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11:12 07/04/2021
Italy gives OK for fans at Euro 2020 matches in Rome

The Italian government has given the green light for fans to attend Euro 2020 matches scheduled for Rome's Stadio Olimpico, including the tournament's curtain raiser, the country's football federation said on Tuesday. Rome is set to host the opening fixture for the delayed multi-host nation Euro, between Turkey and Italy in Group A on Friday June 11. The Italian capital was also picked to host Italy's other group matches against Switzerland and Wales, as well as a quarter-final.

Source: france24.com

10:39 07/04/2021
Bronze Age slab found in France is oldest 3D map in Europe

A freshly unearthed Bronze-Age stone may be the oldest three-dimensional map in Europe, researchers say. The slab, first uncovered in 1900, was found again in a cellar in a castle in France in 2014. Archaeologists say they believe the markings are a map of an area in western Brittany. They say this makes the slab the oldest 3D map of a known area in Europe. The piece of rock, known as the Saint-Bélec Slab, is believed to date from the early Bronze Age, between 1900 BC and 1650 BC.

Source: bbc.com

10:00 07/04/2021
Dutch police make arrest in thefts of Van Gogh, Hals works

Dutch police arrested a suspect Tuesday in the theft last year of two valuable paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Frans Hals from different museums, a spokeswoman said. The paintings, however, remain missing. 58-year-old man was arrested at his home in the Dutch town of Baarn. His identity was not released, in line with Dutch privacy guidelines.

Source: apnews.com

17:23 06/04/2021
World powers, Iran, U.S. begin indirect talks to revive nuclear deal

European intermediaries began shuttling between Iranian and U.S. officials in Vienna on Tuesday as they sought to bring both countries back into full compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal that Washington abandoned three years ago.

Source: reuters.com

17:20 06/04/2021
Paul Ritter: Friday Night Dinner star dies of brain tumour at 54

The actor Paul Ritter has died of a brain tumour at the age of 54, his agent has told the Guardian. Ritter who starred as the family patriarch Martin in Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner alongside Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal died on Monday. In 2019, Ritter displayed his range with a terrifying performance as Anatoly Dyatlov in the multi-award winning Chernobyl.

Source: theguardian.com

16:31 06/04/2021
Say cheese! Cyprus's halloumi gets EU protected status

Cyprus is getting protected status for its prized halloumi, giving its producers the sole right to sell the rubbery cheese in the European Union. Later this month, the European Union is set to formally give halloumi the protected designation of origin (PDO) status, which will come into effect from October, according to Cyprus’ agriculture ministry.

Source: reuters.com

15:32 06/04/2021
'Mrs Sri Lanka' beauty queen injured in on-stage bust-up

The winner of Sri Lanka's biggest beauty prize has suffered head injuries after a brawl broke out on stage. Beauty queen Pushpika De Silva won the "Mrs Sri Lanka" title at a ceremony on national TV on Sunday. Moments later, the 2019 winner seized Ms De Silva's crown, claiming she could not be awarded the title because she was divorced. The prize has now been returned to Ms De Silva, after pageant organisers confirmed she is not a divorcee. The organisers have apologised to Ms De Silva, who says she is separated, but not divorced.

Source: bbc.com

14:36 06/04/2021
Jadon Sancho to Manchester United: Borussia Dortmund open to summer transfer deal

Jadon Sancho has long been of interest to Manchester United. And Borussia Dortmund have now suggested they’d be open to a summer transfer deal. The England international could leave the Westfalenstadion at the end of the season, having sparkled in Germany ever since his arrival four years ago.

Source: express.co.uk

14:12 06/04/2021
Hashida, who wrote ‘Oshin,’ many other hit dramas dies at 95

Renowned Japanese scriptwriter Sugako Hashida, best known for the internationally popular TV drama series “Oshin,” has died of lymphoma. She was 95. Hashida had been treated for the illness since earlier this year. She died Sunday at her home in Atami, west of Tokyo, according to Pinko Izumi, an actress who appeared in many of the dramas Hashida wrote, including “Oshin.”

Source: bbc.com

13:35 06/04/2021
Israeli troops kill Palestinian driver in disputed incident

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian motorist who they said tried to ram them at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday - an account disputed by his wife, who was with him in the car. Salem Eid, the mayor of Biddu village, where the man lived, said Palestinians may raise the incident at the International Criminal Court, whose prosecutor announced last month it would formally investigate war crimes in the Palestinian territories.

Source: reuters.com

12:36 06/04/2021
France to become biggest Air France shareholder with capital hike

France will contribute up to 4 billion euros ($4.7 billion) to a recapitalisation of Air France-KLM and more than double its 14.3% stake in the airline group under plans announced on Tuesday with European Union approval. The French government will convert a 3 billion euro loan extended to the group last year into a hybrid instrument and commit up to an additional 1 billion euros to a planned share issue, raising its stake in Air France-KLM to almost 30%.

Source: reuters.com

12:07 06/04/2021
Japan to extend ban on all trade with North Korea by 2 years

Japan decided Tuesday to extend its unilateral sanctions on North Korea, including a ban on all trade, by two years to maintain pressure on the country to give up its nuclear and missile programs, and to make progress on the issue of its past abductions of Japanese nationals.

Source: kyodonews.net

11:28 06/04/2021
Celebrating ‘iron anniversary,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Fabergé Dragon Egg selling for $2.2M

The "commemorative egg objet" is designed by Fabergé’s head designer, Liisa Tallgren, who worked closely with GoT's Emmy-winning costume designer Michele Clapton to create "an intricate and enchanting design that tells the tale of Daenerys Targaryen’s quest to take her place on the Iron Throne." The egg's announcement is timed to coincide with the arrival of Easter and the 10th anniversary of the HBO drama's premiere.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com

10:31 06/04/2021
Soviet TV version of Lord of the Rings rediscovered after 30 years

A Soviet television adaptation of The Lord of the Rings thought to have been lost to time was rediscovered and posted on YouTube last week, delighting Russian-language fans of JRR Tolkien. The 1991 made-for-TV film, Khraniteli, based on Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, is the only adaptation of his Lord of the Rings trilogy believed to have been made in the Soviet Union. 

Source: theguardian.com

 

10:12 06/04/2021
Screams of 'joy' sound like 'fear' when heard out of context

The researchers in the US tested the ability of listeners to decode the emotion underlying a scream, based solely on its sound. A total of 182 participants listened through headphones to 30 screams from movies that were associated with one of the six emotions. After hearing a scream, the listeners rated how likely it was associated with each of six of the emotions, on a scale of one to five. The results showed that the participants most often matched a scream to its correct emotional context, except in the case of screams of happiness, which participants more often rated highly for fear.

Source: sciencedaily.com

17:51 05/04/2021
Biden administration sued by 13 states over tax provision in coronavirus relief plan

Attorneys general from 13 states sued the Biden administration this week over a key element of the recently enacted $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief law that prevents states from using government aid to lower taxes.

Source: foxbusiness.com

17:15 05/04/2021
Former GE exec Kekedjian to head Carl Icahn's investment firm

Activist investor Carl Icahn’s investment firm named Aris Kekedjian, a former General Electric Co executive, as its president and chief executive officer on Monday. Kekedjian will replace Icahn Enterprises LP’s CEO Keith Cozza, who will leave the firm on May 31. Chief Financial Officer SungHwan Cho will also be departing, the company said. Icahn Enterprises was currently searching for a successor to the CFO, the company said.

Source: reuters.com

16:35 05/04/2021
4.0 magnitude earthquake rattles Los Angeles area

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake jolted the Lennox area of Los Angeles County early Monday morning, according to the US Geological Survey. That quake was recorded at 4:44 a.m. PT (7:44 a.m. ET) and was 19.9 km deep. It followed a 2.5 temblor at 4:15 a.m. There were no immediate reports of damage.

Source: cnn.com

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