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Angela Merkel's departure from the political stage after 16 years as chancellor has not only ushered in a new era in Germany but also shakes up the power balance in the EU.
The rise of digital art is complete after game changing technology NFT topped a chart of the most powerful influencers in the art world. NFT, which stands for non-fungible token, is a digital file confirming ownership of a work of digital art. The digital asset is stored on a blockchain and can be copied but there is only one original and the technology means its ownership can be proved and then sold or traded with other collectors.
The by-election follows the death of former Cabinet minister James Brokenshire.
Teams of TfL enforcement officers were out in force across London on Tuesday and swooped on commuters without face masks on public transport. As the renewed requirement to wear face coverings kicked in officers stopped those flouting the rules and warned them they would face fines next time. Officers shouted “face coverings are mandatory on the network” as commuters passed through.
Winner will be announced ahead of the 2022 ceremony
"I have faith in the justice system, that the jury will come to the right conclusion," says Jennifer Araoz, an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein, following the first day of Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial. The British socialite and longtime partner of Jeffrey Epstein is accused of procuring teenage girls for the disgraced financier.
Stacey Abrams announces bid for Governor of Georgia
Father and son build incredible Polar Express Christmas display over lockdown
Domestic abuse and sexual offences should be treated as seriously as knife crime and homicide, the government has said.
LONDON (Reuters) -The economic impact from COVID-19 has faded since the start of the pandemic but still remains strong, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said on Wednesday, when asked how to assess news of the Omicron variant of coronavirus. Financial markets have pared back their expectations of a Bank of England rate rise on Dec. 16 since information emerged about the new variant last week, and now see a two thirds chance of a rate rise, down from three quarters before. The probability of a BoE move was barely 50% on Tuesday before U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell cast doubt on the transitory nature of inflation pressures and suggested the Fed might need to slow its bond purchases faster than planned.
Thomas Schreiber seethed with resentment over how he felt couple treated him, jury hears
A mouse was spotted appearing to drink the sauce from a hotpot at a restaurant in eastern China. Video filmed in the city of Hefei in Anhui Province on November 30 shows the rodent standing near several dishes of sauce. According to an employee of the hotpot restaurant, they did not know where the mouse came from. The restaurant has closed for rectification and is about to be disinfected. The video was provided by local media with permission.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were joined by Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff for the White House’s menorah lighting ceremony, marking the fourth night of Hanukkah on November 1.Emhoff, who is Jewish, led the lighting, and was joined by Chuck Schumer, the New York Senator and first Jewish Majority Leader.“This is a White House tradition, but for the first time in history it is a family tradition,” said Biden, referring to Emhoff. Credit: White House via Storyful
The South Africa Open is facing further disruption after four golfers tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the tournament starting on Thursday. Darren Fichardt, an 18-time winner on the local Sunshine Tour, Teaghan Gauche, Dylan Mostert and Siyanda Mwandla are the players who have been forced to withdraw. It comes after the discovery of a new coronavirus variant in the country last week led to travel restrictions being imposed around the world, and the golf schedule being significantly affected.
Greedy badger has to be cut from compost bin after getting stuck
Finding the straighteners for curly hair is no mean feat – could these portable plates be serious contenders?
A bald eagle named Rita was captured on a livestream laying two eggs in the Florida Everglades nest she shares with her mate, Ron.Wildlife Rescue of Dade County and Zoo Miami teamed up to build a stable nesting platform for the pair of bald eagles after their own nest was destroyed in a storm, resulting in the death of one of their fledglings.For weeks, zoo staff observed the pair bringing in a variety of branches and grasses to construct the new nest on the platform.A livestreaming “Eagle Cam" installed with funds from the Ron Magill Conservation Endowment captured footage of the couple’s egg, laid on November 24. Since this footage was filmed, Rita laid a second egg.If all goes well, the hatchlings may appear around Christmas or New Year’s Day.Zoo Miami said, “This is extremely exciting for everyone who has invested so much time and effort to provide these majestic birds with a safe and stable nesting area for all the world to see and appreciate without being intrusive.” Credit: Wildlife Rescue of Dade County via Storyful
Ousted Myanmar leader faces charges of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions
In a new book, Lana Wood delves into the circumstances of her sister’s death in 1981. ‘I don’t know how people are remembering her, or if they are,’ she tells Clémence Michallon. ‘This is a reminder’
A passenger train has hit and killed two wild elephants in northeastern India