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British Airways cancels all flights owing to IT failure problems
World2017-05-28 13:56June 24 2017 22:01:48

British Airways cancels all flights owing to IT failure problems

British Airways has cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick until 6 p.m. on Saturday because of computer problems, BBC reported.

Adaptation of Japanese mystery novel ‘Edge of Innocence’ to hit theaters Saturday
World2017-05-26 10:30June 24 2017 22:01:48

Adaptation of Japanese mystery novel ‘Edge of Innocence’ to hit theaters Saturday

Chinese movie Edge of Innocence, another adaptation of a Japanese murder mystery novel after The Devotion of Suspect X, is set to hit big screens in the Chinese mainland Saturday, iQiyi Pictures announced Wednesday.

Queen Elizabeth II visits young victims of Manchester bombing
World2017-05-26 09:07June 24 2017 22:01:48

Queen Elizabeth II visits young victims of Manchester bombing

Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Manchester Thursday to visit children and young people injured in Monday's terror bombing at the Manchester Arena.

7th person linked to Manchester attack detained by police
World2017-05-25 21:07June 24 2017 22:01:48

7th person linked to Manchester attack detained by police

A man in connection with the Manchester bombing attack has been arrested, according to a police statement released on late Wednesday.

Armed soldiers deployed, 3 more arrests made after Manchester attack
World2017-05-24 19:58June 24 2017 22:01:48

Armed soldiers deployed, 3 more arrests made after Manchester attack

Armed soldiers have been deployed guarding Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament and foreign embassies, police in the British capital said Wednesday.

Indian drama 'Dangal' continues to lead Chinese box office
World2017-05-24 11:01June 24 2017 22:01:48

Indian drama 'Dangal' continues to lead Chinese box office

The Indian drama “Dangal” held the top spot for a second week in the Chinese film market, earning 358 million yuan (51.97 million U.S.dollars) in the week ending May 21.

Britain raises terror threat level from “severe” to “critical”
World2017-05-24 08:51June 24 2017 22:01:48

Britain raises terror threat level from “severe” to “critical”

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday night that the country's terror threat level has been raised from "severe" to "critical", its highest level.

Deaths, injuries in explosion at Manchester Arena at end of concert
World2017-05-23 08:54June 24 2017 22:01:48

Deaths, injuries in explosion at Manchester Arena at end of concert

A number of fatalities were confirmed early Tuesday after major incident was declared at the Manchester Arena after an explosion as thousands of people left a concert.

Trump due on Egypt visit to mend soured ties under Obama
World2017-05-21 19:31June 24 2017 22:01:48

Trump due on Egypt visit to mend soured ties under Obama

U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday he will visit Egypt soon at an invitation from Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to mend soured ties under former U.S. administration, official MENA news agency reported.

Rouhani takes lead in Iran's presidential race
World2017-05-20 17:12June 24 2017 22:01:48

Rouhani takes lead in Iran's presidential race

The preliminary vote count shows that Iran's incumbent President Hassan Rouhani is taking the lead in the presidential race so far, an Iranian election official announced in the state IRIB TV live broadcast.

Japanese cabinet okays bill allowing emperor to abdicate
World2017-05-19 19:54June 24 2017 22:01:48

Japanese cabinet okays bill allowing emperor to abdicate

Japan's government has approved a bill to allow Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate.

Cannes 2017: Chinese films absent but publicity seekers abound
World2017-05-19 15:01June 24 2017 22:01:48

Cannes 2017: Chinese films absent but publicity seekers abound

In the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Chinese faces abound, adding more glitter to the glamorous red carpet event. However, movie entries from the Asian country are in dearth.

British firm to release China-backed movie
World2017-05-19 14:31June 24 2017 22:01:48

British firm to release China-backed movie

British film company BB88 has released stills and information about its latest venture Giantland, the first of three independent films it is making with the backing of Chinese film and TV financier Zhongze Culture Investment.

Film festival jurors announced
World2017-05-19 09:32June 24 2017 22:01:48

Film festival jurors announced

The jury panel for the Golden Goblet Award of the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival was announced yesterday.

EU fines Facebook 110 mln euros over WhatsApp takeover
World2017-05-18 20:31June 24 2017 22:01:48

EU fines Facebook 110 mln euros over WhatsApp takeover

The European Commission on Thursday imposed a fine of 110 million euros (122 million U.S. dollars) on Facebook for providing misleading information about WhatsApp takeover.

China's 'Blair Witch' goes to Cannes
World2017-05-18 11:31June 24 2017 22:01:48

China's 'Blair Witch' goes to Cannes

Pseudo-documentary thriller “The Possessed” by young director Ma Kai will make its world premiere at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, producers said on Wednesday.

France's new government announced
World2017-05-18 08:48June 24 2017 22:01:48

France's new government announced

The formation of the new French government to be headed by conservative lawmaker Edouard Philippe, appointed after Emmanuel Macron was sworn in as France's new president, was announced.

Merkel, Macron agree to strengthen eurozone after first meeting
World2017-05-17 21:58June 24 2017 22:01:48

Merkel, Macron agree to strengthen eurozone after first meeting

German media reported Tuesday that plans to strengthen the eurozone are in motion after newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron met German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Indian comedy 'Dangal' tops Chinese box office
World2017-05-17 14:01June 24 2017 22:01:48

Indian comedy 'Dangal' tops Chinese box office

The Indian comedy “Dangal” rocketed to top spot in China with box office sales of 330 million yuan (about 48 million U.S. dollars) in the week ending May 14.

Chinese filmmakers have a treasure trove of stories to explore
World2017-05-17 09:31June 24 2017 22:01:48

Chinese filmmakers have a treasure trove of stories to explore

The Bollywood Movie Dangal, which tells the inspirational story of a wrestler who trains his two daughters to be world champions, has been a surprise hit with Chinese audiences.

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