Lawyer: Polanski wants 1977 rape case over
22 March 2017 | 4:56 am
A judge will take up to three months to make a ruling on a defence attorney's request to find that Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski has already served more than enough time behind bars.
Presidency bars journalists who covered Kyari’s burial from State House, Global coronavirus death rises to 162,000 globally
19 Apr 2020
Here is why you should pick a copy of The Guardian on Monday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Monday.
7 Jul 2020
"Il Maestro" Ennio Morricone, one of the world's best-known and most prolific film composers, has died in Rome.
15 Jul 2020
Covid-19: Reopening of bars, night clubs on hold until further notice, says Ifeanyi Okowa
18 Jul 2020
As countries all over the world continue to open establishments and businesses it is a known fact that things won’t be the same. Here are a few changes you could see at your favourite bars, nightclubs, and resorts as more businesses open.
10 Oct 2020
In Paris, gyms stay closed and bars are shut down in an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19. We speak to some of those affected. Also, as the French government prepares to announce more financial support for those hardest hit, we take a look at who's bearing the cost of this crisis. Plus our reporters in Germany head to a town that's made music its business for 300 years.
16 Oct 2020
Faced with rising coronavirus cases, Catalonia closes restaurants and bars for two weeks.
10 Nov 2020
All non-residents coming from Denmark will no longer be allowed into the UK, the government announced. Denmark ordered a nationwide mink cull after a mutated version of the coronavirus was transmitted to humans.
15 Jan 2021
The US Supreme Court said that abortion pills must be obtained in-person, even during the pandemic, lifting a suspension of the rule by a lower court. Similar rules for other drugs, including opioids, have been waived.
7 Feb 2021
Russia's capital Moscow has eased Covid restrictions, citing the improving health situation, even as many countries tighten anti-virus measures. Moscow bars, restaurants and nightclubs -- which previously were required to close by 11pm -- can remain open through the night, although they will still have to enforce social distancing and sanitary guidelines.
8 Feb 2021
The party has started in Tampa on the eve of the 55th Super Bowl, as hundreds gather around bars, mostly without wearing face coverings.
10 Apr 2021
Our guest is Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania, whose latest movie has been nominated for best international feature at the Oscars at the end of the month. The powerful film is a very different take on the plight of refugees and immigration. Starring Monica Bellucci and Yahya Mahayn, "The Man Who Sold His Skin" tells the story of a Syrian refugee who agrees to become a living piece of art so he can travel to Europe. The director tells us more about what inspired her to make the film.
24 Apr 2021
We look at the major contenders for this year's Academy Awards, as film critic Lisa Nesselson gives us her assessment of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", which is nominated for five Oscars. The screen adaptation of August Wilson's 1982 play stars Chadwick Boseman as a talented young horn player in the actor's last movie performance before his death last year.
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Earlier this month, a leaked draft majority opinion suggested that the US Supreme Court was set to strike down the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which affirmed the legality of a woman's right to an abortion under the US Constitution. The news sparked protests in cities across the United States, with hundreds of demonstrations taking place again over the weekend. Gail Sredanovic, a member of the Raging Grannies activist organisation, joined us on Perspective to express her concerns.
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A man has been sentenced to over 17 years in federal prison in connection with Mac Miller's death in September 2018.
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Ethiopia has agreed a reconstruction and recovery grant with the World Bank, to be used to rebuild basic services in conflict-hit regions of the country.
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We look at reactions to the nomination of Elisabeth Borne, France's first female prime minister in 30 years. How politically strategic is Emmanuel Macron's choice? Also, British footballer Jake Daniels comes out as a gay in a historic moment and is lauded by the British press. Finally, after manterrupting and mansplaining, beware of "hepeating" – when men get credit for women's ideas!
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An annual surf competition was held at the weekend on Liberia's coast, in a fishing town that is gaining worldwide recognition for the quality of its waves.
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The fast food giant said it was leaving because of the "unpredictable operating environment" and "humanitarian" reasons. McDonald's was quick to set up shop in the Soviet Union in the waning embers of the Cold War.