Macedonian parliament narrowly greenlights name change for ‘brighter future’ with NATO & EU

Barely eking out the required majority and casting aside the failed popular referendum, Macedonia’s parliament has approved the country’s name change for the sake of a “brighter future” reserved for NATO members. The Macedonian population largely boycotted the referendum, despite the best efforts of its US-backed government, which tried to entice voters by phrasing the question […]

Paramount Greenlights ‘Meet Jimmy’, a Horror Film About a Killer Podcast

True crime podcasts have become some of the hottest of the entire medium over the past few years, but now a new movie is on the way about a podcast that may actually kill its listeners. Paramount has acquired the rights to Meet Jimmy, a short film from Dutch director David-Jan Bronsgeest and writer Tim Koomen that’s […]

Nevada greenlights 1st execution in 12 years, furthering death row inmate’s quest

Nevada has officially scheduled the execution of Scott Raymond Dozier, 47, for July 11. While Dozier has repeatedly stated the wish to die, the sentence was delayed due to ethical concerns over an unusual mix of drugs to be used. Dozier will become the first death row inmate in Nevada jails to be executed in […]

California green-lights initiative that’s a conspiracy theorist’s dream

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Joe Amon) Activists in California can now move forward with an expansive ballot initiative that encompasses a world of non-evidence-based and fringe notions, according to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. The initiative would eliminate vaccination requirements for schools and daycares, banish genetically modified organisms, and prohibit basic water treatments with […]

Australia greenlights $650mn project for world’s biggest solar plant

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 04:50 A proposal to build the world’s largest thermal solar plant has been approved by the South Australian government. It paves the way for the construction of the AU$ 650 million (US$ 512mn) facility by a US-based company. The company behind the project, SolarReserve, welcomed the approval and said it […]

State Dept greenlights $500mn sale of missiles & artillery to Poland

Poland is set to purchase up to 150 advanced air-to-air missiles and about two dozen multiple rocket launchers and other high-grade military equipment from US, with a total estimated cost of some $ 500 million, The Pentagon has revealed. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, a branch of the US Department of Defense, in charge of […]

FCC greenlights OneWeb to deliver satellite internet in the US

Providing internet to remote users beyond the telecom grid has always been a difficult dream to realize. But as Trump assured supporters in Iowa yesterday that better rural broadband would get looped into his infrastructure plans, the ambition at least has the White House’s attention. Actual beyond-the-grid solutions have been varied and still, alas, experimental. […]

CBS greenlights another James Corden show… on Snapchat

James Corden’s viral-friendly Carpool Karaoke videos have given The Late Late Show exposure well beyond it’s timeslot. Now CBS wants to squeeze out a little more of Corden’s magic by giving the singing Brit his own (fictional) competitive reality show called James Corden’s Next James Corden, in which fake contestants compete to (eventually) take Corden’s […]

Amazon Greenlights Carnival Row Fantasy Series From Teen Wolf EP

Take a seat on the Iron Throne, Game of Thrones: Amazon is about to launch its own big-budget fantasy series. The streaming service has given an eight-episode series order to Carnival Row, a “neo-Victorian fantasy” set in a world where humans and mythical creatures co-exist, TVLine has learned. The hour-long drama series will follow the investigation […]

Amazon Greenlights Not One But TWO Seasons of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

It is no surprise at all to learn that Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has moved past the Amazon pilot stage and been approved for a full season. It is a little surprising, however, that the streaming service has green-lit the hour-long comedy-drama hybrid set in late-1950s Greenwich Village for two seasons, based on just one […]