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Gogol Centre theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov arrested in fraud investigation

Gogol Centre theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov arrested in fraud investigation The prominent theatre director of Moscow's Gogol Centre, Kirill Serebrennikov , has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling 68 million rubles ($1.1m) of state funds, a crime which carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years. His productions have sold out for years. In September, he was to direct an opera production in Stuttgart, Germany . Serebrennikov's previous movie, 'The Student , ' wo... [Full Article...]

Public finances record July surplus but overall borrowing up

In both months, accrued receipts are higher because of receipts from self-assessed income tax. Receipts from self-assessed income tax increased by £0.8bn to £8.0bn year on year in July, the the highest level on record. Debt interest payments totalled 4.9 billion pounds in July, up 18 percent on a year ago. A Treasury spokesperson said, "We are making good progress in strengthening our public f... [Full Article...]

Palestinians Seek Answers From US Envoy Kushner

Palestinians Seek Answers From US Envoy Kushner The team will also meet with officials in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Palestinians are hoping for some clear answers on key disputes with Israel from Mr Kushner. The last round broke down over three years ago. Nabil Abu Rdeneh says Abbas "wants clarity" on the two-state solution, the cornerstone of worldwide diplomatic efforts for the past two decades. [Full Article...]

Enbridge Energy Management LLC (NYSE:EEQ) Trading Volume Significantly Higher

Gateway Invest Advisers Llc invested 0.01% in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). The stock declined 0.72% or $1.17 reaching $160.22 on the news. Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut Enbridge Energy Management from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating and cut their target price for the stock from $21.58 to $19.00 in a research report on Thursday, June 15th. [Full Article...]

Azarenka withdraws from US Open due to child custody battle

Azarenka withdraws from US Open due to child custody battle The US Open begins next week in NY - and rather than leave the baby's side for 2 weeks, the former #1 womens player has withdrawn completely. "It will pain me not to be in NY, not to play one of my favorite tournaments where I experienced some of the best moments of my career, but I'm already waiting with impatience to be back next year", added the player 28-year-old fell to the 204th place in... [Full Article...]

USA troop reduction in exercise not due to North Korea concerns: Mattis

USA troop reduction in exercise not due to North Korea concerns: Mattis But that possibility worries some, who say it would send the wrong message to both North Korea and the South, where there are fears that the North's advancing nuclear capabilities may eventually undermine a decades-long alliance with the United States. [Full Article...]

Trump shuts down CEO advisory councils as main group acts to disband

Trump shuts down CEO advisory councils as main group acts to disband It's unclear whether that happened, or whether Trump just shut down the group after the resignations. "Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both". The exchange lit up social media, with many people lauding Frazier and blasting the president. Trump eventually made a statement condemning bigotry August 14 at a ... [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea military drills

North Korea threatens 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea military drills Mr Bannon was quoted as saying there is no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president's recent pledge to answer further aggression with " fire and fury ". The U.S. and South Korea are beginning computer-simulated military exercises as tensions run high with North Korea , Reuters reported . "The people worked together to rebuild t... [Full Article...]

IPOB makes u-turn on Anambra governorship election

IPOB makes u-turn on Anambra governorship election The post Anambra Election: Nnamdi Kanu, Igbo Leaders Meet In Owerri (Photos ) appeared first on Ngyab . After much deliberation, IPOB has assured us that it won't disrupt the November 18 governorship election. What we agreed here today will guide us in the issue of Anambra election. It is not clear if Kanu's shift in position also marks a beginning of change in tactics towards his agitation ... [Full Article...]

Civilians, Including 19 Children, Killed In US-Led Attacks In Raqqa

Civilians, Including 19 Children, Killed In US-Led Attacks In Raqqa Amaq, a media outlet affiliated with the jihadist group, said on Sunday that 40 people were killed when planes targeted a residential building in al-Bado neighbourhood. However, human rights groups believe the true figure is far higher. On Monday, UN spokesman Stéphane Dujarric told reporters that it was deeply concerned for the safety of up to 25,000 civilians trapped inside Raqqa, many of them... [Full Article...]

Brighton agree deal to sign Zurich striker Dwamena

Brighton agree deal to sign Zurich striker Dwamena Brighton & Hove Albion have revealed that they have agreed to sign FC Zurich striker Raphael Dwamena . According to Brighton's website , the 21-year-old has agreed personal terms with the club and is now waiting for clearance to come to the United Kingdom so that he can complete his medical. [Full Article...]

US Pacific Commander: Diplomacy Should Outweigh Military Actions

The North claims the drills are an invasion rehearsal, senior US military commanders on Tuesday dismissed calls to pause or downsize exercises they called crucial to countering a clear threat from Pyongyang. The UFG is an annual command-post training largely based on computer simulation. Shortly after last year's exercises, for example, North Korea conducted its second nuclear missile test i... [Full Article...]

'Narcos' Star Pedro Pascal Set to Join the Cast of 'Equalizer 2'

'Narcos' Star Pedro Pascal Set to Join the Cast of 'Equalizer 2' The 42-year-old Narcos star is now in negotiations with Sony to play the film's villain but little is known about his role. In the first film, Denzel Washington starred as Robert McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. [Full Article...]

North Korea Directs More Rhetoric Towards US About 'War Games'

North Korea Directs More Rhetoric Towards US About 'War Games' Just one day before the United States and South Korea are scheduled to engage in their annual military exercises, known as the Ulchi Freedom Guardian, North Korea issued its newest threat, stating that the USA will be "adding fuel to fire" by moving ahead with the planned war games. [Full Article...]

United States and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff

United States and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff Moon said North Korea's development of nuclear weapons technology was "nearing" a red line, which he described as "completing an ICBM and weaponizing it with a nuclear head". US and South Korean forces began joint drills Monday amid warnings of war from North Korea . Around 17,500 United States troops will participate in this year's drills - a cutback from last year - according to numbe... [Full Article...]

North Korea warns Australia that supporting Trump is a 'suicidal act'

National Security Council, told VOA's Korean Service. One way to have a lighter warhead would be to concentrate on developing a thermonuclear device, or hydrogen bomb, which would offer much greater explosive yield relative to size and weight. [Full Article...]

Watch This Distracted Driver Plunge His Scooter Straight Into a Sinkhole

Watch This Distracted Driver Plunge His Scooter Straight Into a Sinkhole The man was not seriously hurt, according to CCTV. Authorities have blocked off the street and are investigating the cause of the collapse. The reason for the sinkhole opening up was not known, said reports. Firefighters lowered a 20-foot ladder to an occupant in one of the cars, letting her climb out and taking her to the hospital later. Motorists getting into accidents because of driving i... [Full Article...]

Second academic journal pressed to censor China content

Second academic journal pressed to censor China content On Monday, the University of Cambridge said in a statement that the initial decision to block the 315 articles from China Quarterly had been made "reluctantly". By Monday, more than 140 people had signed the 2-day-old petition on change.org. News about the decision by CUP, the centuries-old publishing arm of Cambridge University, set off a torrent of criticism including from overseas scholar... [Full Article...]

Boston Police commissioner: Rally went off 'as planned' with no injuries

Boston Police commissioner: Rally went off 'as planned' with no injuries Boston police estimated that almost 40,000 demonstrators total at the rally . Mr Trump initially blamed "hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides" after far-right sympathiser James Alex Fields Jr allegedly rammed his vehicle into counter-protestors, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and leaving several others seriously injured in the Virginian city. [Full Article...]

Pilot Killed In Oregon Plane Crash Identified As Menlo Park Resident

Pilot Killed In Oregon Plane Crash Identified As Menlo Park Resident The flames started a small fire that was quickly extinguished. Residents near the crash site reportedly heard what sounded like the plane having engine trouble shortly before hearing the sound of the crash in the canyon. Police are investigating after an aircraft crashed in Middle Township, New Jersey Sunday afternoon. The crash occurred during a period when the Madras airport was extrememly b... [Full Article...]


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