A CNN montage shows Trump pushing Fox News' "false narratives and talking points" during his Conservative Political Action Conference address.
Would you like to dine with Audrey Hepburn?Or have tea with Jimmy Fallon?This NYC steakhouse offers dining with celebrity wax figuresLocation: New YorkPeter Luger Steak House and Madame Tussauds New Yorkhave joined forces to welcome diners backand to enforce social distancing guidelines(SOUNDBITE) (English) MANAGER OF PETER LUGER STEAK HOUSE, MICHAEL COSTA, SAYING:"We're just trying to help out Madame Tussauds. They're helping us trying to get back on track, get a little business going, trying to revive New York. This is one good way to do it. So we're going to adapt to what's going on, basically. Slowly, but we're going to keep the takeout and whatever the city wants to do as far as capacity, we'll do it. But, we will survive."
A US father-son pair accused of helping former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn in his audacious escape from Japan arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday after losing their battle against extradition.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the historic reformer who presided over the collapse of the Soviet Union, marked his 90th birthday in quarantine Tuesday and like everyone else is "tired" of virus restrictions, his spokesman said.
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday will consider whether to uphold two Republican-backed voting restrictions in Arizona in a case that could further weaken the Voting Rights Act, a landmark 1965 federal law that barred racial discrimination in voting. The important voting rights case comes before the justices at a time when Republicans in numerous states are pursuing new restrictions after former President Donald Trump made false claims of widespread fraud in the Nov. 3 election that he lost to Democratic President Joe Biden.
FBI Director Chris Wray will testify to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday about the investigation of the deadly attack on the Capitol by Donald Trump's supporters and the bureau's efforts to stop right-wing extremist violence. The hearing will mark Wray's first testimony before Congress since the Jan. 6 attack, a failed bid to block Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's election victory in November.
Dolce & Gabbana mixed models with robots in a disco-like atmosphere as the curtain came down on Milan Fashion Week on Monday (March 1).Bright colours, leopard prints and glittering gold and silver coats and blouses featured in Dolce & Gabbana's show, which was streamed on the brand's website and social media.The creative duo's 135 looks included jackets with big shoulders in a nod to the 1990s, faux fur and mini-dresses resembling space outfits but also see-through plastic overcoats similar to the protective gear worn by medics fighting the virus in hospitals.Models paired with two small robots created by the Italian Institute of Technology, to celebrate the work of Italian researchers in robotic technologies and artificial intelligence.The show brought to an end six days of digital shows due to COVID-19 restrictions, which were tightened further by the Rome government over the weekend due to a resurgence in the number of infections.
Two Americans accused of helping former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday (March 2).U.S. Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor and his son, Peter Taylor, were extradited by U.S. authorities.The pair could face days of questioning over their role in the elaborate escape plan.Prosecutors say the Taylors, who were private security specialists, received $1.3 million for their services.It's expected they will face charges after an investigation is concluded.The Taylors have been in U.S. custody since their arrest in May.And are accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan in 2019.The former car exec was awaiting trial on charges that he had engaged in financial wrongdoing at Nissan. Including accusations he enriched himself through payments to car dealerships. Ghosn denies wrongdoing. The Taylors' lawyers had argued that they face the prospect of relentless interrogations and torture.But the U.S. Supreme Court last month cleared the way for the extradition.U.S. officials declined to comment, as did the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, which is handling the case.The Taylors are alleged to have helped Ghosn flee Japan hidden in a box on a private jet.The ousted auto industry heavyweight fled to his childhood home Lebanon, which has no extradition treaty with Japan.
A BBC reporter and two translators working with journalists from the Financial Times and Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency have been detained in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, according to their employers. Fitsum Berhane was arrested at his home in the regional capital Mekelle on Friday night after working for a team of AFP journalists for three days, the agency said in a statement. Alula Akalu, who was working with the Financial Times, was arrested at a restaurant in the same city on Saturday, the newspaper reported.
Four people pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a charge of criminal damage over their alleged role in the toppling of a statue of Edward Colston, who made a fortune in the slave trade in the 17th century, in the English city of Bristol last year. The statue was pulled down and tossed into Bristol harbour during a demonstration on June 7 that was part of a global wave of Black Lives Matter protests. The toppling of the statue triggered a national debate in Britain about how the nation should remember its role in the transatlantic slave trade.
China said on Tuesday that it was discussing a visit to its Xinjiang region by United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, but that she should not set out with the aim of condemning its policies. Bachelet said on Friday that reports about arbitrary detention, ill-treatment, sexual violence and forced labour in Xinjiang necessitated a thorough and independent assessment of the situation. "We also find it regrettable the High Commissioner made unsubstantiated accusations against China based on misinformation and political pressure," China's delegate Jiang Duan told the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Germany plans to extend its coronavirus lockdown until March 28 while easing some restrictions from next week, a draft document to be discussed by Chancellor Angela Merkel and federal state leaders showed on Tuesday. Merkel is due to discuss lockdown and easing options with the 16 state heads on Wednesday, as coronavirus cases in Germany hit more than 2.4 million and public frustration mounts over restrictive measures and a sluggish vaccine roll-out. The draft document, seen by Reuters, states that starting from March 8 a maximum of five people from two households, excluding children younger than 14, will be allowed to meet, up from a maximum of two people under current rules.
Britain's Prince Philip was receiving treatment and undergoing heart tests on Tuesday, two weeks after the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth was admitted to hospital in London as a precaution after he felt unwell. Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was transferred on Monday from the private King Edward VII hospital to St Bartholomew's Hospital, which is a centre of excellence for cardiac care, for tests for a pre-existing heart condition and treatment for an unspecified infection which is not COVID-related. His 14-night stay in hospital is the longest he has needed treatment, although Buckingham Palace has said he is comfortable and responding to treatment.
Ten senators want to make direct payments and unemployment insurance extensions automatic until the economy recovers.
This comes as foreign ministers of neighboring countries prepare to hold talks with the junta in a bid to find a peaceful way out of the crisis.The coup halted Myanmar's tentative steps towards democracy after nearly 50 years of military rule, and has drawn condemnation and sanctions from the United States and other Western countries, and growing concern among its neighbors.Hundreds of people have been arrested, according to activists, among them six journalists, one of whom works for the Associated Press.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Tuesday that it had filed a criminal case in a German court against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for "crimes against humanity" in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
With the gritty addiction drama "Cherry," the 24-year-old actor is trying to prove he's more than a Marvel superhero.
The "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" host revealed why he was glued to the ex-president's address at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
A 19-year-old Pakistani student who shot to fame after her five-second video went viral on social media across the subcontinent, hopes numerous renditions of her monologue will translate into more dialogue between rival neighbours India and Pakistan. The short video shot by Dananeer Mobeen in the Nathaigali mountains of northern Pakistan and uploaded onto Instagram shows a group of youngsters enjoying themselves by a roadside. Swinging around the device she is filming on, Mobeen gestures behind her and says in Urdu, "This is our car, this is us, and this is our party taking place."
The Kremlin said on Tuesday that an invitation from Tesla boss Elon Musk for President Vladimir Putin to join him for a chat on social network Clubhouse had come to nothing and that Moscow had not received a response after seeking further details. Musk last month invited Putin to join him for a chat on Clubhouse, a proposal that the Kremlin described as very interesting, though it said at the time it needed to hear more details. On Tuesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters they had not received any response, however, and that the matter had probably been a misunderstanding.
Myanmar security forces fired live rounds and tear gas at protesters again on Tuesday, leaving at least three people critically injured as regional powers met to pressure the junta over its deadly crackdown.
Singapore's Prime Minister on Tuesday called for Myanmar's military to release elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi to allow the country to move forward and said sanctions would hurt the people rather than the military. In a transcript of an interview with the BBC, Lee Hsien Loong said the military will have learned from the past that it was in the country's interests for it to work out an arrangement with an elected civilian government, as a military route would lead nowhere.
According to earlier reports, 317 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary (GGSS) School in the town of Jangebe were abducted by an armed gang at around 1 a.m. on Friday (February 26).Zamafara state spokesman Sulaiman Tanau Anka told Reuters that some of the missing girls had run into the bush at the time of the assault, and the number of those kidnapped was 279. All had now been freed, Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle said."Alhamdulillah! It gladdens my heart to announce the release of the abducted students of GGSS Jangebe from captivity", Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle said on Twitter.
Indonesia has detected two cases of the more infectious COVID-19 variant first discovered in Britain, officials said on Tuesday, marking a potential new complication for the country as it tries to contain one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in Asia. Dante Saksono Harbuwono, the deputy health minister, said the discovery of the variant represented a new challenge. Indonesia's COVID-19 task force also confirmed cases of the variant, known as B117, had been found but declined further comment.