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Bergman succeeds Horn as Disney Studios chairman

Bergman succeeds Horn as Disney Studios chairman

Walt Disney Co. veteran Alan Bergman has been named chairman of Disney Studios, the company said Monday. Bergman will be succeeding Alan Horn, who will remain chief creative officer. Horn and Bergman have been operating as co-chairs since May 2019.
'A bombshell': Canadians stuck in U.K. face uncertainty after Canada shuts air travel

'A bombshell': Canadians stuck in U.K. face uncertainty after Canada shuts air travel

MONTREAL — Mark Sultana says Canada's decision to halt most air travel from the United Kingdom, where a mutated strain of COVID-19 has been discovered, landed "like a bombshell.
Iran urged not to squander chance to salvage nuclear deal

Iran urged not to squander chance to salvage nuclear deal

BERLIN — Countries trying to keep alive the 2015 deal on Iran's nuclear program agreed Monday to “positively address” the possibility of a U.S. return to the accord under the incoming Biden administration.
Man dressed as Santa rescued from power lines in California

Man dressed as Santa rescued from power lines in California

RIO LINDA, Calif. — Santa found himself a little more tied up than usual this time of year.
Biden's profoundly private Pentagon pick joins Twitter

Biden's profoundly private Pentagon pick joins Twitter

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden's pick for defence secretary made his first foray into the world of Twitter on Monday, an uncharacteristic move for a retired general who studiously avoided the public spotlight for much of his four decades in t

Miss France runner-up becomes target of anti-Semitic tweets

PARIS — The Paris prosecutor's office opened an investigation Monday to identify the authors of online anti-Semitic comments directed at the runner-up for Miss France 2021, who has Israeli origins.
6 Hungarian parties join forces to try to defeat Orban

6 Hungarian parties join forces to try to defeat Orban

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Six Hungarian opposition parties have announced that they will unite in an effort to unseat Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his ruling Fidesz party in 2022 national elections.

Ski great Northug to be jailed for traffic and drug offences

HELSINKI — A court in Norway has found two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion Petter Northug guilty of serious traffic offences and possession of narcotics and sentenced him to seven months in prison and a lifetime driving ban.

Justice Dept. charges bombmaker in 1988 Pan Am explosion

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday unsealed charges accusing a Libyan bomb expert in the 1988 explosion of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, an attack that killed 259 people in the air and an additional 11 on the ground.
German extremist convicted of murder after synagogue attack

German extremist convicted of murder after synagogue attack

BERLIN — A German court on Monday convicted a right-wing extremist of murder and attempted murder and sentenced him to life in prison for his attack on a synagogue last year on Yom Kippur, Judaism’s holiest day.