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Brussels spyware bombshell: Surveillance software found on officials’ phones

politico.eu The European Parliament is on high alert for cyberattacks and foreign interference in the run-up to the EU election in June. POLITICO reported in December that an internal…

Every Rusical from ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ Ranked Worst to Best

billboard.com Concept: Who came up with this? It’s sort of funny, but ultimately very strange and random to take the format of drug infomercials and transform them into drag puns that…

Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos on ‘Poor Things,’ Crazy Rehearsals and Never Making a Taylor Swift Joke Again

variety.com Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos have a sense of comic timing that rivals Nichols and May. Case in point: When I ask Lanthimos how he became aware of Stone, the 50-year-old…

Greek prime minister asks India to build global partnerships amid Ukraine and Middle East wars

seattletimes.com Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has asked India to play a leading role in building international partnerships to meet the unprecedented challenges brought by the…

India seeks "balancing partners" to handle complex China challenge

newsweek.com India is seeking "balancing partners" to counter China's aggressive stance in Asia, a leading analyst has said. Dhruva Jaishankar, executive director of the New Delhi think…

‘I, Daniel Blake’ Producer Rebecca O’Brien Says UK Indie Film Sector Will “Die” Without “Additional Fiscal Support”

deadline.com “There’s market failure because the streamers came in, high-end TV got higher end, and Hollywood arrived. And they took a lot of our investors away,” Sixteen Films producer…

Houthis Warn EU 'Playing With Fire' After Deploying Warships On Red Sea Mission

zerohedge.com Houthis Warn EU 'Playing With Fire' After Deploying Warships On Red Sea Mission Via The Cradle A high-ranking Yemeni official has warned the EU against "supporting the…

Attacks on ships and U.S. drones show Houthis can still fight despite airstrikes

pbs.org DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Despite a month of U.S.-led airstrikes, Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels remain capable of launching significant attacks. This week, they…

‘The Strangers’ Case’ Clip: Watch Omar Sy Play A Smuggler Who Helps Syrian Refugees Across The Aegean Sea In Special Gala Title

deadline.com Beloved French actor Omar Sy stars in the debut feature from longtime producer Brandt Andersen in The Strangers’ Case, a searing and international ensemble that is world…

Houthis Boast Of Fresh Attack On 'Several' American Warships

zerohedge.com Houthis Boast Of Fresh Attack On 'Several' American Warships A military spokesman for Yemen's Houthis has announced the group carried out fresh attacks Tuesday, as they…

COMETH STUDIO LAUNCHES COSMIK BATTLE, THE NEXT GENERATION TRADING CARD GAME, ON EPIC GAMES STORE

benzinga.com PARIS, Feb. 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Cometh Studio is thrilled to announce that Cosmik Battle, the next generation Trading Card Game, is now available on Epic Games Store,…

Worlds at the far reaches of the solar system could support life

newsweek.com The small icy worlds on the edge of our solar system may be better contenders for life than we first thought, scientists have found. The dwarf planets of Eris and Makemake,…

Protesting Greek farmers head to Athens in tractor convoys seeking financial help from government

apnews.com Farmers from around Greece were traveling to Athens in tractor convoys on Tuesday to demand more financial concessions from the government as the cost of living increases.…

‘Shikun’ Review: Amos Gitai Channels Ionesco’s ‘Rhinoceros’ in His Scattered Critique of Israel

variety.com A loose adaptation of absurdist playwright Eugène Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros,” director Amos Gitai’s “Shikun” unfolds in a multi-use housing project, where it follows the…

On the eve of Athens tractor protest, Greek prime minister rules out more concessions to farmers

apnews.com Greece's prime minister on Monday ruled out any further concessions to protesting farmers, on the eve of their planned rally that will see tractors converging on central…

Hollywood Flashback: Costa-Gavras’ ‘Z’ Ventured Into New Oscar Territory

hollywoodreporter.com A riot scene from Z, which won an Oscar for Algeria. The film’s “power increases because its action could happen anywhere … each audience may view it from the perspective of…

Yemen’s Houthis say ship attacked in Gulf of Aden may sink

theglobeandmail.com Yemen’s Houthi militants said on Monday they had attacked the Rubymar cargo vessel in the Gulf of Aden which was at risk of sinking, raising the stakes in their campaign to…

Currys board should play hardball with opportunistic bidders

theguardian.com It’s a long time since anybody described Currys, or Dixons as it was in a former incarnation, as a jewel of the London stock market. The electricals retailer was relegated…

The New York Times Wins 3 Polk Awards

nytimes.com The New York Times on Monday won three George Polk awards, including two for its coverage of the Israel-Hamas war. The prizes were among the five that honored journalism on…

Houthi missile attack damages Belize-flagged ship, forcing crew to abandon it

pbs.org DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A missile attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels that damaged a Belize-flagged ship traveling through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait that connects the…

China’s JD.com versus U.S.’s Elliott in battle for U.K.’s Currys

theglobeandmail.com Currys shares soared on Monday after Chinese online retailer JD.com joined U.S. activist investor Elliott Advisors in a battle to buy the British electricals group, which…

Greek farmers decide to take their protests to Athens and expand roadblock campaign

abcnews.go.com Greek farmers angry at high production costs say they will step up a roadblock campaign and take their protests to Athens, after rejecting government-proposed concessions…

Passenger jet hits equipment on takeoff from Belgrade airport, makes emergency return

abcnews.go.com A passenger jet with 106 people on board had to return to the Belgrade airport after it hit runway equipment and sustained severe damage shortly after takeoff from the…

Passenger jet hits equipment on takeoff from Belgrade airport and is forced to make emergency return

apnews.com A passenger jet with 106 people on board returned safely to the Belgrade airport after it hit runway equipment and sustained severe damage shortly after takeoff from the…

Greece Spyware Case Heading to European Court of Human Rights Highlights Wider Use in the EU

nakedcapitalism.com US and European governments have grown fond of painting Israel-connected spyware companies as rogue operators engaged in surveillance that is at odds with “Western values.”…

A passenger jet smashed into runway lights as it took off, flew for 60 minutes, then landed with a gaping hole in its fuselage

businessinsider.com An AirSerbia Airbus A330-200 aircraft. On Sunday, an AirSerbia Embraer E195 collided with runway lights during take-off, forcing it to later make an emergency landing.…

‘True Detective: Night Country’: Creator Issa López On Drama’s Finale And What Really Happened To Navarro

deadline.com SPOILER ALERT! This story contains plot points from the season 4 finale of True Detective: Night Country. HBO’s crime anthology wrapped its fourth season Sunday with…

BetMGM bonus code NEWSWEEK150 unlocks $150 bonus for NBA All-Star Game

newsweek.com Sports Betting Dime provides exclusive sports betting commercial content to Newsweek, including real-time odds, picks, analysis and premier sportsbook offers to help sports…

Berlin: All the World’s A Kitchen in Rooney Mara Starrer ‘La Cocina’

hollywoodreporter.com It was when Alonso Ruizpalacios was in London working as a dishwasher at the (now-extinct) Rainforest Cafe that he came up with the idea for La Cocina. “I was a drama…

Currys rejects £700m takeover approach from US firm Elliott

bbc.com Currys, which operates more than 800 stores globally and employs 28,000 people, said the offer valued the business at about £700m. Elliott has a reputation as an activist…

Currys rejects takeover bid from US investment group Elliott

theguardian.com Currys has rejected a takeover bid from US investment group Elliott saying it significantly undervalued the electrical goods retailer. Elliott tabled a £700m bid for Currys…

Greek Filmmaker Yorgos Zois, Director of Berlinale Encounters Premiere ‘Arcadia,’ Developing Mystery-Drama Series ‘Play’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com Greek filmmaker Yorgos Zois, who’s set to bow his sophomore feature, “Arcadia,” in the competitive Encounters strand of the Berlin Film Festival Feb. 18, is developing his…

Kin of Italian victims of Nazis may finally get compensation

economist.com HEARING GUNFIRE, Leonildo Pistoni ran from the stables of his farm on the outskirts of Monchio, a mountain village in central Italy. He did not get far before he was shot…

The ancient Eleusinian mysteries get a new incarnation

economist.com In the perpetual rivalry between ancient Greek cities, one of the assets boasted by Athens was control of a numinous place called Eleusis, about 20km to its west. For…

Instead of undoing Ataturk’s legacy, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed it

economist.com NEARLY 60% OF Turks, including 46% of supporters of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) party, according to a survey published in August, consider him the country’s most…

Which economy did best in 2023?

economist.com Almost everyone expected a global recession in 2023, as central bankers raised interest rates to cool inflation. The consensus was wrong. Global GDP has probably grown by…

Bitcoin Is Pure Anarchy

bitcoinmagazine.com Anarchy is a very dividing word to many people, inherently drawing the idea into peoples’ heads of complete and unbridled chaos. This is not on any level what Anarchy means.…

How Ken Loach’s Sixteen Films Is Charting a New Course Without Its Iconic ‘I, Daniel Blake’ Director

variety.com If there was one puzzle from the 2023 Venice Film Festival, it concerned Caleb Landry Jones and the actor’s curious decision to conduct all his press arrangements for the…

New Italian Movies Set to Hit This Year’s Festival Circuit

variety.com Over the past few years Italian cinema has been making strides in the global arena and 2024 looks likely to bolster its international standing. New works by top auteurs…

10 Weekend Reads

ritholtz.com The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of coffee, grab a seat outside, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: • NFL Succession Crisis Forces Teams to Let Private…

Abel Ferrara Sets Ancient Tragedy-Inspired Modern Gangster Story ‘American Nails,’ Starring Asia Argento and Willem Dafoe (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com Abel Ferrara is set to begin production on his latest feature, “American Nails,” a modern gangster story inspired by ancient tragedy that stars Asia Argento and Willem…

20 Days in Mariupol’ Director Explains When a Documentary Is a “Civic Responsibility”

hollywoodreporter.com To Mstyslav Chernov, the unlikely journey that his film 20 Days in Mariupol has taken is “a big miracle.” First, there’s the fact that the Ukrainian war journalist and…

Where Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal

statista.com The Greek parliament of Thursday legalized same-sex marriage - the first Orthodox Christian country and the first in Southeastern Europe to do so. After two days of debate,…

JPMorgan Sued by CEO of Greek Fintech Firm it Co-owns

thedailyupside.com The head of a fintech company co-owned by JPMorgan Chase sued the 153-year-old institution this week in the High Court of London, arguing that the major bank is purposefully…

Can a Designer Be Successful and Subversive? Rick Owens Walks the Line

nytimes.com ON A DREARY November day in Paris, the soft morning light is creeping into the American fashion designer Rick Owens’s 18th-century mansion, just south of the Seine in the…

NBA Star Giannis Antetokounmpo Teams Up With Starry Soda for New Commercial Ahead of All-Star Weekend

variety.com After launching a year ago in Jan. 2023, the new lemon-lime soda Starry is bringing in some star power, with a new partnership with Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis…

Greek parliament to legalize same-sex marriage, first for an Orthodox Christian country

pbs.org Greece’s parliament is to vote late Thursday to legalize same-sex civil marriage in a first for an Orthodox Christian country and despite opposition from the influential…

JPMorgan Raised Concerns About Fintech Viva Wallet With Bank of Greece

theinformation.com JPMorgan approached Greece’s central bank last year with concerns about “serious governance failings” at Viva Wallet, a Greek fintech company it partly owns, as well as…

Moon company Intuitive Machines begins first mission after SpaceX launch

cnbc.com A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Nova-C lander for the IM-1 mission launches from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at 1:05 a.m. EDT on February 15, 2024 in Cape…

Berlin Golden Bear Winner Paolo Taviani Set to Shoot ‘Canto Delle Meduse’ With Kasia Smutniak (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com Revered Italian auteur Paolo Taviani will soon be back in the director’s chair. Shooting is set to start in April on “Canto Delle Meduse,” a pandemic-themed drama helmed by…

JPMorgan sued by chief executive of fintech it co-owns

ft.com Wall Street bank accused of trying to drive down the valuation of Greek payments company Viva Wallet

Former gas station owner and J.C. Penney manager who became a millionaire after 50 dies at 94, leaving his company to employees

aol.com Bob Moore, founder of the Bob’s Red Mill brand known for its whole grain products and benevolence towards employees, died on Saturday at 94. Moore proved it’s never too late…

The Italy-Albania migration deal is cruel and counterproductive

euronews.com Deals with non-EU countries simply exacerbate the dangers and suffering that people in need of international protection face by pushing them into the hands of smugglers or…

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