Nearly three decades after it helped topple communist totalitarian regimes in Eastern Europe, US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is challenging Moscow again, this time with a new 24-hour TV news channel in Russian.
Winners in main Oscars categories
Here are the winners in key categories for the 89th Academy Awards, which were handed out on Sunday in Hollywood:
Black actors triumph at very political Oscars
Two black film stars took the early acting honours at the 89th Oscars on Sunday, which began with a salvo of jokes by host Jimmy Kimmel targeting US President Donald Trump.
'Zootopia' wins Oscar for best animated picture
Buddy cop comedy "Zootopia" bagged the Oscar for best animated feature film on Sunday, crowning what turned into a record 2016 for Disney.
London film screening backs Oscar boycott director Farhadi
Thousands of film fans gathered in London's Trafalgar Square Sunday for a screening of "The Salesman" by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who is boycotting the Oscars over US President Donald Trump's policies.
O.J. Simpson documentary wins Oscar
A film about the O.J. Simpson murder trial that transfixed the United States two decades ago won the best documentary Oscar on Sunday, with the director dedicating the prize to crime victims.
Viola Davis wins best supporting actress Oscar for 'Fences'
Viola Davis won an Oscar on her third try on Sunday, for her acclaimed supporting role in Denzel Washington's big screen adaptation of August Wilson's searing play "Fences."
Clooney blasts Trump as Huppert's 'Elle' wins at 'French Oscars'
Isabelle Huppert and her hit thriller "Elle" were the big winners late Friday at the "French Oscars" -- the Cesars -- in a highly political ceremony marked by Hollywood star George Clooney warning that freedom had to be defended in the face of Donald Trump's US presidency. "Courage trumps fear. Right always trumps might," the…
Erdogan biopic to hit screens ahead of referendum
A new film about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to hit cinema screens weeks before an April referendum on whether to boost the president's powers.
Solar-powered cinema opens in Burkina ahead of festival
A solar-powered cinema was unveiled in Burkina Faso Friday ahead of the city's hosting of Africa's top film festival, even as movie theatres on the continent continue to disappear.