Filmmaker Polanski will not attend ‘French Oscars’ in Paris over criticism

PARIS (Reuters) – French-Polish movie director Roman Polanski decided on Thursday not to attend the Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris on Friday, amid criticism after his latest film led... Read more »

Opera star Domingo cancels Madrid shows, defends conduct after sexual harassment claims

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish opera star Placido Domingo has withdrawn from planned performances of “La Traviata” at Madrid’s Teatro Real following complaints he sexually harassed women, defending himself in... Read more »

Berlin stars in tale of a refugee’s hunger to belong

BERLIN (Reuters) – Away from Berlin’s clubs, far from the tourist hotspots, young drug dealers, many of them immigrants, eke out a marginal existence on the fringes of the... Read more »

‘Call him Harry’: Prince insists on informality as he starts last royal duties

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry started the last round of his royal duties on an informal note on Wednesday, making it clear the audience listening to his speech... Read more »

Spain cancels Placido Domingo performances over sexual misconduct allegations

FILE PHOTO: Opera singer Placido Domingo sits during an event at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, U.S., May 11, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s... Read more »

Actor Johnny Depp takes Sun newspaper to court in ‘wife beater’ libel case

Actor Johnny Depp leaves the High Court in London, Britain, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Hollywood star Johnny Depp appeared in a London court on Wednesday... Read more »

British singer Duffy resurfaces with tale of being held captive

FILE PHOTO: British singer Duffy performs during a concert in Singapore March 22, 2009. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/File Photo (Reuters) – British singer Duffy on Tuesday explained a long absence from... Read more »

‘Freddie Mercury Close’: London street named after Queen singer

LONDON (Reuters) – A street in the London suburb where Freddie Mercury lived as a teenager was renamed Freddie Mercury Close on Monday at a ceremony attended by the... Read more »

Eight men in frame to run Norway wealth fund, including deputy CEO

OSLO (Reuters) – Eight candidates have applied to head Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the country’s central bank said on Tuesday, as its board prepares to decide who should steer... Read more »

Placido Domingo apologizes after union finds he sexually harassed women

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Opera singer Placido Domingo apologized to the women who have accused him of sexual harassment on Tuesday, after an investigation by the American Guild of... Read more »