Oscar winner Colin Firth to play amateur sailor in upcoming bio

Oscar winner Colin Firth to play amateur sailor in upcoming bio

January 29, 2015 - 13:54 AMT  09:54 GMT
“The Theory of Everything” director James Marsh will helm the project, which will begin shooting in the spring.
Armenian Folk Band Kusan performs at festival in Argentina

Armenian Folk Band Kusan performs at festival in Argentina

January 29, 2015 - 13:38 AMT  09:38 GMT
The Cosquin Folk Festival lasts nine days and brings together the most important folklore musicians and bands of the continent.
Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman to star in sea adventure “The Bends”

Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman to star in sea adventure “The Bends”

January 29, 2015 - 13:26 AMT  09:26 GMT
The film centers on a mysterious discovery at the bottom of the ocean that reopens old issues for a former combat Marine.
“Asleep” and “Ode To My Father” to bookend Japan’s Osaka Fest

“Asleep” and “Ode To My Father” to bookend Japan’s Osaka Fest

January 29, 2015 - 13:14 AMT  09:14 GMT
“Asleep” is based on a novel by cult writer Yoshimoto Banana and is directed by Wakagi Shingo.
Azeris fire over 4600 shots at Karabakh positions on Jan 28-29

Azeris fire over 4600 shots at Karabakh positions on Jan 28-29

January 29, 2015 - 12:49 AMT  08:49 GMT
The Karabakh frontline units continue controlling the situation at the frontline, retaliating in case of necessity.
Brad Pitt in talks to topline Angelina Jolie drama “Africa”

Brad Pitt in talks to topline Angelina Jolie drama “Africa”

January 29, 2015 - 12:30 AMT  08:30 GMT
Pitt and wife Jolie recently teamed on her third feature as a director, “By the Sea.” They first worked together on “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.”
Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig join

Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig join "Wet Hot American Summer” Netflix series

January 29, 2015 - 12:16 AMT  08:16 GMT
The limited series, which will serve as a prequel to the 2001 comedy movie, tells the story of the first day of Camp Firewood's famous summer season.
U.S. Air Force awards $383mln contract to Boeing, Lockheed

U.S. Air Force awards $383mln contract to Boeing, Lockheed

January 29, 2015 - 12:10 AMT  08:10 GMT
Air Force officials have said they hope to complete the process of certifying SpaceX to launch military and spy satellites by this summer.
Samsung reports first annual earnings decline in three years

Samsung reports first annual earnings decline in three years

January 29, 2015 - 11:57 AMT  07:57 GMT
The firm's lackluster earnings come just a day after rival Apple reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company.
Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey to star in “Born to Run”

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey to star in “Born to Run”

January 29, 2015 - 11:50 AMT  07:50 GMT
McConaughey won his first Oscar for “Dallas Buyers Club” and most recently starred in Christopher Nolan‘s “Interstellar.”
Israel says Hezbollah backing away from further violence

Israel says Hezbollah backing away from further violence

January 29, 2015 - 11:48 AMT  07:48 GMT
"Until the area completely calms down, the Israel Defense Forces will remain prepared and ready," Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said.
Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard among Cesar Awards nominees

Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard among Cesar Awards nominees

January 29, 2015 - 11:41 AMT  07:41 GMT
Winners at the Cesar Awards will be announced in a ceremony which is taking place on February 20 at Chatelet Theatre in Paris.
Scientists say Ebola virus mutated

Scientists say Ebola virus mutated

January 29, 2015 - 11:13 AMT  07:13 GMT
The research in Paris will also help give scientists a clearer insight into why some people survive Ebola, and others don't.
Russia suspends participation in PACE till yearend

Russia suspends participation in PACE till yearend

January 29, 2015 - 10:47 AMT  06:47 GMT
Pushkov said it did not matter if the Russian delegation’s right were suspended till April of till June, as has been initially planned.
Israeli President implicitly recognizes Armenian Genocide in UN address

Israeli President implicitly recognizes Armenian Genocide in UN address

January 29, 2015 - 08:29 AMT  04:29 GMT
“In the Land of Israel of the time, in which I was born, no one denied the murder that occurred,” Reuven Rivlin said.
French govt. releases online anti-jihadist video

French govt. releases online anti-jihadist video

January 29, 2015 - 08:16 AMT  04:16 GMT
The video uses images familiar from jihadist websites such as scenes of jubilant fighters celebrating in Syria or Iraq.