0 Have your say With a year of global political turmoil behind us, it is not easy to look ahead and hope for anything much more upbeat in world news during the coming 12 months. Citizens of many countries across the globe are set to take to the polls to elect – or re-elect – a government or president. While some of these elections will pass without controversy, others may see a shake up of national politics, with international effects.However, beginning on a positive note, celebrations will this year be held across Europe to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of Communism. The Berlin Wall fell in November 1989, allowing thousands of east Germans freedom to visit the West. Hungary, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia and Romania all followed suit and moved from Communist regimes, with the latter the only country to violently overthrow its government, led by dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who was executed on Christmas Day the same year.Returning … [Read more...] about 2019 world news preview: Elections and asteroids could dominate headlines
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Lifestyle / Entertainment by Press Association 21/12/2018, 12:02 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Russia’s media watchdog has launched an investigation into the BBC’s websites and World News channel over alleged violations of Russian law. The move comes the day after the UK regulator Ofcom warned it was considering sanctions against the Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT for breaching impartiality rules. The Tass news agency reported that Roskomnadzor was now mounting an inquiry to establish whether BBC content available in Russia complied with the law there. In a statement, the watchdog said: “Roskomnadzor is launching a probe into the BBC World News channel broadcasting programmes in Russia, as well as into the BBC’s websites, in order to figure out whether their content is consistent with Russian laws.” The BBC said that it operated in Russia in “full compliance” with the laws … [Read more...] about Russian media watchdog launches probe into BBC World News channel
Life by Press Association August 28, 2018, 2:14 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter South Korean boyband BTS are on track to land a single in the UK Top 40 for the first time. Their single Idol is currently in 13th position on the singles chart, according to the Official Charts Company. The K-pop stars are celebrating breaking Taylor Swift’s record for the biggest music video debut on YouTube. Their video for Idol was viewed more than 45 million times in the first 24 hours of its release on Friday, surpassing Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do, which earned 43.2 million views in 2017. As of mid-Monday, the Idol video had been viewed more than 90 million times. Idol is a single from their latest album, Love Yourself: Answer, which was released on Friday, and the digital album contains an alternative version of Idol which features American rapper Nicki Minaj. The South Korean band – consisting of V, Jimin, Jin, … [Read more...] about South Korean band BTS to follow YouTube music video record with UK chart news?
UK's World Cup final TV ratings lowest on record BelfastTelegraph.co.uk France's victory over Croatia attracted the smallest UK TV audience for a World Cup final since current records began. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/uks-world-cup-final-tv-ratings-lowest-on-record-37124789.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37124788.ece/ecc8a/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-07-17_new_42548174_I1.JPG Email France's victory over Croatia attracted the smallest UK TV audience for a World Cup final since current records began. An average 11.4 million people watched from kick-off to final whistle, according to overnight ratings - 8.6 million on BBC One and 2.8 million on ITV. The figure is almost half the number who saw France last win the World Cup in 1998. Some 22.2million watched that match, the biggest UK audience for a World Cup final since comparable records began in 1981. Ratings for this year's final could have been hit by the warm weather and … [Read more...] about UK’s World Cup final TV ratings lowest on record
AMAZON'S latest effort to take control of your living room is the Fire TV Cube, a telly box that you can speak to. It basically combines the Alexa-powered Amazon Echo speaker and the Amazon Fire TV set-top box into a single device. But is it coming to the UK? Here's what we know... What is the Amazon Fire TV Cube? If you've yet to invest in any Amazon smart home tech, the Fire TV Cube is designed to be an easy way in. Rather than having to fork out for a Fire TV and an Echo speaker, you can just buy one gadget – and save clogging up your TV table. Simply plug your Cube into a television, and you'll be able to watch all the usual Fire TV content, including Amazon Video and Netflix. But the really cool feature its that it has Alexa built in – that's Amazon's voice-controlled virtual assistant. How does the Amazon Fire TV Cube work? You can use the Fire TV Cube's version of Alexa just like any other Alexa device. So you can ask her about the news or weather, set alarms, and … [Read more...] about Amazon Fire TV Cube REVEALED – specs, release date and UK launch news