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Hollywood takes on Trump at Oscars
HOLLYWOOD: Hollywood seized the global platform of the Oscars on Sunday to take on Donald Trump, but stars kept the tone light and inclusive after the US president’s divisive debut. With Trump famous for his angry Twitter attacks on critics, Hollywood’s stars made jibes about incurring his wrath but mostly adopted a celebratory mood, with multiple winners highlighting their origins as immigrants,
 
 
Moonlight upsets La La Land for top Oscar honour
LOS ANGELES: African-American coming-of-age tale Moonlight won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday on a big night for Hollywood diversity that was overshadowed by an embarrassing onstage gaffe over the top award. In a mishap that caused uproar and confusion, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway initially announced that romantic musical La La Land, the presumed favourite for best picture, had won. As the casts of both
   
Trump scoffs at ‘rigged’ Dems chairman vote
WASHINGTON: Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the “rigged” election of a former member of Barack Obama’s presidential cabinet to the post of Democratic chairman. “The race for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman was, of course, totally ‘rigged’,” Trump wrote on Twitter, one day after a gathering of Democratic party faithful elected Thomas Perez − Obama’s former labour secretary − to head DNC. Trump suggested that party
 
 
Mexico submitting to Trump terrorism: Catholic Church
MEXICO CITY: The Catholic Church in Mexico on Sunday accused the government of adopting an attitude of fear and “submission” over US President Donald Trump’s immigration measures, which it labeled “terrorism.” Mexican authorities “only make declarations and promises, their reactions are lukewarm and they also show fear and even worse, submission,” read an editorial in the Church’s From the Faith weekly. The editorial, entitled
   
Democrats must overhaul party, says Sanders
WASHINGTON: Former US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday urged a major overhaul of his party, calling for more aggressive efforts to court working-class voters and fight big businesses from Wall Street to the pharmaceutical sector. Sanders, who spoke a day after Democrats chose Tom Perez, a veteran of former President Barack Obama’s administration, as their new party chairman, said it was also crucial for
 
 
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