Blockbuster Review: Netflix’s Unmemorable New Nostalgia-Com

Randall Park and Melissa Fumero lead a workplace comedy set in the very last location of the video rental chain, from ‘Superstore’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ writer Vanessa Ramos. Blockbuster Review: Netflix’s Unmemorable New Nostalgia-Com The single sharpest joke of Netflix’s Blockbuster is the one contained right there in that phrase: This is a comedy set at the … Read more

Analysis-Biden’s Threatened Windfall Oil Tax Unlikely to Pass U.S. Congress

[ad_1] By Timothy Gardner and Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON(Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s threat to impose a windfall profits tax on oil companies is unlikely to pass in the U.S. Congress, even if Democrats defy forecasts and manage to maintain their razor-thin majority in midterm elections on Nov. 8. Congress passed big, retroactive tax breaks for … Read more

Erdogan Tells Zelenskiy Ability of Ukraine, Russia to Sell Grain Critical

[ad_1] ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy by phone on Wednesday the ability of Ukraine and Russia to sell grain was of critical importance for the whole world, Erdogan’s office said. Speaking after Russia said it would resume its participation in a deal freeing up grain exports from war-torn … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy Says He Thanked Erdogan for Helping Preserve Grain Deal

[ad_1] (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he thanked Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday for his “active participation” in helping preserve a deal to export grain from Black Sea ports. In a statement on Telegram, Zelenskiy said he had also discussed further steps to return prisoners, saying Turkey’s support was important. Turkey has … Read more

Colombia Seeks Forensic Audit of Victims’ Reparation Fund

[ad_1] BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia has requested a forensic audit of a fund that manages assets to compensate victims of the country’s internal armed conflict, due to irregularities related to almost 1,000 properties, as the government looks to assist millions of people victimized by criminal and rebel groups. The case, which concerns the Victims’ Reparation … Read more

Germany to Let Commuters Ride Buses and Trains for 49 Euros a Month

[ad_1] BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany will introduce a nation-wide transport ticket for 49 euros ($48) a month from January, Transport Minister Volker Wissing said on Wednesday, with the aim of cutting CO2 emissions and helping citizens cope with soaring inflation. The so-called “Deutschlandticket” will cost around 3 billion euros, financed by both the federal and … Read more

U.N. Chief Guterres Welcomes Ethiopia Truce as ‘Welcome First Step’

[ad_1] UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the truce agreed in Ethiopia on Wednesday as a “welcome first step” that he hoped would bring solace to civilians after two years of war, according to a U.N. spokesman. “It is very much a welcome first step, which we hope can start to bring … Read more

China Will Support Pakistan in Stabilising Its Financial Situation – Xi

[ad_1] BEIJING (Reuters) – China will continue to support Pakistan as it tries to stabilise its financial situation, state media quoted President Xi Jinping as saying on Wednesday, during a visit by Pakistan’s prime minister to Beijing. Pakistan had been struggling with a balance of payments crisis even before devastating floods hit the country this … Read more

Grain Market Braces for Price Leap as Black Sea Corridor Halted

[ad_1] PARIS (Reuters) – Wheat futures are expected to leap on Monday as Russia’s withdrawal from a Black Sea corridor agreement puts Ukrainian exports at risk, analysts said. Moscow suspended its participation in the Black Sea deal on Saturday, in response to what it called a major Ukrainian drone attack on its fleet in Russian-annexed … Read more

International Leaders Offer Condolences Over Deadly South Korea Halloween Crush

[ad_1] SEOUL (Reuters) – International leaders expressed condolences after at least 22 foreign nationals from 12 countries were among those killed in a deadly crowd surge in Seoul’s Itaewon district, a popular nightlife spot for South Koreans and expatriates alike. South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol declared a period of national mourning on Sunday after a … Read more