WarnerMedia to expand distribution deal with YouTube TV to include upcoming HBO Max

AT&T Inc’s WarnerMedia has expanded its partnership with Alphabet Inc’s Youtube TV to feature its upcoming streaming service HBOMax, as well as content from HBO and Cinemax, the companies said on Thursday. Youtube TV already had access to Turner Classic Movies and Cartoon Network, among other WarnerMedia channels, under the previous deal. AT&T will launch… Read More WarnerMedia to expand distribution deal with YouTube TV to include upcoming HBO Max

WarnerMedia to reunite ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’ cast in HBO Max special

WarnerMedia is reuniting its ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’ cast for an untitled, unscripted special for its upcoming streaming service, HBO Max, the company said on Friday. AT&T Inc’s WarnerMedia said series stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will return to the hit comedy’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner… Read More WarnerMedia to reunite ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’ cast in HBO Max special

UK court set to begin hearings of U.S. extradition bid of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Almost a decade after his WikiLeaks website enraged Washington by leaking secret U.S. documents, a London court will begin hearings on Monday to decide whether Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States. A hero to admirers who say he has exposed abuses of power, Assange is cast by critics as a dangerous enemy… Read More UK court set to begin hearings of U.S. extradition bid of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

South Sudan swears in former rebel leader Riek Machar as first vice president

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir swore in former rebel leader Riek Machar as his first vice president on Saturday after the two men agreed to form a unity government, a move that could definitively end years of fighting in the country. Riek and Machar had repeatedly pushed back deadlines to form a government of national… Read More South Sudan swears in former rebel leader Riek Machar as first vice president

Kazakhstan police detain dozens of anti-government protesters

Kazakh police detained dozens of opposition supporters who staged public protests against the government of the Central Asian nation on Saturday. Demonstrations have intensified since the resignation of President Nursultan Nazarbayev last March after almost three decades in power. Nazarbayev nominated close ally Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as successor, ensuring his victory in a subsequent snap election.… Read More Kazakhstan police detain dozens of anti-government protesters

Egyptian court acquits sons of former President Mubarak of illicit share trading

The two sons of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were acquitted on Saturday of illicit share trading during the sale of a bank four years before the 2011 uprising that ended their father’s 30-year autocratic rule. Alaa and Gamal Mubarak and seven others had faced charges of illegally profiting from the process of selling the… Read More Egyptian court acquits sons of former President Mubarak of illicit share trading