UN backs anti-graft investigator in standoff with Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY — The U.N. secretary-general is rejecting a Guatemalan request to name a new head of a U.N. commission investigating corruption in the Central American nation. Florencia Soto is a spokeswoman for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. She says the agreement between Guatemala and the United Nations stipulates that Guterres gets to determine the head of …

Manchester City pay price for carelessness with shock loss to Lyon | Football

Pep Guardiola confessed before this game to becoming frustrated at Manchester City’s inability to do the simple things well. He will be closer to furious now that his side have lost ground in the Champions League with their most inept performance of the season, the English champions being made to look amateurish at times by …

Justin Bieber Busks to Impress Hailey Baldwin Outside Buckingham Palace

Getty ImagesRicky Vigil M It’s day two of alleged newlyweds Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s maybe-honeymoon, definite work trip to London. First, the two were spotted going on the London Eye Ferris wheel—a peak tourist move. Bieber was all over Baldwin, being very cuddly, and the paparazzi were all over them: Getty ImagesNeil Mockford Advertisement …

A German roofer working on a cathedral found a message in bottle, written by his grandfather

An 88-year-old message in a bottle was found under the roof of the cathedral vestibule in Goslar, Germany. (Julian Stratenschulte/Picture-alliance/DPA/AP) Luisa Beck Reporter covering Europe from The Washington Post’s Berlin bureau September 19 at 3:41 PM GOSLAR, Germany — On March 26, 1930, four roofers in this small west German town inscribed a message to …

Manchester City v Lyon: Champions League – live! | Football

Did you know that Pep Guardiola hasn’t won the Champions League since 2011? That’s seven years and counting! In fact, he’s never won it without Lionel Messi in his team. What a bald fraud! No wonder Manchester City aren’t going to let his bald fraudulence ruin their chances in this one. Guardiola’s been banished to …

What Beyoncé’s Ivy Park Activewear Line Really Looks Like

When Beyoncé launched her fitness line Ivy Park in 2016, fans promptly freaked out, because..well, she’s Beyoncé. Year after year, the stars’s featured various types of activewear—sporty leggings, sports bras, hoodies, and more. This season’s collection is nothing short of fantastic: All kinds of mesh, bold “Ivy Park” logo designs, bright colors (think: red, blue, …

EU opens investigation into how Amazon uses data

BRUSSELS — European authorities say they have opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Amazon over the e-commerce giant’s treatment of smaller merchants on its website. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Wednesday that she wants to examine how Amazon uses data it gathers through transactions, including those involving rival sellers, on its platform. Vestager said …

Act your age: why Marvel is obsessed with digitally de-ageing Hollywood stars | Film

Marvel’s habit of de-ageing its veteran Hollywood stars is now something of an obsession. First, in 2016, there was Robert Downey Jr as a slightly weird-looking teenage version of Tony Stark in flashback scenes from Captain America: Civil War. Then there was 1970s, Bee Gee-barneted Kurt Russell in last year’s Guardians of the Galaxy Volume …

China’s Le Keqiang defiant in face of Trump tariffs

BEIJING — China’s second-highest-ranking official delivered a confident message Wednesday amid the looming trade war with the United States: Beijing will survive. The remarks from Premier Li Keqiang to a crowd in the port city of Tianjin seemed directed at President Trump — without invoking his name — as fresh tariff announcements bring the United …