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The Czech Republic and Poland are providing military aid to Ukraine, while Hungary and Slovakia say they won’t send arms to Kyiv but are ready to contribute humanitarian or financial aid. ADVERTISEMENTThe Visegrad Four, an informal coalition of Central European countries, are sharply divided in their views on the Russian war against Ukraine and the approaches to resolving the conflict.The prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia were on the same page…

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A jury has reached a verdict in the trial of two defendants accused in the 2002 murder of hip-hop icon Jam Master Jay in a New York City recording studio. U.S. District Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall announced on Tuesday that the decision will be read at 3:30 p.m. ET.Karl Jordan Jr.…

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House Republicans leading the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden issued a subpoena Tuesday to Attorney General Merrick Garland for the documents, transcripts and audio recordings related to special counsel Robert Hur’s investigation into the president’s handling of classified documents. The subpoena comes after Republicans had requested on February 12…

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A German far-right extremist already serving a life sentence following an attempt to attack a synagogue in 2019 was convicted Tuesday of hostage-taking for his actions in a jailbreak attempt.Stephan Balliet, 32, was sentenced to seven years in prison, German news agency dpa reported. He also was ordered to make…

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We’ve finally arrived in Paris, the last stop on our month-long fashion tour. It will be a memorable season, filled with debuts—Seán McGirr at McQueen and Chemena Kamali at Chloé—and anniversaries—Nicolas Ghesquière’s ten year anniversary at Louis Vuitton. Follow along as we capture the best behind the scenes looks from the fall 2024 shows in Paris.  Read the full article here

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“Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Ryan Gravenberch is out of Liverpoolu0027s FA Cup fifth-round clash with Southampton. The midfielder injured his ankle ligaments during Sundayu0027s Carabao Cup final win over Chelsea at Wembley. He adds to a growing list of casualties at Anfield, leading Klopp to confess the club “need miracles” to ease their injury load ahead of Wednesdayu0027s clash with the Championship side.”

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London    The Magnificent 7 tech stocks have been a big part of the extraordinary US market rally. But there’s a rival group of companies powering European stocks to new heights with even better returns, by some measures. Dubbed the “Granolas,” those 11 companies accounted for 60% of the gains on Europe’s benchmark stock index over the past 12 months. They have even slightly outperformed the Magnificent 7 over a longer period, according to Goldman Sachs. The Granolas an acronym coined by the bank in 2020 to describe Europe’s biggest companies by market capitalization at the time comprise GSK, Roche,…

Last updated: February 27, 2024 14:57 EST | 2 min read Image by Jimmy Aki, Midjourney On February 27, South Korea’s leading crypto exchange, Upbit, added support for two alternative cryptocurrencies (altcoins) – Altlayer (ALT) and Pyth Network (PYTH). Since their listing, both altcoins have experienced major double-digit price surges, reflecting the ongoing bullish momentum in the crypto market.ALT And PYTH Prices Surge By 25% And 37% RespectivelyIn its blog post announcement, the South Korean crypto giant noted that the altcoins will be tradable against the Korean Won (KRW) and Bitcoin (BTC) assets.Following the listing news, ALT has skyrocketed 25%…

New York    Citing higher prices and weaker competition, the US government sued to block Kroger and Albertsons’ $25 billion mega-merger Monday. But scuttling the deal isn’t a given – and even if it’s ultimately dismantled, keeping the supermarket chains separate may not save your local grocery store. Kroger and Albertsons want to merge to fight Amazon, Walmart and other competition. But the FTC says the merger is anti-competitive and will harm consumers and workers. The companies have criticized the FTC’s lawsuit, and Kroger says it will appeal the decision. Here are five major takeaways from the lawsuit to block…

WK Kellogg CEO Gary Pilnick is suggesting that consumers dealing with the high cost of food eat cereal for dinner. His message is landing him in hot water.  “We gotta reach the consumer where they are, so we’re advertising about cereal for dinner,” Pilnick said last week during an interview with CNBC. He said the message is “landing really well” with consumers, who are spending more of their income on food than they have in the last three decades.  In 2022, 11.3% of disposable income was used on food, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing data from the Agriculture Department. That…

New York    Electronics giant Sony announced on Tuesday that it will be cutting 900 jobs, or 8%, in PlayStation’s global workforce. The layoffs will impact all regions for Sony Interactive Entertainment, according to the PlayStation press release, with its in-house London studio, responsible for the competitive singing video game “Singstar,” closing entirely. “These are incredibly talented people who have been part of our success, and we are very grateful for their contributions,” wrote Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “However, the industry has changed immensely, and we need to future ready ourselves to set the business…

Researchers from Rutgers University say abdominal fat could impact brain health and cognition among people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers found that middle-aged males with a high Alzheimer’s risk who had higher amounts of pancreatic fat had lower cognition and brain volumes.Abdominal fat also affected Alzheimer’s risk among female participants, but less so compared to males.There are about 47 million people around the world living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), with that number expected to jump to 76 million by 2030. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. While anyone can…

Last updated: February 27, 2024 13:40 EST | 2 min read Ripple has partnered with the Axelar Foundation to enhance interoperability on the XRP Ledger (XRPL) blockchain, focusing on advancing the tokenization of real-world assets (RWAs).This collaboration seeks to provide developers with new integration possibilities and expand the XRPL’s influence in financial services.Expanding the utility of the XRP Ledger in the crypto sector 🚨 @Ripple and @Axl_Foundation are 🤝, supporting a pioneering step forward for XRP Ledger 🚨 🧵 👇 pic.twitter.com/1WPrAisMoL — Axelar Network (@axelarnetwork) February 27, 2024Through this collaboration, developers will gain access to Axelar’s General Message Passing (GMP)…

New York    It wouldn’t be a Caitlin Clark game without a record being broken. The Iowa guard, who has seen her popularity explode since becoming the all-time leading scorer in NCAA women’s basketball earlier this month, is now causing ticket prices to hit new heights. Tickets to see Clark at her final regular season home game on Sunday between the University of Iowa and Ohio State are now the most expensive for a women’s basketball game on record, surpassing college and WNBA games, according to TickPick. Currently, the cheapest price for a seat is $491, a whopping 45% more…

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Monica Lewinsky Karwai Tang/WireImage Monica Lewinsky is turning up the heat as the spokesperson for Reformation’s new voting campaign. On Monday, February 26, the clothing brand announced that they had teamed up with Lewinsky, 50, for their “You’ve Got the Power” campaign, which promotes their new workwear collection while also encouraging shoppers to get out and vote. “Together with Monica Lewinsky and Vote.org, we’re reminding you that you’ve got the power,” Reformation’s website reads. “And that you need to vote this year.” The website shows photos of Lewinsky in several pieces from their new collection, including her standing in front…

An Alabama judge remained hospitalized after he was shot over the weekend, and his son has been taken into custody, authorities said Monday.Montgomery County Judge Johnny Hardwick, the presiding judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit, underwent surgery following Saturday’s shooting.Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham told news outlets the judge was assaulted, shot and seriously injured at about 1 p.m. Saturday at his home. The sheriff said the judge’s son, Khalfani A. Hardwick, 36, fled from the home and was later found on a highway and arrested without incident in connection with the attack.ALABAMA ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS EXPLOSIVE DEVICE DETONATED OUTSIDE…

During his “My Take,” Tuesday, “Varney & Co.” host Stuart Varney discussed the murder of 22-year-old Laken Riley who was allegedly killed by Venezuelan migrant Jose Ibarra, arguing the Athens, Georgia nursing student would likely be alive today if there were no such things as an open border or sanctuary cities. STUART VARNEY: A wave of criminality, allegedly by migrants. The massive numbers involved, over 7 million since Biden took office.  LIBERAL CITY MAYORS FEEL THE HEAT AS SANCTUARY CITY POLICIES BRING HEAVY COSTS The extraordinary cost of taking care of them all.  We are now seeing a real backlash to…

CITY TERRACE, LOS ANGELES () — Two fugitive suspects were arrested last week in Mexico in connection with a shooting on the 10 Freeway in City Terrace that left two victims hospitalized, authorities announced Tuesday.Lorraine Covarrubias, 23, and Robert Sarabia, 25, both residents of Los Angeles, were taken into custody on Feb. 21 in the Baja California resort town of Rosarito as part of a multi-agency investigation, according to the California Highway Patrol.The agencies involved included a CHP Major Crimes Unit, the U.S Border Patrol, U.S. Marshalls Task Force and Mexican authorities. Covarrubias and Sarabia were extradited back to the…

Washington, DC    US home prices hit an all-time high in December, according to data released Tuesday. Prices were up 0.2% from the month before, seasonally adjusted data from the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller US National Home Price Index showed. That continues a streak of seven consecutive record highs in 2023. Compared to a year ago, the national composite index was also up, with prices 5.5% higher from December 2022. That was an increase from the 5% annual gain in November. Prices in half of the 20 metro markets beat prior records, including Las Vegas, which was the fastest rising market…

Click below to access all the Broadway grosses from all the shows for the week ending 2/25/2024 in BroadwayWorld’s grosses section.Also, you will find information on each show’s historical grosses, cumulative grosses and other statistics on how each show stacked up this week and in the past.Click Here to Visit the Broadway Grosses…Up for the week by attendance (% of capacity) was: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET (6.2%), DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES (5.7%), & JULIET (2.9%), PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC (2.6%), A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE Neil Diamond MUSICAL (2.5%), MJ THE MUSICAL (1%), THE LION…

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