Actor Jussie Smollett due for arraignment in Chicago on hoax charges

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was due in court on Monday for arraignment on renewed felony charges that he made false reports to Chicago police about... Read more »

Amazon in Holocaust row about ‘Hunters’ series, anti-Semitic books

WARSAW (Reuters) – The Auschwitz Memorial criticized Amazon on Sunday for fictitious depictions of the Holocaust in its Prime series “Hunters” and for selling books of Nazi propaganda. FILE... Read more »

Berlinale study of slavery unearths the roots of modern Brazil

BERLIN (Reuters) – Making films in a bitterly divided Brazil that is increasingly hostile to artistic freedom is an act of resistance in itself, the maker of a new... Read more »

Roger Waters of Pink Floyd joins Assange supporters in London protest march

LONDON (Reuters) – Hundreds of people including Roger Waters, co-founder of the Pink Floyd rock group, and designer Vivienne Westwood, marched through central London on Saturday demanding that jailed... Read more »

Irons defends himself against critics of his Berlinale role

BERLIN (Reuters) – Actor Jeremy Irons said on Thursday he fully supported same-sex marriage and the women’s rights movement as he sought to dispel criticism over his role as... Read more »

‘I take it personally’: Berlinale stars’ vent anger over German race killings

BERLIN (Reuters) – The racist killings of nine people in a German town cast a shadow over the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday, where a minute’s silence was held... Read more »

‘We’re running against a billionaire’ – Democrats attack Bloomberg in presidential debate

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – The top six candidates competing for the Democratic nomination to take on President Donald Trump in November participated in the ninth presidential debate on Wednesday,... Read more »

Philippines’ Duterte says Trump deserves to be re-elected

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday that Donald Trump deserved to be re-elected, praising the U.S. president’s reaction to his decision to end a decades-old... Read more »

Trump taps new director of grants office that gave awards to Hookers for Jesus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday appointed one of Republican Senator Ted Cruz’s former staffers to lead a Justice Department office at the heart of a recent... Read more »

Singer Katy Perry named Asian charity ambassador by UK’s Prince Charles

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles will announce on Tuesday that U.S. pop singer Katy Perry will become an ambassador for the British Asian Trust to help its fight... Read more »