My, my, just how much we’ve missed them. In news that surely had many a fan prancing around like a Dancing Queen, ABBA reunited in 2021 with a brand-spanking new album – and announced an epic hologram tour. Yep, the original four-piece are back, and their first album in 40 years, ABBA Voyage, has produced several hits, including I Still Have Faith in You and Don’t Shut Me Down. Agnetha, Benny, Bj ö rn, and Anni-Frid are now set to perform together once more, but with a digital twist – appearing on stage as holograms instead of in real life. So, when is their highly-anticipated tour and can you still get tickets ? When are the ABBA Voyage tour dates? ABBA Voyage shows begin in London on Friday, May 27 and are running until December 2022. It’s then expected that the show will hit the road, on a world tour lasting until the year 2026. The lengthy run is possible all thanks to ‘ABBAtars’ – aka the four holograms which feature the recorded performance of … [Read more...] about When are the ABBA Voyage tour 2022 dates and can you still get tickets?
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By Vikas Pandey Published 2 days ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Russia-Ukraine war Leaders of the Quad nations are meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday in what can be described as one of the most important meetings in recent years that will affect the geopolitics and security of the Indo-Pacific region. The group - composed of Japan, the US, Australia and India - seems to be emerging from the shadows of the Covid-19 pandemic and, to some degree, from Russia's invasion of Ukraine as well. The top leaders are gathering for the fourth time - they have already met once in Washington last September and twice virtually - in less than two years. That underscores the importance of the Quad, which was largely just a concept until 2017. That year, then-US President Donald Trump revived the group in a bid to take on China in its own backyard. But … [Read more...] about Quad: The China factor at the heart of the summit
Japan will open its borders to foreign tourists in June for the first time since imposing tight pandemic travel restrictions about two years ago, but only for package tours for now, the prime minister said Thursday. Beginning June 10, Japan will allow the entry of people on tours with fixed schedules and guides, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said. Tourists from areas with low COVID-19 infection rates who have received three vaccine doses will be exempt from testing and quarantine after entry. Japan this week is hosting small experimental package tours from four countries, Australia, Singapore, Thailand and the United States. That experiment, which involves only 50 people who received special visas, not tourist visas, is to end May 31. After facing criticism that its strict border controls were xenophobic, Japan began easing its restrictions earlier this year and currently allows entry of up to 10,000 people a day, including Japanese citizens, foreign students … [Read more...] about Japan to resume tourism in June; only packaged tour for now
By Tessa Wong Published 3 days ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Russia-Ukraine war US President Joe Biden has warned China is "flirting with danger" over Taiwan, and vowed to intervene militarily to protect the island if it is attacked. Speaking in Japan, he appeared to contradict long-standing US policy in the region, although the White House insisted there had been no departure. Mr Biden drew a parallel between Taiwan and Russia's invasion of Ukraine, prompting an angry rebuke from Beijing. He is on his first tour of Asia as US president, visiting regional allies. Mr Biden prefaced his remarks saying US policy toward Taiwan "has not changed". But his comments in Tokyo are the second time in recent months he has unequivocally stated the US would defend Taiwan if China attacked, in what has been seen as a change in tone. The US … [Read more...] about Biden vows to defend Taiwan in apparent US policy shift
By Zubaidah Abdul Jalil & Tessa Wong Published 1 day ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Russia-Ukraine war The world is "navigating a dark hour in our shared history" with Russia's invasion of Ukraine, US President Joe Biden told key Asian allies. The war has now become a "global issue" underscoring the importance of defending international order, he said. Japanese PM Fumio Kishida echoed his comments, saying that a similar invasion should not happen in Asia. Mr Biden was meeting the leaders of Japan, Australia and India in Tokyo in his first visit to Asia as president. The four countries known collectively as the Quad discussed security and economic concerns including China's growing influence in the region - and differences over the Russian invasion. Mr Biden's comments came a day after he warned China that it was "flirting … [Read more...] about Ukraine war: World faces ‘dark hour’, Biden tells Quad summit
A woman has found support online after her boyfriend pretended to push her at the Grand Canyon despite her being scared of heights. The now-viral Reddit post, titled, "AITA for leaving my boyfriend in Arizona after he pretended to push me over the edge of the Grand Canyon," has garnered 11,400 upvotes and 1,500 comments since it was shared on May 25. Redditor @grandcanyonpush , a 25-year-old female, shared the post, revealing she went to the Grand Canyon with her boyfriend, 26. Numerous people are afraid of heights, and it's a common fear. A YouGov survey in Britain found that 58 percent of respondents are afraid of heights to some degree, with 35 percent "a little afraid," and 23 percent "very afraid." The OP revealed she is "150 percent afraid of heights," and she admitted she doesn't even go near windows or railings. "Phobia in the full sense of the word," she wrote. Because of that fact, she didn't want to go to the Grand Canyon, but she said, "it's a famous … [Read more...] about Woman backed for leaving boyfriend at Grand Canyon after “cruel” joke
Soutik Biswas Published 25 March Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Russia-Ukraine war On Monday, US President Joe Biden told a meeting of business leaders in Washington that among the so-called Quad group of nations, India was being "somewhat shaky" in its response to Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. The US, Japan and Australia - the three other members of this coalition formed to counter China's influence - have been "extremely strong in terms of dealing with Putin's aggression", he said. India, however, has doggedly pursued a non-aligned foreign policy since independence, where, according to the first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, "we will stay away from the big blocs…to be friendly to all countries…not join any alliance." But will the war in Ukraine now put India's fabled neutrality under strain? 'Uncharted territory' … [Read more...] about Ukraine: India ‘feeling the heat’ over neutrality
The cost of new and used vehicles has risen during the pandemic, though recent high used car prices have begun to level out according to Cox Automotive. New cars continue to be sold with thousands of dollars of premiums attached. The rise in price has made many newer models, chock full of safety and with a high level of predicted reliability, economically unreachable for families with teen drivers. That reality has caused the number of vehicles recommended for teen drivers by Consumer Reports and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to decrease in 2022. Just 49 models were recommended this year compared to 61 last year. Twenty-one new models are recommended, down from 29. The used vehicles recommended are priced from $6,000 to $19,000. New vehicle pricing ranges from a base price of $21,200 to $38,900. "As the pandemic has altered both the way people travel and the way they spend, demand for reliable used cars is notably high — meaning it may be more challenging to … [Read more...] about Consumer Reports releases list of best cars, SUVs for teens
Live Updates As Russia's invasion continues for a 57th day, President Joe Biden announced an additional $800 million in security assistance to Ukraine and established a new program to streamline Ukrainians seeking to enter the U.S. Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin has failed to achieve his "grand ambitions" as Ukraine continues to fight. Putin reportedly canceled an assault on the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, where hundreds of civilians were sheltering, over concerns of Russian casualties. Ukraine is calling for "urgent" humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians who remain in the besieged Mariupol, describing the situation as "desperate." While 79 people were able to evacuate Mariupol to Zaporizhia Thursday, Ukraine Deputy Prime Minister said "everything is going very slowly." Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has asked foreign allies for more weapons as Ukrainian forces continue to defend their cities against Russian bombardment. … [Read more...] about Ukraine War: Pentagon details Phoenix Ghost drones sent to Ukraine
Published 18 May Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Russia-Ukraine war Sweden and Finland have formally applied to join the Western security alliance Nato. Their decision was prompted by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. It is being welcomed by most of the 30 existing countries in Nato. However, Turkey is opposing either country joining the pact, saying the two countries support anti-Turkish terrorists. Sweden confirms Nato hopes in historic shift What is Nato? Nato - the North Atlantic Treaty Organization - is a defensive military alliance. It was formed in 1949 by 12 countries, including the US, UK, Canada and France. Members agree to come to one another's aid if they come under armed attack. Finland will take it to 31 members. Nato's original aim was to counter Russian expansion in Europe after World War Two. Following … [Read more...] about Ukraine conflict: What is Nato and how can Finland and Sweden join?