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Rouhani takes lead in Iran's presidential race
World2017-05-20 17:12July 29 2017 19:49:50

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 19:54July 29 2017 19:49:50

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 15:01July 29 2017 19:49:50

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 14:31July 29 2017 19:49:50

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 09:32July 29 2017 19:49:50

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 20:31July 29 2017 19:49:50

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 11:31July 29 2017 19:49:50

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 08:48July 29 2017 19:49:50

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 21:58July 29 2017 19:49:50

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 14:01July 29 2017 19:49:50

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 09:31July 29 2017 19:49:50

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.

Indian film 'Dangal' becomes hit in China
World2017-05-17 09:31July 29 2017 19:49:50

Indian film 'Dangal' becomes hit in China

Indian film “Dangal” has earned more than 450 million yuan (65 million U.S. dollars) in 11 days, becoming the highest grossing Indian movie in China.

Cuba announces clinical trial of anti-Alzheimer's drug
World2017-05-17 08:57July 29 2017 19:49:50

Cuba announces clinical trial of anti-Alzheimer's drug

Cuba's health authorities announced clinical trials will soon begin for a new drug which seeks to slow down the degenerative effects of Alzheimer's disease.

No second-wave ransomware cyber-attack in worldwide: experts
World2017-05-16 20:51July 29 2017 19:49:50

No second-wave ransomware cyber-attack in worldwide: experts

After locking down the files on a computer, the ransomware called "WannaCry" displays a window demanding the user to pay an initial ransom of 300 US dollars' worth of Bitcoin to regain control of their computer.

Macron becomes new French president
World2017-05-14 19:23July 29 2017 19:49:50

Macron becomes new French president

Emmanuel Macron was sworn in as the president of France in an inauguration ceremony at the Elysee Palace on Sunday.

Stan Lee's POW! to focus more on Asian market after acquisition by Chinese company
World2017-05-14 13:31July 29 2017 19:49:50

Stan Lee's POW! to focus more on Asian market after acquisition by Chinese company

After being acquired by a Chinese company, POW! Entertainment will focus more on the Chinese market and Asian market, said Stan Lee, legendary comic creator of the American media and entertainment company.

S.Korea's ruling party to push for parliamentary hearing on THAAD
World2017-05-12 18:05July 29 2017 19:49:50

S.Korea's ruling party to push for parliamentary hearing on THAAD

South Korea's ruling Minjoo Party said Friday that it will push for public hearing on the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system to stop conflicts over the issue.

Shanghai Disney Resort holds world premiere of latest 'Pirates of the Caribbean'
World2017-05-12 17:01July 29 2017 19:49:50

Shanghai Disney Resort holds world premiere of latest 'Pirates of the Caribbean'

Film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth installment in the series, premiered at Shanghai Disney Resort on May 11.

Iraqi refugee in Germany pleads guilty to raping two Chinese students
World2017-05-12 08:53July 29 2017 19:49:50

Iraqi refugee in Germany pleads guilty to raping two Chinese students

A 32-year-old Iraqi refugee has pleaded guilty to the rapes of two Chinese students near Germany's Ruhr-University in Bochum last year.

New S. Korean president says to visit DPRK under right conditions
World2017-05-10 20:56July 29 2017 19:49:50

New S. Korean president says to visit DPRK under right conditions

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said Wednesday he will visit Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), under right conditions.

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