“Golden Years,” “Marguerite,” among France’s Louis Delluc Nominees

“Golden Years,” “Marguerite,” among France’s Louis Delluc Nominees

November 30, 2015 - 11:54 AMT  07:54 GMT
Marking the start of France’s awards season, the Louis Delluc Prize is headed by Gilles Jacob, who presided Cannes Film Festival for 15 years.
China's yuan set to join IMF int’l reserve currencies

China's yuan set to join IMF int’l reserve currencies

November 30, 2015 - 11:44 AMT  07:44 GMT
Just the U.S. dollar, the euro, Japan's yen and the British pound are currently part of this select band.
Beijing residents told to stay inside amid soaring smog levels

Beijing residents told to stay inside amid soaring smog levels

November 30, 2015 - 11:31 AMT  07:31 GMT
Environmental issues are very pertinent in China, which produces most of its electricity by burning coal.
Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon to make Barbie origins film

Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon to make Barbie origins film

November 30, 2015 - 11:16 AMT  07:16 GMT
Witherspoon’s production company, Pacific Standard has already scored two major successes with “Wild” and “Gone Girl”.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" tops box office with $75.8 mln

November 30, 2015 - 11:09 AMT  07:09 GMT
In the second place was newcomer "The Good Dinosaur", which launched to an estimated $39.2 million over three days.
Germany’s Hamburg votes against hosting 2024 Olympics

Germany’s Hamburg votes against hosting 2024 Olympics

November 30, 2015 - 10:57 AMT  06:57 GMT
Hamburg’s decision leaves four cities – Rome, Paris, Budapest and Los Angeles – in the running.
Israel suspends contact with EU in peace process with Palestinians

Israel suspends contact with EU in peace process with Palestinians

November 30, 2015 - 10:49 AMT  06:49 GMT
The EU considers settlements built on territories occupied by Israel in 1967 to be illegal under international law, but Israel disputes this position.
Tibetan drama “Tharlo” awarded Tokyo Filmex Grand Prize

Tibetan drama “Tharlo” awarded Tokyo Filmex Grand Prize

November 30, 2015 - 10:36 AMT  06:36 GMT
The film premiered in this year’s Venice Orrizonte section and was later screened the Busan International Film Festival.
Iconic Russian filmmaker Eldar Ryazanov dies at 88

Iconic Russian filmmaker Eldar Ryazanov dies at 88

November 30, 2015 - 10:24 AMT  06:24 GMT
His main hit was the extremely popular 1975 TV-movie “Ironiya sidby, ili s lyogkim parom!” which became a cult piece.
Turkey preparing to send back body of downed Russian plane pilot

Turkey preparing to send back body of downed Russian plane pilot

November 30, 2015 - 10:19 AMT  06:19 GMT
His body was flown from the border to the Turkish capital Ankara on November 29, from where it will be taken to Russia.