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These are buoyant times for outlandish thrillers. Vigil, the BBC’s submarine escapade, dragged 13.4 million viewers down with it.  Unless you count the national football team beating Germany at the Euros, it was the BBC’s most successful original drama in 2021. It is the most viewed debut since Bodyguard, not coincidentally......
LISBON (AFP) - Portugal will on Saturday (May 1) reopen its land border with Spain and start the fourth and final stage of its programme to ease Covid-19 restrictions, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Thursday. The final stage of the country's deconfinement plan would begin 48 hours earlier than planned, he said. "On May 1, we will go into the ...
The United States Postal Service has been secretly collecting data on Americans' social media posts, Yahoo News revealed Wednesday. According to a March 16 government bulletin obtained by the outlet, the USPS' law enforcement arm is tracking citizens' social media activity to gather data on a host of topics, including "inflammatory" postings and pl...
CAIRO/DUBAI (REUTERS) - Saudi Arabia has presented a framework to expedite a stalled November deal in Yemen's south designed to end a standoff between nominal allies under a Saudi-led coalition, Saudi state news agency SPA said on Wednesday (July 29). Riyadh is seeking to unite separatist and government forces in Yemen's south to concentrate their ...
BEIJING (AP) — China’s import and export growth accelerated in August despite disruptions due to the spread of the coronavirus’s delta variant.Exports rose 25.6% over a year earlier to $294.3 billion, up from July’s 18.9% growth, customs data showed Tuesday. Imports rose 33.1% to $236 billion, up from the......
The government is not only working with Big Pharma, the media, and Big Tech to censor any lifesaving treatment and medical advice, it is now criminalizing doctors who seek to strengthen the immune systems of their patients. It started with hydroxychloroquine, then continued with ivermectin. Now the government is going after doctors for promoting vi...
JERUSALEM (REUTERS) - Orthodox Christians flocked to Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Saturday (May 1) to celebrate the Holy Fire ceremony, gathering in far greater numbers than last year because coronavirus restrictions have eased. The Holy Fire ceremony, symbolising Jesus's resurrection, is one of the most colourful spectacles of the O...
BERLIN (REUTERS, NYTIMES) - Germany must update its climate law by the end of next year to set out how it will bring carbon emissions down to almost zero by 2050, its top court ruled on Thursday (April 29), siding with a young woman who argued that rising sea levels would engulf her family farm. The court concluded that a law passed in 2019 had fai...
BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - EU countries and EU lawmakers agreed late Thursday evening (April 29) to allow Facebook and Microsoft to scan and remove online child sexual abuse, potentially paving the way for a deal in the coming months on privacy rules targeting online platforms. The provisional agreement is valid for three years. The European Commission w...
BEIRUT (REUTERS) - Saudi Arabia announced on Friday (April 24) a ban on imports of fruits and vegetables from Lebanon, blaming an increase in drug smuggling, in a measure that will add to Lebanon's economic woes. Lebanon is already in the throes of a deep financial crisis that is posing the biggest threat to its stability since the 1975-1990 civil ...
With President Biden facing a political crisis that has shaken his standing in his party, Democrats across the country are increasingly worried about their ability to maintain power in Washington, as his administration struggles to defend its chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and stanch a resurgent pandemic that appeared to......
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Pennsylvania voters will decide on May 18 whether to add protections against racial discrimination to the state constitution. They’ll be asked the question, “Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended by adding a new section providing that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied......