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Monday, May 25, 2015
A jury led by Italian-U.S. actress Isabella Rossellini at the Cannes Film Festival awarded the best picture prize in the sidebar Un Certain Regard section Saturday to an Icelandic comedy, "Rams."
A Chinese Buddha statue which lost its head 20 years ago, had its head reattached in Taiwan on Saturday, thanks to an anonymous Taiwanese art collector.
Buddha statue from China gets its head reattached in Taiwan
Excited Australians partied and sang, with some dressed up in glittering costumes as they cheered on their wildcard entry to Eurovision Sunday despite the song contest airing in the early hours of the morning.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest while Russia is booed
Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian that were apparently prompted by the Ukraine conflict and the Kremlin's anti-gay policies.
Su Chi's agent threatens to sue over false reporting
Award winning Taiwanese actress Su Chi (舒淇), who stars in Hou Hsiao-hsien's (侯孝賢) "The Assassin" (聶隱娘), has become unwittingly embroiled in a heated exchange online over an alleged error in the film's description at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
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Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.
Eurovision, a stage for geopolitical conflicts?
Behind the kitsch, glitz and smoke machines of the Eurovision Song Contest -- hosted Saturday by Vienna -- hide more serious international geopolitical tensions, says the creator of the world's first university course on the popular music competition.
A "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined the University of Michigan's archives on the trailblazing filmmaker, the school says.
Unequal schools in France prompt strike
France is trying to shake up a top-down system of teaching, end an elite bilingual program and give schools more say in how students spend their time, saying entrenched inequality in education threatens the country's future.
Cannes awards race wide open on eve of festival
The competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival wraps up Saturday with a clutch of favorites jockeying for one of global cinema's most coveted prizes.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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