Sunday, September 7, 2014
Karel Cerny, the Czech art director and production designer who won an Oscar in 1985 for his work on Milos Forman's hit film “Amadeus,” died at the age of 92 on Friday, his family said.
Robots built to traverse the rugged terrain of Mars battled it out in Poland on Friday in a competition to find the best way to explore the Red Planet.
The age-old rivalry between Broadway and Hollywood took central stage at this year's Venice film festival, which winds up on Saturday, with a host of theater-based tales and stars denouncing a declining Silver Screen industry.
Movies from the United States, Indonesia and Japan are tipped by critics as the favorites to win this year's Golden Lion award at the Venice film festival, due to be announced on Saturday.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
The Ukrainian president declared a cease-fire Friday to end nearly five months of fighting in the nation's east after his representatives reached a deal with the Russian-backed rebels at peace talks.
Greece and its international creditors will meet again at the end of month after three days of talks over the deeply indebted country's finances, officials said on Thursday.
Official data show that German factory production rebounded in July, another sign that Europe's biggest economy should return to growth in the third quarter.
Friday, September 5, 2014
NATO leaders are expected to announce a raft of fresh sanctions against Russia on Friday over its actions in Ukraine, although hopes remain that a ceasefire can be forged at peace talks in Minsk on the same day.
Undeterred by threats from Russia that Ukraine's NATO ambitions would derail peace talks, Ukraine's leader discussed closer ties with NATO at a meeting Thursday with U.S. President Barack Obama and other NATO leaders in Wales.
The United States will send about 200 troops to take part in a U.S.-led annual exercise in Ukraine later this month, the Pentagon said Wednesday, in a show of solidarity with Kiev.