Donald Trump wasnâ€™t watching the Oscars on Sunday night. Instead, the president hosted the Governorsâ€™ Dinner at the White House, the first major social gathering of his administration since the inaugural galas.
Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded the German hostage they were holding for ransom, the government in Manila said Monday. A video posted by the Abu Sayyaf group, which was monitored by intelligence group SITE, showed Jurgen Kantner being killed by a knife-wielding man. Shortly after the video appeared, government envoy Jesus Dureza confirmed the German's death.
Egypt expressed frustration on Saturday at Britain's refusal to lift a suspension of flights from the United Kingdom to the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, imposed after Islamic State brought down a Russian airliner in 2015. The issue of airline security came up in talks involving visiting British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry. Johnson praised Egypt as a longstanding friend of Britain and said they were strong allies against terrorism and extremist ideas, according to a British statement.
Supporters of President Trump are calling for a boycott of Sundayâ€™s Oscars, a celebration that brings together the two things conservatives hate most: the â€śliberalâ€ť media and the Hollywood elite.