• spokesman Apr 19, 2019

    Fire-Ravaged Notre Dame Now Stabilized, Firefighters Leave

    Architects and construction workers have now stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters will leave the site Friday night, a fire brigade spokesman said. “There is no more risk the edifice’s walls could fall down,” Lt. Col. Gabriel Plus told The Associated Press, adding that firefighters...

  • NBC Apr 17, 2019

    What's Next After Notre Dame Blaze

    Paris is in recovery mode after a massive blaze burned down parts of its famed Notre Dame cathedral.

  • spokesman Apr 17, 2019

    Macron: France to Rebuild Notre Dame ‘Even More Beautifully'

    French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Tuesday to rebuild Paris’ beloved Notre Dame Cathedral “even more beautifully” after a raging fire destroyed its spire and its roof but spared most of the structure, including the church’s twin medieval bell towers. Macron said he wanted to see the renovation of the beloved Roman Catholic architectural landmark completed within five years.

  • Canada Jan 31, 2019

    Canada Condemns Netflix for Using Rail Disaster Images in ‘Bird Box'

    Canada’s Parliament passed a motion Wednesday saying Netflix should compensate the people of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, for using footage of the 2013 rail disaster in the post-apocalyptic survival film “Bird Box.”

  • Associated Press Dec 7, 2018

    Eiffel Tower to Be Closed as Paris Braces for More Protests

    The Eiffel Tower in Paris will be closed on Saturday as French authorities tighten security to prevent another outbreak of violence following three weeks of anti-government protests. In addition to the 8,000 police forces that will be deployed in the French capital, the Paris police prefect has identified 14 high-risk sectors that will be cleared out. Fearing protesters could target...

  • coach Jul 20, 2018

    After Thai Cave Rescue, Government Wants Control Over Movies About Story

    Thailand’s military government wants to control how movies portray the ordeal of the young soccer players and their heroic rescue from a flooded cave that drew worldwide interest and the attention of foreign filmmakers. Culture Minister Vira Rojpochanarat said he will propose at next week’s Cabinet meeting that a special committee be established to oversee the production of films, documentaries...

  • actor Apr 20, 2018

    Portman's Snub of ‘Jewish Nobel' Triggers Israel Backlash

    U.S. actress Natalie Portman’s decision to snub a June ceremony in Israel where she was to have received a prize dubbed the “Jewish Nobel” triggered an angry backlash Friday from some Israeli politicians, including the culture minister. The Genesis Prize Foundation said it had been informed by Portman’s representative that “recent events in Israel have been extremely distressing” to the...

  • Twitter Dec 26, 2017

    Lorde Cancels Tel Aviv Concert Over Israel's Treatment of Palestinians

    The New Zealand music star said in a statement that “the right decision at this time” was to cancel her June 2018 concert in Tel Aviv, which was announced earlier this month.

  • Iraq May 20, 2017

    Iran's President Trounces Hard-Liner to Secure Second Term

    Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won re-election by a wide margin Saturday, giving the moderate cleric a second four-year term to see out his agenda pushing for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world. The 68-year-old incumbent secured a commanding lead of 57 percent in a race that drew more than seven out of every 10 voters to the polls....

  • director Mar 23, 2017

    Poland's WWII Museum Opens Amid an Uncertain Future

    A major World War II museum opened in northern Poland on Thursday amid plans by the conservative government to change its content to fit the government’s nationalist views. The Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk is at the center of a standoff between the historians creating it and Poland’s populist government, which is seeking a court order to...

  • Eric Hinton Nov 28, 2016

    Controversy in Russia Over Holocaust Ice Dance Routine

    An Olympic ice-dancing gold medalist and her dancing partner have caused controversy by dressing up in concentration camp uniforms for a routine on a popular television show.

  • Mayor Jan 11, 2016

    Celebrity Fans Pay Tribute to David Bowie on Social Media

    The world was stunned early Monday by the news that legendary rocker David Bowie died Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer. Those who mourned the death of the pop legend were as diverse and eclectic as the Grammy-winning songwriter’s musical work. From Entertainers and actors to politicians and an astronaut, many of the tributes being offered to the late...

  • Twitter Nov 26, 2014

    Lorde Pretended to Be Taylor Swift's Manager for a Night

    Singer Lorde stopped by “Late Night” Tuesday and chatted with Jimmy Fallon about curating “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” soundtrack on tour, bonding with Taylor Swift over Shake Shack burgers and being confused as the “Shake It Off” songstress’ manager at a Grammy’s after-party.

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