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Source: DW

Opinion: The 'Russian internet' is Soviet-era oppression

Tuesday 15:25 GMT

Now, if Putin has his way, everything will be like Vremya: Neither a reality show nor a news program — because it's not dealing with either, and its only critical reporting focuses solely on anything but Russia.

Russians took to the streets over the weekend protesting Kremlin plans to erect an "online Iron Curtain" that would divide the internet. If it happens, it will set the country back decades, warns DW's Juri Rescheto.

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Source: Reuters

Apple says 'it's show time' March 25; TV service announcement expected

Tuesday 15:25 GMT

(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Monday invited media to a March 25 event at the Steve Jobs Theater on its campus in Cupertino, California, where it is expected to launch a television and video service.

Apple is in discussions with HBO, part of AT&T Inc-owned WarnerMedia, to become part of the service and it could yet make it in time for the launch, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Source: Global News

Quebec MP Alexandre Boulerice named NDP’s deputy leader

Tuesday 15:25 GMT

Montreal MP Alexandre Boulerice is the NDP’s new deputy leader and will be tasked with raising the party’s profile in Quebec ahead of next fall’s federal election, party leader Jagmeet Singh announced Monday.

Singh said the party’s next announcement for Quebec will be on Wednesday, when he plans to announce the NDP’s candidate in the Montreal riding of Laurier—Sainte-Marie currently held by Laverdière.

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Source: Fox News

Beto O'Rourke makes 2020 White House bid official with wee-hours announcement

Friday 08:05 GMT

Three-term Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, noted for his Bobby Kennedy resemblance, Jack Kerouac-style road trips, stream-of-consciousness ramblings and an oh-so-close bid to topple Texas Sen. Ted Cruz last year, ended months of speculation by announcing a White House bid in a video he sent to supporters sometime in the wee hours of Thursday morning.

2020 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS TO TAKE STAGE AT SXSW; BETO O'ROURKE TO ATTEND FILM PREMIERE ABOUT FAILED SENATE BID. The congressman from El Paso grabbed national attention last summer and autumn, as he challenged Republican Cruz in the 2018 midterm elections.


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