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At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market. A closer look indicates otherwise: The scrolling list rotates the same dozen or so trades, all from last year. The lights...
Just what film directors Joel and Ethan Coen are thinking is a question that has long bedeviled moviegoers. Now they have the Cannes Film Festival on pins and needles, too.   The 68th Cannes Film Festival wraps up with an awards ceremony Sunday...
Authorities in Venice on Friday closed a working mosque in an ex-church that was Iceland's contribution to the 56th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair on the grounds that it was being improperly used as a place of worship.   Swiss-...
Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds. The study is mostly good news:...
The Cannes Film Festival is as close to the movies' answer to the United Nations. The filmmakers and media of the world are usually represented in one way or the other. The Croisette, Cannes' seaside promenade, is usually a babble of tongues...
Kanye West is apologizing to TV viewers who saw his performance on the Billboard Music Awards.   The rapper released a statement Tuesday saying he was "grossly over-censored" during his performance on the show. He says some of his...
A dark side of the movie world has played out onscreen in Cannes in "An Open Secret," a documentary about child sexual abuse that calls itself "the movie Hollywood doesn't want you to see."   The film features interviews...
Which country’s stock market delivered the best returns for investors in 2014? In spite of its struggling economy and tumultuous politics, Egypt’s bourse managed to beat all comers, its index rising nearly 30 per cent in dollar terms....
Across the Middle East and elsewhere, some conservative Muslim women only look out at the world around them from behind the niqab.   For most, the niqab is a choice. They do so out of their own interpretation of the Quran and the hadith, a...
 Taylor Swift had a historic night at the Billboard Music Awards: The pop star is the most decorated artist in the show's history with 20 wins, beating Garth Brooks' 19-win record.   She won eight awards Sunday night at the MGM...