• China pledges to boost defense budget to grow 'world-class' military
China pledges to boost defense budget to grow 'world-class' military

Beijing will spend 1.11 trillion yuan (US$175 billion) on its military, according to a budget report presented before the opening session of the annual National People's Congress, according to the official Xinhua news agency. This year's defence budget comes to about 1.3 per cent of last year's GDP of 82.7 trillion yuan ($12.4 trillion). Xi is C...

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  • China legislators to decide on indefinite rule by Xi
China legislators to decide on indefinite rule by Xi

Premier Li delivered an opening speech at the meeting, vowing to press ahead with a campaign to reduce risks in the financial system. The announcement Monday came at a meeting of China's ceremonial legislature that is overshadowed by proposed constitutional changes that would allow President Xi Jinping to remain in power indefinitely.

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  • 'Coco,' a 'love letter to Mexico,' wins best animated film Oscar
'Coco,' a 'love letter to Mexico,' wins best animated film Oscar

Anderson gave a similar message to the audience: " 'Coco " is proof that art can change and connect the world", she said, "and this can only be done when we have a place for everyone and anyone who feels like an "other' to be heard". Exploding with the sights and sounds of Mexico's Day of the Dead - brightly painted skulls, orange marigold flowers...

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  • Ex-Hollyoaks star Rachel Shenton wins an Oscar
Ex-Hollyoaks star Rachel Shenton wins an Oscar

The British soap stars, best known for playing Mitzeee Minniver and Liam McAllister in the Channel 4 show, fended off competition from short films DeKalb Elementary, The Eleven O'Clock, My Nephew Emmett, Watu Wote/All Of Us at the glittering ceremony.

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  • Stars Invoke #MeToo, Stand With DREAMers in Politically Charged Oscars
Stars Invoke #MeToo, Stand With DREAMers in Politically Charged Oscars

Get Out director Peele broke ground at the 2018 Oscars , becoming the first black screenwriter ever to win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay . Comediennes Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph emerged as top contenders after their tongue-in-cheek humour while presenting at Sunday's ceremony. The 2018 Oscars were a bit of a mixed bag...

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  • Rochelle Rao And Keith Sequeira Get Married. Pics Here
Rochelle Rao And Keith Sequeira Get Married. Pics Here

The adorable couple got engaged on Valentine's Day, last year. For the beach wedding, the bride wore a gorgeous white gown while Keith sported a blue suit. She is also a very fun person, and has a great sense of humour. That was the one place were feelings were real, emotions were real, and in fact, quite compounded, and we actually did get to kn...

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  • Margot Robbie dazzles in strapless Chanel gown at the Oscars
Margot Robbie dazzles in strapless Chanel gown at the Oscars

Greta Gerwig, who is making history tonight as the fifth woman to be nominated for best director in Oscars history, hit the red carpet in a mustard yellow Rodarte gown, styled by Cristina Ehrlich, which she paired with a bright red lipstick.

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  • AXA agrees to buy XL Group for around $15 billion
AXA agrees to buy XL Group for around $15 billion

AXA, which ranks as Europe's second-biggest insurer in terms of market capitalisation behind Germany's Allianz, said it would finance the XL deal via debt, cash and the proceeds of the forthcoming flotation of its United States unit. The combination of Axa and XL would, on 2016 figures, have property and commercial lines revenue of €48bn. Analyst...

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  • How the biggest mistake in Oscars history really happened
How the biggest mistake in Oscars history really happened

The fantasy drama beat out Call Me by Your Name , Darkest Hour , Dunkirk , Get Out , Lady Bird , Phantom Thread , The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. She began by saying, " Presenting is better the second time around ", Beatty followed up with, "The victor is 'Gone with the Wind '". "The Oscar Experience", Cir...

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  • No clear victor: Populist parties surge in gridlocked Italian vote
No clear victor: Populist parties surge in gridlocked Italian vote

Under some scenarios, the Five Star Movement could combine with the Democratic party to get to above 50%. Across Europe, leaders of other populist parties are celebrating the result . The electoral system used in Italy is brand new, so it is hard to predict the outcome of this general election. In L'Espresso weekly's online edition Marco D...

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  • Allison Janney wins first Oscar for 'I, Tonya'
Allison Janney wins first Oscar for 'I, Tonya'

My heart broke a little for her watching these interviews because you can see underneath the denial of the hurt that's there. "Thank you to the Academy". Janney plays LaVona Golden based mostly on watching documentary footage of Harding's acerbic mother. Tonya's story is told in a new film called I , TonyaWho is Tonya Harding and where is th...

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  • Oscars 2018: Call Me By Your Name wins Best Adapted Screenplay
Oscars 2018: Call Me By Your Name wins Best Adapted Screenplay

Timothee cheered on Ivory's acceptance speech. Part of the story will definitely involve the AIDS epidemic which tore through the gay community during the 1980s - something that was absent from the Call Me By Your Name novel and film. I also like the milieu: the kind of family it was, sort of global family. "It's true, you see his work and it ...

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  • Oscars 2018: Gary Oldman wins his first Academy Award for 'Darkest Hour'
Oscars 2018: Gary Oldman wins his first Academy Award for 'Darkest Hour'

Earlier in the season, Oldman also won his first-ever Golden Globe . Gary Oldman bested Timothee Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name , Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread , Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out and Denzel Washington, Roman J. Also starring Academy Award nominee Kristin ScottThomas (Tomb Raider, The English Patient , Only God Forgives) and Lily ...

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  • Oscars 2018: Frances McDormand wins Best Actress
Oscars 2018: Frances McDormand wins Best Actress

The beloved performer won her second overall Academy Award for Best Actress Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, taking the prestigious achievement during the 90th Oscars ceremony over fellow contenders Sally Hawkins ( The Shape of Water ), Saoirse Ronan ( Lady Bird ), Margot Robbie ( I, Tonya ), and Meryl Streep ( The Post ).

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  • Everyone-Including Jordan Peele-Is Excited by His Oscar Win
Everyone-Including Jordan Peele-Is Excited by His Oscar Win

The 39-year-old actor, comedian, writer, producer and director won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his insanely popular " Get Out " movie Sunday night (Mar. "I had people who I shouldn't have been able to afford because they believed in it and they put their trust in my vision", he said. Gary Oldman has been my favorite actor since Bram...

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  • 'The Shape of Water' makes a splash at Oscars
'The Shape of Water' makes a splash at Oscars

Del Toro's win marks the fourth time in five years that a Mexican director has walked away with the best director awards. But, um, more about his face ... Del Toro, 53, is known for making both mainstream action movies like "Hellboy" and offbeat dark fantasies like " Pan's Labyrinth . "The Shape of Water" has been celebrated as a visual feast ...

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  • Jimmy Kimmel dives into Hollywood sex scandal at Oscars show
Jimmy Kimmel dives into Hollywood sex scandal at Oscars show

On Sunday, he became the fourth Mexican director to win a best filmmaking Oscar in the last five years, joining his friends, Alfonso Cuaron ( Gravity ) and Alejandro G. "This year, when you hear your name called, don't get up right away". And I have to hand it to them, it was hilarious, but it won't happen again. The Original Song category wa...

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  • 'House of Cards' Final Season Teaser Trailer Released
'House of Cards' Final Season Teaser Trailer Released

Claire declared it was "her turn" in the last moments of season five, suggesting she will be running the show rather than her conniving husband Frank Underwood, played by Spacey since the show began in 2013. Also, you can like CarterMatt on Facebook if you want to get some other updates when it comes to the series. Michael Kelly , Diane Lane ...

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  • Daniela Vega makes Oscars history as first openly transgender presenter
Daniela Vega makes Oscars history as first openly transgender presenter

A Fantastic Woman ( Una Mujer Fantastica ) is about a transgender opera singer and waitress named Marina (played by Vega) who falls for a man 20 years her senior ( Francisco Reyes ). "I see the world is trying to change fast, but in some areas, that change is being blocked", she said. Director Sebastian Lelio accepted the award on the team's b...

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  • Khloé Kardashian Is Having a Baby Girl
Khloé Kardashian Is Having a Baby Girl

On the season finale of Keeping Up With The Kardashians , youngest sister Kylie is given the task of sharing the exciting news to her sisters. Chicago is her sister Kim Kardashian West's daughter, and Stormi is her half-sister Kylie Jenner's daughter, both of whom were born in the last two months.

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  • Jennifer Lawrence has a drunken alter-ego named Gail
Jennifer Lawrence has a drunken alter-ego named Gail

She told the Ellen Show how drinking helps her get through the media circuit for movies, and says she got "hammered" while on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert before the Red Sparrow premiere last Monday. "I got on the red carpet and I was like, 'Don't look drunk". I don't always turn into this masculine alter ego that like jumps into shark-...

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  • Oscars: Allison Janney Wins First Academy Award for 'I, Tonya'
Oscars: Allison Janney Wins First Academy Award for 'I, Tonya'

Blige , Mudbound , Lesley Manville , Phantom Thread , Laurie Metcalf , Lady Bird and Octavia Spencer , The Shape of Water . "My fellow nominees, you represent everything that is good and right and human about this profession", she said while accepting her award.

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  • See Emily Blunt As Mary Poppins In First Trailer For The Reboot
See Emily Blunt As Mary Poppins In First Trailer For The Reboot

Hamilton 's Lin-Manuel Miranda is co-starring in the film as Jack, a lamplighter who is going to help Mary turn around the lives of the Banks family after they suffer a tragedy. The film also stars Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer as the Banks. Titled Mary Poppins Returns , it'll feature Emily Blunt taking over from Julie Andrews as the prac...

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  • Tiffany Haddish finally met Meryl Streep on the Oscars red carpet
Tiffany Haddish finally met Meryl Streep on the Oscars red carpet

Haddish's look comes after she and her stylist had different plans for what she should wear to the awards ceremony. Tiffany Haddish is making her Oscars debut this year and sis is making the most of her time on the red carpet . "My father passed away this year and he's from Eritrea". The look included a white, embroidered dress, black co...

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  • Sam Rockwell Dedicates Oscar Win to 'Old Buddy' Philip Seymour Hoffman
Sam Rockwell Dedicates Oscar Win to 'Old Buddy' Philip Seymour Hoffman

Called into the principal's office one day, Rockwell was informed his grandmother had taken ill. It was the first win of the evening for the film, which came into the show with a total of seven nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress for star Frances McDormand.

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