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This year’s San Sebastian Nest competition for international student short films honored Sara Grgurić’s Croatian relationship drama “In the Woods” with this year’s Nest Award and its accompanying €10,000 ($11,800) cash prize. “Because of its complexity and its precision, because with little it tells something enormous and because since we saw it, it has stayed […]
Stock futures held onto gains after equities' best day since July, with the major indexes looking to shake off earlier volatility and end the week on a high note. The S&P 500 paced toward a weekly gain of 0.4% as of Thursday's close.
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A MANAGER of Jollibee Countrymall branch in Cebu City took to Facebook Friday, September 24, to share a story about a customer who wrote a “different thank you message” at the back of his receipt.Mechelle
A woman whose daughter was among 298 people who died when a Malaysian Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine said on Friday she wanted to look the suspects in the eye and "make them feel our loss and pain". Relatives of the victims of flight MH17, brought down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in 2014, denounced the "senseless and brutal" deaths of their loved ones during the trial of four suspects accused in the disaster. The plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was hit by what international investigators and prosecutors say was a Russian surface-to-air missile.
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China’s central bank on Friday declared all transactions involving Bitcoin and other virtual currencies illegal, stepping up a campaign to block use of unofficial digital money. Chinese banks were banned from handling cryptocurrencies in 2013, but the government issued a reminder this year. Friday's notice complained Bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital currencies disrupt the financial system and are used in money-laundering and other crimes.
The United Nations human rights chief called on Belarus' neighbours on Friday to protect asylum seekers after four people died near the Polish border earlier this week amid a surge in illegal migration across the European Union's eastern frontier. Michelle Bachelet also told the U.N. Human Rights Council that Belarusian authorities had clamped down on fundamental freedoms, with arrests of activists and journalists "on what routinely appear to be politically-motivated charges". "I take this opportunity to remind all governments that under international law, no-one should ever be prevented from seeking asylum or other forms of international protection," Bachelet told the Geneva forum.
Valtteri Bottas emerged from Friday's Russian Grand Prix opening practice 0.211 seconds quicker than Lewis Hamilton for a Mercedes 1-2 at the Sochi circuit in the former Olympic Park.
The Mayor of Madrid, Spain, Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida, paid a visit to the local zoo’s set of newborn giant panda twins on September 22.Zoo Aquarium de Madrid posted this footage showing a delegation meeting the facility’s latest arrivals, who were born on September 6.Martinez-Almeida tweeted a picture of the babies, saying “looking for a name … Any ideas, Madrilenians?” Credit: Zoo Aquarium de Madrid via Storyful
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The Jaguar XF is never the four-door you think of first when it comes to picking a luxury sedan. The numbers back this up, too, as Jaguar sold a middling 748 XFs in the U.S. in 2020. Does that mean this drive in the refreshed 2021 Jaguar XF could be one of our last?
Two assailants in lawyers’ black coats opened fire in a courtroom in the Indian capital on Friday, killing a notorious crime suspect before being fatally shot by police officers, authorities said. The shooting took place as Jitendra Gogi, who was facing murder and extortion charges, entered the courtroom. New Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said officers escorting Gogi acted swiftly and killed the assailants, who were believed to be from a rival gang.
Firefighters on the Spanish island of La Palma swept ash off the roof of a building in footage posted to social media on September 23, as the eruption at the Cumbre Vieja volcano continued.The firefighters were sweeping ash “from the roofs of houses that are in danger of collapsing”, according to Bomberos de Tenerife, the fire authority in Tenerife, who were assisting in La Palma.“Powerful explosions” continued to be registered at the volcano on September 23 following its initial eruption on September 19, according to official reports. Credit: Bomberos de Tenerife via Storyful
Gary Cohn, the former director of the National Economic Council, warns COVID-19 pandemic benefit programs contribute to the current labor shortage.
Supporters of Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont rallied at the Italian Consulate in Barcelona, Spain, on September 24, in protest against the separatist leader’s detention in Sardinia on Thursday.Footage posted by Spanish Senator Robert Masih Nahar shows crowds of protesters chanting and waving Catalan flags.Puigdemont’s lawyer, Gonzalo Boye said the separatist leader was detained upon arrival on the Italian island, where he was due to attend an event as a member of the European Parliament. According to Boye, he was detained Thursday under a 2019 arrest warrant, which had been suspended.Puigdemont is wanted in Spain for his role in a 2017 referendum on Catalan independence, which was ruled unconstitutional. Credit: Robert Masih Nahar via Storyful
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A potential lurch to the left in Germany's election on Sunday (September 26) is scaring millionaires into moving assets to Switzerland.That's according to bankers and tax lawyers.If the centre-left Social Democrats, hard-left Linke and the Greens come to power, the reintroduction of a wealth tax could be on the political agenda.As well as a tightening of inheritance taxOne German-based tax lawyer told Reuters that "entrepreneurial families are highly alarmed."The move shows how many rich people still see Switzerland as an attractive place to park wealth.Despite its efforts to abolish its image as a billionaires' safe haven.Switzerland has more offshore assets than any other country, and inflows accelerated in 2020.That's been a boost for big banks such as UBS and Credit Suisse.Geopolitical tensions and economic fears around the global health crisis have made Switzerland's political stability attractive.Deposits of German households and companies at banks in Switzerland climbed almost $5 billion to $37.5 billion in the first quarter of 2021.Recent polls show the SPD is leading outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives by four points.The SPD wants to reintroduce a wealth tax and increase inheritance tax.While the Greens - a likely potential coalition partner - plan to tax fortunes more heavily.
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