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Author: 0 Sofia Coppola's Cannes Film Festival Win Is Historic

Chinese actor and jury member Fan Bing Bing pointed out that Coppola won not because she was a woman but because of the great movie she had made. The Cannes Film Festival awarded its coveted Palme d'Or award to Ruben Ostlund's " The Square " on Sunday, while Sofia Coppola became only the second woman to win the best director award.

Arts&Culture South African ruling party backs scandal-tainted president
Author: 0 South African ruling party backs scandal-tainted president

The "Zuptagate", other corruption scandals and the dismissal of popular finance minister Pravin Gordhan have piled up pressure on Zuma to resign, with tens of thousands of demonstrators taking to the streets in April. The stalwarts went on to say that if the opposition truly held the interests of the country at heart they would withdraw the motion of no confidence and would allow members of the ANC caucus to formally move a motion of no confidence themselves.

Arts&Culture Woman arrested in connection with Manchester attack after police raid flats
Author: 0 Woman arrested in connection with Manchester attack after police raid flats

On the matter, Trump said the leaks were "deeply troubling", promising an investigation after British police said the publication of forensic photographs had caused distress to victims' relatives. Britain's terror threat level was raised to "critical" - the highest level - on Tuesday over concern another attack could be imminent. Interior minister Amber Rudd confirmed on Wednesday that Abedi was known to intelligence services.

Arts&Culture Dancing copper and OAP DJ return as BGT semi-finals get underway
Author: 0 Dancing copper and OAP DJ return as BGT semi-finals get underway

As the St Patrick's primary school choir from County Down started to sing Katy Perry's Roar , Ant and Dec suddenly ran onstage to stop them. The top three acts included these two acts, plus Miss Treat Vibe. It's going to be a competitive one - but which eight acts will be taking to that stage on Tuesday night in their bid to win a coveted final spot? Having recently performed on The Late Late Show and impressed audiences in the award-winning Dublin Fringe show, Riot , "brothers" Famous ...

Arts&Culture President Donald Trump Takes His Peace Mission To Israel
Author: 0 President Donald Trump Takes His Peace Mission To Israel

Worshill added that while "the killing of innocent" Muslims, Christians and Jews in Israel must stop, "I don't believe there will be true peace in Israel or on the earth until the Lord returns". David Jeremiah, declared the visits "laid the groundwork for a broad and unified coalition throughout the Middle East". "They are ready to reach for peace".

Arts&Culture Betty Shelby, Tulsa Cop, Acquitted in Fatal Shooting
Author: 0 Betty Shelby, Tulsa Cop, Acquitted in Fatal Shooting

The 43-year-old officer said during her trial that she had shot Terence Crutcher because she thought he was reaching for a weapon from his vehicle during a routine traffic stop in September 2016. Shelby looked stone-faced when the verdict was read , but Crutcher's family was quickly ushered out of the courtroom sobbing and wailing. Crutcher, who was unarmed, was seen walking to his vehicle with his hands up before reaching into the driver's side window.

Author: 0 Steve Kerr says he's not planning to coach Game 1 of Finals

It is awkward. It is weird. Kerr told reporters he still has not made a final decision on whether he will coach in the championship series against the Cleveland Cavaliers , "but as of right now, I will not coach Thursday night" in Game 1 .

Arts&Culture Melania Trump: her first official tour was incredible
Author: 0 Melania Trump: her first official tour was incredible

And Trump's policy agenda has run into problems. "It all fits with his strategic ambiguity approach to life", said Julianne Smith of the Centre for a New American Security. The trip took the Trumps to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Belgium and Italy. Trump then moved on to Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, saying he got a commitment from allies to increase their defense spending, and the alliance itself committed to joining the coalition against terror.

Arts&Culture Greg Gianforte Apologizes for Body-Slamming Reporter; Wins Montana Election
Author: 0 Greg Gianforte Apologizes for Body-Slamming Reporter; Wins Montana Election

The special election was for Montana's lone House seat, which was vacated when former GOP Rep. Ryan Zinke was tapped to be Trump's Interior secretary. And I just ask you to bear with me. He then apologized directly to Jacobs and to the witnesses. Gianforte's campaign was boosted by rallies featuring Vice President Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr.

Arts&Culture Will Smith Defends Netflix at Heated Cannes Jury Press Conference
Author: 0 Will Smith Defends Netflix at Heated Cannes Jury Press Conference

Andrzej Wajda's feature "Man of Iron", which focuses on the birth of the Solidarity movement, is one of 16 history-making films which are to be shown as part of celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Festival. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings responded to that rule change on Facebook. Still the world's most influential cinema event despite the shifting landscape brought by streaming services and the rise of TV, Cannes is steadfast in its mission to celebrate world cinema with its ...

Author: 0 Swedish drama 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes film festival

The Best Actress award was bagged by German actor Diane Kruger for her powerful portrayal of a woman fighting the neo-Nazi murderers of her husband and son in Turkish-born German director Fatih Akin's " In the Fade ". The film's docu-drama retelling of that painful period, combined with a burgeoning spirit of unity for the gay community, earned it some of the best reviews of the festival.

Arts&Culture CBSE not to mention grace marks on marksheets
Author: 0 CBSE not to mention grace marks on marksheets

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced class XII board exam results today. However, reports said that there has been an overall dip in the pass percentage. The pass percentage fell slightly from 88.91% in 2016 to 88.27% this year, which Mr. Sisodia attributed to the strict measures taken to reduce cheating.

Author: 0 Kim Kardashian knew Kris Humphries marriage was doomed on honeymoon

With all the time and effort that Shepherd has poured into her job, it's unlikely that the Kardashian family will want to see her go anytime soon. She admitted that she was never "entirely comfortable" making love with Kris because sex meant "giving, and while I believe I am better now, I have never been good at it".

Arts&Culture Spyder teaser to be out on May 31, tweets Mahesh Babu
Author: 0 Spyder teaser to be out on May 31, tweets Mahesh Babu

He also added that the teaser of SPYder will be revealed on May 31 at 5 PM. It seems the makers of Tollywood star Mahesh Babu's upcoming bilingual movie have finally made up their mind on the release date of the film. Already the first look poster of Mahesh's Spyder grabbed the attention of audience and fans. N.V. Prasad and Tagore Madhu are producing the film under NVR Cinema banner in distribution with Reliance Entertainments.

Author: 0 Theresa May to shirtfront Donald Trump over intelligence leaks

Following the arrest, police conducted a search at a property in the same area. Police say the leaks compromise their investigation due to the fact that the public is now aware of what authorities are looking to track down. British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Abedi "likely" did not act alone in the strike at the close of an Ariana Grande concert Monday night and that he had been known to security forces "up to a point".

Author: 0 Tiger Woods arrested on drink-driving charge

Police in Florida say Tiger Woods has been arrested for DUI . Woods, victor of 14 major titles, has not played in a competitive tournament since withdrawing from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February after a first-round 77 and continuing issues with his back.

Arts&Culture Angelina Jolie Celebrates Daughter Shiloh's 11th Birthday at Disneyland With Cambodian Friends
Author: 0 Angelina Jolie Celebrates Daughter Shiloh's 11th Birthday at Disneyland With Cambodian Friends

Bertrand , who died aged 56 in January 2007 after a battle with cancer, raised Jolie and her brother Haven by herself after divorcing their father, actor Jon Voight , when Jolie was a toddler. Her entire salary for the project will be going to her charities. The 41-year-old old actress was spotted at Disneyland with Shiloh as well as her sisters Vivienne and Zahara on Friday (May 26) in Anaheim, Calif.

Arts&Culture Sean Hannity goes on Twitter rant against Media Matters
Author: 0 Sean Hannity goes on Twitter rant against Media Matters

Fox's Washington affiliate in its original story linked Rich's death and the email dump, citing statements from Rod Wheeler , a private investigator who said he is working with the Rich family. I'm not that type of person you can say, 'Go on air and say this.' That's been the beauty of Fox News all these years. Fox News' statement stopped short of apologizing to the Rich family, but claimed that the story wasn't properly vetted before publication.

Author: 0 Depth a key factor now for Ducks, Predators in West finals

The team either has to win on Monday or there will not be a Game 7 in Anaheim . Bernier has also been good for the Ducks this year, though his playoff body of work is limited. The tally, Aberg's first of the playoffs, came just a few minutes after the Swede lost a tooth on a face-plant while generating another scoring opportunity.

Arts&Culture Sato seizes moment for historic Indy 500 win
Author: 0 Sato seizes moment for historic Indy 500 win

Foyt at Long Beach in 2013.Sato's victory gave Andretti a second consecutive win in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing". Castroneves spent the rest of the race playing cat-and-mouse with Sato and nearly had him just as the second-to-last lap began.

Author: 0 The Square wins the Palme dOr 2017

Kidman was awarded a special prize on the festival's 70th anniversary, created specially for the Australian actress, who appeared in four films at this year's competition. Warmly received when it screened at Cannes , " 120 battements par minute " follows the early years of the AIDS association "Act Up" in Paris, focusing on the group's activists and their work.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal notches emphatic first round victory at the French Open

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal had little trouble in their first-round matches at the French Open on Monday. Rafael Nadal , meanwhile, smoothly negotiated the potential stumbling block presented by Frenchman Benoit Paire , launching his bid for a 10th title here with a largely routine 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 win.

Author: 0 Tiger Woods Arrested For DUI In Florida

And now comes the latest chapter in Tiger Woods' downfall: a DUI arrest in Jupiter, Florida, early Monday morning. Still, in a blog post last week at TigerWoods.com, he said he "unequivocally" wants to play professional golf again. "I think he's a good person, and it's kind of sad", Rist said. It means more than you know. Woods has not won a major since 2008, when he won in a dramatic playoff at the US Open.

Author: 0 Tiger Woods arrested for DUI

He was arrested at around 3 a.m.by police in Jupiter, Fla., according to CNN . Golfer Tiger Woods , now rehabbing from back surgery , was arrested early on Memorial Day on suspicion of driving under the influence in Florida, according to police.

Author: 0 Kim Kardashian Opens Up About Kylie Jenner And Tyga's Breakup

Kim Kardashian West revealed that she hasn't spoken to Taylor Swift since sharing footage on Snapchat that proved the songstress approved of Kanye West's " Famous " lyrics about her. "On a scale of 1 to 10, how relieved were you when Kylie and Tyga finally called it quits?" From the sounds of it, this time it might be permanent.

Arts&Culture Ariana Grande's Brother Frankie Shares Powerful Message in Wake of Manchester Attack
Author: 0 Ariana Grande's Brother Frankie Shares Powerful Message in Wake of Manchester Attack

Frankie Grande says he echoes sister Ariana Grande's sentiment that "we can't allow hate to propagate hate and fear to propagate fear" following last week's deadly attack in Manchester. After it was announced, a fan wrote to Piers Morgan, " Ariana's coming back to raise money and see her fans". However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way.

Arts&Culture The Square wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival
Author: 0 The Square wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

Dominic West, Elisabeth Moss and Claes Bang star in " The Square ". Diane Kruger ( In the Fade ) was named best actress and Joaquin Phoenix ( You Were Never Really Here ) best actor at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival. Speaking in English, Kruger said that she was "overcome with emotion" and thanked "Fatih, my brother". She said: "I can not accept this award without thinking about anyone who has ever been affected by an act of terrorism and who is trying to pick up the pieces ...

Author: 0 Clinical Kane, Spurs' three season wonder

If I could have another season like this then hopefully I can get there. Kane said: "I am sure he is not too happy". We are so, so calm about our key players. Not bad in just over three seasons and especially considering he's missed big parts of this campaign with an ankle injury. "The fans' support is fantastic, but I need time to think and decide what is the best way for my career".

Author: 0 After Merkel rebuke, United Kingdom says still strong partner to EU

The German chancellor spoke following t he G7 summit, in which leaders failed to agree unanimously on climate change after U.S. president Donald Trump said he needed more time to decide whether to back a key climate accord. Kennedy in Frankfurt, where he told the audience "those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future". Merkel's speech in Munich could be seen as a reminder to Trump that the decision will have real implications for his relationship with ...

Arts&Culture Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78
Author: 0 Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) presents a 2012 National Humanities Medal to National Humanities Medal to writer Frank Deford during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. Deford called the award the one he is most proud of. I've been delivering these little homilies since 1980 - that's 37 years - and altogether, NPR statisticians tell me, my bloviation total is 1,656 commentaries - and I trust you've hung onto every word.

Author: 0 Billboard Music Awards takes place in Las Vegas

The Canadian star took home an incredible 13 trophies, setting a new record for the most awards claimed by one artist. The performer and songwriter said she was caught in a "whirlwind" when she and marine biologist Adam Gouraguine married in 2012, separating one year later.

Author: 0 Kourtney Kardashian Doesn't Want Scott Disick Seeing Their Kids

In addition to Sofia, Maggie and Ella, he was also with Bella Thorne , who arrived with him on the same flight, and Chloe Bartoli , 26- the same woman he was seen looking cozy with days before Kourtney broke up with him in 2015. Though some claimed the Disney Channel alum made an abrupt exit because she felt like she was being used by Disick to make Kourtney Kardashian jealous, Thorne insisted she simply cut her vacation short because she felt the place was "boring" and "legit ...

Author: 0 Fresh from his travels, Trump rails on Twitter about fake news

He initially failed to report these meetings on his security clearance forms, according to The New York Times , although his lawyer claimed this was an accident and said the forms would be changed. Meanwhile, a parade of senior Republicans appeared on U.S. airwaves on Sunday to tamp down the story s significance, some saying it was not all that unusual to seek to establish "back channel" ties with a foreign government.

Author: 0 UK police stop sharing Manchester attack info with US after leaks

A British official says police in Manchester will stop sharing information about their bombing investigation with the US until they get a guarantee that there will be no more leaks to the news media . UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd yesterday described the leaks as " irritating ", after details about bomber Salman Abedi, including his name, first appeared in U.S.

Author: 0 North Korea launches a short range ballistic missile

South Korean president Moon Jae-in called a meeting of the National Security Council at 7.30 am local time (8.30am AEST) following the launch. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned North Korea's latest missile launch as well as Pyongyang's repeated provocations.

Author: 0 Sofia Coppola becomes second woman to win Cannes director prize

It's witty". Also on the jury are French actress Clotilde Hesme, best known for her role in Chocolat; and Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari, who helmed the film, Chevalier . "When we have more female storytellers we will have more of the women recognize in my day-to-day life, who are proactive, who have their own agency, don't just react to the men around them, but have their own point of view", she said.

Arts&Culture Trump ruffles feathers by calling Germans 'bad' _ on trade
Author: 0 Trump ruffles feathers by calling Germans 'bad' _ on trade

We will stop that", Trump said at the meeting, according to Der Spiegel . "While Donald Trump relies heavily on Russian Federation for his economic success, SC relies heavily on Germany for ours". But the persistent focus on Germany's surplus has unsettled Merkel's government. Trump's confrontational remarks in Brussels, on the eve of the two-day summit in the Mediterranean resort town of Taormina, cast a pall over a meeting at which America's partners had hoped to coax him into ...

Arts&Culture 'Thugs of Hindostan' cast to kick-start shoot in Malta
Author: 0 'Thugs of Hindostan' cast to kick-start shoot in Malta

Director Vijay Krishna Acharya explained, "The set of the film is in a high-security water zone, with restricted access". This ambitious film that brings together Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan for the first time, will begin shoot aboard two specially constructed, massive ships, that are now docked by the Maltese seaside.

Arts&Culture Warriors trash Spurs in Game Two blowout
Author: 0 Warriors trash Spurs in Game Two blowout

Zaza Pachulia will no doubt get a nasty reaction from fans in San Antonio during Game 3 on Saturday, but his Warriors teammates have been reassuring him this week after being so scrutinized following the Game 1 play that resulted in Spurs star Kawhi Leonard severely spraining his left ankle.

Arts&Culture Diego Costa says he won't go to China, only to Atletico
Author: 0 Diego Costa says he won't go to China, only to Atletico

Arsenal beat 10-man Chelsea 2-1 last Saturday to clinch the title after bossing the game for large parts. 'Next season will be another tough season for all the teams, ' Conte told Chelsea's official website . "What he did today was just a effect of an unbelievable attitude every day, even if he was not selected in the squad until the Everton game (on the final day of the English Premier League )".

Author: 0 Ariana Grande to hold Manchester benefit concert next week

In total, 22 people were killed in the Manchester Arena attack . They said a woman who was arrested Wednesday has since been released without charges. May also said that the measure was "a proportionate and sensible response to the threat that our security experts judge we face". Investigators feel they are reaching the "outer edge" of the circle of helpers, the "network", that supported Abedi, a British law enforcement official told Fox News.

Arts&Culture Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Music ioneer, Passes On at 69
Author: 0 Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Music ioneer, Passes On at 69

Over the next few years I would begin to play guitar as everyone of my music loving friends became Allman Brothers' freaks. So while their musical legacy is vast and I think Gregg's work as a musician, you know, will be remembered and re-remembered in the days to come, this is such an important part of their history, too, for me.

Arts&Culture Jaden Smith claims he was kicked out the Four Seasons
Author: 0 Jaden Smith claims he was kicked out the Four Seasons

News that the actor had attempted to extend his stay at the hotel after spending several days there, but the hotel was booked. But the story didn't end there, as his pancakes were also "spiked with cheese", although he is vegan. "The Four Seasons In Toronto Spiked My Pancakes With Cheese, I'm Surprised I'm Still Alive", he wrote in one tweet . Jaden has been in Toronto filming his upcoming movie Life in a Year , and according to E! In a series of four tweets sent out by Smith about ...