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Sahle-Work Zewde elected first woman President of Ethiopia; 68-yr-old UN veteran unanimously chosen by parliament

The two houses of Ethiopia unanimously elected United Nations diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde as the first female President of the African country on Thursday. Fitsum Arega, the Prime Minister’s Office’s Chief of Staff, tweeted announcing the historic decision. “In a historic move, the two Houses have elected Ambassador Sahle-Work Zewde as the next President of #Ethiopia. She is the first female head of state in modern Ethiopia. A career diplomat and […]

Bomb found at Bill and Hillary Clinton’s residence in New York, another intercepted from Barack Obama’s former house

Just a couple of days after a bomb was discovered at billionaire philanthropist George Soros’ residence, another explosive device was found on Wednesday at former US President Bill Clinton and wife Hillary Clinton’s house in Chappaqua in New York suburb. Also, another mail bomb was intercepted from Barack Obama’s former residence. Reportedly, the bomb was sent to the Democratic party leaders through the mail and the FBI and the Secret […]

 
 
 

"THE AFTERMATH" TRAILER

As you all know, this New Trailers column is also the home of the internet’s largest Keira Knightley period piece fan club, so we are obviously very excited about this new film that seems to be almost exclusively filled with longing gazes and troubled reaction shots. The film is based on a novel of the same name by Welsh writer Rhidian Brook and is produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free […]

Saudi account of Khashoggi killing denounced widely

The Saudi Arabia’s narrative of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death “that he was killed in a brawl following discussions with visiting officials in the consulate” has met with international skeptism as it contrasts with Turkish pro-government media reports that a Saudi hit squad, including an autopsy expert, traveled to Istanbul to kill Khashoggi and dispose of his body, which has not yet been found. The overnight statement, released by the state-run […]

 
 
 

Danger lurks in miniseries based on John le Carre’s novel:‘The Little Drummer Girl’ teaser

The teaser for British-American mini-series The Little Drummer Girl was released on Monday.The teaser hints at the nefariousness of Kurtz’s plan and the danger lurking around Charlie when she agrees to work for him. “You cannot stop the devil. Only the man performing his work,” a voice-over declares. The Little Drummer Girl marks the television debut of acclaimed Korean filmmaker Park Chan-Wook. The Little Drummer Girl will be premiered on […]

 
 
 

"Mortal Engines" trailer

Mortal Engines represents London as a mobile predator city that slices everything that comes under its bladed wheels. The trailer of this sci-fi action film was dropped on Friday. Hester Shaw, played by Hera Hilmar, emerges as the only one who has the power and abilities to stop the destructive London. With the help of city outcasts Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan) and Anna Fang (Jihae), Shaw ventures into the mission […]

Congo's Dr Mukwege, Yazidi crusader Murad win Nobel Peace Prize

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work in fighting sexual violence in conflicts around the world. The pair won the award for their “efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war,” Nobel committee chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen said in unveiling the winners in Oslo. “A more peaceful world can only be achieved if […]

 
 
 

Barry Jenkin's "If Beale Street Could Talk" trailer

The official trailer for If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to his Oscar winning Moonlight, was released over the weekend. It’s the first big-screen adaptation of any novel by Baldwin and just the third film by 38-year-old filmmaker who was catapulted to larger renown by the astonishing Moonlight, a low-budget independent film that took center stage at 2017 Academy Awards. If Beale Street Could Talk will be released […]

Trump, Abe agree two-way trade talks, Japan dodges US auto tariffs

US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Wednesday to start trade talks in an arrangement that, for now, protects Japanese automakers from further tariffs, seen as a major threat to the export-dependent economy. In a joint statement, the two countries said the talks “will respect positions of the other government,” drawing lines on autos and Japan’s agriculture sector. Trump has made clear he is unhappy […]

 
 
 

‘Channel Zero: Dream Door’ Trailer

Syfy’s criminally underrated horror series Channel Zero returns this Fall for its fourth season, and now that the first trailer has arrive, it’s officially time to start getting excited. The fourth installment will be titled Channel Zero: Dream Door, which once again sees the return of writer, executive producer, and showrunner Nick Antosca. Continuing the tradition of bringing in a new director for each installment of the anthology series, The […]