J.K. Rowling falls victim to Russian pranksters on Zoom call

The Harry Potter author has appeared on a disastrous Zoom call promoting her charity work, as she slammed the “distasteful” interaction. J.K. Rowling has fallen victim to notorious Russian pranksters who fooled the famed author into thinking she was speaking with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. In a 13-minute Zoom call posted to YouTube, the 56-year-old … Read more

Sydney Film Festival highlights: Seven movies you don’t want to miss

The Sydney Film Festival is already underway but here are seven highlights you can still book. The Sydney Film Festival is already underway, the first time it’s run a full program during its normal time of the year, but there are still many, many movies you’ll want to see. Here are seven highlights. Broker The … Read more

Angelina Jolie denies Brad Pitt’s claims she sold her half of winery to ‘inflict harm’ on him

Angelina Jolie is vehemently denying her ex Brad Pitt’s claims that she sold her stake in his French vineyard for malicious reasons, after the actor accused her in court documents of trying to destroy him. She and Pitt bought the property together back in 2008, and have hosted parties at the winery over the years. The … Read more

Biden to announce new U.S. sanctions on Russia while in Europe for NATO, EU meetings – National

US President Joe Biden plans to announce new sanctions against Russia on Thursday while in Brussels for meetings with NATO and European allies, according to a top national security aide. Biden, who will take part in a special meeting of NATO and address the European Council summit, is also expected to underscore efforts to enforce … Read more

Speedo axes Evgeny Rylov for attending pro-Ukraine war rally Vladimir Putin support

A two-time Olympic gold medallist is on the outer after appearing at a star-studded rally supporting Putin and the invasion of Ukraine. Speedo has ended its association with Russian Olympic gold medallist Evgeny Rylov after he attended a rally in support of the invasion of Ukraine. Rylov was one of several athletes to appear at … Read more

US concerns about Elon Musk’s business links to China

Politicians in the United States have raised concerns about potential ties between aerospace manufacturer SpaceX and China. Elon Musk’s business connections in China are causing concern in Washington. There is disk that Beijing may be able to gain access to classified information possessed by Mr Musk’s aerospace manufacturer SpaceX. US politicians have also reportedly expressed … Read more

F1 2022: Haas, Kevin Magnussen, Nikita Mazepin, Bahrain Grand Prix result

Formula 1 has been blown away by an unlikely fairytale that is coming true — just not for a sacked Russian billionaire’s son. Formula 1 has been blown away by Haas’ fairytale result at the Bahrain Grand Prix with attention turning to the turmoil that saw Kevin Magnussen replace Nikita Mazepin at the eleventh hour. … Read more

Roman Abramovich’s ex-wife in hiding in London over her $888m fortune, Russia-Ukraine sanctions

The ex-wife of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich is reportedly in hiding due to fears of sanctions coming for her near $1 billion fortune. Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich’s ex-wife is hiding in one of her London mansions anxious that sanctions may target her £500 million ($A888m) fortune, her former security guard has told The Sun. The … Read more

How U.S. gunmakers are helping Ukrainians against Russia’s war – National

Adrian Kellgren’s family-owned gun company in Florida was left holding a $200,000 shipment of semi-automatic rifles after a longtime customer in Ukraine suddenly went silent during Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the country. Fearing the worst, Kellgren and his company KelTec decided to put those stranded 400 guns to use, sending them to Ukraine’s nascent resistance … Read more

Bahrain Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel out with Covid, Aston Martin, replacement, Nico Hulkenberg

Four-time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel will miss the 2022 season opener in Bahrain after testing positive for Covid. His team Aston Martin confirmed the German would not race in the first race of the year this coming weekend after his positive result. Reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg will fill in for his countryman alongside Lance … Read more