April 16, 2019





Top comedy prize renamed after transgender row

Australia (HRNW): One of the world’s top comedy festivals will no longer use comedian Barry Humphries’ name for its chief prize, after he was accused of transphobia. The Melbourne International Comedy Festival said its prestigious Barry…




Merkel steps back from the limelight in EU elections

Angela Merkel’s successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer will lead Germany’s Christian Democrats into May’s European Parliament elections. But some party leaders are asking: Why is Germany’s long-time chancellor left sitting on the bench? Berlin (dpa) – It…