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cannes-may27.jpg Parasite, a dark comedy thriller exploring social class dynamics, has won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Receiving the Cannes top prize from jury president Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, South Korean director Bong Joon-ho said he never imagined this. This is the first time that a South Korean movie has won the Palme d'Or, one of the highest honors in world cinema. Atlantics, a Senegal

modi-trump-052419.jpg US President Donald Trump said "great things" are in store for bilateral relations between India and the United States during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second term. The leader of the world's economic super power sent out the promissory gesture in a congratulatory message on Modi's re-election. "Congratulations to Prime Minister @NarendraModi and his BJP party on their BIG election vi

teressamay-052419.jpg Having met with successive failures in garnering support for the British government's withdrawal deal she had negotiated with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she will resign as Conservative leader on June 7. May will continue to serve as Prime Minister until her party elects a replacement for her. In an emotional statement at No. 10 Downing Street Friday, Britain's

farming-052419.jpg Amid the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China, the U.S. Department of Agricultural has announced a program to assist farmers hurt by what it calls "unjustified retaliation and trade disruption."

donaldtrump1-052319.jpg Former Secretary of State and ExxonMobil (XOM) Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson is "dumb as a rock," according to his former boss, President Donald Trump.

boeing737-052319.jpg Airline regulators from around the world are meeting in Texas this week in hopes of getting Boeing's popular 737 aircraft back in service. However, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is not yet satisfied with fixes designed to prevent the type of deadly crashes that have plagued the aircraft. The...

blockficuts-may23.jpg The Cryptocurrency asset management startup BlockFi said it is reducing the interest rate it offers on ether (ETH) deposits to 3.25 percent annual percentage yield (APY) from the current rate of 6.2 percent. The interest rate is being slashed by nearly half for customers with 25-100 ETH balances in their BlockFi Interest Account (BIA). Those holding more than 100 ETH balances will be eligible fo

electionresult-may23.jpg India's ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by right wing nationalist party BJP, is set to retain power by winning a commanding majority in the parliamentary elections. Trends released Thursday by the Election Commission for 542 seats in Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament, show that NDA is leading in 340 seats. The main opposition UPA alliance, led by the Indian National Congr

donaldtrump1-052219.jpg President Donald Trump walked out of a meeting with Democratic leaders aimed at reaching an agreement on infrastructure on Wednesday, with the president declaring he will not negotiate amid ongoing congressional investigations.

manbookerprize-may22.jpg Omani novelist Jokha Alharthi has become the first Arabic author to win the coveted Man Booker International Prize for literature. Her award-winning novel, 'Celestial Bodies,' tells of family connections and history in the coming-of-age account of three Omani sisters. Alharti and Marilyn Booth, who translated the novel from Arabic to English, will equally share the 50,000 pounds or $63,396 prize

donmcgahn-052119.jpg For the second time in less than a month, a senior member of President Donald Trump's administration defied a subpoena to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Former White House Counsel Don McGahn joined Attorney General William Barr in refusing to testify before the important House committee.

mcconnell-052119.jpg Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., introduced bipartisan legislation on Monday that would raise the nationwide minimum age to buy all tobacco products from 18 to 21.

us-huawei-052119.jpg Huawei Technologies Co. has been granted a temporary license that will allow the Chinese tech giant to continue doing business with some American firms for three months.

trump-immigrants-052019.jpg President Donald Trump refuted reports of proposed mass transfer of migrants from the southern border to northern or coastal border facilities, including in Florida, to lessen the workload at crowded Border Patrol facilities. "False reporting yesterday. There are no plans to send migrants to Northern or Coastal Border facilities, including Florida," Trump said on Twitter Sunday, naming Fox News.

trump3-111918_17may19.jpg Amid an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China, President Donald Trump has announced moves to ease trade tensions with other countries. Trump revealed during remarks before the National Association of Realtors that the U.S. will lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico.

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