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Berlin festival chooses 6 former winners as this year's jury

Berlin festival chooses 6 former winners as this year's jury

BERLIN — A six-member jury of former winners has been chosen to allocate the prizes at this year's Berlin International Film Festival, which is taking place in a revamped form because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Angelina Jolie sells painting Churchill gave as gift to FDR

Angelina Jolie sells painting Churchill gave as gift to FDR

LONDON — A painting by Winston Churchill that is a piece of both political and Hollywood history is coming up for auction. Christie’s auction house said Monday that the Moroccan landscape “Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque” — a gift from Churchill to U.
Prince Harry accepts apology, damages in UK libel suit

Prince Harry accepts apology, damages in UK libel suit

LONDON — Prince Harry on Monday accepted an apology and damages from the publisher of British tabloid The Mail on Sunday and its online version, MailOnline, in a libel lawsuit relating to articles about his relationship with the British armed forces.
Trump names 2 lawyers to impeachment defence team

Trump names 2 lawyers to impeachment defence team

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump announced a new impeachment legal defence team just one day after it was revealed that he had parted ways with an earlier set of attorneys with just over a week to go before his Senate trial.
US watchdog: Taliban attacks increased in Afghan capital

US watchdog: Taliban attacks increased in Afghan capital

KABUL — Taliban attacks in the Afghan capital of Kabul are on the rise, with increasing targeted killings of government officials, civil-society leaders and journalists, a report by a U.S. watchdog said Monday.
Australian media companies admit breaching Pell gag order

Australian media companies admit breaching Pell gag order

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian media companies admitted in court Monday they breached a gag order in publishing references to Cardinal George Pell’s since-overturned convictions in 2018 for child sexual abuse.
German beer sales suffer as virus restrictions bite

German beer sales suffer as virus restrictions bite

BERLIN — Beer sales in Germany were down 5.5% last year, dragged lower by lengthy closures of bars and restaurants in the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed Monday. German-based breweries and distributors sold 8.7 billion litres (2.
India budget to boost health care spending,

India budget to boost health care spending,

NEW DELHI — India’s government has proposed to increase spending on health care in a $477 billion budget for 2021-22 that promises extra help for weathering the coronavirus pandemic. India is in its worst economic slowdown in a decade.
China blasts Pompeo over accusation of genocide in Xinjiang

China blasts Pompeo over accusation of genocide in Xinjiang

BEIJING — An official from China's far west Xinjiang region accused former U.S.
Australian prime minister says Bing could replace Google

Australian prime minister says Bing could replace Google

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's prime minister said on Monday that Microsoft is confident it can fill the void if Google carries out its threat to remove its search engine from Australia.