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Mandela’s life and legacy celebrated in London exhibition

Mandela’s life and legacy celebrated in London exhibition

Published 08/02/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - For a man who spent nearly three decades in prison, the passage of time was no doubt important to Nelson Mandela. So [more…]

World body to lift Russia’s doping ban

World body to lift Russia’s doping ban

Published 08/02/2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Friday it would lift the ban on Russian Para athletes by March 15, but only [more…]

John Dingell, longest-serving member of U.S. Congress, dead at 92

John Dingell, longest-serving member of U.S. Congress, dead at 92

Published 08/02/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Dingell, a gruff Michigan Democrat who entered the U.S. House of Representatives in 1955 to finish his late father’s term and [more…]

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan attend armed forces charity awards

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan attend armed forces charity awards

Published 07/02/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle attended an awards ceremony on Thursday evening for the Endeavour Fund, which supports the [more…]

Woody Allen sues Amazon Studios for quitting movie deal

Woody Allen sues Amazon Studios for quitting movie deal

Published 07/02/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Woody Allen sued Amazon Studios on Thursday, saying he deserves at least $68 million in damages over their refusal to distribute [more…]

BAFTA suspends ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ director Bryan Singer nomination

BAFTA suspends ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ director Bryan Singer nomination

Published 07/02/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has suspended “Bohemian Rhapsody” director Bryan Singer’s nomination for Sunday’s awards ceremony following [more…]

Red carpet event for Liam Neeson movie scrapped after revenge remarks

Red carpet event for Liam Neeson movie scrapped after revenge remarks

Published 06/02/2019

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The New York celebrity red carpet event on Tuesday for actor Liam Neeson’s new film “Cold Pursuit” has been canceled in [more…]

Alan Alda, star of TV’s anti-war comedy ‘M*A*S*H,’ hailed for…

Alan Alda, star of TV’s anti-war comedy ‘M*A*S*H,’ hailed for…

Published 28/01/2019

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Alan Alda, best known for playing a wise-cracking Army doctor on the long-running anti-war television comedy “M*A*S*H,” received a lifetime achievement [more…]

Comedian Roseanne, shunned since racist tweet, visits Israel

Comedian Roseanne, shunned since racist tweet, visits Israel

Published 27/01/2019

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Roseanne Barr, the American comedian whose television show was canceled last year after she made a racist remark on Twitter, visited Jerusalem’s [more…]

Oscar-crowned French composer Michel Legrand dies at 86

Oscar-crowned French composer Michel Legrand dies at 86

Published 26/01/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - French composer and pianist Michel Legrand has died at 86 after a career in which he stood out for soundtracks in screen [more…]