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Collector's family to get looted Pissarro after French ruling

France's top appeals court rejected Wednesday a bid by a US couple to win back a painting by Impressionist master Camille Pissarro which they acquired at auction but had been seized from a Jewish collector during World War II.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/2 15:33:41

Efforts to boost Oscars diversity gain support

The Oscars have vowed to diversify by inviting more artists from different countries and ethnic backgrounds, which is a good move to make the US film awards more international.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 13:33:44

Irish pubs reopen as end of lockdown nears

Irish pubs unlocked their doors and began pouring pints on Monday, ending a 15-week dry spell forced by the nation's coronavirus lockdown.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/2 11:08:41

Czechs mark lifting of pandemic restrictions with bridge dinner

Crowds gathered on Prague's Charles Bridge on Tuesday to celebrate the end of the Czech Republic's coronavirus crisis with a group dinner along a gigantic table set up on the historic landmark.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/2 11:08:40

China releases second batch of protected revolutionary sites on CPC founding day

China unveiled its second batch of 22 areas related to the CPC's revolutionary history that will be listed as protected sites on Wednesday, the 98th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), according to a notice jointly issued by several departments including the Publicity Department of the CPC and National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA).
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 19:43:40

Oscars Academy expands female, minority membership

Actresses Awkwafina, Constance Wu and Zendaya were among those invited to join Hollywood's Academy on Tuesday, as the Oscars-awarding club opened its prestigious doors to a diverse crop of new members.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/1 17:13:40

Actor Tom Hanks: 'I have no idea when I will go back to work'

US actor Tom Hanks said Tuesday that Hollywood has "no idea" when it can return to production, as he described his own recovery after contracting the coronavirus, which has shut down the movie industry.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/1 17:08:40

Suspense drama lifts genre to an all new level in China

Chinese crime/suspense drama The Bad Kids has gained unprecedented high compliments from Chinese netizens and even celebrities such as actress Zhang Ziyi for its intriguing plot and superb acting. The hashtag for the show, which aired its final episode on June 25, had earned 4.29 billion views on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo as of Tuesday afternoon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 18:18:40

Hollywood postpones French film festival to 2021

Hollywood's French film festival will not take place in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Tuesday, as cases continue to surge in the US.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/1 18:08:40

A vanishing way of life in Danube Delta's natural paradise

As the "last rower" left in one of the villages dotting Romania's Danube Delta, Iosif Acsente is all too aware of how the traditions and vistas of the region are slowly disappearing - an issue brought into sharper relief by the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/30 18:43:40

The curtain falls

New York's iconic Broadway theater district will stay closed through the end of the year, its trade association said Monday, due to the unpredictability of the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/30 17:48:43

Canada's Cirque du Soleil files for bankruptcy protection amid novel coronavirus pandemic

Cirque du Soleil announced on Monday it is filing for bankruptcy protection and cutting thousands of jobs as the world's most famous circus troupe seeks to survive the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/30 17:43:40

'2001: A Space Odyssey' suit to hit auction block

The elusive 2001: A Space Odyssey spacesuit believed to have been worn by Dr David Bowman when he "killed" HAL in the groundbreaking 1968 film will go on the auction block in July.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/30 17:38:40

Virus warning as Britons flock to the beach

Britons were on Friday urged to abide by social distancing rules over fears of a coronavirus resurgence after tens of thousands of people descended on beaches during a heatwave.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/29 17:38:44

Former slave island Goree renames square against racism

Goree, an island linked closely with the African slave trade, has decided to rename one of its main squares in response to racist violence through the world.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/29 17:38:43

2,000-year-old Athens theater hosts first-ever contemporary art exhibit

During summer time in previous years, thousands of spectators would swarm the ancient Odeon of Herodes Atticus, one of the most iconic landmarks of Athens, every night for world-class music, dance or theater performances in the course of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/29 17:33:45

China's star-studded live graduation event motivates Chinese graduates

China's star-studded 2020 Live Graduation event was held on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Saturday night to congratulate Chinese graduates who have been unable to return to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/28 17:48:41

Croatia touts dazzling coastline to rescue virus-hit tourism sector

Croatia is touting boating and camping on its azure 1,800-kilometer Adriatic coastline to woo back visitors and revive its coronavirus-battered tourism sector.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/28 17:43:41