A trip to the Japanese pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival offers a welcome break from the packed screenings and red carpet circus. Here are just a few treats from the land of cuteness.
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shi’ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents said, killing and wounding several people
French MPs on Thursday voted unanimously in favour of a new law that will outlaw the destruction of unsold food products, forcing large supermarkets instead to donate them to charities or for use on farms.
The Islamic State (IS) group has seized the last border crossing between Syria and Iraq held by the Syrian government, a monitoring group said Thursday, a day after IS militants captured the city of Palmyra in a major blow to Damascus.
A grand jury has brought charges against six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray from injuries suffered while in police custody, Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn Mosby told a news conference on Thursday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande held talks late on Thursday with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, hoping to speed up the resolution of Greece's debt crisis on the sidelines of an EU summit in Riga.
Belgium warned Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza on Thursday it would end all direct aid if he went ahead with his run for a third term in power that has prompted violent protests.
Ireland could become the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by a national referendum as voters head to the polls on Friday to cast their ballot on the issue.
Taiwan’s Hou Hsiao-Hsien startles with a ravishingly beautiful reinvention of the martial arts genre, while Cannes habitué Jacques Audiard delivers half of a good movie on Tamil refugees leaving one war in Sri Lanka only to find another in France.
Renault could reconsider investment in Turkey after a labor dispute has stopped production at its Turkish joint venture Oyak Renault, the French car maker’s head of Eurasia said on May 21, as quoted by Reuters.