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No joking: Ben Stiller directs gritty prison drama

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

Hollywood star Ben Stiller put away his clown face Monday to premiere his directorial debut in Cannes, a stranger-than-fiction prison-break drama that is based on a true story.The American actor best...

Chef Jamie Oliver slams TV bosses over junk food ads

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver slammed his own bosses Monday in an extraordinary attack on their defence of junk food advertising on television.The British cook, who has campaigned against sugary drinks...

German prosecutors raid Opel over diesel allegations

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

French-owned carmaker Opel became the latest household name of the German auto industry to find itself in the spotlight over diesel emissions as authorities raided two factories and filed rigging charges...

Ford faces outrage in France over factory closure

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

US carmaker Ford came under fire from the French government on Monday over its plans to close a factory producing gear boxes in southwest France that employs 850 people.After a stormy meeting between...

Chinese version of TV hit 'Broadchurch' in the works

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

The blockbuster British crime drama "Broadchurch" is to be remade in Chinese, its producers said Monday.Very few Western television series are shown in China -- which has a strict quota on foreign-made...

S Korean president to lobby for Kim Jong Un on Europe tour

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that world powers needed to reassure North Korea's Kim Jong Un that he had taken the right decision to commit to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula.Moon,...

Six dead as heavy storms hit southeastern France

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

At least six people died after heavy storms swamped parts of southwestern France, flooding rivers and cutting roads, officials said Monday.The Aude department, which includes the fortress city of Carcassonne,...

'Genius' behind 'Teletubbies' in new go-to-sleep kids show

14 October 2018 | 0 comments

"Teletubbies" creator Andrew Davenport has come up with a new show "guaranteed to stop children climbing the walls", BBC bosses claimed Sunday.Davenport, an actor and puppeteer known as the "J.K. Rowling...

London, Paris, Berlin demand 'credible' Khashoggi probe

14 October 2018 | 0 comments

Britain, France and Germany insisted Sunday that "light must be shed" on the whereabouts of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as they called for a credible investigation into his disappearance.In a joint statement,...

British mountain biker shot dead by French hunter

14 October 2018 | 0 comments

A 34-year-old Briton riding a mountain bike was shot dead by a hunter as he sped down a wooded track in the French Alps, officials said on Sunday.The victim was identified as Mark Sutton, who originally...

Fine French wine fetches record-smashing $558,000 at auction

13 October 2018 | 0 comments

A bottle of 1945 Romanee-Conti wine fetched a record-smashing $558,000 at an auction held at Sotheby's in New York Saturday, which saw two bottles break the previous record.The final price, including...

Italian broadcaster to make first kids' TV show about sexual harassment

13 October 2018 | 0 comments

The world's first children's television series about sexual harassment will be screened next year, its Italian makers told AFP Saturday."Jams" will tell the story of an 11-year-old girl called Joy who...

Red Star Belgrade consult lawyers over match-fixing claims

13 October 2018 | 0 comments

Red Star Belgrade have consulted French lawyers with a view to launching defamation proceedings after L'Equipe daily alleged the Serbian club had fixed the result of a Champions League match with Paris...

French prosecutors move to drop probe into 1994 Rwanda presidential attack

13 October 2018 | 0 comments

French prosecutors have requested the dismissal of a probe into the deadly 1994 attack on former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, which sparked the country's genocide, according to legal papers...

New Angry Birds television series being hatched

13 October 2018 | 0 comments

Producers are laying plans for a new "Angry Birds" television series based on the cult video game, its distributors said Saturday.The game, about a furious flock of multi-coloured birds protecting their...



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