Sweden stuns US 3-0 in women's soccer at Olympics

TOKYO — Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of goals and Sweden once again stunned the United States at the Olympics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday in the women’s soccer tournament. The Americans, ranked No. 1 in the world and the favorites to win gold in Tokyo, were riding a 44-match unbeaten streak heading into the […]

Black Widow At $264M Global, Still No Word On China Release; Space Jam: A New Legacy Bows To $55M WW; F9 Nears $600M International Box Office

UPDATE: Disney/Marvel’s Black Widow narrowly led the international box office for Hollywood films this weekend, grossing an additional $29.9M from 48 material markets. That’s a 55% drop from opening, which most agree is decent even if there’s no getting around the fact that these are not Marvel-ous numbers. The overseas total is now even with […]

Russia's ambassador heads back to US after recall

MOSCOW — Russia’s ambassador is returning to the United States three months after being recalled as tensions rose between Moscow and Washington. Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Joe Biden agreed at their summit in Geneva last week on the return of Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov and U.S. Ambassador John Sullivan, who left Moscow in […]

NATO nations ready to jointly respond to attacks in space

BRUSSELS — NATO leaders on Monday will expand the use of their all for one, one for all, collective defense clause to include attacks in space, the military organization’s top civilian official said. Article 5 of NATO’s founding treaty states that attack on any one of the 30 allies will be considered an attack on […]

Swiss detail extra security measures for Biden-Putin summit

GENEVA — Swiss authorities will temporarily restrict airspace over the city of Geneva and deploy up to 1,000 troops to the area to help reinforce security measures for the summit of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden next week. Switzerland’s seven-member executive body, the Federal Council, on Friday approved the temporary measures […]

European Cinemas Rep UNIC Renews Call For Government Support As Industry Faces “Devastating” Blow Amid COVID-19 Crisis

European cinema trade body UNIC has today renewed its call to national governments for further public funding support of the exhibition industry during the COVID-19 crisis. UNIC says the current situation is “undeniably the most challenging period faced by European cinemas in their long history,” and adds that the coronavirus pandemic “has dealt the sector […]

Lawyer from Colorado is 11th person to die on Mount Everest

A Colorado man has become the eleventh person to die climbing Mount Everest this year. Chris Kulish, 62, of Boulder, died Monday while descending from the highest summit in the world, his family confirmed in a statement. The circumstances surrounding his death were not clear. A record number of climbers have summited Mount Everest in […]

Meghan Markle Says Her Unborn Child Is Already a Feminist

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry won’t be raising their child with a “fluid approach to gender” if the palace has anything to say about it, but that won’t stop them from making sure the little royal has a very strong take on gender politics. In fact, while hosting a panel at King’s College London in […]