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

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

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

Mother Who Sought Reconciliation After Racist Attack Dies

[ad_1] BERLIN (AP) — Mevlude Genc, who worked for reconcilition after five members of her family were killed in a racist attack that shook Germany in the early 1990s, has died. Authorities in Northrhine-Westphalia state said Sunday that Genc died at 79, providing no further details. Genc and her husband Durmus, who had immigrated from … Read more

Brazil’s Polarizing Bolsonaro-Lula Contest Goes to Voters

[ad_1] By DIANE JEANTET and CARLA BRIDI, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians began voting Sunday morning in a polarizing presidential runoff election that pits an incumbent vowing to safeguard conservative Christian values against a former president promising to return the country to a more prosperous past. The runoff shaped up as a … Read more

Itaewon: an Inclusive, Multicultural Hub Hit With Tragedy

[ad_1] By KIM TONG-HYUNG and ADAM SCHRECK, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Itaewon, the neighborhood where at least 151 people were killed in a Halloween crowd surge, is Seoul’s most cosmopolitan district, a place where kebab stands and BBQ joints are as big a draw as the pulsing night clubs and trendy bars. … Read more