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Sunday, September 26, 2021

COVID Cannes: Hollywood’s Glitziest Festival Goes Green, Gives Spike Lee Starring Role

The Cannes Film Festival, which took a hiatus last year due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, is returning next week with Spike Lee assuming the spotlight as jury president. In addition to numerous COVID precautions — no French-style bises on the cheeks — festival organizers have reportedly imposed a host of environmental measures, including a…

Orban: ‘Migrant Armies Are Banging on Europe’s Doors’

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán has warned that “migrant armies are banging on Europe’s doors” as the coronavirus pandemic recedes. Speaking to Kossuth Rádió, the national conservative leader said that the world is now going through “the age of epidemics and migration”, and that the latter issue is rising in importance after being largely overshadowed by the…

Muslim Radical Shot Dead After Stabbing Policewoman, Stealing Gun, Taking Hostage

A 29-year-old Muslim radical on a French terror watchlist was fatally shot by police after stabbing a female police officer at a local police station, stealing her gun, and sparking an intensive manhunt ending in a hostage-taking and shoot-out. The attack took place at a municipal police station in La Chapelle-sur-Erdre near Nantes and saw the…

Joe Biden: Blocking Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Would Be ‘Counterproductive’ with Europe

President Joe Biden defended on Tuesday his decision to allow the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline to finish construction, arguing that blocking it would hurt his relationship with European countries. The Biden administration plans to scrap sanctions on the Russian company responsible for the pipeline, Axios reported last week, clearing the way for the project…

Manchester United Fans Invade Pitch, Shut Down Game in Protest Against Owners

MANCHESTER, England (AP) – In an unprecedented moment for the world’s richest soccer competition, the Premier League was forced to abandon one of the biggest matches of the season after an invasion of Old Trafford by Manchester United fans. The storming of the stadium – shut to fans during the pandemic – came hours before…

UK Black Studies Prof: ‘America Is a Racist Project… Europe on Steroids’

Britain’s inaugural professor of ‘Black Studies’ has branded the United States of America a “racist project from its very beginnings”, akin to “Europe on steroids”. Kehinde Andrews, who teaches at the publicly-funded Birmingham City University’s School of Social Sciences, told Bloomberg that the idea of “incremental change, progress within the system” in the United States frames…

Lancet: Joe Biden Is Remedying Donald Trump’s ‘Assault on Health’

The woke Lancet medical journal has issued a glowing review of President Joe Biden’s first 100 days, praising him for remedying former President Donald Trump’s “assault on health” and being “the first US President to utter the words white supremacy and systemic racism.” “US President Joe Biden’s initial actions stayed Donald Trump’s assault on health…

Report: Intruder Assaulted Swiss Ambassador to U.S. Inside D.C. Residence

Jacques Pitteloud, Switzerland’s Ambassador to the United States, was assaulted Monday afternoon inside his Washington, DC, home by an intruder, according to court documents obtained by the New York Post. The Post reports: The shocking home invasion occurred around 2 p.m. Monday at the ambassador’s home, which is attached to the embassy, according to the records.…

Vatican Cardinal: In a Globalized World, ‘There Are No Borders’

ROME — The president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue said Friday that the Vatican will continue pursuing diplomatic relations with China following the renewal of a 2018 Sino-Vatican accord on the naming of bishops in China. “What we hope is that this openness continues, that this long process continues, because in a globalized…

Trial Begins for UK Cop Charged with Sharing ‘Offensive Meme’

The trial of a British police officer facing criminal charges for sharing an “offensive meme” of George Floyd has begun, and the court is expected to deliver its verdict next month. Charges were filed against the officer, Geraint Jones, after he shared a variation of the semi-popular Wardy Joubert III meme, with Derek Chauvin replaced…

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