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Barred Cannes director desperate to show his film at home in Iran

The female cast and crew of the new film by Iranian director Jafar Panahi, who is banned from leaving the country, said Sunday he was crushed he could not attend the Cannes premiere but that his "most ardent hope" was to show the movie at home.

No programme, no debate but Vladimir Putin cruising to poll win

Running with a lacklustre slogan, no programme and refusing to debate his opponents, it sometimes seems like Russian President Vladimir Putin is not campaigning for re-election at all.

Donald Trump releases John F Kennedy’s assassination documents

President Donald Trump released nearly 3,000 previously secret documents on the 1963 assassination of John F Kennedy, but hundreds were held back despite a law ordering they be made public.

Donald Trump says he’ll allow release of Kennedy assassination files

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he will allow long blocked secret files on the 1963 assassination of John F Kennedy to be opened to the public for the first time.

Academy considers expelling disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was due to hold an emergency session Saturday to discuss kicking out Harvey Weinstein amid mounting sexual harassment, assault and rape accusations.

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein being condemned by vigilantes – Oliver Stone

Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone on Friday said disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was being “condemned by a vigilante system” as people rush to pass judgement on allegations he sexually abused and raped multiple women.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a joint press conference with Russian President following their meeting in Vladivostok on September 10, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV

Japan’s Shinzo Abe expresses support for better Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un ties

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