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EU nations end summit without agreement on budget

European Union nations have broken up a marathon summit without a deal and will have to reconvene for another budget meeting in the coming weeks

European Union leaders fail to agree on new 7-year budget, look at another summit soon

European Union leaders fail to agree on new 7-year budget, look at another summit soon

Marni blends old and new fabrics looking for beauty in leftovers

Milan fashion week seeks low-waste ways to combine fashion and sustainability

That eccentricity has become a bankable commodity – even within the traditionally molto sexy world of Italian fashion – was proven on at Milan fashion week on Friday, when Marni’s creative director took his post-show bow wearing a giant rabbit’s head.

Nonconformity has always been part of the deal at the brand, which is famous for the jolie-laide aesthetic of thick-soled sandals, highly-patterned skirts and sculptural earrings which made it a cult hit with the gallerist/architect crowd in the late 90s and 00s. But since Francesco Risso joined the label in 2016, the direction has been more challenging still.

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Judge: High-profile corruption trial to stay in Puerto Rico

 A federal judge on Friday denied a request to move an upcoming corruption trial against former Puerto Rico Education Secretary Julia Keleher to the U.S. mainland

Go to Hell: town offers free weddings but anniversaries will be a problem

Hell, Michigan is offering a limited-time marriage deal: 29 free weddings on leap day, 29 February, at 2.29pm

I have heard it said that there is no point in going to Heaven, because all the cool people will be in Hell. I now know this is probably not true – because not everyone would fit: Hell is a tiny town with a population of only 70,000, in Michigan.

It’s also a place where you can get married for free. Which sounds like a good deal: as the popular Netflix movie Marriage Story makes marriage seem like the seventh circle of Dante’s inferno – so it’s a wonder anyone still pays for the privilege.

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Putin, Erdogan agree by phone to intensify talks on Syria: Kremlin

The Kremlin said on Friday President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan had agreed in a phone call to intensify talks on Syria's Idlib region to reduce tensions and implement a ceasefire.


New York Times plans to name Meredith Kopit Levien as next CEO: Bloomberg News

New York Times Co is expected to name company insider Meredith Kopit Levien as its next chief executive officer to succeed Mark Thompson, Bloomberg News reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

SpaceX is looking to raise about $250 million, valuing Elon Musk's space company at $36 billion

SpaceX is seeking about a quarter billion dollars in new funds, people familiar told CNBC, raising the valuation of Elon Musk's company.

FreshDirect, After Broken Eggs and Angry Customers, Stages a Comeback

Battling a troubled move and loss of shoppers’ trust, the New York online grocery service now contends with increased competition.

Condé Nast to Limit the Use of NDAs

The corporate home of The New Yorker, which reported on Harvey Weinstein and others who have used nondisclosure agreements to silence accusers, steps back from a common settlement tactic.

Deere's shares hit five-year high on unexpected rise in quarterly profits

Deere & Co's shares soared on Friday to their highest level in at least five years after it reported an unexpected increase in first-quarter profit and retained full-year earnings forecast as signs of stabilization in the U.S. farm sector offset weak demand for construction machines.


Bloomberg's plan to tackle the $1.7 trillion student loan crisis

Michael Bloomberg, a former mayor of New York, is the latest Democratic presidential candidate to turn his attention to the country's $1.7 trillion outstanding student loan balance. The candidate says he would slash borrowers' monthly bills in half.

Stock market live updates: Dow futures dip 60 points

A discussion of what's moving the market on Friday, including the coronavirus.

Wells Fargo reportedly near settlements with SEC and DOJ over sales scandal

Wells Fargo is reportedly nearing settlements with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department over its sales scandal.

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Deere, Coca-Cola, Chewy, First Solar & more

The stocks making the biggest moves in premarket trading include Deere, Coca-Cola, Chewy, First Solar, and more.

Expectations for a rate cut will fade as coronavirus fear eases, Fed's James Bullard says

Central bank officials have indicated that they are content to keep policy on hold as they watch economic developments play out.


Allegations against Weinstein changed everything, says 'Salinger' star Sigourney Weaver

The cascade of allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, currently being tried on charges of rape and sexual assault, has "changed everything" for women in the film world, actress Sigourney Weaver said on Friday.

The Batman begins filming in Glasgow city centre

Film crews set up around the Necropolis cemetery as Batman is seen riding a motorbike.

Billie Eilish lands number one with James Bond theme

No Time to Die becomes only the second-ever official 007 song to top the UK singles charts.

'Better Call Saul' inches closer to 'Breaking Bad' as the end draws nearer

"Better Call Saul" returns for its second-to-last season, inching closer to "Breaking Bad's" turf both in its narrative timeline and its impressive quality. Although the prequel is running out of room, the AMC drama continues to achieve a dazzling balancing act in building toward an ending that is, in some ways, a beginning.

Ozzy Osbourne releases album, 'Ordinary Man'

Ozzy Osbourne had to forgo his tour because of health issues, but he's still releasing new music.

'Fresh Off the Boat' fell short of its promise, but the ABC sitcom still left a mark

For a standard sitcom in most respects, "Fresh Off the Boat" weathered a fair amount of off-screen drama. Despite the occasional tumult, the ABC series about an Asian-American family -- which concludes its six-year run Friday -- still left a mark.

Katy Perry appears to collapse during 'American Idol' auditions

Season 3 of "American Idol" on ABC has just started, but already there is drama.

'Killing Eve' confirms new head writer for season 4

"Killing Eve" has tapped Laura Neal as head writer for Season 4 of the BBC series.


The Umbrella Academy Has a Spinoff: You Look Like Death

The flashback story will feature Séance, one of the misfit heroes, and an adventure in Hollywood.

Why Diego Luna Took Convincing to Play a Kingpin in ‘Narcos: Mexico’

Following the Season 2 debut, the actor opened up about his character’s rise and fall and his memories of Mexico City during the height of the drug war.

Review: At the Philharmonic, New Music for a Changing World

Jaap van Zweden led an evening of Renée Fleming in songs by Björk, and a premiere by the Pulitzer Prize-winner Ellen Reid.

Fashion industry 'raping' women with sex-driven marketing, says Armani

Giorgio Armani accused the fashion industry on Friday of "raping" women with short-lived trends and sex-driven marketing as he presented his Emporio Armani line at Milan Fashion Week.

The Artist Beneath the Art Forger

A show of portraits by Elmyr de Hory is a celebration of the man as an artist as well as a forger. Will it bring a recognition that eluded him in his lifetime?

Loved ‘Parasite’? Manohla Dargis Recommends Other South Korean Movies

The Times’s Culture editor has questions. Our critic has answers.

Paris fast food joint revels in Kim and Kanye's visit

A fast food ordering board has become an unlikely tourist draw in Paris after Kim Kardashian and her husband Kanye West used it to order up some fried treats.


Report: Chiefs OC Bieniemy rebuffs Colorado

Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has turned down a chance to interview for the head coaching job at Colorado, according to a report.

Astros whistleblower says he's received death threats

Mike Fiers, the Major League Baseball pitcher who was the whistleblower in the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scheme, has said that he has received death threats.

The others are faster than us, says Ferrari F1 boss

Ferrari Formula One boss Mattia Binotto said on Friday he was less optimistic about his team's pace than he had been in testing last year and rivals were faster than them.

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Sets Price for Ending Lawsuit: $67 Million

In court filings ahead of a looming gender discrimination trial, the players and U.S. Soccer proposed resolutions to a long-running equal pay fight.

Lack of discipline from players cost Mourinho Man United job

Jose Mourinho may have a striker crisis on his hands at Tottenham Hotspur, but in the long run he will turn the north London's club fortunes around, says Benni McCarthy, who played for the Portuguese coach when he managed Porto.


‘Like an Umbrella Had Covered the Sky’: Locust Swarms Despoil Kenya

At first, villagers thought the dark, dense blot in the sky was a harmless cloud. Then came the terrifying realization that the locusts had arrived.

Coronavirus Live Updates: A Surge of New Cases in South Korea

The figures give the country the second largest number of confirmed cases outside of mainland China.

‘No More Hugging, No More Kissing.’ At Home in Hong Kong With 2 Frontline Doctors.

Drs. Eunice and Pierre Chan have taken extraordinary measures to treat patients and protect their family amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Coronavirus Seems to Hit Men Harder Than Women. Why?

Women mount stronger immune responses to infection, scientists say. And in China, men smoke in much greater numbers.

Lawrence Tesler, Pioneer of Personal Computing, Dies at 74

At Xerox and later at Apple, he worked to make computers accessible to, as a former colleague put it, “users who weren’t also Ph.D.s in computer science.”


Facial recognition company Clearview AI probed by Canada privacy agencies

Canadian privacy authorities have launched an investigation into New York-based Clearview AI to determine whether the firm's use of facial recognition technology complies with the country's privacy laws, the agencies said on Friday.

White House plans 5G summit with global tech leaders as battle with Huawei continues

The Trump administration is planning a 5G summit with global tech leaders in April at the White House, officials said.

Pharmaceutical companies develop system to better track counterfeit drugs

Some of the industry's largest pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer Inc and Eli Lilly and Co, have developed a blockchain-based system to track prescription drugs across the supply chain to better halt the flow of counterfeit medicines, company officials said on Friday.

Facebook considers transparency measures around posts from political campaign staffers

Mike Bloomberg's campaign said it was paying staffers to post on social media on its behalf.

Scientists discover powerful antibiotic using AI

Researchers claim it could be used to kill some of the world's deadliest bacteria.