Monday , January 24 2022

K-drama accused of animal cruelty

Thousands of petitioners are demanding new animal welfare protocols, after footage surfaced showing a horse being made to tumble head-first onto the ground during the filming of a popular South Korean historical drama. KBS TV has issued an apology for the incident on the set of its highly rated series …

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‘Munich: The Edge of War’ is a thriller without the thrills

The new Netflix film ‘Munich: The Edge of War’, which premiered on the streaming service on January 21, is a pseudo-historical thriller that mixes fact and fiction, resulting in a middle-of-the-road movie that is fundamentally and, at times, forcefully at odds with itself. The film, directed by Christian Schwochow, is …

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US congressman’s home raided by FBI

FBI officers descended on the home and office of Representative Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) on Thursday to serve a warrant as part of a sweeping inquiry into international financial matters targeting Azerbaijan, among other national interests. Agents were seen outside Cuellar’s home in Laredo on Wednesday evening, loading large bags, plastic …

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US asks Russia to prove a negative

During talks on Friday in Geneva with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken asked his counterpart to prove a negative.  The diplomat urged Moscow to move troops, stationed on  its own territory, away from the Ukrainian border so as to “convince the world” it harbored “no …

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Russia-US security talks close with both sides citing major differences

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Ukrainian troops train for missile launches near Crimea

Kiev has conducted tests of units manning the BM-21 ‘Grad’ system, a Soviet-designed, truck-mounted multiple rocket launcher, near its southern border with Crimea, according to an announcement by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. On Friday, officials stated that personnel had moved the weapons to Kherson Oblast, just north of the …

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