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French baker accused of trying to kill girlfriend with rolling pin

French baker accused of trying to kill girlfriend with rolling pin

25 May 2015 | 0 comments

A baker has been arrested near the southern French city of Nice for allegedly attempting to kill his waitress girlfriend with a rolling pin, prosecutors said Monday. The suspect from the town of Saint-Laurent-du-Var,...

Euro exchange rate volatile as Greece dominates sentiment

Euro exchange rate volatile as Greece dominates sentiment

25 May 2015 | 0 comments

The euro exchange rate continues to soften against the pound sterling and US dollar as investors continue to focus their attention on the situation in Greece. [Contributed by TorFX]

Cannes winner puts refugee issue up on the screen

Cannes winner puts refugee issue up on the screen

25 May 2015 | 0 comments

The debate around the world about what to do with growing waves of desperate migrants will be spurred by a Cannes Film Festival triumph for a movie that looks at the plight of a refugee hero."Dheepan",...

French immigration thriller bags Cannes Palme d'Or

French immigration thriller bags Cannes Palme d'Or

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

A French thriller spotlighting the plight of traumatised refugees building new lives, "Dheepan", captured the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or top prize on Sunday.As countries around the world grapple...

Coen-led Cannes jury 'profoundly changed' by experience

Coen-led Cannes jury 'profoundly changed' by experience

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

The Cannes Film Festival jury, headed by the Coen brothers, said Sunday it was profoundly changed by the experience of judging this year's entries. "Any experience as intense as this changes your life...

French immigration thriller bags Cannes Palme d'Or

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

A French thriller spotlighting the plight of traumatised refugees building new lives, "Dheepan", captured the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or top prize on Sunday.As countries around the world grapple...

Refugee plight spotlighted in winning Cannes movie

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

The top honour at the Cannes Film Festival's awards evening Sunday went to "Dheepan", a fast-paced, emotionally rich thriller about refugees fleeing the Sri Lankan civil war and seeking to build new lives...

Cannes winner stars Sri Lankan former child soldier

Cannes winner stars Sri Lankan former child soldier

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

A Sri Lankan novelist and former child soldier stars in "Dheepan", a French thriller which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday.In the picture by acclaimed director Jacques Audiard...

Refugee plight spotlighted in winning Cannes movie

Refugee plight spotlighted in winning Cannes movie

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

The top honour at the Cannes Film Festival's awards evening Sunday went to "Dheepan", a faced-paced, emotionally rich thriller about refugees fleeing the Sri Lankan civil war and seeking to build new...

Rooney Mara, Emmanuelle Bercot share Cannes best actress award

Rooney Mara, Emmanuelle Bercot share Cannes best actress award

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

In a surprise decision, the Cannes jury on Sunday split the best actress award between upcoming Hollywood star Rooney Mara and France's Emmanuelle Bercot, bypassing bookies' favourite Cate Blanchett.Mara...

France's Vincent Lindon wins Cannes's best actor award

France's Vincent Lindon wins Cannes's best actor award

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

Talented, gruff and a former squeeze of Monaco's Princess Caroline, French character actor Vincent Lindon scooped the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday for his leading role in a tough...

Taiwan's Hou Hsiao-hsien wins Cannes best director award for 'The Assassin'

Taiwan's Hou Hsiao-hsien wins Cannes best director award for 'The Assassin'

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

Taiwan's Hou Hsiao-hsien scooped the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday for his slow-burning minimalist drama "The Assassin".The film is set in ninth-century China, at the end of...

French immigration thriller bags Cannes Palme d'Or

French immigration thriller bags Cannes Palme d'Or

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

A French thriller spotlighting the plight of traumatised refugees building new lives, "Dheepan", captured the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday.As countries around the world grapple...

Cannes Film Festival winners 2015

Cannes Film Festival winners 2015

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

Here are the winners from the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, as chosen by a jury led by US director siblings Joel and Ethan Coen: Palme d'Or: "Dheepan"(French director Jacques Audiard)A thriller spotlighting...

Cannes closes with glittering ceremony

Cannes closes with glittering ceremony

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

After nearly two weeks of stirring, sleek and thought-provoking movies -- and a couple of duds -- the Cannes Film Festival closed Sunday with an awards night to declare the winner of its coveted Palme...

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