Monthly Archive: January 2018

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Heard the one concerning the three-armed comedian? Right here is the untold legend of the cult movie The Darkish Backward

Writer-director Adam Rifkin has made a diverse array of films, from 1994’s thriller The Chase, to 1999’s KISS-oriented comedy Detroit Rock City, to the upcoming Burt Reynolds-starring Hollywood tale The Last Movie Star. He also penned Mouse Hunt and co-wrote the Joe Dante-directed Small Soldiers. But there is a part of Rifkin’s heart which will always belong…

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Apple pledges to invest $30bn and pay $38bn tax bill

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Brexit: Britisches Unterhaus verabschiedet Gesetz zum EU-Austritt

Nach wochenlangen Debatten hat das britische Unterhaus ein grundlegendes Gesetz zum Austritt aus der Europäischen Union verabschiedet. Der am Abend mit einer Mehrheit von 29 Stimmen (324 zu 295) angenommene Gesetzentwurf beendet den Vorrang des EU-Rechts vor nationalem Recht und bildet eine wichtige Grundlage für das Ausscheiden aus der Gemeinschaft. Das Gesetz muss nun noch…

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Ethiopia frees opposition leader Merera Gudina

Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been released from prison after more than a year in detention. The move on Wednesday  came two weeks after Prime Minister Desalegn Hailemariam had announced that jailed “politicians” would have their cases annulled or pardoned “in order to improve the national consensus and widen the democratic space”. The government has so…

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Anti-government protests in Lahore unify opposition

Islamabad, Pakistan – In a rare show of unity, major opposition groups in Pakistan have brought thousands of people into the streets of Lahore in a massive rally to increase pressure on the country’s government. Wednesday’s demonstration in the eastern city, considered the political heartland of the ruling PML-N party, was called by Tahir-ul-Qadri, a religious scholar and…

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Steve Bannon has struck a deal to raise away from a mountainous jury appearance in Mueller’s Russia probe

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has struck a deal to speak with special counsel Robert Mueller and his team investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. Mr Bannon, who was recently disavowed by President Donald Trump, will discuss his time with the Trump campaign and White House directly with the investigators, and will…

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Shares Manufacture as Earnings Development Retains Accelerating: Markets Wrap

U.S. stocks rose as the strong earnings season continued with another major bank reporting healthy results. Treasuries fell and the dollar and gold extended Tuesday’s drop, as Congress appeared closer to a deal to avert a government shutdown after Jan. 19. All major equity gauges were higher, with semiconductor companies leading gainers, but they still…

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North and South Korea to arena joint ice hockey workforce

North and South Korea have agreed to form their first-ever joint Olympics team and march together under a “unification flag” at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games next month. The breakthrough on Wednesday follows a year of escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula, amid several missile launches and a purported test of a…

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Survey: Masters Snooker – Murphy v Carter

Watch live Masters Snooker – Shaun Murphy takes on Ali Carter – BBC Sport ]]> ]]> Summary Result: Shaun Murphy 6-4 Ali Carter Shaun Murphy is searching for his second Masters title after his win in 2015 John Higgins v Anthony McGill 19:00 GMT First round, Alexandra Palace (best of 11 frames)