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Cannes to open with feast for art-house movie buffs

This decision has upset the movie theater exhibitors who are part of the festival. On Tuesday, France's National Federation of Films Distributors said the Netflix films at Cannes were "endangering a whole ecosystem". The move angered Netflix CEO Reed Hastings , who slammed what he called the French cinema establishment for "closing ranks" against the U.S. streaming service. Read More »

Trump threatens to cancel press briefings, unhappy with Comey coverage

It also escalated a potentially damaging standoff between a fuming, undisciplined president and the unorthodox lawman he dismissed three days earlier. Fisher is one of almost a dozen candidates President Donald Trump is considering to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey. "Relish the opportunity to be an outsider", Trump said. Read More »

Sanctions against Russian Federation violate Ukrainians' rights to information

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Ukraine has imposed sanctions against a number of Russian media outlets and social networking websites, the presidential office said Tuesday. "We, the VK team, have always avoided politics". Several Russian media outlets have also been added to the sanctions regime, including the television stations TV Center, NTV Plus, TNT, Zvezda, and RBK. Read More »

DC Takes Home Miss USA Title For Second Year In A Row

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Miss New Jersey Chhavi Verg was the runner-up, and Miss Minnesota Meridith Gould came in third place. Kara McCullough from the US capital will go on to represent the United States at the Miss Universe contest. She said that she hoped that more people could get jobs. "A lot of people making these nasty attacks say that they are feminists", she added, "yet they're tearing down this strong woman because, again, she doesn't fit their narrative". Read More »

William shows his bedside manner on visit to cancer hospital

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The 6-year-old was a little tongue-tied after her meeting with the Duke but Alistair Wood, 45, added: "It's particularly nice he's come around, it shows he's interested in the Royal Marsden and the patients - it gives a boost to everyone". He was reunited with radiotherapy worker Fiona Bragg, 55, who took William under her wing when he spent a day shadowing staff at the south London hospital in 2005, two years before he became president of the Royal Marsden. Read More »

UK's Prince Philip, 95, to retire from royal duties

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Britain's Prince Philip, the 95-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will retire from public engagements later this year, Buckingham Palace said yesterday. The palace said Philip will continue heading numerous charitable organisations but will not play an active role attending engagements. Philip, who will turn 96 next month, will carry out the rest of his engagements through August both individually and accompanying the Queen . Read More »

Rare handwritten Harry Potter prequel stolen in robbery

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West Midland law enforcement officials are asking anyone who knows the whereabouts of the story to contact them. Almost a decade after she wrote it for a charity auction, J.K. 'We are appealing to anyone who sees, or is offered this item for sale, to contact police'. "The card never came out of the box", he told The Telegraph . Read More »

Weekend box office: The Guardians thrive while King Arthur falls flat

It's probably the closest thing you'll see to Conor McGregor fighting this year. For a brief, shining moment, anxious executives at Warner Bros. were hopeful that director Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword would open to at least $25 million in North America and overperform overseas, where historical action epics can often conquer audiences. Read More »

Robin Thicke Takes Legal Action Against Dad Alan's Widow

He left Callau the ranch's furnishings, 25 per cent of his personal effects, a $500,000 (GBP387) life insurance policy, and insisted she could live at the ranch, as long as she maintained the property. According to court documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times, Callau "threatened to make her claims fodder for "tabloid publicity" unless the Co-Trustees agreed to participate in a mediation and succumb to her demands". Read More »

Quand le porte-parole d'En Marche recadre l'ex-Premier ministre Valls — France

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Un choix qui n'a pas fait que des heureux au sein du parti mais aussi d'En Marche! "Au Parti socialiste , ce n'est pas comme au Front national, chez Macron ou chez Mélenchon". Honni par le PS, humilié par la République en marche , conspué par les internautes. "S'ils veulent faire autre chose, qu'ils le disent, mais ça ne représente que 5% du Parti socialiste ", a ajouté Jean-Christophe Cambadélis. Read More »

President Donald Trump Fires Back At Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert didn't seem troubled while addressing President Donald Trump's insults directed toward him in a recent interview . "Making jokes about you has been good for ratings", Colbert said, referencing his ascent from late-night struggler to the top of Joke Everest. Read More »

Award-winning actor Powers Boothe dies at the age of 68

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 19: Actor Powers Boothe attends the premiere of Dimension Films' "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For " at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 19, 2014 in Hollywood, California. Friends and family called him a devoted husband and father, and a great actor. The actor Beau Bridges first tweeted the news , writing, "It's with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe ". Read More »

White House grilled about Comey during daily briefing

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Josh Holmes, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said later on the program that the Republican leader had just called him to say he would support Garland for FBI's top spot. The newspaper cites current and former USA officials, who say the president jeopodised a critical source of intelligence on IS in his conversations with the Russian foreign minister and the Russian ambassador to the US. Read More »

Avi Kaplan Is Leaving Pentatonix

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He cites Pentatonix's fast-paced touring schedule as a major factor in his choice to leave the group. "It has been the hardest decision I've ever had to make in my life", he admits. "And just so you know, I will still be performing at all of our announced shows, so come say hi and give me a hug. You all have inspired me and lifted me up every single day and, for that, I am eternally grateful", he said. Read More »

Britain says it's a natural partner for China's new Silk Road

Guterres noted , adding that the 17 Goals can guide the policies and actions under the Belt and Road towards true sustainable development. "Germany as a country has not asked to be a part of the initiative, but German companies have asked to be part of it", said Brigitte Zypries, German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, who attended the forum. Read More »

Sen. Mike Lee Says Trump Is 'Fully Cooperating' With Russia Investigation

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During the campaign, Trump praised Comey and the FBI for their investigation. Trump said Comey wanted to have the dinner because he wanted to stay on in the job. President Donald Trump pauses while meeting with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Monday, May 15, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Read More »

Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer reaches a breaking point on Saturday Night Live

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After explaining Comey's firing with Russian dolls, McCarthy-as-Spicer flew into a rage, throwing a pillar into the crowd when asked whether he was surprised that Trump didn't fire him before Comey. Does this spell the end for Spicey? Kadonaga says she figured a few people might get a laugh out of it and was "shocked" to soon find her Spicer in the bush cutout trending on Twitter. Read More »

Mariners drop struggling Diaz from closer's role

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Cano will be eligible to return May 23, which would be the first game of Seattle's eight-game road trip to Washington, Boston and Colorado. Seattle SS Jean Segura extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a single in the third inning. Manaea made one rehab start at Nashville. This time it's star second baseman Robinson Cano, who hasn't played since May 10 due to a mild strain in his right quadriceps, as diagnosed Tuesday morning following a magnetic resonance imaging scan. Read More »

Raids on Chidambaram, Lalu houses; Opposition cries vendetta

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Our government does not endorse revenge politics. But the NDA government hit back, saying today was the day of accountability for the "corrupt". Summary: Former union minister P Chidambaram's home in Chennai is being raided by the CBI.Raids are on at 14 places in Chennai . Read More »

John Terry hints at retirement

Belgium worldwide Eden Hazard and Spain full back Cesar Azpilicueta are the other Chelsea players on the list, having helped the club secure the league title. "The most important thing is to win the league, but then, we you arrive at this situation, and you can write some records, I think it is important for the history". Read More »

Wizards defense falls apart in second half of Game 7

We outlasted them there. Olynyk's heroics helped the Boston bench outscore the Washington reserves 48-5. Days after his season-saving three, Wall finished with 18 points on 8-of-23 shooting, and 11 assists. Boston finished the third with a 13-3 run, in the final two minutes and led 85-79 after three-quarters. If the Wizards were clearly better, however, they would've created more sepearation when they led 70-64 in the third quarter only to succumb to a 22-5 run that put it away at TD ... Read More »

Israel was source of intel Trump shared with Russians

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In a narrowly worded denial Monday night, national security adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters that the Post story about the meeting "as reported " was false. Trump will be visiting Israel next week on his first foreign trip as president. One can only imagine how exhausted and furious Republican lawmakers are getting about all of the drama, controversy, and utter nonsense coming from the White House , torpedoing their legislative agenda. Read More »