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On Friday night Lindell began fundraising for his "Lindell Legal Offense fund." "It's actually the Lindell Legal Offense fund, 'cos remember, we're always on the offense," Lindell said. According to the website of The Lindell Legal Offense Fund, individuals can donate amounts ranging from $10 to $50,000. "I can guarantee you that 100% of every dollar donated to the Lindell Legal Offense Fund will go to the most urgent causes at this time," Lindell wrote. Earlier this week, the MyPillow CEO blamed the Republican National Committee for allegedly preventing him from submitting a complete complaint to the Supreme Court.
Persons: Mike Lindell, Lindell, Mike Lindell fundraised, he'll, It's, we're, I'm, Zachary Petrizzo, Donald Trump Organizations: Service, Lindell, Fund, Republican National Committee, Supreme, RNC
Ahmed Farah, Somali-Dutch film producer and director of the film Ayaanle, is seen at a rooftop of a building in Eastleigh district of Nairobi, Kenya November 9, 2021. "I only have two lines," the character - whose name, Ayaanle, is also the film's title - complains bitterly. To recoup the bribe, he impersonates a member of Somalia's al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgency to scam $500 from a gullible Western journalist. But there were upsides too: the Eastleigh community rallied around the film, donating refreshments, or homes to use as sets. Most of the crew and actors had experienced the kind of police harassment shown in the film, Abdirahman said, and many were nervous about publicly acting like terrorists - especially when police were around.
Persons: Ahmed Farah, Jackson Njehia, Allahu Akbar, Ayaanle, Barkhad Abdirahman, Philips, Tom Hanks, Farah, Abdirahman, Abdiraman, that's, Katharine Houreld, Raissa Organizations: REUTERS, National, Somali, Britain's, Eastleigh, MTV, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Somali, Dutch, Eastleigh district, Nairobi, Kenya, Jackson, Jackson Njehia NAIROBI, Hollywood, Finnish, Mogadishu, Eastleigh, Somalia's al Qaeda, Western, Jazeera, Somalia
Review: House of Gucci’s broken family capitalism
  + stars: | 2021-11-26 | by ( Lisa Jucca | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +5 min
MILAN, Nov 26 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Even by fashion’s dysfunctional standards, the Gucci saga of family and corporate tragedy is unrivalled. When the couple eventually marry, the Gucci family does not show up at the church. While the movie’s main story line focuses on the couple’s downfall, it also offers a glimpse of the sprawling Gucci dynasty and the complicated relationships between its litigious members. It’s a lesson in the broken family capitalism that has plagued many companies in Italy and elsewhere. No Gucci family member has a role in the brand today.
Persons: Maurizio Gucci, Patrizia Reggiani, Ridley Scott’s, Gucci ”, Lady Gaga, vapid Maurizio, Adam Driver, Rodolfo, Jeremy Irons, Gucci, Maurizio, Reggiani, , , It’s, Guccio Gucci, Aldo, Al Pacino, Guccis, Investcorp, Paolo, Jared Leto, Dawn Mello, Agnelli, Sergio Marchionne, Tom Ford, François, Henri Pinault’s, Ridley Scott, Peter Thal Larsen, Karen Kwok Organizations: MILAN, Reuters, verve, Gucci, Fiat, Locations: Milan, Reggiani, Italy, Florence, New York
Interpol on Thursday elected a contentious official from the United Arab Emirates as its new president during the international law enforcement body’s annual General Assembly held in Istanbul. He has been accused by human rights groups of involvement in torture and arbitrary detentions in the UAE. Interpol said al-Raisi was elected following three rounds of voting and received 68.9 percent of the votes cast in the final round. “It’s an honor to have been elected to serve as the next president of Interpol,” the global police agency quoted al-Raisi as saying. The president chairs Interpol’s general assemblies and meetings of its Executive Committee.
Persons: Ahmed Naser al, Hu Binchen, Hu, Raisi, , , Meng Hongwei, Matthew Hedges, Hedges, Ali Issa Ahmad, Rodney Dixon, ” Hedges, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, ” Alwadaei, Kim Jong Yan, Valdecy Urquiza, Garba Baba Umar Organizations: United, United Arab Emirates, Assembly, NBC, Interpol, Asia, Al, Inter, Parliamentary Alliance, Bahrain Institute for Rights, Democracy, Juergen Stock Locations: United Arab, Istanbul, Maj, United Arab Emirates, UAE, Asia, China, France, Turkey, Beijing, Dubai, U.S, South Korea, Germany, Brazil, Americas, Nigeria, Africa
The posts did not give any indication whether or not the content was paid for by the company. Iniesta did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters sent via Twitter. In a tweet released a few hours after Iniesta's, the Spanish market regulator told him he should be thoroughly informed about cryptocurrencies before making any investment in them or recommending others to do so. "Hi @andresiniesta8, cryptoassets, being unregulated products, carry some significant risks," the regulator told the soccer player on his Twitter account. Several cases of assets vanishing or platforms being hacked or going bust have been reported in the past few years.
Persons: Al Janoub, Al, Vissel Kobe's Andres Iniesta, Andres Iniesta, Iniesta, Inti Landauro, Aida Pelaez, Fernandez, Edmund Blair Organizations: Soccer Football, AFC, League, Suwon Bluewings, Al, REUTERS, Reuters, Twitter, Barcelona, Spanish national, Kobe, cryptocurrencies, Thomson Locations: Kobe, Al Wakrah, Qatar, Al Omari MADRID, Spanish, Japan, Instagram
Interpol elected Gen. Ahmed Naser al-Raisi as its new president. He oversees UAE security forces, and two British men said he oversaw their torture when they were detained. 19 rights groups said he shouldn't be president over the UAE's "poor human rights record." Nine human rights organizations, including Human Rights Watch and the European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights, wrote to Interpol in 2020 "expressing concern" about a possible al-Raisi presidency, citing the UAE's poor human rights record." Former Interpol President Meng Hongwei, a Chinese national, disappeared in 2018 during a trip to China.
Persons: Ahmed Naser al, shouldn't, Meng Hongwei, Meng Organizations: Service, Interpol, United Arab, Guardian, UAE, Human Rights Watch, European Centre for Democracy, Human Locations: UAE, United Arab Emirates, China
This would be an extraordinary concentration of political power in bankers’ hands — exactly the place where prudence might counsel us to fear power most. The question is whether financiers — as opposed to, say, scientists or voters — ought to be trusted to do the rewiring. A case can be made that money managers have a certain legitimacy in leading any international effort to save the planet. And fighting climate change requires predicting the future — or at least making reasonable assumptions about it. The money that Mr. Kerry proposes using for a climate-rescue program has not been levied in taxes for that purpose.
Persons: wouldn’t, , , Mr, Carney, Charlize Theron, Bono, Sean Penn, You’ve “, Al Gore, Michael Benson, , John Kerry, Kerry Organizations: Biden, Dow, Glasgow Financial Alliance Locations: United States, U.S
A giant, animatronic turkey will once again waddle down Central Park West at the head of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which is expected to return on Thursday in its full, helium-filled glory. Video transcript Back bars 0:00 / 1:10 - 0:00 transcript ‘Inflation Day’ Returns Before the Thanksgiving Day Parade Spectators lined up to watch workers prepare giant character balloons before the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which was reduced to just one block in 2020 because of the pandemic. Credit Credit... Hiroko Masuike/The New York TimesThe 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday will be notably different from last year’s limited celebration, which was reduced to just one block, with spectators discouraged from coming out. The best places for viewing the parade include Central Park West from West 75th to West 61st Streets, and Sixth Avenue from West 59th to West 38th Streets. There will also be 15 giant balloons and 28 floats.
Persons: , Leroy Lamar, Smokey Bear, Ada Twist, waddle, it’s, Hiroko Masuike, show’s Al Roker, Hoda, Savannah Guthrie, Jon Batiste, Kelly Rowland, Nelly, Mickey Guyton, Carrie Underwood, Yoda, Ada, Pokémon, Eevee, McDonald’s, Ronald McDonald, “ Ronald Organizations: Herald, West, New York Times, Park West, Sixth, Credit, NBC, Telemundo, New York City . Credit, Ballet Hispánico’s School of Dance, New, Hampton University Marching Force, Netflix Locations: Atlanta , Georgia, Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York City, Manhattan, Midtown, Savannah, West
NAIROBI, Kenya — A large explosion outside a school in Somalia’s capital on Thursday killed at least eight people and injured 17 others, the police said. It was the latest in a series of deadly attacks as Somalia experiences a tense election period and an enormous humanitarian crisis. Somali Memo, a news website affiliated with the Al Qaeda-linked extremist group Al Shabab, said the group took responsibility for the attack, which occurred on a key road in the northwestern Hodan district of the capital, Mogadishu. At least 13 students from one of those schools, Mocaasir, were injured in the explosion. Photos and videos from the scene showed mangled school buses and heavily damaged classrooms.
Persons: Aden Hassan, Al, Al Shabab Organizations: United Nations Locations: NAIROBI, Kenya, Somalia, Al Qaeda, Hodan district, Mogadishu, Mocaasir
Crowds prepare to view Macy’s 95th Thanksgiving Day Parade in person. Image The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons returning to their full glory. Video transcript Back bars 0:00 / 1:10 - 0:00 transcript ‘Inflation Day’ Returns Before the Thanksgiving Day Parade Spectators lined up to watch workers prepare giant character balloons before the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which was reduced to just one block in 2020 because of the pandemic. Use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the United States has not been as widespread as that of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, and studies have found the Johnson vaccine provides less protection than the other two. Johnson & Johnson doses have been distributed abroad through Covax, the global vaccine-sharing program, in an effort to bolster immunity in poorer countries, including many in Africa.
Persons: Hiroko Masuike, waddle, Smokey Bear, Ada Twist, , Leroy Lamar, Laetitia Vancon, it’s, show’s Al Roker, Hoda, Savannah Guthrie, Jon Batiste, Kelly Rowland, Nelly, Mickey Guyton, Carrie Underwood, Yoda, Ada, Pokémon, Eevee, McDonald’s, Ronald McDonald, “ Ronald, Johnson, Carlos Osorio, Johnson Covid, Paul Stoffels, Antony J, Blinken Organizations: New York Times, West, Herald, Pfizer, The New York Times, European Medicines Agency, European Commission, European Center for Disease Prevention, Control, Park West, Sixth, Credit, NBC, Telemundo, New York City . Credit, Ballet Hispánico’s School of Dance, New, Hampton University Marching Force, Netflix, Johnson, Pentecost Canada, ., Reuters, Drug Administration, BioNTech, Moderna Locations: Europe, Midtown Manhattan, Atlanta, Austria, New York, New York City, Manhattan, Midtown, Savannah, West, Canada, Toronto , Ontario, United States, Moderna, New York State, Covax, Africa, United
Use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the United States has not been as widespread as that of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, and studies have found the Johnson vaccine provides less protection than the other two. The Food and Drug Administration authorized Johnson & Johnson booster shots last month, despite concern among the F.D.A.’s expert advisory panel that data in the company’s application was limited and wasn’t independently verified. experts and committee members argued that recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine needed an additional shot to bolster against severe Covid-19, since that vaccine was less effective than those of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. Johnson & Johnson doses have been distributed abroad through Covax, the global vaccine-sharing program, in an effort to bolster immunity in poorer countries, including many in Africa. Many of those shots have been provided through a deal reached in May, under which Johnson & Johnson agreed to sell about 200 million doses to Covax at a discounted rate.
Persons: Stephane Mahe, Olivier Véran, Véran, Jean, Michel Blanquer, Hospitalizations —, Mr, Veran, Hiroko Masuike, Smokey Bear, Ada Twist, , Leroy Lamar, it’s, show’s Al Roker, Hoda, Savannah Guthrie, Jon Batiste, Kelly Rowland, Nelly, Mickey Guyton, Carrie Underwood, Yoda, Ada, Pokémon, Eevee, McDonald’s, Ronald McDonald, “ Ronald, Anna Watts, Dewar, Raymond Dewar, Monique Dewar, , Sergeant Gabriel Vazquez, Sarah Nir, hasn’t, Papa Smurf, Diane Roberts, , revelers, Lamar, ” Leroy Lamar, Laetitia Vancon, Johnson, Carlos Osorio, Johnson Covid, Paul Stoffels, Antony J, Blinken Organizations: Reuters, New York Times, West, Herald, Park West, Sixth, Credit, NBC, Telemundo, New York City . Credit, Ballet Hispánico’s School of Dance, New, Hampton University Marching Force, Netflix, ., The New York Times, New York City Parks Department, Central, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Washington , D.C, Pfizer, European Medicines Agency, European Commission, European Center for Disease Prevention, Control, Johnson, Pentecost Canada, Drug Administration, BioNTech, Moderna Locations: New York City, Nantes, France, Midtown Manhattan, Atlanta, New York, Manhattan, Midtown, Savannah, West, Washington ,, Credit, Atlanta , Georgia, Austria, Canada, Toronto , Ontario, United States, Moderna, New York State, Covax, Africa, United
Egypt revives ancient road connecting Luxor and Karnak
  + stars: | 2021-11-25 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
The restored Avenue of the Sphinxes or Road of the Rams, a 3,000-year-old avenue that connects Luxor Temple with Karnak Temple, is seen during its opening ceremony, in Luxor, Egypt, November 25, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El GhanyLUXOR, Egypt, Nov 25 (Reuters) - A restored road connecting two ancient Egyptian temple complexes in Karnak and Luxor was unveiled on Thursday in a lavish ceremony aimed at raising the profile of one of Egypt's top tourist spots. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi marched along the road at the start of the ceremony. The road has undergone several restoration efforts since being discovered in 1949, and the latest began in 2017. In April, 22 ancient royal mummies from Luxor and the nearby Valley of the Kings were borne in procession from Cairo's Egyptian Museum to the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation.
Persons: Mohamed Abd El Ghany, Abdel Fattah al, Sisi, Sarah El Safty, Aidan Lewis, Kevin Liffey Organizations: Rams, REUTERS, Tourism, National Museum of Egyptian, Thomson Locations: Luxor, Egypt, Mohamed Abd El Ghany LUXOR, Karnak
Based on the book “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed,” by Sara Gay Forden, “House of Gucci” details the true crime story of Patrizia Reggiani. Dubbed “The Black Widow” by the Italian press, she successfully hired a pair of hitmen in 1995 to kill her husband, Maurizio Gucci, the former head of the Gucci fashion label. Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons plays Maurizio’s father, Rodolfo, who warns him about the social-climbing gold-digger he’s enamored with before cutting him off. Even Academy Award nominee Salma Hayek shows up as Pina, the woman using Patrizia as hard as Patrizia uses everyone else around her. With Academy Award nominee Ridley Scott at the helm directing, one might expect an intimately detailed study of power and money, a “Succession” for the big screen.
Persons: Gucci ”, Gucci, Sara Gay Forden, , Maurizio Gucci, Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Maurizio, Jeremy Irons, Maurizio’s, Rodolfo, Al Pacino, Aldo, Patrizia, Jared Leto, Paolo, Salma Hayek, Pina, Ridley Scott, There’s, Anna Wintour, Catherine Walker, Tom Ford, Reeve Carney, , Gaga, ” Gucci, Patrizia’s, it’s, , lovestruck Nicholas Cage, Oscar, ” there’s, Irons, Pacino, Leto, Nintendo’s “ Mario, Luigi Organizations: Locations: Milan
As soon as the first “guilty” verdict was read out loud against Travis McMichael, a cheer erupted and the victim's father, Marcus Arbery, leapt up to celebrate. As the first guilty verdict was read, the mother sobbed aloud, “Oh!”Cooper-Jones' head sunk into her chest as she wept, with civil rights activist, the Rev. As Marcus Arbery was led out of court due to his outburst, the father said: "It's been a long time coming." "Today is a good day." “You know him as Ahmaud, I know him as Quez,” she said.
Persons: Ahmaud, gunning, Travis McMichael, Marcus Arbery, Wanda Cooper, Jones, ” Cooper, Al Sharpton, Timothy Walmsley, Cooper, didn’t, “ It’s, it’s, , Locations: Georgia, Glynn
Syria reports fourth Israeli attack this month, says two killed
  + stars: | 2021-11-24 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
CAIRO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike in Syria killed two people and wounded seven others including six soldiers on Wednesday, Syrian state media said, in the fourth Israeli attack reported by Syria this month. Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com RegisterSyrian state news agency SANA, citing a military source, said the two people killed were civilians. Syrian air defences had responded to the "Israeli air aggression" and shot down most of the missiles, it said. Last week, Syrian state TV said Israel had launched two missiles targeting an empty building in southern Damascus from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Syrian state media also reported Israeli attacks on Nov. 8 and Nov. 3.
Persons: Bashar al, Assad, SANA, Israel, Ahmed Tolba, Maayan, Yomna Ehab, Tom Perry, Himani Sarkar, Tom Hogue, Timothy Organizations: Hezbollah, reuters.com Register, Timothy Heritage, Thomson Locations: CAIRO, Israeli, Syria, Israel, Tehran, Homs, Damascus, Golan Heights, Cairo, Jerusalem
ANKARA, Turkey—Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to host on Wednesday the de facto leader of the United Arab Emirates in search of foreign investment that could help ease the country’s economic crisis after the local currency extended a sharp slide. Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan’s visit to Ankara marks a recent thaw in ties after years of animosity between the two countries, which have competed fiercely for influence in the Middle East. It comes as Turkey seeks much-needed foreign investment and offers the oil-rich U.A.E. potential support in a broader struggle against Abu Dhabi’s other main regional rival, Iran.
Persons: Turkey —, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Mohammed bin Zayed al, Abu Dhabi’s Organizations: United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi Crown Locations: ANKARA, Turkey, Abu Dhabi, Ankara, Iran
In an interview with Sean Hannity, Trump said Kyle Rittenhouse called him and wanted to meet. Trump defended Rittenhouse and called him a "nice young man." See all newslettersFormer President Donald Trump said he met with Kyle Rittenhouse at Mar-a-Lago in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity that aired on Tuesday. Trump said Rittenhouse and his mother visited him at Mar-a-Lago and called Rittenhouse a "fan." "Really a nice young man.
Persons: Sean Hannity, Trump, Kyle Rittenhouse, Rittenhouse, Donald Trump, Kyle, Hannity, Kyle would've, He's, Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber, Gaige Grosskreutz, Jacob Blake . Rittenhouse, Tucker Carlson, Carlson, Lin Wood, John Pierce, NewsNation's Ashleigh Banfield, Pierce Organizations: Rittenhouse, Fox News, CNN, Mar Locations: Mar, Kenosha , Wisconsin, Kenosha
Protesters rally against vaccine mandates on November 20, 2021 in New York City. Savulescu said in his opinion, mandating Covid vaccines for an entire population did not meet those requirements. But in the U.S., Cherian said, there was "virtually zero chance we are going to see universally required vaccine mandates." While the countries introducing nationwide vaccine mandates are in the minority, several countries — including the U.K., the U.S. and France — have made Covid vaccination compulsory for healthcare workers. A Swedish study published last month found that paying people the equivalent of $24 lifted vaccination uptake by 4%.
Persons: Stephanie Keith, Julian Savulescu, Savulescu, you've, Vivek Cherian, Cherian, Sajid Javid, Al Dowie, Mike DeWine Organizations: Getty, Oxford University's Uehiro, Practical, CNBC, Health, University of Glasgow, Boston University School of Medicine Locations: New York City, United States, U.S, France, Britain, Mike DeWine . New York, Maryland, Japan, Hong Kong
Al Drago | ReutersExpect more tough talk from the Federal Reserve, as it considers winding down its bond program sooner-than-expected. Even if it doesn't decide to cut back on more bond purchases in December, the Fed's tone should sound much more hawkish than it has previously in the post-pandemic era. In the past week, expectations for a Fed rate hike have moved up dramatically, and Daly's comment pushed them even higher. Now, the futures market reflects a 66% chance of a quarter point May rate hike and a 60% of a third rate hike by next December, according to Peter Boockvar, chief investment officer at Bleakley Advisory Group. Waller said last Friday that the Fed should end its purchases by April, instead of June.
Persons: Jerome Powell, Al Drago, Diane Swonk, Grant Thornton, It's, Swonk, Mary Daly, Peter Boockvar, Christopher Waller, Richard Clarida, Waller Organizations: Financial, Capitol, Reuters, Federal Reserve, Fed Fed, Fed, San Francisco Fed, Bleakley Advisory Locations: Washington , U.S
A Georgia jury found 3 defendants guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery during a jog in February 2020. "While the guilty verdicts reflect our justice system doing its job, that alone is not enough," Biden said. See all newslettersPresident Joe Biden on Wednesday said a jury finding three men guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery reflects the "justice system doing its job," but that there's still work to be done. "While the guilty verdicts reflect our justice system doing its job, that alone is not enough," he said. The jury system works and we have to abide by it," Biden told reporters at the White House on Friday.
Persons: Ahmaud Arbery, Biden, Kamala Harris, dehumanized, Joe Biden, there's, , Arbery, Wanda Cooper Jones, Marcus Arbery, Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, William Bryan, Kevin Gough, Timothy Walmsley, Al Sharpton, Laura Hogue, Arbery's, Hogue, Harris, Kyle Rittenhouse — Organizations: White Locations: Georgia, Glynn County , Georgia, Satilla Shores, Kenosha , Wisconsin
Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci,” which debuts Wednesday, has already created one of the most popular memes of the year, thanks to Lady Gaga's portrayal of Patrizia Reggiani. In an interview with "Entertainment Tonight," Lady Gaga said she is very aware of the memes. The line was quickly seized on, and it has even been used in memes about Gaga's promotion of "House of Gucci." Downer added that because of the dedication of Gaga's fans, the film is likely to be meticulously combed for meme content. Tilton said the fan base is also likely to use its knowledge of Gaga's history to create comparative memes that link "House of Gucci" with her past.
Persons: Ridley Scott’s, Gucci, , Gaga's, Patrizia, Gaga, Father, obsessing, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Reggiani, Adam Downer, she's, Shane Tilton, Lady Gaga, Tilton, I’m, I’ll, Bradley Cooper, Cooper, , Downer, She’s, it’s, diehard stans, " Downer, standom Organizations: Ridley Scott’s “, Ohio Northern University, Twitter, Entertainment, Gaga, MTV Locations: Vegas
Sesame Street characters are banned from the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference. The ban comes after conservatives criticized Big Bird for announcing he was vaccinated. See all newslettersThe Conservative Political Action Conference has banned Sesame Street characters from attending their upcoming conference in Florida, citing Big Bird's endorsement of COVID-19 vaccines. "Sesame Street" has been a hot topic for conservatives in recent weeks after Big Bird tweeted that he was vaccinated against COVID-19 earlier this month. CPAC President Matt Schlapp called to defund "Sesame Street" producer PBS over the introduction of the character.
Persons: Big Bird, Big, CPAC, Elmo, Bert, Ernie, Bird, Texas Sen, Ted Cruz, Cruz, Ji, Young, Matt Schlapp, Schlapp Organizations: Conservative Political, Conference, Political, COVID, PBS, Sesame Locations: Florida, Orlando , Florida, Texas
(CNN) "House of Gucci" takes a seemingly can't-miss combination of talent and material and produces what feels like the knockoff version of a really grand drama. Lady Gaga and Adam Driver bring buzz to director Ridley Scott's dive into the dysfunctional family behind the fashion empire, but in a movie that doesn't rise to the level of delicious trash, winding up largely defined by its stylish accessories. Based on a book and covering nearly two decades from the late '70s into the mid-'90s, the film hinges on the relationship between Gaga's Patrizia and Driver's Maurizio Gucci. The story begins briskly enough, as Patrizia clearly sets her sights on Maurizio, making his father's suspicions that she's "after your money, like they all are" appear not all that far-fetched. "It's time to take out the trash," Patrizia says, in one of those lines seemingly written for use in the coming attractions.
Persons: Gucci, Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Ridley Scott's, Gaga's, Driver's Maurizio Gucci, Jeremy Irons, Aldo, Al Pacino, Maurizio, Paolo, Jared Leto, Tom Cruise, Patrizia Organizations: CNN
Set against a single antagonist, Russia knew what it wanted to achieve and how to set its goals. But for Russia now, the world truly feels “multipolar.” And it’s not very enjoyable. To avoid being caught between the two, Russia hopes to build regional leverage — in West Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans — to enhance its bargaining power for the uncertain future. The West, focused on the old image of Russia as cunning adversary, misses most of this. Strikingly, Moscow’s foreign policy establishment seems to have mostly concluded that the bloc tried to proactively use the anti-corruption activist Aleksei Navalny as its agent to wreck Russia’s political system.
Persons: Xi, Donald Trump’s, , , Fyodor Lukyanov, Putin, Bashar al, Assad, Aleksei Navalny, Navalny Organizations: West, Brexit, European Union, Russia — Locations: Russia, China, Moscow, Sahel, Caucasus, America, West Africa, Balkans, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Europe
Afghanistan's banking system could collapse in months, the UN warned in a document seen by Reuters. See all newslettersThe United Nations warned that Afghanistan's banking system could collapse in the next few months, Reuters reported. The bank-run problem must be resolved quickly to improve Afghanistan's limited production capacity and prevent the banking system from collapsing." Afghanistan's banking system has particularly struggled since the Taliban seized power of the country earlier this year. The head of one of Afghanistan's biggest lenders warned in September that the country's financial system was close to collapse.
Persons: doesn't, Abdallah al Dardari Organizations: UN, Reuters, United Nations, UNDP, Federal Reserve Bank of New, International Monetary Fund, World Bank Locations: Afghanistan, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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