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‘Blade Runner’ Star Rutger Hauer Dead at 75

Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, best known for his role as Harrison Ford’s nemesis in Ridley Scott’s 1982 film ‘Blade Runner,’ has died. He was 75. According to Hauer’s agent, the actor died at his Dutch home after ‘a [...]

The Pros and Cons of Retiring Abroad

Jaimie Seaton reports: After working as an environmental engineer for nearly 40 years, Ann Kuffner had had enough of corporate politics. She and her husband, Michael Brunette, who owned a contracting business, were overworked and burned out. [...]

‘Daredevil’ Canceled at Netflix After Three Seasons

Netflix is ready to say goodbye to Matt Murdoch. The streaming service has canceled “Daredevil” after three seasons, Variety has learned. The superhero action-drama debuted its third season in October. It’s the latest casualty in Netflix’s [...]

Shakespeare’s Homes to be Recreated in … China?

No need to travel to England to see Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Shakespeare’s New Place as the two homes will be recreated in the People’s Republic of China. Under an exclusive cooperation agreement signed today, 28 September, by the [...]

Chinese Communist Party Funds Washington Think Tanks

United Front Work Department conducts aggressive influence operations in U.S. Bill Gertz reports: China’s Communist Party is intensifying covert influence operations in the United States that include funding Washington think tanks and coercing [...]

Vacations for Yakuza Not Much Fun

AMY TAKAHASHI reports: For most Japanese, the month of August will include a summer vacation, likely during the obon holiday period, when the spirits of one’s ancestors are honored. Likewise, members of the nation’s many yakuza syndicates are [...]