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Woody Allen says 'thrill is gone,' next movie may be his last

Woody Allen says 'thrill is gone,' next movie may be his last In a rare interview on Tuesday, filmmaker Woody Allen did not rule out Tuesday that his next movie, to be shot in Paris, will be his last, saying that "a lot of the thrill is gone." The 86-year-old director and comedian, who fell from grace in the ...

AFP | 2 days ago

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Singer R. Kelly gets 30 years in jail over sex crimes

Disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years behind bars on Wednesday for leading a decades-long effort to recruit and trap teenagers and women for sex. The sentence, stiffer than the 25 years in prison that prosecutors had sought, caps a long downfall for the 55-year-old former superstar. "I'm gratefu ...

AFP | 2 days ago

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India, EU resume free trade talks after nine-year gap

India and the European Union resumed talks Monday on a free-trade deal after a nine-year gap, as Western countries seek to wean New Delhi off its close economic ties to Russia. Dubbed the "tariff king" by ex US president Donald Trump, India has become more open to lowering trade barriers in recent years and is negotiating pac ...

Agence France Presse | 5 days ago

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Biden names US delegates attending Marcos’ inauguration

Douglas Emhoff, the husband of United States Vice President Kamala Harris, will lead Washington DC's delegation to the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., according to an announcement made by US President Joseph Biden on Monday.   "Mr. Douglas Emhoff, Second Gentleman of the Unit ...

Aira Miranda | 5 days ago

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Asian markets extend rally as rate hike fears subside

Asian markets rallied again Monday, building on last week's advances and following a strong performance on Wall Street as speculation that inflation may have peaked tempered expectations about central bank interest rate hikes. With prices surging at a pace not seen in a generation, finance chiefs have been forced to lift borrowing ...

GDM | 5 days ago

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Bankrupt Sri Lanka runs out of fuel

Sri Lanka has virtually run out of petrol and diesel after several expected shipments were delayed indefinitely, the energy minister said Saturday while apologising to motorists for the worsening fuel crisis. Kanchana Wijesekera said oil cargoes that were due last week did not turn up while those scheduled to arrive next week will also ...

AFP | 5 days ago

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Central banks must act quickly on inflation, says BIS

Central banks must not let inflation become entrenched as the threat of stagflation looms over the global economy, the Bank for International Settlements warned Sunday in its annual economic report. BIS, considered the central bank of central banks, said they will have to act quickly and decisively to ensure a return to low and stable ...

AFP | 5 days ago

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French energy giants urge consumers to cut back

Consumers should start cutting back on their energy use immediately, the bosses of France's three big energy companies urged Sunday, warning of social tensions next winter unless reserves are replenished. "The effort has to be immediate, collective and massive," Patrick Pouyanne of TotalEnergies, Jean-Bernard Levy of EDF ...

AFP | 5 days ago

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Fire and dance as spectacle returns to Paris fashion

With feats of contemporary dance and fiery orbs being flung from cranes, two of the showiest men's brands on Thursday brought some spectacle back to Paris Fashion Week after a subdued couple of years. Japan's Issey Miyake, known for innovative and dazzling catwalk shows, returned to Paris on for the first time since the start o ...

AFP | 6 days ago

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4 Filipino seamen, among survivors of Korean-Taiwan ship collision

At least four Filipino seamen were among the 31 who survived after a Taiwanese vessel hit their ship off the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Papua New Guinea and Solomon Island last June 8, a report reaching the Department of Foreign Affairs said. In the report, the Korean Reefer Ship Momyo went to the bottom of the sea after the T ...

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Catherine Cueto | 1 week ago