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‘30s star Gracie Fields endured pressure to look glamorous, ‘had all her teeth pulled out,’ book claims

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Gracie Fields wasn’t prepared for the drastic makeover she would have to endure when she arrived in New York City aboard the Queen Mary in 1937. Sebastian Lassandro, who wrote her biography, said the actress was immediately turned into a platinum blonde as soon as she got off the boat. But the transformation didn’t stop Read More

Actor Colin Firth splits from wife Livia after 22 years of marriage

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Colin Firth has separated from his wife Livia Giuggioli after 22 years of marriage. The 59-year-old actor confirmed the news in a statement today and insisted that they “maintain a close friendship.” Their publicists said in a joint statement: “They maintain a close friendship and remain united in their love for their children.” Colin and Read More

‘Taking the flag away from clean athletes is not right’: World champ fencer Yakimenko on WADA ban

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Prominent Russian sabre fencer Alexey Yakimenko has commented on the recent four-year ban imposed on Russia, saying it’s not fair to prohibit clean athletes from competing under the national flag. In an interview with RT, the eight-time world champion talked about the option of performing as a neutral athlete at major sporting events and suggested Read More

Not getting any better: Ankara summons US ambassador over Senate’s Armenian genocide resolution, passed despite Trump opposition

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Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the US ambassador to Ankara, in protest at the US Congress’ passing of a resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide. The ministry accused American lawmakers of politicizing history. The Senate resolution was passed unanimously on Thursday. It formally acknowledges the mass murder of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Read More

Italian court orders Facebook to restore page of neo-Fascist party in name of political fairness

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An Italian court has ruled that Facebook must restore the page of the neo-fascist Casa Pound party, highlighting the impact of the social media behemoth on Italy’s politics. So far, the US tech giant has just shrugged it off. A civil court in Rome has ruled that the decision by the California-based company infringes upon Read More

Milan and London Fashion Weeks join forces with anti-Brexit message

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FILE PHOTO: Models present creations from the Alexander McQueen catwalk show at the “London Collections: Men” Autumn/Winter 16 in London, Britain January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo (Reuters) – Italy’s Fashion Chamber (CNMI) announced on Thursday a collaboration with the British Fashion Council which will bring part of London’s Fashion week to Milan’s men’s fall-winter Read More

Explainer: Just Eat caught up in 5 billion pound festive food fight

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AMSTERDAM/LONDON (Reuters) – The battle for Britain’s Just Eat, which pits investment giant Prosus against Dutch food ordering service Takeaway.com, is set to roll on through the Christmas holidays. FILE PHOTO: Signage for Just Eat is seen on the window of a restaurant in London, Britain, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo Both suitors are Read More

Delta predicts 2020 profit growth; CEO says more people turning to air travel

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) sees another annual rise in profit and revenue in 2020 driven by what Chief Executive Ed Bastian called a growing interest in air travel by consumers across the generational spectrum. FILE PHOTO: Delta Air Lines planes are shown parked at their gates at the airport in Salt Read More

Ferrari CEO expects fully-electric car after 2025

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The Ferrari logo is pictured as Ferrari Roma is unveiled during its first world presentation in Rome, Italy, November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane MARANELLO, Italy (Reuters) – Ferrari will issue its first fully electric model after 2025, with battery technology still requiring more development, Chief Executive Louis Camilleri said. Ferrari has previously said a fully Read More

Fiat Chrysler boss Manley to head European auto lobby group ACEA

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FILE PHOTO: CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Mike Manley attends the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook MILAN (Reuters) – The European carmakers’ association (ACEA) has appointed Fiat Chrysler (FCHA.MI) Chief Executive Mike Manley as its new president from January 2020, it said on Thursday. Manley Read More