Oi shares jump on debt plan; capital questions remain
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A new reorganization plan from Brazil's debt-laden phone carrier Oi SA boosted shares on Thursday, but analysts continued to focus on the need for fresh capital after a heavy fourth-quarter loss.
Kremlin says Kiev tarnishing Eurovision with ban on Russian entry
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin accused Ukraine on Thursday of damaging the prestige of the Eurovision song contest, which Kiev is hosting this year, with its decision to bar the Russian participant from entering the country.
Senegal Islamic channel blames 'criminal act' for porn broadcast
DAKAR (Reuters) - A Senegalese Islamic channel shocked viewers with half an hour of hardcore pornography in the middle of the day, in what the TV station on Wednesday attributed to a "criminal act".
New kids media company aims for mobile audiences
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former executives from Walt Disney Co and Viacom Inc's Nickelodeon network will lead a new media company created to provide video content for children ages 2 to 11, executives announced on Wednesday.
Rafale appears in the lead as Malaysia seeks new fighter jets: defense source
LANGKAWI, Malaysia (Reuters) - France's Rafale fighter jet is emerging as the frontrunner as Malaysia looks to replace its aging fleet of combat aircraft, a source in the Southeast Asian nation's defense ministry said on Wednesday, despite narrowing its defense spending this year.
Barber-turned-rapper crowned 'Afghan Star' in talent show
KABUL (Reuters) - A barber-turned-rapper has been crowned the winner of an Afghan talent show that offered its audience some relief from daily stories of insurgents and suicide bombs.
South Korea's Park apologizes, promises cooperation in graft probe
SEOUL (Reuters) - Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye apologized to the country on Tuesday as she arrived at prosecutors' offices for questioning as a criminal suspect in a corruption scandal that has gripped the country for months.
Macron seen winning French TV debate, clashes with Le Pen
PARIS (Reuters) - Centrist Emmanuel Macron solidified his status as frontrunner in France's presidential election on Monday in a televised debate during which he clashed on immigration and Europe with his main rival, far-right leader Marine Le Pen.
Singer Jason Derulo discusses acting ambitions at 'Swalla' launch
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hip hop artist Jason Derulo has big ambitions to break into movies and television but when it comes to auditions, the singer said they are not his thing.
'Sesame Street' to welcome first autistic Muppet
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Long-running children's television show "Sesame Street" is welcoming a new kid to the block - a Muppet with autism called Julia.
- More TV News »