‘The Crown,’ ‘Nomadland’ take Globes top honors

Reuters 03/02/2021

LOS ANGELES—Netflix Inc.’s British royal drama “The Crown,” which focused its most recent season on the troubled marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and “Nomadland,” a moving drama about van dwellers in recession-hit America from Searchlight…

At least 18 killed in Myanmar on bloodiest day of protests against coup

Reuters 03/01/2021

Myanmar police fired on protesters around the country on Sunday in the bloodiest day of weeks of demonstrations against a military coup and at least 18 people were killed, the U.N. human rights office said. Police were…

Forbidden fruit: Taiwan urges people to eat more pineapples after China ban

Reuters 02/28/2021

TAIPEI — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on people to eat more pineapples to help farmers on Friday, saying Taiwan had been “ambushed” by a ban on the fruit by neighboring long-time rival China which claims the…

Myanmar police launch most extensive crackdown; hundreds arrested

Reuters 02/28/2021

Police in Myanmar launched their most sweeping crackdown in three weeks of nationwide protests against military rule on Saturday, arresting hundreds of people and shooting and wounding at least one person. State television announced that Myanmar’s U.N.…

G League probes ‘coronavirus’ claim by Jeremy Lin

Reuters 02/27/2021

The NBA’s G League has launched an investigation after Jeremy Lin said he was called “coronavirus” on the court, U.S. media said on Friday. Taiwanese-American Lin, who is part of the Golden State Warriors’ G League affiliate, Santa…

LeBron hits back at Ibrahimovic criticism of political activism

Reuters 02/27/2021

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James on Friday fired back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic and vowed to never stay silent about social causes after he was criticized by the AC Milan forward for sticking his nose into politics.…

Billie Eilish film offers intimate look at teen music sensation

Reuters 02/27/2021

LONDON  – A new documentary captures Billie Eilish’s meteoric rise to fame, in an intimate portrayal of the teenager recording music at home, passing her driving test, going through a relationship break-up and meeting her idol Justin…

Tiger Woods badly hurt but expected to survive car crash

Reuters 02/24/2021

LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday after suffering multiple injuries when his car went off a road and rolled down a steep hillside, requiring the “jaws of life” to…

Osaka’s rise: from shy youngster to four-time Grand Slam champion

Reuters 02/21/2021

Naomi Osaka, who swept to her fourth Grand Slam title in as many major finals with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Jennifer Brady on Saturday, has made a rapid and at times uncomfortable climb to the top. The 23-year-old’s…

Two killed in Mandalay city in bloodiest day of Myanmar protests

Reuters 02/21/2021

Two people were killed in Myanmar’s second city Mandalay on Saturday when police and soldiers fired to disperse protests against a Feb. 1 military coup, emergency workers said, the bloodiest day in more than two weeks of…

‘Something we’ve never seen’ – Mars rover beams back selfie from moment before landing

Reuters 02/20/2021

LOS ANGELES  – NASA scientists on Friday presented striking early images from the picture-perfect landing of the Mars rover Perseverance, including a selfie of the six-wheeled vehicle dangling just above the surface of the Red Planet moments…

U.S. concerned China’s new coast guard law could escalate maritime disputes

Reuters 02/20/2021

WASHINGTON  – The United States is concerned by China’s recently enacted coast guard law and that it could escalate maritime disputes and be invoked to assert unlawful claims, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. China, which…

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