Pride and puzzlement as unreleased Chinese film wins in Berlin – Ahram Online

Ahram OnlineA top European prize for Chinese movie Black Coal, Thin Ice provoked curiosity and questioning Monday with the film not yet released at home and some asking whether political … Read More

Film starring Taiwan actress wins Berlin festival’s top prize – Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaipei, Feb. 16 (CNA) Chinese film “Black Coal, Thin Ice,” which stars Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun-mei, on Saturday (Germany time) won the Berlin International Film Festival’s top … Read More

A big win for Asia at the Berlinale film festival – euronews

euronewsFilms from Asia are the clear winners at the 2014 Berlinale film festival in the German capital. Chinese thriller “Black Coal, Thin Ice”, scooped the top Golden Bear prize, while … Read More

Berlin International Film Festival: Awards highlights – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Chinese film Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) has won the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin International Film Festival. Liao Fan won the … Read More

Chinese film wins Best Picture at Berlin film festival – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Chinese film Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) has won the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin international film festival. Liao Fan won the … Read More

Shia LaBeouf’s debut art installation is himself – BBC News

BBC NewsHe made his feelings clear when he walked the Berlin Film Festival’s red carpet, but now Shia LaBeouf has spread his message further afield. The actor has turned artist … Read More

Kerry warns Syria of consequences on chemical weapons – The Daily Star

The Daily StarBERLIN: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he could face consequences for failing to live up to international agreements on removing … Read More

Merkel Hits Out at Blanket Espionage By US, UK – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalBERLIN—German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday hit out against blanket espionage by the U.S. and U.K. in her first major speech to parliament this year, although she appealed … Read More

Iconic folk singer and activist Pete Seeger dead at 94 – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comAmerican folk singing legend and activist Pete Seeger performs in a concert in then East Berlin, East Germany, in 1967. Pete Seeger, the iconic banjo-strumming folk singer and activist who … Read More

Hey, Rosetta? ESA hopes for sign of life from comet-chasing probe – CTV News

CTV NewsBERLIN — Europe’s Rosetta probe is due to wake up from years of hibernation Monday, but scientists face an agonizing wait of several hours until the first signal reaches … Read More

Scientists hope comet-chaser spacecraft wakes up – Washington Post

Washington PostBERLIN — Scientists at the European Space Agency are expecting an important call. Their comet-chasing probe Rosetta is due to wake from an almost three-year hibernation at 11 a.m. … Read More

Madonna is contrite for using N-word on Instagram – Fox News

Fox NewsOctober 17, 2013. Madonna arrives to promote her latest gym in her Hard Candy Fitness center chain in Berlin.Reuters. ADVERTISEMENT. Madonna apologized Saturday for using a racial slur on … Read More

Spain’s Next Zara? Fashion Label Desigual Speeds Global Growth – The Business of Fashion

The Business of FashionBERLIN, Germany — Spanish fashion label Desigual is accelerating its expansion in Europe and emerging markets, seeking to ride predictions of fast growth in women’s apparel while … Read More

UPDATE 1-Germany’s Merkel fractures pelvis skiing, cancels visits – Reuters

Reuters… Print. * Chancellor fell at low speed while cross-country skiing. * Merkel cancels visits, but to lead Weds cabinet meeting. * News comes week after Schumacher skiing accident. BERLIN, … Read More

German leader Angela Merkel injured while skiing – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel fractured her pelvis while on a skiing vacation in Switzerland, her spokesman told reporters in Berlin Monday. Steffen Seibert said that Merkel “suffered bruising in … Read More

Foreign policy expert: Release of Russia punk rock group is publicity stunt – Fox News

Fox NewsThe release of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critics in recent days is a move to enhance his image overseas, according to foreign policy expert Colonel Cedric Leighton. … Read More

Khodorkovsky vows to help Russian political prisoners – BBC News

BBC NewsFormer oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said he will do all he can to ensure the release of other Russian political prisoners. At a press conference in Berlin, he … Read More

Russian oligarch Khodorkovsky reunited with family – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBERLIN (AP) — The former oil baron Mikhail Khodorkovsky was reunited with his family in Berlin on Saturday, a day after being released from a decade-long imprisonment in Russia. … Read More

Freed Khodorkovsky likely to steer clear of politics – AFP

AFPMoscow — Russia?s former richest man Mikhail Khodorkovsky is likely to stay out of the nitty-gritty of Russian politics following his decade-long prison ordeal but could still exercise a degree … Read More

Freed Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky reunited with son – BBC News

BBC NewsRussian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been reunited with his son after being freed from jail. A spokesman for Khodorkovsky confirmed the reunion as he spent his first … Read More

Freed Abruptly by Putin, Tycoon Arrives in Germany – New York Times

New York TimesMOSCOW — After 10 years in jail, Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, the former chairman of Yukos Oil and once Russia’s richest man, walked free from a prison colony in … Read More

Germany’s Merkel starts 3rd term with new allies – Businessweek

BusinessweekBERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel has won over Germans as a no-drama leader in turbulent economic times, firmly establishing her country as Europe’s financial taskmaster while preserving welfare comforts and … Read More

President Obama’s Speech From Berlin, Germany, Pariser Platz, Brandenburg Gate

President Obama gave a speech from Pariser Platz, Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, Germany on Wednesday. The event was held just after the G8 Summit, and after the President’s Speech, he … Read More


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