Unprecedented Velázquez exhibition opens at Paris’s Grand PalaisOne of the most comprehensive exhibitions of works by Spanish Golden Age master Diego Velázquez ever shown opened at the Grand Palais museum in Paris this week.
Italy reveals restored 'crown jewel' of PompeiiItaly unveiled the restored crown jewel of the ancient city of Pompeii on Friday, showing off a rare success story.
Paris museum lifts photo ban after minister's Instagram gaffeThe Musée d’Orsay in Paris lifted its long-standing ban on photographing its paintings on Wednesday, after an Instagram picture posted by France’s culture minister set off a…
Spain discovers remains of literary great CervantesSpain on Tuesday unearthed the apparent remains of Spanish literary giant Miguel de Cervantes in a Madrid convent almost 400 years after his death.
Afghanistan’s far-flung ‘first daughter’, artist Mariam GhaniWhat links Kabul with Alaska, Norway’s oil capital and St. Louis, Missouri?
Disney to release ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ in 2017The Walt Disney Co will release the eighth installment in the “Star Wars” film saga on May 26, 2017, Chief Executive Bob Iger said on Thursday, to the delight of fans across the…
British fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies aged 66British science fiction and fantasy author Terry Pratchett, whose Discworld novels have sold tens of millions of copies worldwide, died on Thursday at the age of 66, his…
Video: Court rules ‘Blurred Lines’ copied Marvin Gaye hitA Los Angeles jury has found that singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied R&B legend Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit “Got to Give it Up” with their 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” and…
Paris museums eye ban on 'dangerous' selfie sticksMuseums in the world's most visited city are moving to ban the popular extendable rods because of the danger they pose to both visitors and the priceless artworks on display.
Morocco’s ‘Fievres’ surprise winner of African film festival“Fievres”, a film by Moroccan director Hicham Ayouch, won the top prize at this year’s FESPACO film festival in Burkina Faso, beating competition that included the…
Let’s dance: David Bowie retrospective comes to ParisA retrospective of David Bowie’s career opened at the Philharmonic in Paris this week, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the artist’s life over the past 50 years, from his…
Madonna wants 'a drink' with French far-right leader Le PenMadonna said Monday that she would like to “sit down and have a drink” with French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, to understand what the controversial politician thinks about…
‘Priceless’ artworks stolen from French castleThieves on Sunday broke in to the fabled Fontainebleau castle south of Paris and stole around 15 "priceless" Chinese artefacts in a lightning raid, according to French authorities.
Iraq museum reopens early to defy IS groupIraq's national museum officially reopened in Baghdad on Saturday after 12 years of painstaking efforts during which close to a third of 15,000 pieces looted during the US-led…