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EU sees G20 consensus on two-state solution for Israel-Palestinian conflict

EU sees G20 consensus on two-state solution for Israel-Palestinian conflict

RIO DE JANEIRO: Foreign ministers at the G20 group of nations meeting in Brazil were of one opinion on the need for a two-state solution as the only path to peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Thursday (Feb 22). “Everybody here, everybody. I haven’t heard anyone against it. There was a strong request for a two-state solution,” he told reporters. “It is consensus among us,” he added. Borrell’s view was supported by other delegates who said every speaker who addressed the war in Gaza called for a two-state solution. “There is a common denominator: there is not going to be peace … not going to be sustainable security for Israel unless the Palestinians have a clear political prospect to build their own state,” said Borrell, the EU minister for foreign affairs. He said the crisis in Gaza extends to the West Bank, which is “absolutely boiling” as Israeli settlers are “attacking Palestinian civilians”. Borrell said he had asked G20 host country Brazil to “explain to the world that …

‘Masters of the Air’ Sees Most Watched Apple TV+ Launch to Date

‘Masters of the Air’ Sees Most Watched Apple TV+ Launch to Date

Apple TV+ series Masters of the Air had more viewers in its opening weekend than any other ‌Apple TV+‌ show has had in its first season, Apple told Variety. Apple did not provide details on the exact number of viewers, but the show beat out popular ‌Apple TV+‌ offerings like The Morning Show and Severance. Masters of the Air features the 100th Bomb Group that performed dangerous aviation raids in Nazi Germany. After the premiere of Masters of the Air, viewership across ‌Apple TV+‌ grew 65 percent worldwide compared to the prior seven-day period, plus Apple maintained double-digit growth across more than 100 territories. Masters of the Air was a highly anticipated show that was created as a companion series to Band of Brothers and The Pacific, both of which were popular when they debuted, so it had a built-in audience. The show is executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who also worked on the prior shows. Masters of the Air debuted on January 26, and episodes are being released weekly. The finale …

Volkswagen Sees Electric Vehicles as a Way to Grow in the U.S.

Volkswagen Sees Electric Vehicles as a Way to Grow in the U.S.

Probably only Americans of a certain age remember when the Volkswagen Beetle was the best-selling imported car in the United States and the hippest ride to a Grateful Dead concert was a Volkswagen Microbus. Volkswagen is trying to tap some of that nostalgia in its latest push to regain the status and sales it enjoyed in the United States during the Beetle’s and Microbus’s heydays in the 1960s. But this time it hopes its top models will be electric. The German carmaker is second only to Toyota globally but is a niche player in the United States. Part of its plan to revive its fortunes here is to lean on a new electric model that resembles the Microbus, the ID.Buzz, and to revive the Scout brand with a line of electric pickups and sport utility vehicles. Last week, as giant earth movers kicked up clouds of dust, Volkswagen executives and local officials gathered near Columbia, S.C., to inaugurate the site of a factory that will build vehicles bearing the Scout badge for the first time …

After Making Oscar History, Sandra Hüller Already Sees Her Life Changing

After Making Oscar History, Sandra Hüller Already Sees Her Life Changing

It’s rare for any actor to lead two films that go on to garner best-picture nominations at the Oscars—and it’s fully unprecedented for both of those films to be non-English-language. Sandra Hüller can claim that groundbreaking first, as the star of The Zone of Interest and Anatomy of a Fall, both of which are widely expected to win at least one Oscar come March 10. And Hüller herself is in the hunt for best actress, having received her first nomination for her tremendous work in Anatomy of a Fall. It’s been a remarkable journey for the German star and her top movies for nearly a year now—going back to their world premieres at Cannes last spring, where they won the festival’s top two prizes. Hüller and I first spoke before both films made their North American bows in Telluride—that is, before the unofficial kickoff to their Oscar campaigns—and have caught up periodically since then. She joined me this week for Little Gold Men (listen or read below) for a reflection on the whirlwind of the …

Europe, US Restitution Sees Halting Progress As Public Opinion Shifts

Europe, US Restitution Sees Halting Progress As Public Opinion Shifts

While restitution has been a central topic in the art world on and off for decades, there has no doubt been a sea change in recent years. In 2023 there was a near-constant stream of news about returned and seized objects, launched initiatives, lawsuits ongoing and settled, and agreements struck between countries in the Global South and Europe. While restitution and repatriation debates still run hot, we appear to have reached a tipping point. Most observers cite French president Emmanuel Macron’s 2017 speech in Burkina Faso—when he said he wanted “the conditions met for the temporary or definitive restitution of African heritage to Africa”—as the start of the new era in restitution. Similarly disruptive was a 2018 report on African cultural objects in French museums that Macron commissioned, authored by Bénédicte Savoy, head of modern art history at the Technical University of Berlin, and Senegalese academic Felwine Sarr. It estimated that 90 to 95 percent of the continent’s artistic heritage is located outside Africa, and urged repatriation of requested artifacts. Related Articles Since that time, …

South West sees 26% decline in deals last year – report

South West sees 26% decline in deals last year – report

Deal making volume declined in the South West last year by 26% but there was a resurgence of alternative deal types such as buy-outs, according to the latest merger and acquisition (M&A) review from experian. The region saw a total of 539 deals in 2023 (2022:730), a decline of 26%. These were valued at £3.4bn, down from £4.9 billion in 2022 – a 32% drop. READ MORE: South West kicks off 2023 with rise in business confidence The report’s authors noted though that the region’s 2023 deal volume had been “roughly in line” with previous yearly totals since 2021 and 2022 had been “outliers” due partly to “pent up demand” following the pandemic and due to veterinary group Independent Vetcare buying 288 practices between 2021 and 2022 – a spree, which had not continued into 2023. The South West region saw the fifth largest deal volume in 2023 from across the whole of the UK and Ireland, following Greater London, the South East, Midlands and the North West. “There was diminished activity across all value …

Vidmar sees positives after struggling City earn point in Melbourne derby

Vidmar sees positives after struggling City earn point in Melbourne derby

Melbourne City coach Aurelio Vidmar is hoping Saturday’s 0-0 draw with derby rivals Melbourne Victory can bring an end to a poor run of form that has jeopardised his team’s hopes of a place in the A-League finals. City, the reigning A-League Premiers, have been the competition’s dominant force in recent years, finishing on top of the regular season standings in each of the last three campaigns and appearing in four consecutive Grand Finals. But a run of one win in six games, including a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of the Brisbane Roar last Saturday, has seen Vidmar’s side drop to seventh place and outside the berths for the end-of-season finals. “It’s horrendous, the month or five weeks that we’ve had, but I think this was a nice positive sign,” said Vidmar, who replaced Rado Vidosic as head coach in November. “We’ve had a couple of heavy weeks over the last fortnight and from the intent you can really see that (the players) were up for it. And if you’re not up for it …

Norway PM Sees Imminent Deal to Transfer Tax Funds Between Israel and Palestinians

Norway PM Sees Imminent Deal to Transfer Tax Funds Between Israel and Palestinians

MUNICH (Reuters) – An agreement to unfreeze tax funds earmarked for the Palestinian Authority (PA) that are held by Israel is “imminent”, Norway’s prime minister, whose country is working as an intermediary, said on Saturday. Under interim peace accords reached in the 1990s, Israel’s finance ministry collects tax on behalf of the Palestinians and makes monthly transfers to the PA. But no payments have taken place since November following the outbreak of war between Israel and Hamas militants based in the Gaza Strip in October. War in Israel and Gaza On Jan. 21, Israeli officials said the cabinet had approved a plan for frozen tax funds earmarked for the Gaza Strip to be held by Norway instead of transferred to the PA. “I would say that the talks have been concluded and we are very close to settling an arrangement,” Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere told Reuters in an interview, saying he believed they had been able to forge a compromise. Photos You Should See Accessing this revenue is key to the survival of the …

Putin’s ‘murder’ of Alexei Navalny sees Garry Kasparov slam Western leaders | World | News

Putin’s ‘murder’ of Alexei Navalny sees Garry Kasparov slam Western leaders | World | News

The reported death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has sparked swift condemnation from world leaders and opposition figures, who wasted no time in placing blame on President Vladimir Putin and his government. But despite their outrage, Western leaders have been accused of treating Navalny’s situation as a mere bargaining chip in negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a note sent to Express.co.uk, Garry Kasparov, Vice President of the World Liberty Congress launched a scathing attack. He said: “Putin tried and failed to murder Navalny quickly and secretly with poison, and now he has murdered him slowly and publicly in prison. He was killed for exposing Putin and his mafia as the crooks and thieves they are.” Kasparov’s criticism extended beyond Putin, directing anger towards Western politicians who, in his view, failed to take meaningful action. He added: “My rage and eternal scorn toward the Western politicians who treated Navalny’s poisoning and jailing as just another negotiating point with Putin, as they did the murder of another friend, Boris Nemtsov. Big talk, no action, …

US Sees No ‘Imminent’ War by North Korea Despite Dangerous Activities

US Sees No ‘Imminent’ War by North Korea Despite Dangerous Activities

The State Department —  The United States does not see signs of an “imminent” war by North Korea despite “incredibly dangerous” activities in recent months and its refusal to engage in diplomatic talks with the U.S., a top U.S. official told reporters Thursday. Jung Pak, the State Department’s senior official in charge of North Korea affairs, said U.S. officials “are always watchful for any kind of activity” by Pyongyang and will continue to work with Japan and South Korea to bolster extended deterrence, aiming to shape North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s “calculus” regarding the initiation of direct military action. “Fundamentally, I don’t think Kim’s posture has changed. We don’t see any signals of any direct action, military action,” Pak said. “I don’t see an imminent or direct attack at this point,” she said. Earlier this week, North Korea carried out its fifth cruise missile launch of the year, which came just days ahead of a joint U.S.-Japan missile defense training exercise scheduled for next week. In Tokyo, a Japanese official issued a cautionary statement …