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    Amazon and Netflix had historic Oscar wins — and it shows the huge difference in their movie strategy (NFLX, AMZN)
    Feb27

    Amazon and Netflix had historic Oscar wins — and it shows the huge difference in their movie strategy (NFLX, AMZN)

    Amazon and Netflix scored big wins for streaming video, but the categories they won in underscored the difference in their movie strategies. Netflix and Amazon both scored Oscar wins on Sunday, marking the first time any streaming service has triumphed at the Academy Awards. But the awards that each won underscore the huge difference in how...

    Georgia: Country wins visa-free EU travel for citizens
    Feb27

    Georgia: Country wins visa-free EU travel for citizens

    Georgian citizens will be able to travel visa-free for 90 days in the EU during any 180-day period. European Union member states on Monday approved visa-free travel for Georgia, after agreeing safeguards to prevent any upsurge in arrivals from the former Soviet satellite.Georgia, along with much larger Ukraine, has been urging the EU to grant...

    ‘Trumpomania’ Cools in Russia
    Feb27

    ‘Trumpomania’ Cools in Russia

    Once, there was effusive coverage on Russian state media. Once, Duma lawmakers offered champagne toasts and ovations to celebrate “our man in the White House.” And once, above all else, there was optimism: a sense among Russians that, after years of deeply contentious relations between the Kremlin and the Obama administration, a Donald Trump...

    In Russia: Thousands march in Moscow two years after Putin foe killed
    Feb27

    In Russia: Thousands march in Moscow two years after Putin foe killed

    Thousands marched through central Moscow on Sunday in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov ahead of the second anniversary of his murder. Thousands marched through central Moscow on Sunday in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov ahead of the second anniversary of his murder.The 55-year-old former deputy prime minister was gunned down...

    Trump, Putin: US urges Russia to ‘immediately’ observe Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb27

    Trump, Putin: US urges Russia to ‘immediately’ observe Ukraine ceasefire

    The United States called on Russia Sunday to "immediately" observe the ceasefire in Ukraine, accusing combined Russian and separatist forces of targeting international monitors. The United States called on Russia Sunday to “immediately” observe the ceasefire in Ukraine, accusing combined Russian and separatist forces of...

    Lawmaker: ‘I got confirmation’ my Russia-Ukraine plan was delivered to White House, despite what Trump lawyer says
    Feb27

    Lawmaker: ‘I got confirmation’ my Russia-Ukraine plan was delivered to White House, despite what Trump lawyer says

    The Ukrainian lawmaker who met with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to discuss a peace plan for Ukraine "got confirmation" his plan was delivered to the White House. The Ukrainian lawmaker who met with President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and businessman Felix Sater in New York last month to discuss a controversial...

    Lawmaker: ‘I got confirmation’ my Ukraine peace plan was delivered to White House, despite what Trump lawyer says
    Feb27

    Lawmaker: ‘I got confirmation’ my Ukraine peace plan was delivered to White House, despite what Trump lawyer says

    The Ukrainian lawmaker who met with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to discuss a peace plan for Ukraine "got confirmation" his plan was delivered to the White House. The Ukrainian lawmaker who met with President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and businessman Felix Sater in New York last month to discuss a controversial...

    A top Democratic senator opens up on why Hillary lost, how Democrats can counter Trump, and why the Russia investigation is just getting started
    Feb26

    A top Democratic senator opens up on why Hillary lost, how Democrats can counter Trump, and why the Russia investigation is just getting started

    Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island recently spoke with Business Insider while promoting his newly released book. Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island recently spoke with Business Insider while promoting his newly released book, “Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy.” Whitehouse is a...

    Thousands march in Moscow two years after Putin foe killed
    Feb26

    Thousands march in Moscow two years after Putin foe killed

    Russians march in Moscow in memory of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov © AFP / VASILY MAXIMOVMoscow, Russian Federation, Feb 26 – Thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow on Sunday in memory of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, two years after he was shot dead near the Kremlin. The assassination of the former deputy prime...

    Russia frees opposition activist jailed for protesting
    Feb26

    Russia frees opposition activist jailed for protesting

    Ildar Dadin, seen here at a rally in 2014, was declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International © AFP/File / PHILIPP KIREEVMoscow, Russian Federation, Feb 26 – Russia on Sunday released a prominent opposition activist from jail, after a court quashed a sentence that made him the only person convicted under a tough law against public...

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