Europe

Cannes Film Festival: Shoplifters wins top prize

Critics are calling the Japanese film a modern masterpiece.

Counting the Cost

Venezuela's oil meltdown

We examine why Venezuela's oil-based economy is falling apart despite the fact that global oil prices have recovered.

Europe

Cannes Film Festival: Closing movie took over 20 years to finish

Terry Gilliam persisted through numerous setbacks to produce the fifth and final version of his film that is closing this year’s Cannes film festival.

Opinion

France's anti-semitism manifesto is Islamophobic

The 'Manifesto against the new anti-Semitism' is ignorant of Islam's history and teachings.

Mehmet Gormez

by Mehmet Gormez

Mehmet Gormez

Europe

Cannes Film Festival: Gender equality in the spotlight

Discussions on redressing this imbalance in the film industry has been dominating the event this year.

Europe

Iran, Russia prevent directors from attending Cannes

Jafar Panahi hasn’t been able to leave Iran since 2010, and Kirill Serebrennikov was arrested by the Russian government before the festival.

Europe

Cannes Film Festival: Lack of funds hurts independent film

Cannes champions art house cinema, films made outside the studio system, but independent films are struggling to find financing.

France

ISIL claims deadly knife attack in Paris

Attacker, who was shot dead by French police, identified as man born in Chechnya in 1997.

ISIL claims deadly knife attack in Paris

Europe

'Two dead, including assailant' in Paris knife attack

Officials in French capital say person who carried out knife attack was overpowered by police.

France: Suspect 'killed' after deadly knife attack in Paris

Middle East

Iran protesters chant anti-US slogans after nuclear deal pull out

Demonstrators take aim at Donald Trump's decision as Iranian FM plans tour to negotiate with pact's other signatories.

Iran protesters chant anti-US slogans after nuclear deal pull out

Middle East

World leaders call for restraint after Israeli raids in Syria

Israeli air strikes against what it says were Iranian targets in Syria draw global calls to avoid further escalation.

World leaders call for restraint after Israeli raids in Syria

United States

Defence stocks rise after US pulls out of Iran deal

Price of crude oil rises as well, but several companies that do business with Iran experiencing stocks decline.

Defence company stocks rise after US pulls out of Iran deal

Europe

Cannes Film Festival kicks off with focus on gender equality

This year's festival is the first to be held since the entertainment industry became engulfed in a sexual harassment scandal.

Europe

Macron's first year: French divided over 'president of the rich'

Twelve months on, public opinion in France is divided on the country's youngest president.

Iran

World leaders react to Trump's nuclear deal decision

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain join Israel in applauding US president's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal.