-based event on trade and COVID-19, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that he hoped that the next phase of studies would begin as soon as possible. He also repeated his support for an international treaty on pandemic preparedness and response.
The Italian chef confessed he has been practising his kissing face in the mirror.