Al Assad accuses Turkey of blocking return of Syrian refugees

criticize the west – Syrian President Bashar al Assad yesterday accused the West and Turkey of blocking the return of millions of Syrian refugees who were forced to flee the country by the war that has lasted since mid-2011. “Western countries and other states in the region are cruelly exploiting the issue of Syrian refugees and turning them into a bargaining chip, “Al Assad said during his speech at the conference organized by Russia in Damascus on the future of Syrian refugees to explore ways that facilitate the return to their place of origin, according to the Syrian state television network.


Donostia | The London hotel is also temporarily closed

Donostia – The London and England hotel closed its doors yesterday until December 3, the eve of the Immaculate Bridge. It is not the only establishment that is committed to a temporary closure given the current situation. For example, the veteran hotel San Sebastián also decided to stop a few weeks ago, until the situation improves.

In the case of the London hotel, its managers have decided to keep Villa Favorita in operation, the new establishment managed by the same owners, which was inaugurated this year a little further down Calle Zubieta itself. This adults-only boutique hotel will be open this month, though only on weekends.

The health situation also fully affects hotel activity and mobility limitations reduced reservations drastically a few weeks ago. Given that the situation does not seem likely to improve at least in the next few months, some establishments have chosen to close their doors temporarily. The Casual hotels (Casual of the waves and Casual of Jazz), the Astoria 7 or the Lasala Plaza, among others, have also done it.

At the beginning of October the representatives of the sector in Gipuzkoa already warned that the hotels were “in the ICU” and that the prospects for the winter, “after the brief kit-kat of the summer”, were very bad. They anticipated losses of around 80% at the end of a year that they already considered “catastrophic”.

Since that appearance at the beginning of October the health situation has worsened and the limitations in mobility and activities have also worsened, which has led to the closure of different hotels that, for now, will wait to see if there is a Christmas campaign.


Cosmo: the last two episodes of ‘Fleabag’

Phoebe Waller-Bridge. This actress, screenwriter and showrunner British has created, written and starred, with 35 years, the comedies Crashing (Channel 4) y Fleabag (BBC 3), in addition to adapting the thriller for television Killing Eve, based on the novels by Luke Jennings. He also voiced an android in the movie Solo: a Star Wars Story. She is the protagonist of this series that today broadcasts its last two chapters in Cosmo. She is an ironic, witty, sexual and self-critical woman who tries to make sense of the world.


Johnson and Von der Leyen agree to “redouble efforts” toward a post-Brexit deal

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the president of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, they agreed ‘Redouble efforts’ towards a post-Brexit deal in a telephone conversation held this Saturday, a British government spokesman said.

The source noted that during the call, planned to Taking stock of the negotiationsJohnson noted that, while progress has been made, “significant differences persist in several areas” of common concern, including competition and fisheries.

The two leaders agreed that their respective teams will continue negotiations next Monday in London in order to “Redouble efforts to reach an agreement”, which would enter into force at the end, on December 31, of the post-Brexit transition period, which was formally executed on January 31.

For their part, Johnson and Von der Leyen “will remain in contact,” the spokesman said. If they fail to negotiate a bilateral pact, as of January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) will start trading based on the generic, less beneficial regulations of the World Trade Organization (WTO).


▷ Meghan Markle’s vote in the US elections

Meghan Markle’s vote in the US elections.


In these last American electionss  Meghan Markle has been encouraged to vote in its public comments. ‘Page Six’ has been confirmed by sources close to the Sussex that the Duchess voted days before by post, and they go further by adding that she would also have exercised her right as an American citizen if she continued to live in the United Kingdom.


▷ The new virtual BlizzCon will be free for everyone: Blizzard says goodbye to the classic ticket in this edition

BlizzConline will be the event to learn more about Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, and other games.

Blizzard It has been holding a face-to-face event for 15 years where it announces news for its video games, and where fans can meet to participate in all kinds of activities related to their favorite titles. As we already knew, the 2020 pandemic has caused this BlizzCon to become “BlizzConline“an exclusively digital edition destined to maintain tradition from a safer perspective. And with this new format, they also arrive monetization changes.

In a video reviewing Blizzard-related news, products and services, President J. Allen Brack announces that BlizzConline, dated to February 19 and 20, will be free for all viewers. This is, in part, a first for the event: although the opening ceremony has always been free to watch, the rest of the tournaments, contests and collectibles were part of a virtual ticket of 40 dollars / euros.

In spite of everything, a good part of the activities which WoW parents are accustomed to, including competitions, cosplay contests or the fun march of the murlocs, where fans interpret these tribal fish with greater or lesser visual fidelity. Of course, we will also have ads.

In this edition, we will have to closely track Overwatch 2 Y Diablo IV, among other novelties. The former will add campaign heroes and PvE content to Blizzard’s cooperative shooter, while the latter will take a more sinister and traditional approach to the loot progression-based RPG series. Neither has a release date for now.

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The illustrator who fascinated George Lucas

The Horror and Fantasy Film Week opens the exhibition ‘Euskadi Fantastikoa XVI’, dedicated to the Biscayan illustrator Sarima, an author who was lucky enough to have the director of ‘Star Wars’ select one of her drawings.

QThe creator of one of the most important fantasy sagas in history noticing your work is no small feat. But that is what happened to the Biscayan illustrator Marisa López, who signs with the artistic name of Sarima. Not surprisingly, the filmmaker George Lucas, responsible for Star Wars, looked at the work of this author, specifically her illustration The Counselour, collected in his book Moonlight: Magic Fables, and later exhibited on the website of the museum that Lucas has in Chicago.

Sarima is the guest artist in the 16th edition of Fantastic Basque Country, an exhibition organized by the Horror and Fantasy Film Week that seeks to showcase Basque talent who imagines fantasy worlds with their brushes and which was presented yesterday at the Victoria Eugenia Club room. The exhibition can be visited until November 13 at the Central Library of Donostia, at which time it will make the leap to the CBA in Irun, from November 23 to December 9.

Jorge Madejón has been in charge of curating Fantastic Basque Country XVI and among the works selected for the exhibition is, of course, The Counselour. Sarima, originally from Bilbao, is a digital illustrator, graphic designer and teacher; he is dedicated, above all, to editorial illustration and his fantasy worlds include beings from Basque mythology, as well as elves, witches, fairies, fauns, sorcerers and warriors, among other magical creatures. She has also been the art director of the magazine Imaginary and has designed characters for video games. “What impresses me the most is how she brings her characters to life,” explained Madejón, who highlighted the “realistic” character of the Bilbao’s works, a “reference within fantasy” that has won awards such as the Illustration of Mallorca Fantástica.

Around thirty illustrations by the artist are shown in the exhibition. The installation presents a tour of his work through different rooms and opens, precisely, with the most representative of his career. In this place, for example, the work Raven, a work “with a beautiful character” that they considered using as a poster. In turn, some of the illustrations created for the novel are exhibited The son of the traitor, by Pedro Urvi; and of course, The Counselor. “It is an illustration that fits into the universe of George Lucas,” said the curator.

After this introductory area, another dedicated to Moonlight: Magic Fables, a book as well as illustrated, also written by Sarima, edited by Dibbuks in 2011 and which focuses on various mythologies, including the Basque one.

Likewise, there is also an area dedicated to the work he has done with Urvi, a writer of fantastic literature who is gaining weight. In fact, the English translation of the aforementioned The son of the traitor, first part of the saga The Path of the Ranger, is giving many joy to its creators because it is among the first numbers in book sales on Amazon. “Sarima’s work is gaining great relevance with it,” said the commissioner.

The last section of Fantastic Basque Country XVI is dedicated to miscellany, that is, it is a space where you can find both his work as a cover for magazines and books.


Flanders wields a 1666 treaty to fish in British waters even if Brexit fails

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Charles II of England had a hectic life. A woman he married in two separate ceremonies, no legitimate children, but a minimum of 12 with his lovers, a beheaded father, and himself spending nine years in exile before taking the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland after the Cromwell’s death. He spent three of his years in exile in the Flemish city of Bruges and, grateful for their hospitality, in 1666 he awarded them the Privilegie der Visscherie, the privilege of fishermen who gave 50 boats from that city rights …

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▷ Pregnant? Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a secret kept for “confidential reason”


October 30 2020, 11:28 am

Royal families do not usually have few members, so Meghan Markle and the prince harry They could be gearing up for the announcement of the arrival of a new royal baby.

According to British media reports, the Duchess of Sussex; who won a motion to delay the court battle with the British tabloid for a “confidential” reason, is pregnant and will confirm soon.

According to the report, the judge Mark Warby granted the delay after Meghan’s team gave a “confidential reason” for doing so.

With information from El Farandi

Shortly after the judge’s comments, royal fans began speculating about Meghan Markle’s pregnancy; as he won the bid for a confidential reason that was shared by his legal team in court.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry became parents to their first child Archie Harrison in May 2019. It has never been confirmed whether the couple will attempt to have children again. But nevertheless; The former ‘Suits’ star is speculated to be pregnant and will confirm soon.

The tabloid, citing a source, stated: “It seems certain that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join your family.”

Meghan would surely be delighted when she emerged victorious in her bid to have a privacy action against a tabloid newspaper postponed for about nine months until next fall.

The trial was to begin in London in January 2021.

Prince Harry’s wife is suing Associated Newspapers by articles in the Mail on Sunday which included parts of a handwritten letter he had sent to his father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018. “My conclusion is that the correct decision in all circumstances is to grant the request”, said the judge. “That means that the test date of January 11, 2021 will become vacant and the test will be rescheduled for a new date in the fall.”


Why is it getting harder and harder for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to spend Christmas in England?


October 29 2020, 2:02 pm

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It will soon be a year since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left for the United States never to return. They announced it on January 18 after spending more than a month on vacation in Los Angeles, where they spent Christmas with Meghan’s mother instead of with the Royal Family, as had been tradition.

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Of course, before formally abandoning their life as royals, the Sussexes returned to the UK in March to say goodbye and finalize the deals for their long-awaited freedom, which was finally granted by Queen Elizabeth II in April. And since then, they have never seen each other again in person.

That is why all the British people were anxious to know how the next Christmas would go when Harry and Meghan had to return yes or yes to England. Although not for pleasure, but because on January 11 the trial that the dukes are holding against Associated Newspaper, which owns several tabloids, is scheduled to be held in London, which they accuse of publishing false information about them.

A legal battle that demands that the couple be present in the courtroom, something that in order to comply with it forces them to travel to England two weeks before the date of the trial to keep the corresponding quarantine that the British government requires of those who enter the country from United States.

But according to what has just been learned, finally that Christmas return could not take place. Well, the judge in charge of the case accepted the formal request that Harry and Meghan’s lawyers have sent to delay this meeting in court for several months.

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