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France’s Canal+ pairs up with Netflix in pay-TV shift

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PARIS (Reuters) – Vivendi’s Canal+ has agreed a deal to add Netflix shows to its TV bundles in France and elsewhere, the French broadcaster said on Monday, in the latest such alliance to counter pressure from streaming giants. FILE PHOTO: The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. July Read More

Disney CEO Bob Iger resigns from Apple board as TV battle looms

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FILE PHOTO: Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger attends the European premiere of “The Lion King” in London, Britain July 14, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Friday Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger had resigned from the company’s board of directors on Sept. 10 as the two companies Read More

YouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos

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Media playback is unsupported on your device YouTube’s algorithm promotes fake cancer cures in a number of languages and the site runs adverts for major brands and universities next to misleading videos, a BBC investigation has found. Searching YouTube across 10 languages, the BBC found more than 80 videos containing health misinformation – mainly bogus Read More

‘Complete fabrication!’ Has Israel been caught spying on the White House AGAIN?

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Over the last 2 years, Israeli spies may have planted cell phone eavesdropping devices near the White House and other “sensitive locations” around Washington, DC, according to a recent explosive report. The Israeli PM denies this. The devices – commonly known as ‘StingRays’ – were first discovered by the Department of Homeland Security in 2018, Read More

Should a Nazi play Hitler? Controversy hits ‘The Crown’ as X-Files icon gets Margaret Thatcher role

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Netflix’s decision to cast X-Files icon Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher in an upcoming season of ‘The Crown’ has been seen as ‘problematic’ by some social-justice-minded fans. Somebody remind them that it’s all make-believe. ‘The Crown’ follows the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s longest-reigning monarch. With the fourth season set during Read More

‘Pulp fiction’: Kremlin says alleged CIA mole was a minor official with no access to Putin

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A former official identified in media reports as a CIA asset in Russia worked in the presidential administration but never had access to Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin has claimed, adding that the man was fired several years ago. US media reported on Monday that US intelligence carried out an operation in 2017 to extract a Read More

Big Ag wants a cut of booming fake-meat market

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Bunge Ltd, one the world’s biggest grain traders, recently disclosed the 1.6% stake it had purchased in the fast-growing fake-meat startup Beyond Meat. The play looked smart after the stock surged more than 250% since the faux burger and sausage maker’s initial public offering in May. Indeed, Beyond Meat’s (BYND.O) market Read More

Climate change activists storm red carpet at Venice Film Festival

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The 76th Venice Film Festival – Venice, Italy, September 7, 2019 – A climate activist is seen on a red carpet. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – Several hundred demonstrators took over the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, demanding action to fight climate change and a ban on cruise Read More

Netflix applies for Turkish online broadcasting license: TV watchdog

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FILE PHOTO: The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The head of Turkey’s television watchdog said on Tuesday that online streaming service Netflix (NFLX.O) has applied for a license under the country’s new online broadcasting guidelines. Ebubekir Sahin also said Read More

Performer dies after being hit by exploding pyrotechnic

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By Emily Mee, news reporter A Spanish singer and dancer has died after being hit by an exploding pyrotechnic in the middle of a performance. Joana Sainz Garcia, 30, was struck in the abdomen and knocked unconscious while performing with the Super Hollywood Orchestra at a festival near Madrid. A doctor and nurse who were Read More