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Year after “Parasite,” South Korea pins Oscar hopes on “The Man Standing Next”

Year after “Parasite,” South Korea pins Oscar hopes on “The Man Standing Next”

World
SEOUL, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- One year ago, the eyes of the film world were on South Korea, as director Bong Joon-ho's Parasite made history at the Academy Awards by winning four Oscars, including Best Picture -- an unprecedented feat for a foreign-language film. This awards have been postponed this year until Apr. 25 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the South Korean film industry is hoping to strike gold again with its official entry into the international film category, The Man Standing Next. Advertisement The political thriller by director Woo Min-ho is a fictionalized retelling of a crucial moment in South Korea's history: the assassination of dictator Park Chung-hee in 1979 by his right hand man Kim Jae-gyu , the director of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency. Woo told UPI that he had ...
Stock markets and pound rise on Brexit deal hopes

Stock markets and pound rise on Brexit deal hopes

Business
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UN climate chief: pledges by big polluters boost Paris hopes

UN climate chief: pledges by big polluters boost Paris hopes

Technology
The U.N.’s top climate chief says deadlines set by some of the world’s top polluters to end greenhouse gas emissions have boosted hopes of meeting the Paris accord's ambitious goalsBy FRANK JORDANS Associated PressNovember 19, 2020, 9:51 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBERLIN -- The U.N.’s climate chief says deadlines set by some of the world's top polluters to end greenhouse gas emissions, along with president-elect Joe Biden's pledge to take the United States back into the Paris accord, have boosted hopes of meeting the pact's ambitious goals.The agreement signed in the French capital five years ago aims to keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) — ideally no more than 1.5 C (2.7 Fahrenheit) — compared to pre-industrial times by ...
FTSE 100 nets £70bn injection as vaccine hopes spark stock market surge

FTSE 100 nets £70bn injection as vaccine hopes spark stock market surge

Business
The FTSE 100 and other global stock markets have rallied sharply on growing hopes of a coronavirus vaccine - building on gains in reaction to Joe Biden's US election victory.The FTSE hit its highest level since August after US drug firm Pfizer announced that early data from phase three trials showed its vaccine was more than 90% effective against COVID-19. It followed overnight gains in Asia, where Japan's Nikkei hit a 29-year high, after the confirmation of the US election result over the weekend which also bolstered values across Europe. :: Subscribe to Divided States on Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and SpreakerThe FTSE closed 276 points or 4.7% up at 6,186 while the CAC in Paris was more than 7% higher - both coming off the boil slightly late in Monday's session. ...
Beirut explosion: ‘No signs of life’ after hopes raised in rubble of Lebanon

Beirut explosion: ‘No signs of life’ after hopes raised in rubble of Lebanon

World
No signs of life have been found in the rubble of a building in Beirut, despite earlier hopes that a survivor could be found.The search began on Thursday afternoon after a sniffer dog detected something in the Gemmayze area of the Lebanese capital. Audio detection equipment had detected a pulse of 18 to 19 beats per minute, sparking hope someone could be alive. Lebanese engineer Riyad al Asaad says all 3 ceilings & the stairwell are cleared and all that’s left is to clear rubble on the pavement but have not found any body. Expects to clear everything tonight or tomorrow morning. #Beirut pic.twitter.com/66hXC1xKjE— Zein Ja'far (@skyzein) September 5, 2020 However, on Friday morning, it was reported that the signal had decreased to seven.Rescue...