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Thessaloniki mayor Yiannis Boutaris beaten up

Image copyright EPA Image caption Nationalists were angry that the mayor (far left) was attending a remembrance event The mayor of Greece’s second-largest city Thessaloniki has been treated in hospital after being beaten up by about a dozen people, officials say. Yiannis Boutaris, 75, was kicked in the head and legs and beaten with bottles […]

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Luc Besson: French film director accused of rape

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Luc Besson’s lawyer said he “categorically denies” the rape allegation Police in Paris are investigating a rape allegation made against Luc Besson, one of France’s best-known film directors. The complaint was filed by an actress at a Paris police station on Friday. “Luc Besson categorically denies these fantasist accusations,” […]

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Cannes 2018: Japanese indie Shoplifters wins Palme d'Or

Image copyright EPA Image caption Hirozaku Kore-eda received the festival’s highest honour The Japanese family drama Shoplifters has received the coveted award for best film, the Palme d’Or, at the Cannes Film Festival. The runner-up Grand Prix went to US director Spike Lee’s anti-racism satire BlacKkKlansman. Led by actor Cate Blanchett, the jury announced their […]