Spain, France kick off anniversary celebration of Picasso
Against the backdrop of Picasso´s iconic anti-war painting, “Guernica,” the culture ministers of France and Spain have gathered in Madrid to kick off a year of commemorative acts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the death of the Spanish artist who revolutionized the world of art.
New this week: 'Day Shift' and 'Five Days at Memorial'
This week’s new entertainment releases include music from the union of The Roots’ Black Thought and super-producer Danger Mouse, a PBS “Frontline” investigation into women’s rights in Afghanistan a year after the U_S_ withdrawal and Jamie Foxx playing a vampire hunter in “Day Shift.”.
Spain fires captain whose soldiers knelt at Franco memorial
Spain’s armed forces have fired an army captain after a video was posted on social media showing some 30 soldiers kneeling in front of the Valley of the Fallen mausoleum, the most potent existing symbol of the dictatorship of the late Gen. Francisco Franco.
Allies of Marcos Jr. set to dominate Philippine Congress
Allies of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the presumptive next president of the Philippines, appear set to dominate both chambers of Congress, alarming activists after the late dictator son's apparent election victory restored his family to the seat of power.
Europe is about to announce a new coronavirus stimulus package and it could move markets
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen talks to media in the Berlaymont, the EU Commission headquarters. Thierry MonasseThe European Commission will unveil Wednesday a new coronavirus-related stimulus package and expectations are that it could boost markets across Europe. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will present her own proposal Wednesday, building on the Franco-German plan. Peripheral bond yields have moved lower in the month of May as investors have digested the possibility of common European debt. Meanwhile in currencies, the euro the common currency used across 19 European countries could strengthen on the back of new European stimulus.cnbc.com