"Shoplifters", a heartwrenching family tale by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda, won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday, at a ceremony marked by an emotional speech from a Harvey Weinstein accuser.
Spike Lee accepted the runner-up Grand Prix for "BlacKkKlansman", a searing broadside against racism with the stranger-than-fiction true story of an African-American police officer who manages to infiltrate the highest levels of the Ku Klux Klan.Full Story
Adolf Hitler definitely died in 1945 in Berlin, from taking cyanide and a bullet, according to French researchers who were given rare access to fragments of the dictator's teeth held in Moscow.Full Story
Renowned for its relentless confrontation of its Nazi past, Germany's culture of remembrance faces new 21st-Century challenges as survivors of World War II and the Holocaust disappear and far-right politics reemerges.Full Story
A rural Estonia town whose name literally means "cannabis" has voted to adopt a marijuana leaf as its official logo, a local official said Thursday.Full Story
A boy who takes his parents to court for having him is one of a wave of Arab films making people sit up and take notice at the Cannes film festival.Full Story
Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Thursday he has agreed with his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras on a solution to ending a long-running name row between the neighboring countries.Full Story
Marketplaces in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa were stacked with produce on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, but there were barely any customers with the means to buy.
Prices have spiked over the course of Yemen's conflict, which since 2015 has pitted a Saudi-led coalition against the Iran-backed Huthi rebels and seen the country's largest port reduced to a wasteland under de facto blockade.Full Story
Her fingers bleed from beneath the nail beds, but sitting at her workstation, filing Yemeni gemstones on a spinning wheel, Safaa al-Faqih is at peace in a country for too long at war.Full Story
Lebanon's LGBT festival, the only event of its kind in the Arab world, was suspended after authorities interrogated its organizer and threatened him with prosecution, he said Wednesday.Full Story