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Depicted As "Hooligans": Gucci Heirs Threaten Lawsuit Over Film

Depicted As "Hooligans": Gucci Heirs Threaten Lawsuit Over Film

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 30, 2021, Rome

The heirs of Italian fashion house Gucci on Monday threatened to take legal action over Ridley Scott's new film "House of Gucci" for depicting members of the family as "hooligans".

Pentagon Plans Stronger US Military Posture Towards China, Russia

Pentagon Plans Stronger US Military Posture Towards China, Russia

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 30, 2021, Washington

The US military will reinforce deployments and bases directed at China and Russia, even while maintaining forces in the Middle East adequate to deter Iran and jihadist groups, the Pentagon said Monday based on the results of a review.

Russia Fines Google For Not Deleting Banned Content

Russia Fines Google For Not Deleting Banned Content

Reuters | Tuesday November 30, 2021, Moscow

A Moscow court fined Alphabet Inc.'s Google 3 million roubles ($40,400) on Monday for not deleting content that it deemed illegal, part of a wider dispute between Russia and the U.S. tech giant.

Google Failed To Honor Its "Don't Be Evil" Motto, Former Employees Allege

Google Failed To Honor Its "Don't Be Evil" Motto, Former Employees Allege

Reuters | Tuesday November 30, 2021

A group of former Google employees sued the Alphabet Inc unit on Monday alleging that it breached their employment contracts by not honoring its famous motto "don't be evil."

Pentagon Chief Orders Review Of US Strike That Killed Civilians In Syria

Pentagon Chief Orders Review Of US Strike That Killed Civilians In Syria

Reuters | Tuesday November 30, 2021, Washington

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered a four-star general to review a 2019 strike in Syria that caused civilian casualties, the Pentagon said on Monday.

US Man Suspected Of Killing His 4 Kids. They Were All Under The Age Of 12

US Man Suspected Of Killing His 4 Kids. They Were All Under The Age Of 12

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 30, 2021, New York

A US man who allegedly shot and killed his four young children and their grandmother was being questioned by police on Monday.

UK Socialite Ghislaine Maxwell "Served Up" Girls For Jeffrey Epstein To Abuse, Prosecutors Allege

UK Socialite Ghislaine Maxwell "Served Up" Girls For Jeffrey Epstein To Abuse, Prosecutors Allege

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 30, 2021, New York

Ghislaine Maxwell set young girls up to be abused by "predator" Jeffrey Epstein, prosecutors said Monday as the sex trafficking trial of the British jet-set socialite and heiress began in New York.

Myanmar Court To Deliver First Verdicts In Aung San Suu Kyi Trial

Myanmar Court To Deliver First Verdicts In Aung San Suu Kyi Trial

Reuters | Tuesday November 30, 2021

A court in military-ruled Myanmar is due to deliver the first verdicts on Tuesday in nearly a dozen cases against deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, on trial for offences that carry combined maximum jail sentences of more than 100 years.

Lionel Messi Wins Men's Ballon d'Or For Record Seventh Time

Lionel Messi Wins Men's Ballon d'Or For Record Seventh Time

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 30, 2021, Paris

Lionel Messi won the men's Ballon d'Or award for a record-extending seventh time at a ceremony in Paris on Monday.

"All Options On Table": Iran Nuclear Talks Restart, EU "Extremely Positive"

"All Options On Table": Iran Nuclear Talks Restart, EU "Extremely Positive"

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 30, 2021, Vienna, Austria

Fresh talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers restarted on Monday, with the EU chair saying he felt "extremely positive" while admitting that "difficult issues" have yet to be tackled.

France Records Biggest Jump In Covid Hospitalisations Since March

France Records Biggest Jump In Covid Hospitalisations Since March

Reuters | Tuesday November 30, 2021, Paris

France registered its biggest jump in coronavirus-related hospital admissions since the spring, health ministry data showed on Monday.

Lowering Queen Elizabeth's Flag, Barbados Becomes World's Newest Republic

Lowering Queen Elizabeth's Flag, Barbados Becomes World's Newest Republic

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 30, 2021, Bridgetown

The Caribbean island nation of Barbados will on Monday night sever centuries-old ties to the British monarchy, ditching Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and declaring itself the world's newest republic.

Cause For Concern, "Not Panic": What Joe Biden Said On New Covid Variant

Cause For Concern, "Not Panic": What Joe Biden Said On New Covid Variant

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 30, 2021, Washington

President Joe Biden on Monday told Americans not to "panic" over the newly identified Covid variant Omicron and said he does not foresee new lockdowns or extending travel restrictions for now.

Canada's New Covid Variant Count Rises To 3 After First Case In Quebec

Canada's New Covid Variant Count Rises To 3 After First Case In Quebec

Reuters | Tuesday November 30, 2021, Montreal

Quebec has discovered its first case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, the Canadian province's health minister said on Monday, bringing Canada's total number of cases to three.

US Dictionary Merriam-Webster Declares 'Vaccine' As Word Of The Year

US Dictionary Merriam-Webster Declares 'Vaccine' As Word Of The Year

Agence France-Presse | Monday November 29, 2021, Washington

The American dictionary of reference Merriam-Webster on Monday revealed "vaccine" to be its word of the year for 2021, reflecting both the hopes and deep divisions sparked by vaccination as the world wrestled with year two of the Covid-19 pandemic.