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Amnesty raps France over Lebanon's weapons use

Amnesty International on Thursday urged Paris to halt weapons sales to Lebanon, saying French-manufactured rubber bullets, tear gas grenades and launchers had been used to quell peaceful demonstrations.

Amnesty raps France over Lebanon's weapons use

Amnesty International on Thursday urged Paris to halt weapons sales to Lebanon, saying French-manufactured rubber bullets, tear gas grenades and launchers had been used to quell peaceful demonstrations.

Biden targets Trump's Middle East legacy

Former US president Donald Trump's mould-breaking approach has reshaped decades of Middle East diplomacy, but his legacy in the troubled region has quickly come under attack from his successor.

Kitsch? Art? Serbia unveils nationalist monument

Social media commentators have named the sculpture ‘Saruman on a Kinder Egg’ and critics said the Russian-made-and-designed sculpture resembles Soviet-era mega-size monuments more than traditional Serbian architecture. Financed by a UAE company, the statue is part of a project that includes Dubai-style shopping malls and high-rises

Kitsch? Art? Serbia unveils nationalist monument

Social media commentators have named the sculpture ‘Saruman on a Kinder Egg’ and critics said the Russian-made-and-designed sculpture resembles Soviet-era mega-size monuments more than traditional Serbian architecture. Financed by a UAE company, the statue is part of a project that includes Dubai-style shopping malls and high-rises

At Sundance, COVID dramas unfold onscreen and off

Ben Wheatley made ‘In the Earth,’ a horror film set in the pandemic, over the summer. Carlson Young shot her fantasy-horror thriller ‘The Blazing World’ with a skeletal crew last August in Texas, with the cast quarantining together at a wedding resort. Most films made in 2020 are time capsules but that’s explicitly the purpose of Kevin Macdonald’s ‘Life in a Day 2020,’ composed of 15,000 hours of YouTube footage shot worldwide in a single day

Biden: 'We can't wait any longer' to address climate crisis

In the most ambitious U.S. effort to stave off the worst of climate change, President Joe Biden signed executive orders to transform the nation’s heavily fossil-fuel powered economy into a clean-burning one, pausing oil and gas leasing on federal land and targeting subsidies for those industries.