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A list of films in the main program at the Berlin festival

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:14

BERLIN (AP) — A glance at the films in the main program at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, the event’s 66th edition, which runs from Feb. 11-21. Original title followed in parentheses by English title given by the festival, where applicable and available. In competition: “24 Wochen” (“24 Weeks”), director Anne Zohra Berrached. “Alone […]
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A list of films in the main program at the Berlin festival

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:14

BERLIN (AP) — A glance at the films in the main program at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, the event’s 66th edition, which runs from Feb. 11-21. Original title followed in parentheses by English title given by the festival, where applicable and available. In competition: “24 Wochen” (“24 Weeks”), director Anne Zohra Berrached. “Alone […]

UBS bank shares plunge as rich investors withdraw money

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:13

The logo of Swiss bank UBS is pictured in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. UBS Group AG has reported higher fourth-quarter net profit but seen its shares fall on news that investor money is fleeing turbulent markets. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Swiss bank UBS saw its shares slide on Tuesday on news that investors were pulling money out of its division serving wealthy clients — a token of the market turbulence that has shaken the world in the past few months.


India court reopens case on gay sex

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:12
India's Supreme Court agrees to revisit a previous judgement upholding a colonial-era law criminalising gay sex.
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Carter to boost Pentagon funding on aid, equipment to Europe

NBA - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:08

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior defense officials say the Pentagon will seek to quadruple the amount it is spending on military aid to Europe, amid expanding threats from Islamic State militants and an increasingly aggressive Russia. Officials say the proposed budget initiative would total about $3.4 billion to increase troop rotations and military exercises, and position […]
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Carter to boost Pentagon funding on aid, equipment to Europe

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:08

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior defense officials say the Pentagon will seek to quadruple the amount it is spending on military aid to Europe, amid expanding threats from Islamic State militants and an increasingly aggressive Russia. Officials say the proposed budget initiative would total about $3.4 billion to increase troop rotations and military exercises, and position […]
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Carter to boost Pentagon funding on aid, equipment to Europe

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:08

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior defense officials say the Pentagon will seek to quadruple the amount it is spending on military aid to Europe, amid expanding threats from Islamic State militants and an increasingly aggressive Russia. Officials say the proposed budget initiative would total about $3.4 billion to increase troop rotations and military exercises, and position […]

Berlin offers stars, global offerings for Streep-led jury

NBA - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:05

BERLIN (AP) — New movies starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst will compete for the top honors at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival with offerings from Iran, Tunisia the Philippines and elsewhere, with Meryl Streep presiding over the jury that will choose the winners. Eighteen movies are in contention for the Golden […]
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Berlin offers stars, global offerings for Streep-led jury

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:05

BERLIN (AP) — New movies starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst will compete for the top honors at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival with offerings from Iran, Tunisia the Philippines and elsewhere, with Meryl Streep presiding over the jury that will choose the winners. Eighteen movies are in contention for the Golden […]
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Berlin offers stars, global offerings for Streep-led jury

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:05

BERLIN (AP) — New movies starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst will compete for the top honors at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival with offerings from Iran, Tunisia the Philippines and elsewhere, with Meryl Streep presiding over the jury that will choose the winners. Eighteen movies are in contention for the Golden […]

Czechs, world’s top beer drinkers, may get even cheaper brew

NBA - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:04

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czechs, the biggest beer consumers in the world, could soon have a reason to drink even more after the finance minister proposed lowering tax on the drink by more than half. Finance Minister Andrej Babis is proposing to cut the value added tax on draft beer to 10 percent from 21 […]
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Czechs, world’s top beer drinkers, may get even cheaper brew

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:04

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czechs, the biggest beer consumers in the world, could soon have a reason to drink even more after the finance minister proposed lowering tax on the drink by more than half. Finance Minister Andrej Babis is proposing to cut the value added tax on draft beer to 10 percent from 21 […]
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Czechs, world’s top beer drinkers, may get even cheaper brew

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:04

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czechs, the biggest beer consumers in the world, could soon have a reason to drink even more after the finance minister proposed lowering tax on the drink by more than half. Finance Minister Andrej Babis is proposing to cut the value added tax on draft beer to 10 percent from 21 […]

John Kerry Urges Coalition to Address Growing ISIS Threat in Libya

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:01
The secretary of state said the formation of a national unity government would prevent the Islamic State from seizing control of the country.









The Latest: Emirates will refund bookings to Zika areas

NBA - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:01

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Zika virus (all times local): 11:50 a.m. The Middle East’s biggest airline is offering refunds to passengers booked on flights to countries affected by the Zika virus. Emirates said in a statement Tuesday there is “no impact on operations” for flights from its Dubai base […]
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The Latest: Emirates will refund bookings to Zika areas

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:01

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Zika virus (all times local): 11:50 a.m. The Middle East’s biggest airline is offering refunds to passengers booked on flights to countries affected by the Zika virus. Emirates said in a statement Tuesday there is “no impact on operations” for flights from its Dubai base […]
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The Latest: Emirates will refund bookings to Zika areas

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:01

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Zika virus (all times local): 11:50 a.m. The Middle East’s biggest airline is offering refunds to passengers booked on flights to countries affected by the Zika virus. Emirates said in a statement Tuesday there is “no impact on operations” for flights from its Dubai base […]

Ship hijackings down in 2015, piracy mostly low-left theft

NBA - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 18:59

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A global maritime watchdog says ship hijackings declined in 2015 from a year earlier, with sea piracy incidents mostly consisting of low-level theft. The International Maritime Bureau said in its annual piracy report released Tuesday that 246 piracy incidents were recorded worldwide, one up from 2014. It said pirates hijacked […]
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Ship hijackings down in 2015, piracy mostly low-left theft

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 18:59

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A global maritime watchdog says ship hijackings declined in 2015 from a year earlier, with sea piracy incidents mostly consisting of low-level theft. The International Maritime Bureau said in its annual piracy report released Tuesday that 246 piracy incidents were recorded worldwide, one up from 2014. It said pirates hijacked […]
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Ship hijackings down in 2015, piracy mostly low-left theft

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 18:59

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A global maritime watchdog says ship hijackings declined in 2015 from a year earlier, with sea piracy incidents mostly consisting of low-level theft. The International Maritime Bureau said in its annual piracy report released Tuesday that 246 piracy incidents were recorded worldwide, one up from 2014. It said pirates hijacked […]