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UPDATE: ‘Magic Mike’ Sequel Moved Up To Wednesday Before Fourth Of July

UPDATED, 3:15 PM: Warner Bros said today it will give moviegoers two extra days to ogle Magic Mike 2 next Independence Day weekend. The sequel has been moved from July 3 to July 1. No Roman candle jokes, please. PREVIOUSLY: Warner Bros has set Magic Mike 2 for July 3, 2015. Show More Summary

Mystery Lingers Over China’s Canceling of Indie Film Festival

Over the weekend police put a stop to an independent Beijing film festival just as it was about to kick off. Days later, organizers say they are still waiting to find out why.

The Last Days of Euromaidan in Pictures

On August 19, Kiev's Independence Square was cleared of the last remains of the Euromaidan protest camp. Despite the fact that the new Ukrainian government owes much of its power to the people that built it, the camp had lately become a thorn in the eye of the state, and so the tents were finally forcibly removed by the authorities. Show More Summary

Civil War Hangs Heavy Over Ukraine During Its Independence Day Celebrations

Marches in Kiev take place amid new reports of Russian hardware finding its way into rebel hands

Building Smart Cities in India

In his Independence Day speech from Old Delhi’s famed Red Fort, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced plans to replace the country’s 64-year-old Planning Commission with a new central government think-tank led by a mix of experts. read more

Empty Threats

I haven't read any of her books, but I still enjoyed Val McDermid's contribution to the Scottish independence debate which was published in The Guardian the other day. Now you can say what you like about Alex Salmond, as many peopleShow More Summary

Weekly Wrap-Up: Digital India, EBI CC Payment Restrictions, Plastic Currency Notes & more…

Here is a quick wrap-up of some of the buzzing articles we published on last week. One of the announcements during Modi’s Independence day speech was, Free health insurance worth Rs 1 lakh for all economically backwards citizens. Show More Summary

'Donetsk Died:' Rebels Parade Ukrainian POWs on Independence Day

August 24 should be a special day for all of Ukraine. The separatists in east Ukraine, especially in Donetsk, decided to celebrate Independence Day with a parade of Ukrainian POWs and stolen Ukraine military equipment through the city center on Lenin Street. Show More Summary

Ukraine rebels parade captured soldiers

Dozens of soldiers paraded before a jeering crowd in eastern Donetsk, as Kiev celebrated Independence Day.

Ukraine defiant on national day, rebels parade captives

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Richard Balmforth and Thomas Grove KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine marked its independence day on Sunday with a military march-past in Kiev intended to send a message of defiance to Russia, but pro-Moscow rebels countered by parading captured Ukrainian troops through the streets of their main stronghold. Show More Summary

Ukraine Celebrates Independence Day, Pledges $3 Billion For Army

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

A parade featuring armored personnel carriers and beret-clad soldiers marks the 23rd anniversary since Kiev broke from Russia's orbit at the end of the Cold War.

Ukraine marks Independence Day with parade

Celebrations seen as show of military force as Kiev fights against pro-Russian fighters in eastern Ukraine.

Independence Debate

Polly Toynbee wrote a long and boring article on the Scottish independence debate for The Guardian the other day, an extract of which is reproduced below. "The first question is whether Scotland could hack it alone, and the answer –Show More Summary

China independent film festival shut by authorities

A Chinese independent film festival was closed by authorities on its opening day, organisers said Saturday, the latest sign that free expression is being increasingly targeted in the tightly-controlled country. Police prevented filmShow More Summary

Catch Gilbert Gottfried Doing The Epic Speech From Independence Day

Gilbert Gottfried has made a career out of his unique voice and comedic time, creating some of memorable—and amusing—characters in film over the years. He’s probably best known for voicing Iago in Aladdin, but more recently, he decided to do redo a famous speech from another nineties hit, Independence Day. Show More Summary

Evermind Keeps a Vigilant Eye on Elderly Living Alone (VIDEO)

These days the elderly are doing their best to remain independent at home, going about their lives and enjoying retirement while not being stuck in a nursing home. It can be difficult to keep an eye on one’s parents who are living alone at home, and calling all the time to check in can be intrusive. Show More Summary

Markets this week: Cipla, BHEL top Sensex gainers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech and easing wholesale inflation boosted sentiment earlier in the week. Buying of Indian equities by foreign investors and a slide in Brent crude prices to near 14-months lows also helped.

Independence Debate

Martin Kettle wrote an interesting piece on Scottish independence for The Guardian the other day in which he argues that things might get nasty after the referendum, in the sense that: a) The Barnett Formula will be used to cut per capita...Show More Summary

Panama Schmanama

As I was listening to Alistair Darling banging on about Scottish independence on the radio the other day, I made a mental note to find out more about the central American country of Panama. Because the gist of Alistair's argument was that without the support our neighbours and friends in England, Scotland is little more than a banana republic. Show More Summary

India links: Independence Day, Pakistan talks, Central Asia, GM crops, Hindutva and more

Last week, Prime Minister Modi delivered his first Independence Day address, which was widely well received. Vivek Dehejia and Rupa Subramanya argue that this speech 'marks the beginning of India’s full emergence as a postcolonial nation-state'. PB...Show More Summary

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