From the world's youngest self-made billionaire to celebrities in court, the world of entertainment produced a wide array of headlines this year. Below are some of the biggest showbiz stories of 2019.
The artist who ate Maurizio Cattelan’s work at Art Basel Miami talks about the concept behind his audacious stunt
Art Basel Miami highlights the best new work from the world’s contemporary artists, many of whom toil away at their craft, painstakingly, hoping to create something new and innovative under the sun. But naturally all anyone can talk about is the guy who taped a $120,000 banana to the wall and the other guy who ate it.
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Toward the end of World War II a suicide wave swept the areas of Germany occupied by the Red Army. Florian Huber’s new book blames the influence of Nazi anti-Bolshevik propaganda and the mass rapes by Russian soldiers
Revising the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement took a year of acrimonious talks among Democrats, the chief U.S. negotiator and a labor union president - and may have set a world record for phones being slammed down in anger, according to one negotiator.
Ghanaian-American writer Yaa Gyasi talks to Haaretz about what inspired her acclaimed debut novel, 'Homecoming,' in which two different worlds - 18th century Ghana and present day America – are linked by devastating exploitation
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I realised why men appear to move through the world with more ease. It's because their pants are more comfortable.
IWG will lease the upper floors of the historic Detroit building on Park Avenue that once housed the one of the largest women's clubs in the world.
The only other artists to have been given such Louvre shows during their lifetime were Chagall and Picasso: As the French painter turns 100, he is celebrated through a retrospective at the world's largest art museum.
A warmer world means oceans are able to hold less dissolved oxygen, which is bad news for many fish.
A Dutch exhibition examines the cultural meaning of a garment that has inspired love and fear
It is an item that you can buy at Sainsbury’s and Next, but the hooded top is still somehow a sartorial conduit for state of the world conversations.
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Sindhu registered her career’s biggest triumph at the World Championship in Basel, Switzerland in August, but since then the Indian looked awfully out of form.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that the world’s efforts to stop climate change have been “utterly inadequate” so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the “point of no return.”Speaking before the start on Monday of a two-week international climate conference in Madrid, the UN chief said the impact of rising temperatures – including more extreme weather – is already being felt around the world, with dramatic consequences for humans and other…
If you haven’t heard of it, that’s understandable. Manheimer has been defunct since 1929. But once upon a time, around the turn of the 20th century, it was at the centre of a German fashion world that rivalled Paris and London in design, production and glamour.
Many of the artist’s works have traveled from around the world to a major show at the Louvre. But many more remain in Italy, in cities and small towns alike.
Lean-looking British challenger Anthony Joshua weighed in more than three stones lighter than world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr ahead of their title rematch in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Joshua
Russia has been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency for four years from international sports events after accusations of tampering with a database.
Saudi oil giant Aramco raises $25.6 billion in the world's biggest ever IPO, beating a record set by Alibaba in 2014. Meanwhile, OPEC members meet in Vienna to discuss cutting oil production by a further 500,000 barrels a day - more than previously expected.
Oil rose for a second day as investors focused on the upcoming OPEC+ meeting that could lead to deeper supply cuts by some of the world’s biggest crude producers.
The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist is known for her blunt addresses to world leaders.
The Brit is bidding to win back his world titles on Saturday
The UN climate forum tasked with saving the world from runaway global warming has become an "opportunity for countries to negotiate loopholes and to avoid raising their ambition" to act on climate, the 16-year-old told delegates.
In western Pennsylvania, where Fred Rogers’ actual neighbors were, the ripples he left behind reveal a strong sense of faith in the imperfect, always striving patch of the world where he chose to make both his program and his home
Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton wrapped up the Formula One season in style Sunday by cruising unchallenged to a dominant victory in Abu Dhabi in his 250th grand prix.
The acceleration climate change's effects have brought the world “dangerously close” to abrupt and irreversible changes, scientists warned.
Britain’s Anthony Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr on a unanimous points decision in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to seize back the heavyweight world championship belts he lost to his Mexican-American
Corbyn is not an anti-Semite. His real sin is to fight against injustice in the world, including the version Israel perpetrates
A Frankfurt exhibition is dedicated to the Austrian-Swiss actor and director Maximilian Schell, who was at home around the world. Originally cast in Nazi roles, the Oscar-winning star quickly broadened his repertoire.
A nine-year-old Belgian boy who was on track to become the world’s youngest university graduate has terminated his studies at the Dutch university of Eindhoven following a dispute over his possible graduation date.Laurent Simons made headlines around the globe last month, as he looked set to complete a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology before the end of the year – which would have made him the world’s first-ever graduate under the age of 10.But on…
We broadcast from Madrid, Spain, where the United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP25, began Monday and will continue through next week, as environmental leaders from around the world gather to negotiate global solutions to the climate crisis. Activists have converged on Madrid for the conference and are hosting an alternative summit of their own: Cumbre Social por el Clima — the Social Summit for the Climate. The alternative summit has been organized by social justice and environmental groups to draw attention to the ongoing political repression in Chile, corporate influence on the climate summit, Spain's own failure to address the climate crisis and the Eurocentrism of the climate conference. This is the third year in a row that the conference is being held in Europe. We speak with Tom Kucharz, one of the organizers of the alternative climate conference. He is a journalist and activist with the group Ecologists in Action.
Russia was banned from the world’s top sporting events for four years on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 football World Cup, for tampering with doping tests.
A U.S. offensive against the World Trade Organization will effectively shutter the group’s system for settling disputes, at a time it’s most needed.
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones admits that World Cup pain is spurring him on to make a fourth British and Irish Lions tour.
Measles infected nearly 10 million people in 2018 and killed 140,000, mostly children, as devastating outbreaks of the viral disease hit every region of the world, the World Health Organization said
30 heads of states set to attend the 5th World Holocaust Forum, as world braces with rising xenophobia, anti-Semitism
Three-time high jump world champion demands to know 'who ultimately is to blame?' after Russia received a four-year ban from major sporting events
Anthony Joshua became a two-time world heavyweight champion after defeating Andy Ruiz by unanimous victory to reclaim the IBF, WBA and WBO titles
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