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Putin Says Russia Doesn't Discriminate Against Gays, Cites Elton John Fans President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that Russia does not discriminate against gays and that millions of Russians love pop icon Elton John "despite his orientation", as he sought to defuse calls from gay rights activists to boycott the Winter Olympics. 01/20/2014 - 8:01 am | View Link
Putin Says Russia Doesn't Discriminate Against Gays, Cites Elton John Fans President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that Russia does not discriminate against gays and that millions of Russians love pop icon Elton John “despite his orientation”, as he sought to defuse calls from gay rights activists to boycott the Winter Olympics. 01/19/2014 - 2:03 pm | View Link
Gay 'propaganda' law doesn't discriminate: Vladimir Putin Sochi: President Vladimir Putin sought on Friday to reassure gay visitors to the Sochi Games that they are welcome in Russia despite a law banning gay "propaganda" to minors. Responding to a question from an Olympics volunteer during a visit in the Black ... 01/17/2014 - 10:54 pm | View Link
Putin: Gay 'propaganda' law in Russia doesn't discriminate SOCHI, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin sought Friday to reassure gay visitors to the Sochi Games that they are welcome in Russia despite a law banning gay "propaganda" to minors, but added they must "leave the children in peace." Responding ... 01/17/2014 - 6:48 am | View Link
Putin promises that the 'anti-gay' law won't discriminate SOCHI, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin sought Friday to reassure gay visitors to the Sochi Games that they are welcome in Russia despite a law banning gay “propaganda” to minors. Responding to a question from an Olympics volunteer during a ... 01/17/2014 - 5:37 am | View Link
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In the six decades since North Korea began to cultivate its own film industry, there have been a kidnapped South Korean director and his movie star wife, a Godzilla-inspired monster movie that flopped in the South, American defectors hamming it up in anti-U. S. propaganda films — and even a foray into "girl power" cinema with the more recent "Comrade Kim Goes Flying."
North Korea began building its cinema industry in the 1950s as a wing of a propaganda machine meant to glorify the country's late founder, Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of current leader Kim Jong Un.
North Korean moviemakers have since dabbled with science fiction, action and romantic comedy, but they're mostly expected to stoke public animosity against rivals Washington and Seoul, and to portray the Kim family as a fearless bastion against evil foreign imperialists.
Asian markets were mostly higher Monday after the Fed's pledge not to rush to raise interest rates prompted investors to add risky assets ahead of the year-end holiday.
ANALYST'S TAKE: "Our markets have opened firmer after the strong rebound in energy prices," said Tony Kwok, a sales trader in Sydney for CMC Markets.
Oil futures in particular, jumped 3.3%, despite Saudi Arabia refusing to cut production, which is seen as a very positive sign for the recently battered commodity.
Last week's volatile stock movements found an upward direction after the Federal Reserve reassured investors on Wednesday it was in "no hurry" to hike interest rates and that a rate hike will not take place during the first quarter of next year.