Americas

Brazil in last-minute rush to be ready for World Cup

Brazil in last-minute rush to be ready for World Cup

SAO PAULO: With just over a week to go before the World Cup kicks off, Brazil is racing to get its stadiums, airports, roads and phone networks ready before hundreds of thousands of soccer fans descend on the country. Airports in nearly all 12 host cities are swarmed with construction workers laying parking lots, installing […]

Brian Dennehy To Star In Amazon Pilot ‘Cocked’

Brian Dennehy To Star In Amazon Pilot ‘Cocked’

Brian Dennehy is in negotiations to star opposite Sam Trammell in Amazon Studios’ dramedy pilot Cocked. Written by Samuel Baum and Sam Shaw, Cocked centers on Richard Paxson (Trammell), a Washington D.C. management consultant who’s estranged from his father Wade (Dennehy) and brother but is pulled back in to the fray of his family’s gun […]

US acted fast to ‘save the life’ of soldier freed in Afghanistan

US acted fast to ‘save the life’ of soldier freed in Afghanistan

A deal to free a US soldier in exchange for five Taliban prisoners in Guantanamo Bay was sped up as the soldier’s health deteriorated, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday, as Kabul voiced its objections to the “illegal” swap. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, 28, arrived at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Centre in Germany on […]

USA ‘to fine BNP Paribas €7 billion’ in sanctions probe

USA ‘to fine BNP Paribas €7 billion’ in sanctions probe

The US is seeking more than €7.4 billion ($10 billion) to resolve a criminal probe into allegations that the French bank evaded US sanctions against Iran, Sudan and Cuba, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. BNP – the largest publicly traded French bank – is seeking to pay less than $8 billion, the newspaper reported […]

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