Art

Michael Kiwanuka wins the 2020 Mercury Prize

Michael Kiwanuka wins the 2020 Mercury Prize

Image caption The self-titled album has given Kiwanuka his third Mercury Prize nomination and first win. Singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka has won the 2020 Mercury Prize for his soul-searching third record, Kiwanuka. A lush, immersive album of politicised soul, it sees the star exploring themes of self-doubt, faith and civil rights. Released last November, Kiwanuka beat best-sellers like Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia and Stormzy's Heavy Is The ... Full story

Education

UN Web TV: "#UNGA75 General Debate Live  2020"

UN Web TV: "#UNGA75 General Debate Live 2020"

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Economics

Wealthy Britons step up citizenship shopping to thwart Brexit

Wealthy Britons step up citizenship shopping to thwart Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of British entrepreneurs looking to “buy” citizenship from countries offering visa-free access to the European Union has risen sharply, investment migration firms say, as prospects of a post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the bloc darken. A handout picture shows Cap St. Georges Beach Resort in Paphos, Cyprus, in this picture provided to Reuters on September 24, 2020. ASTONS/Handout via REUTERS. Investment ... Full story

Entertainment

The name's Bond, seriously: 007's namesake found in Polish Cold War archives

The name's Bond, seriously: 007's namesake found in Polish Cold War archives

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poles were left shaken and stirred by news that a suspected British agent called James Bond was on Her Majesty’s secret service in the country in the 1960s, after the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) posted about him on social media. According to the institute’s archive James Bond came to Poland on Feb. 18, 1964 and was officially employed as an archivist for the British Embassy Military Attache. He soon came to the ... Full story

Health

Visits to U.S. stores, restaurants stall as concern over economic recovery grows

Visits to U.S. stores, restaurants stall as concern over economic recovery grows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Foot traffic to U.S. restaurants and stores showed little improvement last week, high frequency data show, and signs emerged of deepening stress for small businesses as economists worry the recovery from coronavirus lockdowns continues to slow. FILE PHOTO: Bubble tents are set up outside Cafe Du Soliel following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., ... Full story

Law

Judge says U.S. must defend or delay TikTok app store ban by Friday

Judge says U.S. must defend or delay TikTok app store ban by Friday

FILE PHOTO: TikTok's logo is displayed on the smartphone while standing on the U.S. flag in this illustration picture taken, November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said Thursday the Trump administration must either delay a ban on U.S. app stores offering TikTok for download or file legal papers defending the decision by Friday. The U.S. Commerce Department order banning Apple Inc AAPL.O and Alphabet Inc's ... Full story

Living

The White House: "LIVE: @PressSec holds a briefing"

The White House: "LIVE: @PressSec holds a briefing"

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Politics

Trump and siblings sued for fraud by family member

Trump and siblings sued for fraud by family member

Image caption Mary Trump is a psychologist, businessperson and author. US President Donald Trump's niece has filed a lawsuit, accusing him and two family members of fraud and conspiracy. Mary Trump alleges that Mr Trump, his sister Maryanne Trump Barry and brother Robert Trump, who died in August , cheated her out of an inheritance. Ms Trump, who in July released a tell-all memoir about the president, is seeking to recover millions of dollars ... Full story

Sport

Spanish coastguard bans small sailboats after damage from orcas

Spanish coastguard bans small sailboats after damage from orcas

Slideshow ( 2 images ). MADRID (Reuters) - Sailing enthusiasts are going to need a bigger boat if they want to sail off Spain’s northwestern tip after killer whales damaged yachts. Several incidents involving orcas and small sailboats have been reported off the Galician shore near La Coruna since Aug. 19, the Transport Ministry said. No one was hurt. On Wednesday it banned boats under 15 meters (49 ft) long from taking to sea for at least a ... Full story

Technology

Amazon unveils indoor drone and car alarm in security product rollout

Amazon unveils indoor drone and car alarm in security product rollout

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru, India, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File Photo. (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc AMZN.O on Thursday announced an indoor drone for recording security video in homes and car products for alerting vehicle owners about attempted break-ins. The news reflects Amazon’s drive into the security business since it acquired the smart doorbell and camera company ... Full story