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Spain cancels Placido Domingo performances over sexual misconduct allegations

February 26, 2020 MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s culture ministry on Wednesday canceled performances by Placido Domingo in Madrid in May following allegations of sexual harassment by the opera star. The ministry said it had called off the Spanish singer’s performance in the operetta “Luisa Fernanda” at the Zarzuela Theater on May 14 and 15 in […]

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Berlin stars in tale of a refugee’s hunger to belong

February 26, 2020 By Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) – Away from Berlin’s clubs, far from the tourist hotspots, young drug dealers, many of them immigrants, eke out a marginal existence on the fringes of the city: theirs is the story of Afghan-German director Burhan Qurbani’s “Berlin Alexanderplatz”. A retelling of Alexander Doeblin’s 1929 novel, the […]

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Weinstein upbeat at Manhattan hospital after sex crimes conviction, lawyer says

February 25, 2020 By Gabriella Borter, Karen Freifeld and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was in good spirits on Tuesday, as he accepted visitors while under police guard at a Manhattan hospital, his lawyer said, despite having been convicted a day earlier of sexual assault and rape. Weinstein had […]

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Placido Domingo apologizes after union finds he sexually harassed women

February 25, 2020 NEW YORK (Reuters) – Opera singer Placido Domingo apologized to the women who have accused him of sexual harassment on Tuesday after an investigation by the American Guild of Musical Artists concluded he had behaved inappropriately with female musicians. One of the most feted opera stars of the modern era, Domingo said […]

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‘Freddie Mercury Close’: London street named after Queen singer

February 25, 2020 LONDON (Reuters) – A street in the London suburb where Freddie Mercury lived as a teenager was renamed Freddie Mercury Close on Monday at a ceremony attended by the late Queen frontman’s sister. Their family moved to Feltham in west London after fleeing the revolution in Zanzibar in 1964. Local authorities agreed […]

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Berlin documentary explores value of work in Germany’s struggling car industry

February 25, 2020 BERLIN (Reuters) – Disruptions in Germany’s car industry are eroding job security and national identity, with the most vulnerable drawing more self-respect from work than the wealthy, the director of a documentary screening at this year’s Berlin Film Festival said. The German documentary “Automotive” explores the value of work in the age […]

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Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault, rape, in victory for #MeToo movement

February 25, 2020 By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape in a New York court on Monday and taken off to jail in handcuffs, a victory for the #MeToo movement that inspired women to publicly accuse powerful men of misconduct. Once one of […]

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Testimony alleging past Weinstein sexual assaults bolstered difficult case

February 25, 2020 By Tom Hals and Brendan Pierson (Reuters) – In order to secure the rape and sexual assault convictions that will send Harvey Weinstein to prison, prosecutors called a parade of witnesses who portrayed the former Hollywood producer as a man who abused his power to prey on younger women. Called as “prior […]

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K-pop sensation BTS’ label picks JPMorgan, others for IPO: media

February 25, 2020 SEOUL (Reuters) – Big Hit Entertainment, the music label of South Korean boy band BTS, has chosen JPMorgan , NH Investment and Securities and others to handle its initial public offering (IPO), according to media reports. The IPO could be one of the largest in years in the country’s entertainment industry, with […]

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‘Mission: Impossible’ Italy movie shoot delayed by coronavirus

February 24, 2020 (Reuters) – A planned three-week shoot in Italy for Tom Cruise’s new “Mission: Impossible” film has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, movie studio Paramount Pictures said on Monday. Filming was due to have started on Monday in Venice, where the final two days of the lagoon city’s annual Carnival festival […]

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