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Venezuela demands release of businessman connected to Maduro

World
MIAMI -- Venezuela on Saturday demanded the release of a government-connected businessman who was detained in Cape Verde on U.S. corruption charges, calling his arrest an illegal act of aggression by the Trump administration aimed at piling new hardships on the crisis-wracked oil nation. Alex Saab's arrest Friday while en route to Iran was a major blow to President Nicolás Maduro's government. U.S. officials believe he holds many secrets about how the socialist leader, his family and top aides allegedly siphoned off millions of dollars in government contracts amid widespread hunger in the oil-rich nation. It was unclear how American authorities, who had been targeting the Colombian businessman for years, finally caught up with him. The Justice Department declined to comment as did Saab’s
Tenet: Trailer for Christopher Nolan film arrives minus release date

Tenet: Trailer for Christopher Nolan film arrives minus release date

Entertainment
A second trailer for Christopher Nolan's mysterious new film Tenet has been released, giving more clues about its complex time travel narrative.Unlike the teaser trailer released in December, however, the new promo does not end with confirmation of the film's scheduled 17 July release date.The trailer instead merely states it will be "coming to theaters" [sic].The three-minute trailer was launched on popular video game Fortnite before being made available elsewhere.Cinemas around the world are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic and it is unclear when they will reopen.Earlier this month the CEO of the Vue chain expressed hopes it will be able to reopen its cinemas in July. Vue Cinemas hoping for mid-July reopening Vue sets out...
Apple and Google release marks ‘watershed moment’ for contact-tracing apps

Apple and Google release marks ‘watershed moment’ for contact-tracing apps

Technology
Apple and Google have released a software tool that will make it possible for nations to release coronavirus contact-tracing apps that adopt the firms' privacy-centric model.It offers developers access to added Bluetooth functionality to solve a problem existing apps have of iPhones sometimes failing to detect each other.Android and iOS device owners will have to carry out system upgrades.But some countries - including the UK - are pursuing a different approach."The release of these APIs [application programming interfaces] along with the operating-system updates will be a watershed moment for the development and adoption of proximity-tracing apps," said Marcel Salathé, an epidemiologist at the Swiss research institute EPFL.He added that apps that adopted
Rolling Stones release new song inspired by lockdown

Rolling Stones release new song inspired by lockdown

Entertainment
The Rolling Stones have released their first new single in eight years, a tune that reflects life in the coronavirus lockdown.Living In A Ghost Town, a bluesy composition which was "finished in isolation", according to the band's Twitter page, includes lyrics such as "life was so beautiful, then we all got locked down". Singer Sir Mick Jagger said that they started working on the track before the pandemic forced much of the world into lockdown and decided to release it because it would "resonate with the times we're living in". Image: The Rolling Stones - (clockwise from top left) Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood - take part in One World: Together At Home. Pic: Global Citizen In a video posted on social media...
Chicago Bears release veteran TE Trey Burton

Chicago Bears release veteran TE Trey Burton

Sports
April 17 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bears parted ways with veteran tight end Trey Burton after only two seasons, the team announced Friday. Burton, 28, signed a four-year deal with the Bears before the 2018 season that contained $ 22 million in guarantees, according to Spotrac. Burton played only eight games last season because of a season-ending calf injury. He also underwent hip surgery to address a labrum issue in December. He finished the 2019 season with only 14 catches for 84 yards and no touchdowns. Despite the recent hip procedure, Burton is expected to be ready before training camp, according to ESPN. During his first season with the Bears, Burton started all 16 regular-season games and set career highs in catches (54), receiving yards (569) and touchdowns (six). He was a surprise ina...