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  • CANNES: Korea's Pan Cinema Wins Bid Battle For 'Helios'

    South Korean rights to Hong Kong police thriller "Helios" were acquired by Pan Cinema from Media Asia after a bid battle. "Almost every major Korean company gave us an offer on this exciting title," said Media Asia executive Frederick Tsui. "We finally...
  • Navy petty officer admits accepting bribe from Singapore company

    Navy petty officer admits accepting bribe from Singapore company
    A Navy petty officer pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to accepting more than $10,000 in cash, travel expenses and electronic "gadgets" in exchange for providing classified information to a Singapore-based defense contractor. Petty Officer 1st-...
  • Cannes Q&A: Director Asia Argento On Why Her 'Misunderstood' Is Not Autobiographical

    Asia Argento is at Cannes with "Misunderstood," the third feature directed by the Italian multi-hyphenate, and one of two works by women directors representing Italy in the fest's official selection. The film screens today, May 22, in Un Certain Regard....
  • CANNES: Indonesia to Launch Film Market in 2015

    CANNES - Indonesia is to see the launch of an integrated new film market in early 2015. The Equator Film Expo (EFX) is intended to put the spotlight on the massive country's potential both as a co-producer and as a destination for incoming productions....
  • Thailand's citizens react stoically as military launches coup

    Thailand's citizens react stoically as military launches coup
    Thailand's military on Thursday carried out the country's 12th coup in 82 years, arresting government and protest leaders in a move the army chief said would end six months of turmoil and deadly protests. Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, flanked by uniformed...
  • Russia-China Gas Deal Alters Global Balance Of Power

    On Wednesday, it finally happened — the pivot to Asia. No, not the United States. It was Russia that turned East. In Shanghai, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a spectacular energy deal — $400...
  • Affirmative action amendment divides state's Asian Americans

    Affirmative action amendment divides state's Asian Americans
    The alarming messages began appearing on Chinese-language social media networks in early February: A proposal in the California Legislature would cut the number of Asian students admitted to UC schools. Posters called it the "Yellow Peril Act," while...
  • India's young voters look to Narendra Modi for change

    They have grown up in a modernizing India, with 3G networks and 24-hour ATMs allowing freer access to money and information than their parents ever had. They are more educated and ambitious, too, but their middle-class aspirations have stalled in a...
  • The Rich List and the West's culture of envy

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- In the 1970s, while working as a low-paid cub reporter in Houston, Texas, I always looked forward to the annual Christmas catalogs from Neiman-Marcus and Sakowitz, a local luxury department store. Both contained outrageously...
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down
    Six weeks before the Afghan election, at a meeting at the presidential palace, women's rights activist Sima Samar gently teased President Hamid Karzai about being a short-timer. Karzai suddenly grew emotional, Samar recalled. "To be honest, my sister, I...
  • Kashkari does not rule out additional contributions to his campaign

    He’s already invested $2 million of his own cash in a bid for the governor’s office, and on Sunday, GOP candidate Neel Kashkari said he wouldn’t rule out future campaign infusions from his own bank account. “Nothing is determined...
  • South Korean president to disband coast guard over ferry response

    South Korean president to disband coast guard over ferry response
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye announced Monday that she would disband the coast guard because of its inept efforts to rescue those stranded aboard a sinking ferry, which left more than 300 people dead or missing, mostly high school students....