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Zelenskiy: Allies ‘Can’t Go Blocking’ Aid at Time of War

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview Monday that he didn’t speak with President Donald Trump “from the position of a quid pro quo” last summer. Zelenskiy says, “That’s not my thing. . I don’t want us to look like beggars.” Trump later claimed Zelenskiy had said Trump had done nothing wrong. But Zelenskiy […]

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The producer of hits like ‘Get Out’ is making a movie about WeWork’s dramatic rise and fall, with the writer of ‘The Big Short’

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Jason Blum, the producer behind horror hits like “Get Out” and Oscar winners like “BlacKkKlansman,” is developing a movie about the rise and fall of WeWork. “The Big Short” and “Bombshell” writer Charles Randolph will write the script. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Superstar producer Jason Blum, who has been behind hit movies […]

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Jailed Kurdish Leader in Turkey Sent to Hospital for Tests

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The jailed ex-leader of a Kurdish party in Turkey has been sent to hospital for examinations, authorities said Monday, shortly after the politician’s lawyer said he suffered chest pains and lost consciousness in prison last week. Selahattin Demirtas, 46, has been in prison for more than three years, facing terror charges. Lawyer Aygul Demirtas – […]

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Apple’s ‘The Banker’ crew and actors, including Samuel L. Jackson, defended the movie after its real-life subject’s son was accused of sexual abuse

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Filmmakers, actors, and crew members behind Apple’s “The Banker” issued a statement on Monday defending the movie. “We stand by the film, and its positive message of empowerment,” the statement said. Bernard Garrett Jr. — a coproducer on the movie and the son of Garrett Sr., who is played by Anthony Mackie — was accused […]

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Hyatt Plans to Expand Global Luxury Portfolio With More Than 20 New Hotels and Resorts by the End of 2020

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that more than 20 new luxury hotels and resorts are expected to open worldwide by the end of 2020, boosting Hyatt’s luxury portfolio. The additions include new properties under the Park Hyatt, Andaz, Alila, Grand Hyatt, Miraval and The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brands. read more >>> Source:: […]

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Trump Says Won’t Send Lawyer to Impeachment Hearing

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U.S. President Donald Trump says he will not be sending a lawyer to Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing “because the whole thing is a hoax.” Committee Chairman Democrat Jerrold Nadler invited Trump and his counsel to attend the committee’s first hearing as the impeachment inquiry moves into its next phase. “It’s an absolute disgrace […]

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Amazon Pulls Auschwitz ‘Christmas Ornaments’ after Protest

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Amazon said Monday it has removed “Christmas ornaments” and other merchandise bearing the images of Auschwitz that had been available on its online site. Amazon said in a statement that “all sellers must follow our selling guidelines” and that those who do not will be removed. The move comes after the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum on […]

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After President is Impeached, US Senate Holds Trial

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Donald Trump faces a process that could end with his removal as President of the United States. Impeachment hearings underway now in the House of Representatives is just the start of what is prescribed by the U.S. Constitution. In today’s installment of American Impeachment, VOA’s Steve Redisch explains the US Senate’s role in holding a […]

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Tech chiefs at 2 top hospitals reveal 3 crucial elements to working with cloud giants like Microsoft and Google, and one reason not to do it

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Hospitals and tech giants are starting to work more closely together. In November, Google’s work with the second-largest health system in the US came to light, raising questions about how Google will use the patient information that’s being transferred to its cloud. We spoke to two tech chiefs at top health systems that have started […]

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The top 5 TV shows returning in December that everyone will be talking about

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Every month, Business Insider looks at the most anticipated returning shows thanks to data from television tracking app, TV Time. Netflix’s “You” and Hulu’s “Runaways” return in December. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Netflix’s creepy hit series, “You,” returns for its second season this month. Elsewhere, Amazon’s awards juggernaut “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” […]

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New higher-speed Florida train has highest U.S. death rate

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After Richard Branson announced his Virgin Group would partner with Brightline, Florida’s new higher-speed passenger rail service, a train whisked the British billionaire, VIPs and journalists from Miami to West Palm Beach in just over an hour and then back, with no problems. Now, it has the worst per-mile death rate of the nation’s 821 […]

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France Pays Homage to 13 Soldiers Killed in Mali Air Crash

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In its biggest military funeral in decades, France is honoring 13 soldiers killed when their helicopters collided over Mali while on a mission fighting extremists affiliated with the Islamic State group. A few thousand people, veterans, uniformed military units and ordinary residents, lined the Alexander II Bridge and the esplanade leading toward the gold-domed Invalides […]

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The University of Miami just invested $3.7 million in a new campus-wide supercomputer, and it’s a case study in how higher education is changing in the age of big data

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Supercomputing involves connecting smaller computers to a larger processing network for more computing options and capabilities. The University of Miami partnered with IBM this year for a $3.7 million update to the supercomputer it’s had in place since 2008. The new system is eight to 10 times more powerful than the previous one. Business Insider […]

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A $750 billion investing giant says there’s a 50% chance of a US recession in a year — and the smallest companies will reveal its fate

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Experts at the asset management firm Legg Mason say there’s a 50% chance the US will go into a recession in the next year based on shaky US corporate profits and the recent yield curve inversion. Strategists Jeffrey Schulze and Kim Catechis say the smallest US companies are feeling enormous pain as the trade war […]