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'Transformers' notches up nominations for Hollywood worst film awards - 01/22/2018

Los Angeles - The action movie "Transformers: The last Knight" on Monday received nine Golden Raspberry nominations for Hollywood's annual worst-of-the-worst film awards.   The erotic romance...

South Africa Oscar entry 'The Wound' tests taboos about homosexuality - 01/22/2018

Lauded abroad and reviled at home, a new film mixes ancient tribal custom with gay romance, leading to death threats for its makers and raising questions about "masculinity" in post-apartheid South...

Merkel: German party leaders face 'a lot of work' to form government - 01/21/2018

Berlin – German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that her conservatives and the Social Demcrats (SPD) now face "a lot of work" to form a new government after an SPD conference voted to back coalition...

Spain threatens to seek Puigdemont's arrest if he travels to Denmark - 01/21/2018

Madrid (dpa) - Spain's state prosecutors will seek the arrest of Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, who is in self-imposed exile in Belgium, if he follows through with plans to travel to...

Turkish jets pound US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria enclave - 01/20/2018

Istanbul (dpa) – Turkish fighter jets began striking the positions of US-backed Kurdish fighters in their enclave across the border in north-western Syria on Saturday. The army said 108 Kurdish...

Four militants storm hotel in Afghan capital - 01/20/2018

Kabul - At least four militants launched an attack on a hotel in Kabul on Saturday evening, an official said.   The attackers set fire to the kitchen in the Intercontinental Hotel and...

US government shutdown in effect after spending measure fails to pass - 01/20/2018

Washington - A shutdown of the US government was underway Saturday after Congress failed to pass short-term spending legislation.   A last-ditch procedural vote late Friday in the Senate fell...

US vice president visits Middle East amid tensions over Jerusalem - 01/20/2018

Cairo - US Vice President Mike Pence kicks off his trip to the Middle East on Saturday in Egypt overshadowed by tensions sparked by President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's...

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern reveals she is pregnant - 01/19/2018

Wellington (dpa) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday she is expecting her first child with partner Clarke Gayford.   "I’ll be Prime Minister AND a mum, and Clarke will...

Ex-Trump aide Bannon to speak to prosecutors in Russia probe - 01/18/2018

Washington - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has agreed to be interviewed by prosecutors investigating alleged Russian ties to President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, according to US...
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