Europe's big screen battle

Michele Berrebi owns a small cinema in the south of France in Provence. The cinema was set to close when she bought it four years ago. Michèle


Cannes: Un Certain Regard

Restless Veteran director Gus van Sant is in Cannes presenting his latest film, Restless, which opened the Un Certain Regard section of the


Glencore shares make debut

Glencore has made a steady market debut with its shares trading just above the widely expected launch price of 530 pence – that is a fraction over


Cannes drops Lars von Trier

The Cannes festival has declared Danish film maker Lars von Trier unwelcome, and expelled him, because he called himself a Nazi and a Hitler


Deadly bombings in Kirkuk

Three bombs have killed more than 27 people in Iraq’s disputed northern oil city of Kirkuk. Interior Ministry and hospital sources also said some 70


When music is your business

Many bands are grateful for the support of their fans but when they say thank you do they really mean it? The groups working with label ‘My Major


DSK resigns as head of the IMF

From his prison cell in New York, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has announced his resignation as head of the International Monetary Fund. The 62-year-old